Women’s soccer, aiming to restore pride against Myanmar in the first match of Group E on the 22nd,
ended up winning a bronze medal for the third time in a row… Aiming for their first win
Korean women’s soccer, which is aiming to win the Asian Games together with men’s soccer, has yet to win a gold medal in this tournament. At the 2010 Guangzhou, 2014 Incheon, and 2018 Jakarta/Palembang Asian Games, they all only won bronze medals. They bowed to North Korea in the Guangzhou and Incheon tournaments, and lost to Japan in Jakarta and Palembang and failed to advance to the finals.
The women’s national soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell (pictured), begins its challenge for its first-ever Asian Games gold medal. The national team will play the first match of Group E of the Hangzhou Asian Games against Myanmar at the Wenzhou Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang Province, China, at 8:30 pm on the 22nd. They will then face the Philippines on the 25th and Hong Kong on the 28th
This tournament is a golden opportunity to restore the pride of women’s soccer that has recently collapsed. Velho suffered the humiliation of being last in the FIFA Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup last month with 1 draw and 2 losses in the group stage. However, there was some hope as they drew 1-1 in the final match against ‘championship favorite’ Germany.토토사이트
However, this challenge is not expected to be easy. Japan is considered the strongest candidate for the championship, and China and North Korea are also powerful.
In women’s soccer, which is organized into five groups, the five first-place teams in each group and the three best-performing second-place teams in each group will play a quarterfinal tournament to determine the winner. In the original bracket, Korea, which was likely to be first in Group E, was expected to face Japan, which was likely to be first in Group D. However, as the organizing committee made a sudden change to the matchup just before the tournament, Korea avoided the quarterfinals against Japan, but the possibility of facing North Korea, the likely leader in Group C, increased.
The national team’s will is extraordinary. In this competition, ‘signature’ Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC), Park Eun-seon (Seoul City Hall), Lee Min-ah, and Kim Hye-ri (Hyundai Steel) will participate.
‘Captain’ Kim Hye-ri said, “This is my fourth time participating in the Asian Games, and I only made it to the semifinals all three times, so I only have three bronze medals at home. This time, my goal is to make it to the finals. “She will prepare step by step from the first game to become a national team that can bring smiles to fans,” she emphasized.