The Korean women’s national soccer team lost to Italy at the Arnold Clark Cup in preparation for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, ending the tournament with a three-game losing streak.
The Korean women’s soccer team (15th in FIFA rankings) led by coach Colin Bell (England) lost to Italy (17th) in the second half of the 2023 Arnold Clark Cup final match held at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, England on the 23rd (Korean time). In extra time, they lost 1-2 after giving up an unlikely winning goal suspected of offside.
Korea, which lost 0-4 to England (4th place) and 1-2 to Belgium (20th place), the “European champion” who previously won the Women’s Euro 2022 (2022 European Championships), lost to Italy and lost all three matches, finishing in last place. has closed
England, who defeated Belgium 6-1 on the day, won the championship with a total of 3 wins (9 points), followed by Belgium in second place 메이저사이트(2 wins, 1 loss) and Italy in third place (1 win, 2 losses).
The Arnold Clark Cup is an international friendly competition hosted by the Football Association of England.
England and Italy are the finalists for the Australia-New Zealand World Cup, which opens on July 20. Belgium did not qualify for the World Cup.
Korea has a record of 14 wins, 7 draws and 9 losses in A-matches under coach Bell.
Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC), Son Hwa-yeon, and Kang Chae-rim (above Hyundai Steel) took the offensive line of Korea in a 4-3-3 formation.
Ace’ Ji So-yeon, who did not play in the first game due to injury, started for two consecutive matches following the match against Belgium.
Choi Yu-ri (Hyundai Steel), Kim Yoon-ji (Suwon FC), and Lee Geum-min (Brighton) were in charge of the midfield, and Jang Seul-gi, Lim Seon-joo, Kim Hye-ri (above Hyundai Steel), and Chu Hyo-joo (Suwon FC) stood on the four-back defense line from left. .
The goalkeeper gloves were worn by veteran Kim Jeong-mi.
South Korea conceded a goal in the 6th minute of the first half, and it was difficult to solve the game.
Annamaria Sertorini’s low cross from the left was cleared by Kim Hye-ri, which bounced high into the goal, and Ariana Caruso finished it with a header and split the Korean goal post.
South Korea, which had been struggling to block Italy’s continued offensive, balanced the game with Ji So-yeon’s goal in the 24th minute of the second half.
Son Hwa-yeon took advantage of the opponent’s defensive mistake and took the ball from the left side of the penalty area, and passed it to Choi Yuri in front of the goal.
Yuri Choi’s play shined as she forced the goalkeeper to make a defensive mistake by pressing hard.
Riding the tide, Korea had several chances to turn the tables, but Chu Hyo-joo’s mid-range shot following a cutback in the 37th minute of the second half got caught on the defender’s foot, and Yuri Choi’s attempt at the door from a corner kick in the 39th minute was also blocked by the defense.
Italy overcame the crisis and won with Martina Rossuzzi’s dramatic winning goal in extra time in the second half.
In the finish line, when Barbara Bonancea landed a grounder cross from the left, both Rosuchi and Cristina Girelli, who reached ahead, appeared to be in an offside position, but the referee conceded the goal.
South Korea was greatly pushed from 39%-61% in ball possession. The number of shots (7-16) and the number of shots on target (3-6) also fell behind Italy.