Ahead of the World Cup in July, the women’s national soccer team has announced a 26-member roster for the friendly competition in four countries next month. The goal is to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time in World Cup history.
Reporter Seok Min-hyeok reports.
Lee Min-a, who hit Chu Hyo-joo’s grounder cross without delay. Neatly cut through the New Zealand net.
In a set piece situation, Park Ye-eun slightly changes the direction of the ball and leads it to the goal.
The women’s national team confirmed their potential by winning 1 win and 1 draw without So-yeon “Jimesh” Ji in two consecutive matches away from New Zealand in November of last year.
The goal now is to advance to the quarterfinals or higher at the World Cups in Australia and New Zealand, which will be held in July.
Colin Bell / Coach of the women’s national soccer team
“My goal is to go as high as possible in the World Cup.” 스포츠토토
Korea, which advanced to the round of 16 at the 2015 World Cup, was in a group with Germany, Morocco, and Colombia in this World Cup final, and it is evaluated that it is worth a try.
It is virtually the last World Cup in which the ‘Golden Generation’, led by Ji So-yeon, Jo So-yeon and Kim Hye-ri, takes center stage.
Ji So-yeon / Last August
“I think it could be the last World Cup for the golden generation. That’s why I came back to Korea…”
Here, expectations for newcomers such as Chun Garam and Lee Jung-min are also rising.
“(Chun Ga-ram) showed good form in recent training.”
The ‘Colin Bell’, which starts quenching in Ulsan from next week, will cross over to England on the 16th of next month for a friendly competition with England, Italy and Belgium.
This is Seok Min-hyeok from TV Chosun.