Live streaming malaysia u23 vs South Korea in quarter final today on 20 january 2018.
VENUE: KUNSHAN STADIUM
TIME : 4 PM
DATE 20 JANUARY 2018, SATURDAY.
While this will be Malaysia’s first experience of a quarter-final in a continental competition at this level, many in Ong’s squad know the pressure of playing in high-profile encounters. Fifteen of the squad representing the country at China 2018 featured in the final of last August’s SEA Games, but the coach concedes his team will have to raise their game to compete with a talented Korean side.
“I don’t see playing in a big game as an issue for our players, but in terms of playing at this kind of intensity and against quality teams this will definitely be a big challenge for the boys,” he said.
“I hope they will come out with something. As I said before the tournament started, we are here to learn, but at the same time we are here to create an upset.”
Malaysia, who are making their first appearance in the competition, were never given much hope of going close to a place in the knock-out rounds, but Ong Kim Swee’s men have fought tooth and nail to progress.
The Young Tigers’ previous best achievement on the continental stage was the last eight at the 2014 AFC Under-16 Championship and the 2004 AFC Youth Championship. But with the win, they become the first ever ASEAN team to reach the final eight.
Daniel Amier’s well taken strike flew past Amin Al Bukhari after the Saudis failed to clear Matthew Davies’ shot in the 28th minute. Kogileswaran Raj, who came in for an off-form Jafri Firdaus Chew in the line-up, won a free-kick that led to the goal.
Saudi Arabia threw everything forward in the second half but they struggled to get a clear attempt at goal. Hamdan Al Shamrani was sent off in stoppage time.
The Koreans have qualified for the knockout phase in each of the two previous AFC U23 Championships, going on to advance to the final in 2016, where they lost to Japan.
While only one player in the current squad, Hwang Ki-wook, was involved in the previous tournament, the Koreans have vast experience of featuring in high pressure games in regional age group competitions and possess one of the strongest historical records in Asia.
Kim’s team secured their place in the last eight with an enthralling 3-2 win over Australia in their final round of group matches on Wednesday and, with one day less rest, the strain of that performance and the shorter recovery time could have an impact on Saturday’s game.
The team that move to semi final which is :
Uzbekistan is waiting while, Malaysia or South Korea will be move to semi final ….
MALAYSIA U23 VS SOUTH KOREA U23 :
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