Ji So-yeon, Cho So-hyun, and the youngest Casey Fair, Bell Ho announced the final 23-member entry.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on the 5th the 23 final entries and 2 reserve members of the women’s national soccer team to participate in the 2023 FIFA Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup, which opens on the 20th.토토사이트
The 23-member women’s team led by head coach Colin Bell includes goalkeepers Kim Jung-mi (Incheon Hyundai Steel), Yun Young-geul (BK Heken), Kim Hye-ri, Lim Seon-joo, Jang Seul-gi, Choi Yuri (Incheon Hyundai Steel), Ji So-yeon, Chu Hyo-joo (Suwon Lee). FC), Cho So-hyun (Tottenham), Lee Geum-min (Brighton), and Park Eun-seon (Seoul City Hall) were all included. 16-year-old Casey Fair, who drew attention as the first mixed-race player on the women’s national team, was also named.
Lee Eun-young (Korea University) and Ko Yu-na (Hwacheon KSPO), as reserve members, will accompany the team to Australia to prepare for possible injuries. According to the rules of the competition, an injured player can be replaced until 24 hours before the team’s first game.
Of the 31 players who have been called to Paju NFC since the 18th of last month and trained, 6 who were excluded from the entry and reserve lists were discharged after training on the 4th. In addition, among the existing key players, Lee Min-ah and Jang Chang (above Incheon Hyundai Steel), who were not included in the list due to injury, were not called.
Of the 23 entries, 14 players have World Cup experience. Kim Jeong-mi, Park Eun-seon, Ji So-yeon, Jo So-hyun, Kim Hye-ri, Lim Seon-joo, and Lee Geum-min will be participating in the third round.
Goalkeeper Kim Jeong-mi is 38 years and 9 months old, becoming the oldest Korean female player ever to participate in the World Cup. Even if she combined men and women, she is second only to Park Gyu-gyu (then 39 years old and 2 months old) who participated in the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland.
On the other hand, Casey Fair, aged 16 years and 1 month, became Korea’s youngest ever World Cup participant, beating Park Eun-sun, then 16 years and 9 months old, who participated in the 2003 World Cup in the United States.
The women’s national team will play a friendly match against Haiti at 5:00 pm on the 8th at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, hold a ceremony, and then depart for Australia on the 10th.
In this World Cup, Korea will have its first group stage match against Colombia on the 25th. Then, Morocco on the 30th and Germany on the 3rd of next month.
The best performance in the World Cup for Korean women’s soccer was the round of 16 recorded at the 2015 Canadian tournament.
▲ 2023 FIFA Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup entries (23 players)
GK_ Kim Jeong-mi (Incheon Hyundai Steel), Yun Young-geul (BK Heken, Sweden), Ryu Ji-su (Seoul City Hall)
DF_ Kim Hye-ri, Lim Seon-joo, Jang Seul-gi, Hong Hye-ji (above Incheon) Hyundai Steel), Shim Seo-yeon,
Chu Hyo-joo (Suwon FC), Lee Young-joo (Madrid CFF, Spain) Garam Chun (Hwacheon KSPO), Yebin Bae (Wideok University)
FW_ Yuri Choi, Chaerim Kang, Hwayeon Son (above Incheon Hyundai Steel), Mira Moon (Suwon FC), Eunseon Park (Seoul City Hall), Casey Fair (PDA, USA