Korea’s 69th goal in A-Match 5-1 win over self-congratulatory Philippines
Ji So-yeon “It took me 17 years to play 150 games”
Women’s soccer’s Belles have advanced to the quarterfinals of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games with their second straight group stage win.
Head coach Colleen Bell’s women’s team
Came from behind to defeat the Philippines 5-1 in the second match of the women’s soccer Group E on
Friday at 8:30 p.m. 한국야동 (ET) at the Yunzhou Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang, China.
After defeating Myanmar 3-0 on Aug. 22, the South Koreans held off the Philippines for their second
straight win to clinch first place in the group, regardless of the outcome of their final match against Hong Kong (2 losses) on Aug. 28.
If South Korea loses to Hong Kong and either the Philippines or Myanmar goes 2-1, South Korea will still finish first on the winner’s table.
In the 16-nation women’s competition, the top five teams from each group and the top three finishers
from each group except Group C will advance to the quarterfinals.
Quarterfinal opponents have yet to be determined.
Group E winner South Korea will play either Group D runner-up or Group C winner. They could face North Korea or Vietnam.
After winning three consecutive bronze medals at Guangzhou 2010, Incheon 2014 and Jakarta-
Palembang 2018, 성인웹툰 women’s soccer will be looking to win its first ever Asian Games gold medal.
Unlike the men’s game, which will be looking to win its third consecutive title, the women’s game will
have a tougher task as Japan is a global powerhouse, while China and North Korea are also formidable opponents.
South Korea started women’s soccer standout Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC) against the Philippines.
Who made her A-match debut on October 30, 2006, against Brazil in the Peace Queen Cup, played her 150th A-match match in 17 years.
In particular, Ji celebrated her 150th appearance by scoring the team’s third goal on a penalty kick and
her 69th goal in A matches. It was her second consecutive goal in the tournament.
With one more goal, Ji will become the first Korean women’s and men’s soccer player to reach the 70-goal milestone.
Ji played until the 21st minute of the second half before being replaced by Jeon Eun-ha (Suwon FC).
South Korea fell behind early, conceding an early goal to Isabel Bolden of the Philippines in the eighth minute.
However, four minutes later, Chun Garam (Hwacheon KSPO) equalized on her A-Match debut, and then Son Hwa-yeon (Hyundai Steel) scored in the 44th minute to take the lead.
Ji added a penalty corner goal seven minutes into the second half before Son completed her hat trick with goals in the 11th and 25th minutes to seal the 5-1 victory.
“It took me 17 years to play 150 games,” Ji So-yeon told the Korea Football Association after the match. I feel like I’ve come a long way,” she said.
“We have one last game left in the qualifiers, and we will focus on each game and walk out with style and dignity,” she emphasized.
Son Hwa-yeon, who scored a hat-trick, said, “I didn’t score too many goals since I came to the national team, so I’m happy to show a good performance and help the team win.” “We will finish well against Hong Kong and have a good showing in the quarterfinals,” she added. 19가이드03