The Korean women’s soccer team, led by head coach Colin Bell, exposed defensive anxiety and recorded two consecutive Arnold Clark Cup victories.
The Korean women’s soccer team lost 1-2 in the second leg of the 2023 Arnold Clark Cup against Belgium held at the Coventry Building Society Arena in Coventry, England on the 20th (Korean time), unable to defend Lee Geum-min’s opening goal in the 10th minute of the first half.
Korea, which lost 0-4 in the first match against England, recorded its second loss. In particular, 6 runs were allowed through 2 games, and unstable defense was pointed out as a problem.먹튀검증
Korea tried to win with Ji So-yeon, who had not been able to play in the first game against England, as a starter. In the 10th minute of the first half, Lee Geum-min’s shot from the arc was deflected off the opposing defender and led to the opening goal, but the Belgian match was considered worthwhile.
However, Korea has been pushed back ever since. Belgium’s pressing play kept giving them the lead. Rather, the crisis of losing points continued and increased anxiety. In the 38th minute of the first half, Sara Byantz’s shot hit the crossbar, but there was luck, but defensive anxiety continued.
In the end, they gave up the equalizer before the end of the first half. During the extra time of the first half, Tessa Büllart’s mid-range shot from the front of the arc hit the Korean defense. The ball bounced up and led to a goal that exceeded goalkeeper Kim Jung-mi’s height.
Right before the end of the first half, Jang Chang’s left-footed mid-range shot hit the crossbar hard and missed the opportunity to take the lead.
In the second half, the uneasy defense continued. As the pressure was released from the front, he was constantly plagued by Belgian offensives. In the 23rd minute of the second half, in a corner kick situation, goalkeeper Kim Jung-mi failed to properly hit it, causing a chaotic situation.
After that, Korea tried to equalize with Choi Yuri’s shot, but it went over the goal and failed to achieve the goal. In the 39th minute of the second half, tall Park Eun-seon was put in instead of Son Hwa-yeon, but it was not enough to open Belgium’s goal.
Belgium ranks 20th behind Korea (15th) in the FIFA rankings and is a weak team in Europe as it has never made it to the finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. It is a matter of concern for Korea, which is trying to advance to the round of 16, that it was defeated unilaterally against Belgium.
Korea has to face Germany, Morocco and Colombia in the Women’s World Cup in July. Since Germany is considered the best team in the world as well as in Europe, it is highly likely that they will have to compete for second place with Morocco and Colombia. Given that they had a difficult match against Belgium, the Morocco and Colombia matches were more burdensome for Korea.