‘Ji So-yeon’s goal’ Women’s national team loses 1-2 to Italy… ‘End with 3 losses’
The Korean women’s soccer team, led by head coach Colin Bell, finished the friendly tournament amid disappointment.
Korea, ranked 15th in the FIFA rankings, lost 1-2 to Italy (17th) in the third leg of the 2023 Arnold Clark Cup held at Ashton Gate in Bristol, England on the 23rd (Korean time). Korea, which had previously lost to England and Belgium, ended the tournament with a three-game losing streak.
Korea started with Ji So-yeon, Lee Geum-min, Son Hwa-yeon, Choi Yu-ri, Jang Seul-gi, and Lim Seon-joo, aiming for their first win. However, they lost early in the game. In the 6th minute of the first half, the defense could not handle a low cross from the left메이저사이트. Ariana Caruso, who didn’t miss her chance, cut the net with her head.
Korea, suffering from Italy’s offensive, balanced the game in the middle of the second half. The main character is Ace Ji So-yeon. Ji So-yeon received a pass from Yuri Choi in the 24th minute of the second half and opened the Italian goal with a right-footed kick. As Korea gained momentum, Choo Hyo-joo and Choi Yu-ri’s shots came out one after another, but they did not lead to a goal.
The moment the game seemed to end in a draw, Italy cheered. In the second half of extra time, a pass from the left led to Martina Rosuchi’s winning goal. An offside situation was suspected, but the referee allowed Italy to score.
Meanwhile, Korea will go to the 2023 FIFA World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in July. Korea competes with Colombia, Morocco and Germany.