The South Korean women’s national soccer team, which is trying to advance to the quarterfinals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the first time in history, will hold its last mock test in Korea against Haiti. It plans to conduct a final inspection of the “defense line” in the face of Haiti, which is fast and has good personal skills.
South Korea, led by head coach Colin Bell, will also play a warm-up match against Haiti at 5 p.m. on the 8th at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, which will also serve as the 2023 FIFA Australia and New Zealand Women’s World Cup.
South Korea, which took the stage for the first time in the women’s World Cup through the U.S. tournament in 2003, will compete in the women’s World Cup for the fourth time after the 2015 Canada tournament and the 2019 France tournament. South Korea’s best performance ever was its advance to the round of 16 in 2015.
The Korean team is aiming for the best-ever quarterfinals ahead of the tournament. According to a survey of 31 women’s national team players recently convened at Paju NFC by the Korea Football Association’s monthly technical report “Onside,” 16 people aimed to advance to the quarterfinals.
You have to start well to reach the quarterfinals. To this end, South Korea prepared for the final warm-up match against Haiti in Korea to prepare for the first match against Colombia in the group stage.
Unlike Colombia, which takes a 안전토토사이트high ball share, Haiti has a difference in its concise attack. However, similar to Colombia, it can be a mock test for Korea to refer to by attacking using the players’ personal skills and speed.
Ahead of the match against Haiti, Bell said, “We will see how to move when we own the ball and when the opponent has the ball. Furthermore, we will also look at what weaknesses we will expose to Haiti, which has good speed,” he said, adding that he will find problems in defense through the match against Haiti.
Of course, the aggressive side also needs to be checked. South Korea scored 10 goals in two consecutive games against Zambia in April, making it aggressively satisfactory. In particular, it is encouraging that “ace” Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC) scored multiple points even when she was absent due to injury, and Park Eun-sun (Seoul City Hall) scored three goals in two games and melted into the national team.
In the match against Haiti, the performance of Casey Eugene Fair (PDA), who became the youngest player to participate in the World Cup (16 years and 1 month), is also drawing attention.
Coach Bell included Pair on the final list on the 5th and expected that he would contribute a lot to the attack, saying, “He has good physical strength and has excellent ability to finish both feet.” Coach Bell was cautious, saying, “We will decide to put the pair in after watching the match against Haiti,” but it is less burdensome to have them play in Korea than in the local game.
Coach Bell said, “Through the Haiti match, both (Korea’s) strengths and weaknesses will be well reflected. “We will prepare for the World Cup finals by utilizing the information we got from the match against Haiti,” he said adding, “What is important is not the match against Haiti, but the World Cup finals,” stressing the process rather than the results.