Colin Belho faces North Korea at 4:30 pm on the 29th,
side by side with victory in the first game
. Korea vows to avenge its loss at the Asian Games.
Colin Belho, who shed tears due to injustice, will face North and South Korea again in about a month.
The Korean women’s national soccer team (20th in FIFA rankings), led by coach Colin Bell, will face North Korea (unranked) at Xiamen Egret Stadium in Fujian Province, China at 4:30 pm (Korean time) on the 29th in the 2024 Paris Olympics Asia 2nd qualifier. The second match of Group B of the group stage will be held.
Korea won the first game against Thailand (46th) with a huge win. Casey Eugene Fair (Independent) and Cheon Garam (Hwacheon KSPO) both scored hat tricks, showing off their firepower and achieving a 10-1 victory.
In the Olympic Asia second qualifying round, 12 teams will be divided into three groups and compete in the group stage. Among the three first-place teams in each group and the three second-place teams in each group, one team with the best performance will compete in the semifinals. The two teams that made it to the finals will advance to Paris. The big win was very important for Korea, which still has games against North Korea and China (15th).
In order for the big win against Thailand to shine, the juncture leading up to the North Korea and China games must be overcome. The first thing you encounter is North Korea. South Korea rarely smiled during the inter-Korean confrontation with North Korea. There is no win in the last 13 games with 2 draws and 11 losses.
In particular, in their most recent match, on the 30th of last month, they lost 1-4 in the women’s soccer quarterfinals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. The match on this day, which was marred by misjudgments, showed a fierce battle of nerves between both teams.
At that time, Son Hwa-yeon (Hyundai Steel) was sent off for accumulating warnings in an uncertain decision at the end of the first half when Korea was tied 1-1. In addition, North Korea’s rough fouls, including penalty kick situations, were not properly punished.
Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC), a leading figure in women’s soccer, poured out tears and anger after the game, saying, “The referee’s decision had a huge impact,” and “This is the first time I’ve seen such an unfair game in soccer.” She also said, “It was the first game where I lost my temper a lot,” and she raised her voice, saying, “I may be disciplined for continuing to protest against the referee, but the referee should also be disciplined.”
Putting the anger of the Asian Games behind us, the North and South will now face off for a ticket to Paris. Korea has never participated in women’s soccer at the Olympics since the 1996 Atlanta Games. At the 2020 Tokyo Games, they were defeated by China and failed to advance to the finals. Only by crossing North Korea can we write a new history.
Just as South Korea won the first game, North Korea also won the first game. They defeated the home team China 2-1. It is a competition between teams that have won side by side. If South Korea gets its second win over North Korea, it will be one step closer to advancing to the semifinals. In addition, it will break the chain of no wins in the North Korea war and at the same time ease the burden of the China war.
After losing to North Korea in the last Asian Games, Ji So-yeon pledged revenge, saying, “It was difficult because they were so unsportsmanlike, not only in soccer but also in verbal arguments,” and “The next match should be different from today.”토스카지노 도메인
The generation that placed third in the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, led by Ji So-yeon, and the generation that won the 2010 U-17 Women’s World Cup, led by Seul-gi Jang (Hyundai Steel), are called the golden generation of Korean women’s soccer. . We dreamed of a spectacular finale this year, but only experienced the bitter taste of being eliminated from the group stage of the 2022 Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup and failing to advance to the semifinals of the Asian Games for the first time in 25 years. In order to achieve the milestone of advancing to the Olympics for the first time in history, we must show a ‘different aspect,’ as Ji So-yeon said.