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Italy is a self-explanatory European powerhouse.
However, if you look at our men’s national team’s historical record, we’ve been strong against them.
We’ve won six and lost six of the last twelve matches, and we’ve been fighting hard every time, so let’s hope that we can continue to build on those good memories.메이저놀이터
Ki-sung Song reported.
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1981 World Youth Championship.
Korean football met Italy for the first time.
The result shocked the world.
A 4-1 victory thanks to a two-goal performance by 19-year-old Choi Sun-ho.
Choi Soon-ho, who was also an Italian killer at the adult World Cup, praised the team’s “sense of stability.
“Why do you keep bringing up people from 40 years ago? The team has a sense of stability, and when you have a sense of stability, you have a good balance, and you think, ‘This is a really well-built team, and we can go higher.'”
In 2000, a 19-year-old Lee rang Italy in the final of a four-nation tournament.
That confidence carried over to the 2002 World Cup.
“Even then, the Italians were a little bit flashy, their profile, their will to win, so I was able to (win) because I thought, ‘I’m going to win naturally,’ and then don’t struggle.”
His most thrilling victory was in the round of 16 at the Korea-Japan World Cup.
Before the match, he had already set his sights on greater heights.
[Steady Hwan on the eve of the 2002 World Cup against Italy].
“I hope we don’t have to go to penalties, I hope we finish the game before then, and I hope we don’t have to go there because we have to play the next game.”
As if to prove it, they sank the Azzurri with a stunning golden goal.
The all-time series between the men’s national teams at each level is now 6-6.
With 15 goals scored and 17 conceded, it’s been a tight and unpredictable affair every time.
The four-time World Cup winners are certainly strong, but history proves that they are not an insurmountable mountain.