The 23-man roster for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Asian Cup qualifiers has been finalized.
“Out of the 26 players called up for the AFC U23 Asian Cup qualifiers, we have finalized the 23-man roster, excluding Kim Joo-chan (Suwon), Park Chang-hwan (Seoul Eland) and Hwang Jae-hwan (Ulsan),” the Korea Football Association said on Friday.
The ‘Hwang Sun Hong Ho’ Olympic soccer team, which is composed of players under the age of 22 for next year’s Paris Olympics, has been training in Changwon since the 27th of last month and has finalized its roster with the exception of three players. The U22 squad also includes overseas players Kwon Hyuk-kyu (Celtic) and Jung Sang-bin (Minnesota United). 메이저놀이터
The first Asian qualifier for the Paris Olympics and Group B of the 2024 AFC U23 Asian Cup Qualifiers will be held at the Changwon Football Center from June 6-12. South Korea will open against Qatar on June 6, followed by Kyrgyzstan (9) and Myanmar (12).
A total of 16 teams will qualify for the U23 Asian Cup, including the top four teams from each of the 11 qualifying groups, as well as hosts Qatar.
The 2024 AFC U23 Asian Cup will be held in April next year as the final Asian qualifier for the Paris Olympics. The top three teams from the tournament will qualify directly to the Olympic Games, while the fourth-placed team will play a playoff against the fourth-placed team from the African qualifiers for the Olympic berth.