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S. Korea qualify for 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup

South Korea clinched a spot in the next edition of FIFA U-20 World Cup on Monday with a victory at the regional qualifying tournament.

South Korea defeated Tajikistan 1-0 to reach the semifinals at the Asian Football Confederation U-19 Championship at Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium in Bekasi, Indonesia, on Monday. Jeon Se-jin scored the winner in the 44th minute to send South Korea to the final four.

(Yonhap)
(Yonhap)
The top four finishers at this AFC event will play at the 2019 U-20 World Cup, which will be held in Poland from May 23 to June 15.

Coached by Chung Jung-yong, South Korea will face Qatar in the semifinals on Thursday in Jakarta.

South Korea hosted the 2017 U-20 World Cup, and the young Taeguk Warriors have played at 14 previous tournaments. The country's best performance is a fourth place finish in 1983 in Mexico. (Yonhap)
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