Korean women’s football, 0-4 defeat to strong England in friendly competition

The Korean women’s soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell, was defeated by England, a strong European powerhouse, in a friendly match.

Korea (FIFA 15th) lost 0-4 to England (4th) in the first leg of the 2023 Arnold Clark Cup held at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, England on the 17th. The Arnold Clark Cup is an international friendly competition hosted by the England Football Association, an메이저사이트d Korea, England, Italy (17th) and Belgium (20th) participated in this tournament.

Korea played defensively against strong England. Korea struggled with the strength and height of the English players and eventually conceded goals in the 40th minute, 1 minute and 3 minutes in the second half. Then, in the 33rd minute of the second half, they allowed a key goal and lost heavily. With this, Korea’s record in England was 1 draw and 2 losses. Since Colin Bell took over as head coach in 2019, the record has been 14 wins, 7 draws and 7 losses. Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC), the ace of the national team, was absent due to an injury.

In the first match between Italy and Belgium, Belgium won 2-1. In this tournament, four countries will play a full league to determine the winner, and Korea will play against Belgium on the 20th and Italy on the 23rd.

Korea participated in this tournament in preparation for the Women’s World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand in July. In the World Cup, Korea will play in the group stage with Colombia (27th), Morocco (76th), and Germany (2nd). Through this competition, training that requires three matches to be played in a short period of time.

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