The Korean women’s national soccer team won both matches against Zambia, the ‘African ambush’, in both evaluation matches. It was all a win, too.
The women’s national team, led by coach Colin Bell, recorded a hat-trick by Lee Geum-min (Brighton) and multi-goal by Park Eun-seon (Seoul City Hall) and won 5-0 in the friendly match against Zambia held at Mir Stadium in Yongin on the 11th. It was a storm of 5 goals in 2 consecutive games. Korea defeated Zambia 5-2 in the first match held in Suwon on the 7th. I caught the second game and finished this schedule in a good mood.
Korea will participate in the Women’s World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand in July. They are in Group H and face Germany, Colombia and Morocco. Zambia is a hypothetical opponent for Morocco. Among the three opposing teams, Morocco, which ranks 73rd in the FIFA rankings, is considered the weakest team in the group stage. It is an opponent that must be caught. I gained confidence by winning all matches in Zambia, which was like a mock test.
Zambia’s FIFA ranking is 77th, which is similar to Morocco’s, and showed its power by finishing 3rd in the Africa Women’s Nations Cup last July, which also serves as a World Cup qualifier. It was a good opponent to prepare for the game against Morocco. Zambia, which belongs to Group C, will challenge the world stage for the first time through this World Cup. They compete against Spain, Costa Rica and Japan in the same group.
In the last game 1, Zambia’s counter-punch was fierce. Korea was also drawn 1-2 in the first half. They scored four goals in the second half to win a come-from-behind victory, but it was clear that they were formidable opponents.
Manager Bell brought out a 3-5-2 formation. Compared to the first game, three starters have changed. Striker Park Eun-sun (Seoul City Hall), midfielder Bae Ye-bin (Widuk University), and goalkeeper Yoon Young-geul (BK Hyeken) got a chance. Park Eun-sun scored the first goal for the national team in nine years in the first game. I came out as a substitute at the time, but in the second game, I matched with Son Hwa-yeon (Hyundai Steel) as a two-top team.
Coincidentally, college player Bae Ye-bin played as a midfielder with the Europeans. Bae Ye-bin was placed in the middle, and Cho So-hyun (Tottenham) and Lee Geum-min (Brighton) supported him. Unlike his veteran older sisters, he was a young player who could use his spirited play as a weapon. The left wingback was Jang Seul-gi (Hyundai Steel), and the right wingback was Choo Hyo-joo (Suwon FC). The three center backs were Kim Yun-ji (Suwon FC), Hong Hye-ji, and Kim Hye-ri (Hyundai Steel). There are many players who have matched their feet in teams such as Suwon FC and Hyundai Steel, so their strength is their ability to breathe. The goalkeeper was Yoon Young-geul, another European player. In the first game, veteran Kim Jeong-mi (Hyundai Steel) guarded the goal.
In this evaluation match, there were a lot of toxic injuries. “Ace” Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC) was sidelined with an ankle injury, Choi Yuri (Hyundai Steel) with a hamstring, and Sim Seo-yeon (Suwon FC) with a knee injury. Lim Seon-ju (Hyundai Steel), who ran into an opponent in the first game and left the field, was also excluded from the list for the second game.
Like the first game, Korea pushed the opponent from the beginning. In the 5th minute of the first half, in the corner kick chance, he used a set-piece tactic to catch the opponent off guard. Instead of raising a cross, the ball was sent back, and defender Kim Hye-ri fired a surprise mid-range shot. missed the goalpost Zambia, which grasped Korea’s power in the first game, did not wait either. I tried the most confident counterattack and quick attack. In the 11th minute of the first half, Chanda Grace got a free kick from a good position. In the 13th minute of the first half, goalkeeper Yoon Young-geul blocked an opponent’s counterattack shot.
Korea launched a counterattack focusing on long passes. A good chance was created. In the 17th minute of the first half, Lee Geum-min ran towards a pass that stabbed at once from the defensive line. At this time, the Zambian goalkeeper who felt threatened also rushed towards the ball. collide with each other. However, Korea’s penalty kick was not declared. The referee judged that the goalkeeper touched the ball first. Lee Geum-min, who collided with the goalkeeper, was in pain, but fortunately got up without any major injuries. In the 24th minute of the first half, Son Hwa-yeon shook the net, but was declared offside before that. When crossing from the right flank, both Lee Geum-min and Son Hwa-yeon were in front of the opposing defenders.
However, Korea did not give up and attacked and scored the first goal. A penalty kick was awarded in the 30th minute. I liked Kim Yun-ji’s momentary pass from the left flank. Seulgi Jang broke through without missing it, but Banda Barbra behind her made an unreasonable tackle. This time, the referee declared a penalty kick. Lee Geum-min, who started as the kicker, kicked it in easily. He brushed off the situation where the penalty kick was not recognized earlier. 카지노사이트
Korea, who caught the mood, scored an additional goal in the 34th minute of the first half. The main character was Park Eun-sun. This time, the surprise infiltration pass showed its power. Park Eun-sun, who received the ball, had a no-mark chance and calmly beat the goalkeeper and shook the net.
Although Korea started the second half 2-0, they maintained an attacking pace. In the 5th minute of the second half, Lee Geum-min shook the net from a free kick chance from the right flank. However, it was not counted as a goal. In the process of scoring, Park Eun-sun, trying to pick up an aerial ball, collided with the goalkeeper. It was a foul. However, in the 8th minute of the second half, Korea scored an additional goal to make it 3-0. Park Eun-seon’s height was used well. Park Eun-sun passed a perfect header pass, and Lee Geum-min caught it and fired a mid-range shot. The shot landed right into the left corner.
There was also a crisis. In the 25th minute of the second half, Zambia ace Kundananji Ratchel pushed Choo Hyo-joo and took the ball from the Korean side. The shot hit the left goal post and bounced off. Yoon Young-geul, who overcame the conceding crisis, was responsible for the goal by handling the ball stably. There were also dire situations. In the 26th minute of the second half, Yoon Young-geul was handling an aerial ball and collided with an opponent. He was down on the ground for quite some time, but no major injuries. It was fortunate.
Korea’s wedge was broken. In the 32nd minute of the second half, Son Hwa-yeon was counterattacking and fell after being tackled by the opposing goalkeeper. He won a penalty once again. This time, Geum-Min Lee came out as a kicker and scored a goal, completing the hat-trick. In the 43rd minute of the second half, Park Eun-seon scored with a multi-goal. In the end, Korea happily won both matches against Zambia.