The women’s national soccer team, led by head coach Colin Bell, drew 1-1 with Germany in the third Group H match of the 2023 FIFA Australia-New Zealand World Cup at Brisbane Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, at 7 p.m. on the 3rd. 스포츠토토핫 As a result, South Korea failed to advance to the tournament at the bottom of Group H with one draw and two losses.
South Korea accepted the worst results in both the first and second rounds before the match against Germany. In the first match against Colombia, they lost 0-2 due to defensive instability, and in the second match against Morocco, they lost 0-1 due to lack of determination. The high-intensity training that Bell has emphasized so far was overshadowed.
Ahead of the match against Germany, the number of cases of Korea’s round of 16 existed. For South Korea, Germany should win by more than five goals, and Colombia should beat Morocco in the match between Colombia and Morocco at the same time. It was not an easy scenario to beat Germany, ranked second in the FIFA rankings.
In response, South Korea came up with an unconventional list. Starting with 16-year-old Casey, who holds the record for the youngest participation in the Women’s World Cup, Chun Ga-ram, Choi Yu-ri, Ji So-yeon, Cho So-hyun, Lee Young-joo, Choo Hyo-joo, Shim Seo-yeon, Kim Hye-ri and Jang Seul-ki were the starters, and Jungmi Kim defended the goal.
South Korea seemed to make an unexpected change by scoring the first goal. In the 5th minute of the first half, Cho So-hyun cut the net with his right foot after receiving Lee Young-joo’s penetration pass. Germany, which allowed the first goal, fought back. In the 15th minute of the first half, Germany’s cross went up from the right, and Bule attempted a header shot but it went over the goal. Since then, Germany has continued to set the tone and launched an offensive.
Since then, Germany has continued to be aggressive. In particular, Pope’s right to provide the front-line striker shone. In the 42nd minute of the first half, Pope scored a header from a high RBI. The first half ended in a 1-1 tie.
Germany also led the game in the second half. In particular, Pope, who has a good right to provide, continued to play high-altitude. In response, South Korea responded to Pope’s right to provide it. In the 18th minute of the second half, Bell took out Chun Ga-ram and put Park Eun-sun in. Since then, South Korea has not allowed a point due to persistent defensive concentration and sparing play, and finished the game 1-1.
This eliminated South Korea from the group stage. It was the lowest elimination in two consecutive tournaments following the tournament four years ago. The result of high-intensity training emphasized by Bell for four years was the lowest elimination. So far, it has been a competition that has realized that more efforts are needed to narrow the gap with the world.
But it also confirmed hope. On the same day, South Korea took the lead with Cho So-hyun’s first goal in the first six minutes of the first half against Germany, which was the first goal in the history of Korean women’s soccer at the history of soccer. In addition, Germany, which drew with South Korea, was eliminated from the group stage in third place, making it the first time in its history to be eliminated from the World Cup group stage.
Meanwhile, South Korea has become the only country in both men and women to drop Germany from the World Cup group stage. After South Korea defeated Germany 2-0 at the 2018 FIFA Russia World Cup and eliminated the men’s German team for the first time in history, the Korean women’s team eliminated the women’s German team for the first time in Brisbane, Australia, five years later.