Maybe the last game for the sisters against Germany to grit their teeth
The South Korean women’s soccer team, led by Colleen Bell, has suffered back-to-back defeats at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023, making it difficult for them to advance to the round of 16. The prospect of a third-place match is even more bleak, with Germany the heavy favorites. But they can’t give up. They must grit their teeth for their sisters, for whom this could be their last World Cup.
South Korea will face Germany in the final Group H match of the Women’s World Cup at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET.
After back-to-back losses to Colombia (0-2) and Morocco (0-1), South Korea is effectively out of the tournament. South Korea needs to win by more than five goals against FIFA’s No. 2 ranked Germany and Colombia needs to beat Morocco to miraculously advance out of the group.
Despite the odds, South Korea can’t give up on Germany. That’s because it could be the last World Cup for the older sisters who have led the Korean women’s soccer team for the past decade.
South Korea has assembled a squad for the tournament with an average age of 28.9 years old. This is the highest average age among the 32 teams in the tournament. Twelve of the 23 players are veterans, including Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC, 32), Cho So-hyun (Tottenham, 35), Kim Hye-ri (Hyundai Steel, 33), and Park Eun-sun (Seoul City Hall, 37).
These are the faces that have been the mainstays of the Korean national team for the past decade.
Ji So-yeon, Cho So-hyun, and others played at the 2015 World Cup in Canada, helping South Korea advance to the round of 16.
They also paved the way for other players to break through to bigger stages in Japan and England. In fact, after Ji So-yeon’s move to Chelsea, players such as Cho So-hyun, Lee Geum-min (29? Brighton), Jang Seul-ki (29? Hyundai Steel), and Lee Young-joo (30? Madrid CFF) went to Europe.
They have also been in constant contact with the media to promote women’s soccer. The fact that the women’s national team has recently gained a wealth of A-match experience, both at home and away, has also been helped by the fact that the veterans have repeatedly advocated the need for an A-match.
The veterans have made significant contributions to women’s soccer and are now saying goodbye to the World Cup. “I hope I enjoyed the stage that could be my last,” Ji said before departing for Australia. Cho So-hyun, Kim Jung-mi (38? Hyundai Steel), Park Eun-sun and others have repeatedly stated that this will be their last World Cup.
In many ways, the game against Germany is an exhausting and uninspiring game, but at the same time, it is a game with a clear motivation. It could be the last for the ‘big sisters’ who have helped shape the development of Korean women’s soccer. Like the ‘Miracle in Kazan’ men’s team, who defeated Germany 2-0 in the final of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, 카지노사이트 the Belles will have to go out with a bang.