The women’s soccer team ahead of the Australia/New Zealand World Cup was properly vaccinated.

The women’s soccer team led by coach Colin Bell lost to England 0-4 in the first leg of the 2023 Arnold Clark Cup held at MK Stadium in Milton Keynes, England on the 17th (Korean time).

On this day, Korea faced England, 카지노사이트 the world’s fourth-ranked and women’s Euro 2022 champion. Coach Bell came up with a three-back tactic to strengthen the defense, as key midfielders such as Cho So-hyun, Lee Young-joo, and Lee Min-ah were missing. ‘Ace’ Ji So-yeon did not participate because she was recovering from ankle surgery.

Korea, which operated the game by lowering the defensive line from the beginning of the first half and aiming for a counterattack, created a counterattack opportunity in the first five minutes. Choo Hyo-joo broke through the ball from the center line to the right side and fired a left-footed shot, but it ended up going to the goalkeeper.

After Choo Hyo-joo’s shot, Korea suffered from England’s wave of attacks throughout the first half. Korea seemed to be overcoming the crisis when Alessia Russo’s shot hit the post in the 38th minute of the first half, but in the end, Georgia Stanway scored the first goal in the 40th minute from a penalty kick.

South Korea, which blocked England’s offensive with one goal, contributed an additional goal right after the second half began. Chloe Kelly’s right-footed shot was hit by Lee Geum-min’s foot and went into the goal. After allowing Russo to score the third goal in the 5th minute of the second half, Korea tried to turn the atmosphere around by putting in Park Ye-eun and Shim Seo-yeon, but failed to develop a significant attack.

In the 33rd minute of the second half, Lauren James’ key goal raised the score to 0-4, and Korea, which was busy defending, finished the game without scoring.

Meanwhile, the national team will play the second leg of the tournament against Belgium on the 20th (Mon).

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