The winner’s face was full of joy. The players who held the championship trophy in their arms seemed to have the world.
The expressions on the faces of those who narrowly missed winning were just as bright.
The satisfaction of gaining skills and experience by participating in high-level competitions oozed out. 바카라사이트닷컴
The future of Asian soccer was captured in the warm sight of the losers applauding sincerely and hugging them with all their might for the winners.
The Asian Youth Football Festival 2023 in Vietnam opened on the 15th at Nova World K-Town in Phan Thiet
a resort city near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and was held for three days and two nights. The site was filled with passion and determination throughout the competition.
It radiated heat. Over 400 players from 46 teams of prestigious youth soccer clubs carefully selected from six countries, including Korea, Vietnam, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Hong Kong, participated in the under-9 (U-9), under-10 (U-10), and under-11 (U) soccer teams. -11) and under-12 (U-12) competed for the championship trophy in a total of four categories.
In this tournament, which was divided into a winner’s division (Baekho League) and a loser’s division (Maengho League) after a group stage
the White Tiger League winners were AT SPU (Malaysia) in the U-12 division
Incheon United Youth (U-11), and UK ( U-10), composition PEC (U-9), etc.
In the Tiger League, the Seoul United team took the top spot in the U-12 division, and Suwon Samsung Youth (U-11), Ninety-Nine (U-10), and Phu Nhuan (U-9, Vietnam) were honored as the inaugural champions. hugged
It is impressive that Suwon Samsung’s ‘younger brothers’, who finished last in K League 1 this season and experienced the pain of being relegated to the second division (K League 2) for the first time since its founding
gave hope for the club’s future by winning the trophy in an international competition. It was.
As a stage to discover the next generation of players who will lead Asian soccer, many promising players with sparkling skills stood out.
As the competition was attended by top players from each country, the atmosphere both inside and outside the ground was high-quality.
It was impressive to see players from all over Asia building friendships by hugging and shaking hands with each other immediately after the final whistle, regardless of the outcome of the game.
The facilities and environment were also praised. The participants of this competition stayed at K-Town, which was created as a sports resort by Nova World
a leading hotel and resort chain in Vietnam, and played the game schedule.
Newly opened last month, it is equipped with a variety of sports facilities
including a four-sided international standard natural grass soccer field, tennis courts, and a basketball court.
In addition, it received favorable reviews for being fully equipped with auxiliary facilities such as a swimming pool
fitness center, conference room, and large restaurant.
The bungalow-style double room, Korean meals provided by a professional chef, and double-triple safety system also drew “satisfactory” reviews from participants.
Edgar, a Brazilian striker from professional soccer team Daegu FC who visited here with his son who participated in this tournament
praised the place, saying, “I think it would be a good place for a professional team to use it as a training ground.”
Coach Kim Hyeong-pil, the head coach of Ninety-Nine FC, a powerhouse in the Honam region that won the U-10 division of the Tiger League and third place in the U-11 division
said, “Not only did we improve the condition of our players by training in a warm area, but we are also a strong team that won the national championship last year.
We gained experience and confidence by competing with various teams from abroad
he said. “I look forward to this competition growing into a more prestigious competition.
This tournament was hosted by the Korea Youth Football Association (KYFA) and sponsored by JoongAng Ilbo.
KYFA Vice President Shin Seung-cheol said, “Thanks to the participation of a large number of high-quality teams
we were satisfied with both the overall progress and results.” He added
We plan to actively improve some of the problems that emerged in this competition to further improve the quality of the competition.
We will expand the scale in the future and develop it into a prestigious tournament that is envied by promising soccer players from many Asian countries,” he said.