– Coach Bell “I will analyze with calmness”
– So-Hyun Cho, the only goal scorer “Remains regretful”
The Korean women’s soccer team puts the disappointment of the World Cup behind and prepares for upcoming competitions such as the Hangzhou Asian Games (AG).
The women’s national soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell, returned home through Incheon International Airport on the 5th after finishing the group stage schedule for the 2023 FIFA World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
South Korea was eliminated at the bottom of Group 메이저놀이터 H (1 point) with 1 draw and 2 losses in the group stage of this tournament. Losing 0-2 to Colombia on the 25th of last month and 0-1 to Morocco on the 30th, it was virtually impossible to advance to the round of 16. had to be satisfied with obtaining
In the final game, Belho won the World Cup finals for the first time in 8 years against Germany, ranked 2nd in the FIFA rankings, and reaped the beauty of the endgame, but confirmed the cold reality by losing to Morocco, ranked 72nd in the FIFA rankings. In particular, after advancing to the round of 16 for the first time in the Canadian tournament in 2015, and then being eliminated in the French tournament in 2019 with three consecutive defeats in the group stage, Korea appointed a foreign coach for the first time in history and prepared for the tournament for nearly four years. I had to realize.
Coach Bell said at a press conference on her return home, “In the game against Germany, we showed how we can do it, but it’s unfortunate that it didn’t come out in the first and second games,” and “As a manager, I think I have a responsibility to the team. I will do my analysis with a cool head so that what I learned and experienced in this competition can be reflected in the team in the future.”
The national team, which has returned with various tasks such as the need for a generational change, will begin preparations for Hangzhou AG, which will open next month. Korea is in Group E along with Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Myanmar in the AG, and will play the group stage. The five top-ranked countries in each group and the three top-ranked countries in each group advance to the quarterfinals to compete for medals.
Korea won bronze medals in the last three tournaments (2010 Guangzhou, 2014 Incheon, 2018 Jakarta, Palembang) in AG women’s soccer. Coach Bell said, “The performance we showed against Germany in the World Cup is our ‘normal’ performance. It was a game that our players wanted to do and could do, and that the fans wanted to see,” he said.
Veteran Cho So-hyun, who was recorded as Korea’s only scorer in this tournament, also said, “If we had shown a little more of what we had in the first and second games, it remains regretful that we could have advanced to the round of 16.” We will prepare well for the upcoming match.”