‘Group winners’ Haeundae Daegu FC and Treasure Island Namhae advance to quarterfinals
Busan Haeundae FC U15, Gyeongnam Treasure Island Namhae Sports Club U15, Jeonnam Suncheon FC U15 and Seoul Dunchon Middle School have advanced directly to the quarterfinals of the 60th Cheongryonggi National Middle School Football Tournament.
All 12 teams that qualified for the main tournament were determined after the third round of the group stage of the Cheongryonggi tournament held at Sports Park 3-4 and Hwaehwa Sports Park in Goseong-gun, Gyeongnam on March 9.
Haeundae FC, Suncheon FC, Treasure Island Namhae, Dunchon Jung, Gyeongnam Goseong FC U15, and Busan FC SAHA U15 topped their respective groups. Busan Gangseo FC U15, Gyeongnam Masan Jungang FC U15, Seoul Gaewonjung, Gyeongnam Changnyeong FC U15, Jeonbuk Wanju FC U15, and Seoul Gwangheejung finished second in their respective groups.
Haeundae FC, Suncheon FC, Treasure Island Namhae, and Dunchonjung were drawn from the top six teams in the group to advance directly to the quarterfinals. Defending champions FC SAHA and Goseong FC will face the second-place teams in their respective groups in the round of 12 to advance to the quarterfinals.
In Group 1, Haeundae Daegu FC and Masan Jungang FC drew 1-1 in their final group match. Masan Jungang FC took the lead in the 21st minute through Lee Young-min, but Baek Chae-hyun equalized for Haeundae FC 10 minutes into the second half. The two teams, who qualified for the main tournament early with two consecutive wins in the group stage, were unable to find a winner in the final match and ended up with equal points. The two teams, who had the same goal difference, finished first and second in the group with multiple goals. Haeundae FC topped Group 1 with nine goals, while Masan Jungang FC finished second with eight goals. Busanjin SC U15 defeated Cantera FC U15 2-1 in their match to claim a share of the spoils.
Group 2 also saw the first and second place teams tied on points. In the final group game, Gangseo FC, which had won two straight games, lost 0-1 to Suncheon FC, leaving both teams with six points (two wins and one loss). Due to the winner-take-all rule between the two teams, Suncheon FC finished first in the group and Gangseo FC finished second. Ulsan Hyojeongjoong U15 finished the tournament with one win after two losses, beating Seoul Bae Jaejoong 2-1.
In Group 3, Treasure Island Namhae, who qualified early with two straight wins, drew 1-1 with Busan Deokcheon SC U15. With two wins, one draw, and seven points, Boseom Namhae comfortably secured first place in the group. Gyeongnam Yeoncho FC U15 won 2-1 to finish second in the group with 4 points (1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss). Deokcheon SC failed to qualify with a 3-3 draw (3 points).
Group 4’s Dunchonjoong, who also qualified early with two consecutive wins, was stunned by Gyeongnam Jinju FC U15. After conceding the first goal to Jinju FC’s Jung Woo-jin in the 22nd minute of the first half, Dunchonjung evened the score at 1-1 through Kim Moo-jin’s goal in the 14th minute of the second half, but conceded the final goal to Yoon Sun-ho in the 30th minute to lose 1-2. However, with six points (two wins and one loss) already secured, it was not difficult for the team to top the group. Changnyeong FC drew 1-1 with Daegu Chargeon to finish with one win, one draw, and one loss (four points). They had the same number of points as Jinju FC, but finished second in the group due to the winner-take-all rule. Changnyeong FC defeated Jinju FC 2-0 in their second group game.
In Group 5, Goseong FC thrashed Busan I-Park Football Academy U15 5-0, led by a multi-goal performance from Baek Su-yang. Wanju FC thrashed underdog Daegu FC Cannon U15 11-0. Wanju FC’s Lee Yong-hyun set off a “goal firecracker,” scoring a whopping eight goals on his own. Goseong FC and Wanju FC tied with two wins, one draw, and seven points, but Goseong FC (+17 goals) finished first in the group due to their superior goal differential. Wanju FC (+15 goals) finished second and will play in the round of 12.온라인카지노
Defending champions FC SAHA topped the group with 6 points (2 wins) after defeating Gwanghwijung 2-0. Baek Joo-ho scored back-to-back goals in the 20th and 26th minutes to lead the team to victory. Kwang Hee-joong finished second in the group with a 1-1 record (3 points).
The 12 teams that advanced to the quarterfinals were drawn for the main tournament bracket on the morning of the 10th at the Goseong-gun National Sports Center. Four of the top teams in each group will advance directly to the quarterfinals, while the two top teams and six second-place teams will battle for a spot in the quarterfinals. As a result of the draw, Goseong FC-Changnyeong FC, Wanju FC-Gangseo FC, FC SAHA-Masan Jungang FC, and Kwang Hee-joong-Gaewonjoong will face off against each other on the 11th at Goseong-gun Sports Park 3-4.