The Korean women’s soccer team played a scoreless game against North Korea.
Korea, led by coach Bell, drew 0-0 in the second match of Group B of the women’s soccer second qualifying round for the ‘2024 Paris Olympics’ held at the Xiamen Egress Stadium in Fujian Province, China on the 29th (Korean time).
Coach Bell placed Casey Eugene Fair (Independent) and Cheon Garam (Hwacheon KSPO), who scored a hat trick in the match against Thailand, at the forefront.
In the midfield, Ji So-yeon, Jeon Eun-ha (Suwon FC), and Jang Seul-gi (Hyundai Steel) were selected. Lee Eun-young (Korea University) and Choo Hyo-joo (Suwon FC) were placed on the sides, and a three-back consisted of Kim Hye-ri (Hyundai Steel), Lee Young-joo (Madrid CFF), and Shim Seo-yeon (Suwon FC). The goalkeeper is Kim Jeong-mi (Hyundai Steel).
We played an equal match against North Korea. Although they were slightly behind in terms of possession, strong pressure resulted in a scoreless draw.
It is a meaningful scoreless draw for South Korea, which suffered a crushing loss to North Korea a month ago. On the 29th of last month, they clashed with North Korea in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. In the 41st minute of the first half of the 1-1 match, Son Hwa-yeon was sent off for accumulating warnings, and the team fought while outnumbered. Korea, which held on well, scored three goals in the last minute of the second half and lost 1-4. Due to the loss against North Korea, the Asian Games ended with no medal after 4 competitions.
Although they failed to score a goal against North Korea when they met again, they did not concede any goals. South Korea, which is absolutely inferior in its relative record (1 win, 4 draws, and 16 losses), held its second scoreless game in the A match against North Korea.
Korea, which achieved a meaningful draw, is about to face China in the third match (11.1). Korea, which defeated Thailand 10-1 in the first game, is in first place in the group with 1 win and 1 draw. North Korea, which beat China 2-1 in the first game, is in second place in the group. Korea’s advancement to the semifinals will be determined based on the results of the final match.
The Olympic Asia 2nd qualifying round is divided into 3 groups 토토사이트(A-C) of 4 teams, and the 1st place team in each group and the 2nd place team from each group advance to the semifinals. The two teams that win the semifinal match will advance to the Olympic finals. Korean women’s soccer has no record of advancing to the Olympics yet.