<Reporter Kim Young-seong>

If there is Son Heung-min at the center of Bentuho, there is captain Andre IU in Ghana in the second match.

It is Ghana's 'legend' who has played over 100 matches in A match alone, and it is the number 1 target to be alerted to scoring a goal in the first match against Portugal.

This is Reporter Lee Jeong-chan.

<Reporter Lee Jeong-chan>

In the last match against Portugal, 32-year-old IU, who recorded 111 appearances in A-matches, the most in Ghana's soccer history, ran like the wind in the 28th minute of the second half after losing 1-0, and roared after scoring the equalizer.

Ghana lost with two goals after IU was replaced with Jordan IU, but IU's attacking team swept the back space at high speed and scored two goals, showing off formidable power.

[Andre IU/Captain of the Ghana national soccer team: After watching today's game, I have strong confidence.

I believe that if we continue like this, we will be able to get 3 points in the next game.]

IU, who has scored 3 goals in 3 of the 4 World Cups Ghana has participated in, is not tall at 176cm, but boasts vigorous activity and precise left-footed kicks. is a striker.

He worked with former national team captain Ki Sung-yueng in Swansea City in the Premier League, and is currently playing with Bentoho defensive midfielder Jung Woo-young in Qatar Al Sadd, so he has a deep relationship with the Taegeuk Warriors.

[Andre IU/Captain of the Ghana national soccer team: Korea is a very good team.

The player base is very solid.

So, we must prepare to be proud of our people and the African continent.]

With national interest so hot that the President of Ghana flew to Doha and visited the athletes,

[We will show you everything we have.]

Average age 24 years, 7 months As the youngest team among participating countries, Ghana is concentrating on the match against Korea while maintaining a fun team atmosphere.

They are the 'winners' designated by each other.

Any team must win to dream of a 'good day' to advance to the round of 16.

(Video coverage: Lee Byung-ju, video editing: Kim Jong-tae)