A new structure that both the coach and players are proud of was achieved in 2023.

The Korean women’s soccer team challenges a new history in an atmosphere full of confidence. The Korea Football Association announced on the 5th the final entry of 23 players and 2 reserve members of the women’s national soccer team to participate in the 2023 Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup, which opens on the 20th.

The 23-member women’s team led by head coach Colin Bell includes goalkeepers Kim Jung-mi (Incheon Hyundai Steel), Yun Young-geul (BK Heken), Kim Hye-ri, Lim Seon-joo, Jang Seul-gi, Choi Yuri (Incheon Hyundai Steel), Ji So-yeon, Chu Hyo-joo (Suwon Lee). FC), Cho So-hyun (Tottenham), Lee Geum-min (Brighton), and Park Eun-seon (Seoul City Hall) were all included. 16-year-old Casey Fair, who drew attention as the first mixed-race player on the women’s national team, was also named.

Lee Eun-young (Korea University) and Ko Yu-na (Hwacheon KSPO), as reserve members, will accompany the team to Australia to prepare for possible injuries. According to the rules of the competition, an injured player can be replaced until 24 hours before the team’s first game.

Coach Bell has been preparing for this World Cup by successfully renewing the contract twice after taking office in October 2019. Like the slogan of the national team ahead of the tournament, ‘High Intensity’, they focused on developing the players’ stamina and physical strength through high-intensity training.

In the meantime, Belho made the achievement of advancing to the finals for the first time in history at the 2022 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup and winning runner-up. Belho, who also won a ticket to the Women’s World Cup finals, was in Group H with Colombia, Germany and Morocco. 

The women’s World Cup team includes experienced veterans such as Kim Jung-mi (38), Park Eun-sun (36), Sim Seo-yeon (34), and Ji So-yeon (32), the oldest players ever, as well as young players such as Chun Garam, Bae Ye-bin, and Casey Fair (the youngest player ever). It is characterized by being

As much as that, the dream team of the women’s national team, which coach Bell had been observing steadily for a long time, unfolded before his eyes. Coach Bell said, “I think the current squad has a good energy balance between experience and young players,” and pointed out balanced team members as strengths.

Especially in the eyes of the veterans, the young players’ bold appearance left a deep impression. 

Kim Jung-mi said, 오래된 토토사이트 “I tried to communicate and approach first because I was afraid that the young players would be nervous, but rather, I train boldly first and there are parts of me learning while watching those things. Just being able to do it together is good and we communicate with each other. There is,” he said. 

He said, “I don’t think I’m good at having experience. Because every player in each game is preparing and raising to the maximum, it’s equal for everyone.” I want to go to. I want to do it together,” revealing his aspiration to make a new history with his younger juniors. 

The women’s national team, equipped with a good mix of old and new, is full of confidence. The best performance in the World Cup for Korean women’s soccer was the round of 16 at the 2015 World Cup in Canada. Korea, which wrote a new history in the first tournament held with a system of 24 countries at the time, will go beyond the round of 16 and challenge for the quarterfinals, the best ever, in this event, which will be expanded to a system of 32 countries. 

Belho will play an evaluation match against Haiti at 5:00 pm on the 8th at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, and will depart for Australia on the 10th. Korea will play Colombia on the 20th in the first round of the group stage. 

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