South Korea women’s soccer draws 1-1 with world No. 2 Germany, eliminated in round of 16

BRISBANE, Australia (Yonhap) – The South Korean women’s national soccer team drew 1-1 with world No. 2 Germany in their group stage match at the FIFA Women’s 토토사이트 World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023.South Korea (17th in FIFA rankings), coached by Colleen Bell (England), drew 1-1 with Germany in their third Group H match of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand on Wednesday at Brisbane Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. With one draw and two losses, South Korea finished at the bottom of the group and failed to advance to the Round of 16, but earned a share of the spoils in their final group game against top-ranked Germany, which was considered one of the ‘favorites’ to win the tournament .It also snapped a six-game losing streak in the Women’s World Cup, dating back to the round of 16 against France in 2015. South Korea’s overall record at the Women’s World Cup is one win, two draws and 10 losses. South Korea struck first in the sixth minute of the first half when Cho So-hyun (Unaffiliated) took a pass from Lee Young-joo (Madrid CFF) and calmly finished with her right foot. However, they were unable to defend their one-goal lead in the 42nd minute when Germany’s Alexandra Popp had a header saved .In Group H, Colombia and Morocco (both 2-1-1) advanced to the round of 16 after finishing first and second in the group. Germany was eliminated in the group stage for the first time in the tournament’s history .South Korea needed to defeat Germany by more than five goals on the day and for Colombia to win the Colombia-Morocco match at the same time to advance to the Round of 16.Bell started 2007-born Casey Eugene Fair (PDA) up front, with Choi Yuri (Hyundai Steel), Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC), Cho So-hyun, and Chun Garam (Hwacheon KSPO) in the forward line. Lee Young-joo played in the middle, while Jang Seul-ki (Hyundai Steel), Shim Seo-yeon (Suwon FC), Kim Hye-ri (Hyundai Steel), and Chu Hyo-joo (Suwon FC) lined up in defense, and Kim Jung-mi (Hyundai Steel) started in goal. We started the round of 16 in a difficult situation, but the fact that we went out on the field with a clear mind became the driving force behind our players’ good erformance .After failing to score a goal in the first and second rounds, Korea opened the scoring in the sixth minute through Cho So-hyun. Lee Young-joo slipped an exquisite pass to Cho at the edge of the penalty area, where she was almost one-on-one with the opposing goalkeeper and calmly slotted home a right-footed shot. It was South Korea’s first goal in 13 Women’s World Cup matches.It was Cho’s second career goal in a World Cup finals match, having scored in the third group game against Spain in 2015.South Korea has now scored a total of seven goals in Women’s World Cup finals, two of which were scored by Cho. She is the first South Korean player to score two goals in a Women’s World Cup final. Germany, however, took the lead in the 42nd minute when Pope rose high to head home a ball from Svenja Hutte .Needing a win to advance to the Round of 16 on their own, Germany continued to attack in the second half, mostly through the 6-foot-5 Pope. In the 12th minute, Pope opened the scoring with a header that was fortunately disallowed due to an offside flag, followed by another close call in the 15th minute when Pope’s header hit the post .Bell then made a mercenary move in the 18th minute of the second half, bringing on 6-foot-2 forward Park Eun-sun (Seoul Metropolitan Government) as a dedicated defender for Pope to neutralize her options. Pope threatened our goal again with a powerful header in the 29th minute after Park’s introduction, but the substitution proved to be successful overall. With the bad news that Cho So-hyun was injured in second-half stoppage time after a foul on an opponent and had to be stretchered off, Korea held on for dear life until the 15 minutes of second-half stoppage time expired, eventually earning a valuable point and ending the tournament on a high note. The Koreans were out-shot 27% to 54% (19% contested) 스포츠토토 and were out-shot 6-13 on the day, but were able to hold on for the win after a strong performance in the final game.

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