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The Italians came out rough, as expected.

The referee was very lenient with the fighting.

But even in the face of such adverse conditions, they stuck it out and played a good game.

Our athletes are not done yet, are they?

They vowed to do their best in the remaining 3rd and 4th place matches.

Reporter Jang Hoon Son reports.

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The Korean team went into the semifinals with one day less rest than Italy.

The grass at the La Plata Stadium was in perfect condition.

It was difficult to execute the fast-passing counterattacks we had prepared.

On top of that, the Italian players were rougher than expected and committed some sneaky fouls.

[Steady Hwan/MBC commentator]
“This isn’t judo, they keep grabbing you by the collar, they’re being so sneaky and calling fouls like that.”

The referee was lenient on the brawl, and at times seemed to look the other way.

In the absence of warnings, Italy became increasingly aggressive.

They committed 26 fouls, more than twice as many as we did.

Yet our players remained calm.

Despite the unsportsmanlike behavior of grabbing their jerseys, pushing their bodies, hitting their faces with their hands and arms, and throwing the ball, they didn’t get caught up in the nerves and focused on the game 먹튀검증.

[Seo Hyung-wook/MBC commentator]
“I think the Italians are getting more of those (fouls) because our players aren’t reacting, they’re just being cold.”

Despite his physical limitations, Lee gave it his all, playing one foot in front of the other.

In the first half, Lee ran 11.76 kilometers, the most of any player on either team.

[Kim Eun-jung/U-20 National Team Head Coach]
“A lot of our players have been struggling and not showing it, but they gave everything they could on the field, and I believe they played with no regrets.”

They didn’t lose heart until the very end.

He accepted the outcome, even after a call he could have been unhappy with.

He checked on his teammates who were lying on the ground in disappointment.

He never forgot to thank the fans.

[Kim Jun-hong/U-20 National Team]
“Whenever I got tired, I think I was able to push myself harder by listening to the cheers, and I’m so grateful that they came all the way from far away, and the players will do their best to win the third and fourth place matches as well, so please give us a lot of support.”

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