Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC), the symbol of Korean women’s soccer, hoped for strong support and strong support.
The Korean women’s soccer team, led by head coach Colin Bell, has been convening and training at the Paju National Soccer Team Training Center (NFC) since the 18th of last month. Korea will go to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, which will open on the 20th.바카라사이트
In this World Cup, Korea (ranked 17th in the FIFA rankings) in Group H will meet Colombia (ranked 25th), Morocco (ranked 72nd) and Germany (ranked 2nd) in turn. It is a group formation in which one cannot back down because it is difficult or be vigilant because it is easy. In particular, Colombia, the first opponent in the group stage, is expected to compete fiercely for the right to advance to the round of 16.
Korea plans to conduct a final inspection in Korea before departing for Australia. After confirming the final list of 23 players on the 5th, the women’s national team will play a friendly match against Haiti at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 5:00 pm on the 8th at the invitation of Shinsegae E-Mart. The match also serves as the World Cup launch ceremony.
Korea has been on the stage of the World Cup a total of three times. After participating in the first World Cup in 2003, it took 12 years for him to show his face again. The long wait has paid off invaluable results. The golden generation, represented by Ji So-yeon, appeared and realized the dream of the first 16 in history.
In 2019, they made it to the World Cup twice in a row. But the walls of the world were high. They lost all three matches in the group stage and failed to advance to the tournament. Since then, Korea has started anew under the Bell coaching system. In the 2022 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup held last year, it was the first runner-up in history.
Korea has a different resolution for this World Cup. This is because it is highly likely that this will be the last tournament between the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 3rd place generation, centered on Ji So-yeon, and the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup winning generation, to which Jang Seul-gi (Incheon Hyundai Steel) belonged. am.
Ji So-yeon said at a press conference on the 3rd, “There are many players who have played for over 10 years since 2010,” and said, “It could be the last World Cup of the golden generation.” She continued, “I am more mature than I was 10 years ago, and we know each other well even without words,” she said, saying that she would reap the beauty of the end.
Jang Seul-gi also expressed her strong will, saying, “There are many good players and players who have reached their prime in the current national team.”
Meanwhile, the match against Haiti is the women’s national team’s A match to be held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in 10 years since the match against North Korea in July 2013. The Korea Football Association said, “To boost the morale of the national team, we decided to hold the Seoul World Cup Stadium, which can be called the sacred ground of Korean soccer.”
It is only the second time for Ji So-yeon, who made her debut in the A national team in 2006, to play at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. He said, “It’s my second time playing after the North Korea match, and as a player, the meaning of the Seoul World Cup Stadium is different, so it’s a great honor.”
As it is held at 5pm on weekends, we are expecting a lot of support from the crowd. The previous record for women’s soccer was 15,389 against Iceland, which was held ahead of the 2019 World Cup in France.
Ji So-yeon said, “It’s Saturday and it’s Seoul, so I can’t help but look forward to it.” In addition, he asked the reporters, “I hope you promote a lot and join forces together.”
The national team, which is undergoing high-intensity training in preparation for the World Cup despite the scorching heat, is exhausted every day. Jang Seul-gi and Lee Geum-min (Brighton) described it as “to the extent that I lost my appetite.” Confidence grows as the hard training continues.
Ji So-yeon said, “We can overwhelm or be pushed while playing,” and threw a bold vote, saying, “I hope you will see the Haiti game once to see how intensely we harass the opponent.”