Women’s World Cup side by side, but… Korea, China, and Japan at a loss


The three Northeast Asian countries that advanced to the 2023 Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup finals knelt side by side against the strong players in the first evaluation of the new year. I am realizing that the World Cup stage with less than half a year left is not going to go smoothly.

The Korean women’s national soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell, lost 0-4 in the first leg of the 2023 Arnold Clark Cup against England held at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, England on the 17th (Korean time).

South Korea 토토사이트 planned a counterattack strategy against England, the European champion who defeated Germany at the 2022 European Women’s Football Championship (Women’s Euro 2022), but failed to threaten the opponent and suffered a crushing defeat.

Japan, which participated in the SheBelieves Cup held in the United States, lost 0-1 to Brazil in the first match of the tournament held in Orlando, Florida.

Brazil’s Devinha scored the winning goal after teammate Marta’s cross. For Japan, the scene where Rikako Kobayashi’s shot went off the goal and the scene where Maika Hamano’s shot hit the goalpost was a regrettable part.

China PR lost 1-4 to Sweden in a friendly match held at the Marbella Soccer Center in Spain that day.

Sweden scored three goals within 15 minutes of the first half and seized the victory. Following Johanna Ritting Kanerid, Madeleine Yanowi scored twice. China’s Yui Xiao recovered one goal, but Sweden’s Natalie Bjorn scored the key goal.

As the women’s soccer teams of Korea, China, and Japan experienced defeats side by side, preparations for the finals of the World Cup are expected to begin in earnest.

Korea will face Belgium and Italy this time, Japan will face the United States and Canada, and China will face Spain’s professional soccer team Huelva and the Irish national team.

Attention is focusing on what kind of performance Korea, China, and Japan will achieve in the World Cup, which opens in July based on such hardening. Korea was placed in Group H with Germany, Morocco and Colombia. Japan was drawn into Group C with Spain, Costa Rica and Zambia. In Group D, China faces England, Denmark and the winner of the playoffs (one of Chile, Senegal and Haiti).

Japan leads the way in women’s World Cup history. Japan won the 2011 tournament in Germany. China finished runner-up at the 1999 US competition. On the other hand, Korea’s best performance was advancing to the round of 16 at the 2015 Canadian Tournament.

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