Korean women’s soccer, ‘Tokyo gold medal’ 0-0 draw with Canada ‘Shenzhen’

Korean women’s soccer, ‘Tokyo gold medal’ 0-0 draw with Canada ‘Shenzhen’


Enter 2022.06.27 (06:57)

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A year before the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the Korean women’s soccer team showed impressive performances and drew a draw against the strong team Canada.

Korea Republic, led by coach Colin Bell, drew 0-0 against Canada in an away evaluation match held at BMO Field in Toronto, Canada on the 27th (Korean time).

With this, the team went undefeated in 2 matches (1 win, 1 draw) following the evaluation match (3-0 win) against Vietnam in April.

Korea played an equal match against Canada, a strong team in the 6th place (Korea 18th place) in the FIFA ranking and the women’s soccer gold medal team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games held last year, and achieved a scoreless draw and a draw.

He tormented Canada with ‘real football’, which thoroughly defended the danger zone with strong pressure and a thick and solid defense, and made full use of the skills of ‘ace’ Ji So-yeon, who is well known on the international stage when counterattacking.

South Korea recorded 1 win, 1 draw and 7 losses in their history against Canada.

‘Captain’ Hye-ri Kim (Hyundai Steel) played the 100th match of Match A on this day, following So-Hyun Jo (Tottenham), So-Yeon Ji (Suwon FC), Jeong-Mi Kim (Hyundai Steel), Ha-Neul Kwon (Sangmu), Ga-Eul Jeon (Sports Toto), followed by Korea She became the sixth female soccer player to join the Century Club.

Instead of the usual 4-2-3-1 tactic, Bell went to Canada with a 3-4-1-2 tactic.

It is a three-back tactic that puts weight on defense, and it was read with the intention of preparing for the strong teams that will face the world finals a year later.

Kim Hye-ri, Lim Seon-joo (Hyundai Steel), and Shim Seo-yeon (Seoul City Hall) stood on the defensive line for three-backs, and Jang Seul-gi (Hyundai Steel) was placed as the left wing-back, and Hyo-joo Choo (Suwon FC) was placed as the right wing-back.

Jo So-hyeon (Tottenham) and Lee Young-joo (Madrid CFF) were in charge of the midfield, and Ji So-yeon was the shadow striker.

Son Hwa-yeon (Hyundai Steel) and Lee Geum-min (Brighton) came out as two-top strikers.

Yoon Young-geul (invincible) wore goalkeeper gloves. Yoon Young-geul, who played in the Danish league, currently does not have a team.

In the second minute of the first half, South Korea actively tried to attack, with Ji So-yeon digging into the right and shooting the first shot for both teams.

As time went on, there were frequent scenes where Canada led the game in speed and physical strength, but Korea’s three-back defense was blocked by a tightly raised fence and could not create a decisive scoring opportunity.

Ji So-yeon fired a shot from long range in the 29th minute of the first half, but the shot went slightly to the left of the post.

In the second half, Korea managed to block Canada’s foreplay and aimed to score with an attack that emphasized Ji So-yeon’s individual skills.

In the 7th minute of the second half, Ji So-yeon alone followed the right goal line and broke through to the doorstep, and in the end, goalkeeper Kylen Sheridan was in the arms of the goalkeeper.

In the 22nd minute of the second half, coach Bell removed Son Hwa-yeon and replaced Kang Chae-rim (Hyundai Steel), and in the 43rd minute of the second half, Lee Geum-min and Jeon Eun-ha (Suwon FC) were brought in.

In the 48th minute of the second half, the game ended in a draw as Yoon Young-geul blocked all three shots from Canada’s corner kick situation with a godly save.

Before this evaluation match, veteran striker Park Eun-sun (Seoul City Hall), who returned to the national team after 7 years, did not play.

◇ 27 days record

Korea-Canada women’s soccer team evaluation match

Korea 0-0 Canada

[사진 출처 : AFP=연합뉴스]

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