The Korean women’s national soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell, received a powerful vaccine called England ahead of the World Cup. They lost 4 goals to England, who are undefeated in 26 matches.
The women’s national team lost 0-4 in the first leg of the 2023 Arnold Clark Cup against England held at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, England on the 17th (Korean time) as the defense collapsed to Lauren James, who stirred the Korean camp.
England ranks 4th after the United States, Germany and Sweden in the FIFA rankings last December, but it is evaluated as a team with more than 4th place. England is the European champion who defeated Germany at the 2022 European Women’s Football Championship (Euro 2022) last year and won the championship.
In addition, in 20 A matches last year, he scored 72 goals and conceded only 7 runs, and ran an undefeated streak of 16 wins and 4 draws. After a 0-2 loss to Canada in April 2021, he has recorded 22 wins and 4 draws in 26 A matches, scoring 125 goals and scoring 7 runs during this period. England also defeated Japan 4-0 in a warm-up last November.
For this reason, the first game of the women’s national team was focused on how much England’s attacking power could be contained, regardless of whether it won or lost. The result was a complete defeat and the process was one-sided inferiority.
After the game, the number of shots was pushed unilaterally to 2-32, and the number of effective shots was 1-12. There has never been a corner kick situation for the Korean women’s national team. Not only did they not break through the English defense properly, it was a one-sided game.
At least, it was impressive that the first 스포츠토토half was blocked by a penalty kick. In the 39th minute of the first half, the women’s national team, which had been chilling with James’ shot that hit the post, ended up giving away a penalty kick due to a foul. When James tried to break into the penalty area, Seulgi Jang tried to take the ball with her right foot, but it was too late. When James tripped over Jang Seul-gi’s foot, the referee called for a penalty kick, and Georgia Stanway kicked it hard to the left of the goal.
In the second half, the women’s national team lost their confidence and conceded three goals. At the start of the second half, Chloe Kelly scored an additional goal from the left flank, and in the 5th minute of the second half, Alex Greenwood’s cross from the left was followed by Alessia Russo’s sensuous footstep to allow the third goal.
Even after that, the women’s national team, which had hardly been able to attack against England’s strong attack with James at the forefront, faced a no-mark crisis from James in the 33rd minute of the second half and opened the goal with a right-footed shot.
The Korean women’s national team will play the second match against Belgium on the 20th at the Coventry Building Society Arena in Coventry. The women’s national team will also meet Italy in Bristol on the 23rd.
Meanwhile, in the previous game, Belgium won its first victory by beating Italy 2-1 with Tessa Bullart’s winning goal in the 45th minute of the second half.