After being knocked out in the group stages at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand 2023, the South Korean women’s soccer team will be looking to regroup and prepare for the Hangzhou Asian Games. After a disappointing showing at the Women’s World Cup, the Socceroos will be looking to bounce back at the Asian Games.
The women’s soccer team, led by head coach Colleen Bell, arrived at Incheon International Airport on May 5 to wrap up their Women’s World Cup campaign.
South Korea suffered back-to-back losses to Colombia (0-2) and Morocco (0-1) in the group stage of the tournament, but saved face with a 1-1 draw against their final opponent, Germany.
Still, it was a disappointing result. South Korea has come a long way under Bell, who took over four years ago.
After qualifying for the World Cup in February of last year, the team has been playing a series of exhibition matches, both domestically and internationally, to gain experience. South Korea’s opponents included powerhouses like Japan, Canada, New Zealand, England, and Italy.
However, Korea once again realized the high barriers of the world. In particular, the Taekwondo backpackers finished the tournament with their physical strength and physique, as well as their skills and organization.
It’s a disappointing result for a team that was predicted to reach the quarterfinals before the tournament.
However, the women’s soccer team has no time to hang their heads in shame, as they must now prepare for the Hangzhou Asian Games, which begin next month on June 25.
“We’re going to have a little bit of a break and then we’ll start planning how we’re going to prepare for the Asian Games,” Bell said after returning home. It’s a good thing that the Asian Games are coming up so soon after the Women’s World Cup because it allows us to stay in ‘competition mode’.”
South Korea will compete in Group E with Hong Kong, the Philippines and Myanmar at the Asian Games. The top five teams in the group and the best three finishers from each group will advance to the quarterfinals.
South Korea will need to use the Asian Cup to bounce back from the World Cup result.
It’s not an easy task. Asia is full of teams like Japan, China, the Philippines, and others who have held their own against world-class teams on the Women’s World Cup stage.
In fact, South Korea’s best finish at the tournament has been three consecutive bronze medals – Guangzhou 2010, Incheon 2014, and Jakarta/Palembang 2018.
However, South Korea did manage a runner-up finish at last year’s Asian Cup against a strong field of teams. In the meantime, the likes of Casey Eugene Fair (PDA), Chun Garam, Goo Juna (KSPO), and Lee Eun-young (Korea University) have been developing, creating a healthy amount of tension within the squad.
World Cup experience is also expected to help. Cho So-hyun, who has 148 A-match caps, also predicted that the World Cup failure will be a bitter pill to swallow, saying, “Everyone has a lot of responsibility, so we will focus on making up for the disappointment of the World Cup and preparing well for the Asian Games.”
Meanwhile, 카지노사이트 the roster of the Asian Games women’s soccer team will be announced at a later date.