The ‘Miracle in Kazan’ has been repeated. Colleen Bell’s South Korean women’s soccer team knocked soccer powerhouse Germany out of the World Cup group stage.
The South Korean women’s national team took the lead in the fourth minute through Cho So-hyun, but conceded an equalizer in the 44th minute to settle for a 1-1 draw in their Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup 2023 Group H match against Germany at Brisbane Stadium in Queensland, Australia, at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
With the draw in their final World Cup group game, South Korea failed to advance to the round of 16, but stunned soccer fans around the world by denying Germany, the second-ranked team in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, a spot in the tournament.
South Korea, Germany, Colombia and Morocco were drawn in Group H, with Colombia and Morocco finishing first and second in the group with six points (two wins and one loss). Germany failed to advance to the Round of 16, finishing in third place with four points (one win, one draw) after drawing against South Korea. South Korea ended the tournament in fourth place in Group H with one point (one draw, two losses).
Going into the match against Germany, South Korea was not in a position to qualify for the round of 16 on their own. First, Colombia, the top-ranked team in Group H with two consecutive wins, would need to win against Morocco in the third round, and then a five-goal victory over Germany to advance to the round of 16.
If all goes according to plan, South Korea, Germany, and Morocco will all have three points (one win, two losses), but South Korea will have a +2 goal differential, beating Germany (+0 goal differential) in dramatic fashion. Morocco suffered a 0-6 thrashing in Germany in the first leg, so it’s impossible for them to beat South Korea on goal difference if they have the same number of points.
However, scoring five goals against Germany, one of the strongest teams in women’s soccer, is nearly impossible, so most Korean soccer fans will be looking for a miracle to happen and for South Korea to go out on a high note with a win in their final World Cup game.
Although South Korea failed to advance to the round of 16 and earn their first win of the tournament, they surprised fans by frustrating Germany, just as the men’s national soccer team did five years ago in Kazan, Russia.카지노
In search of their first win at the World Cup, Colin Belho has deployed a 4-5-1 formation. Kim Jung-mi (Hyundai Steel), the 39-year-old “eldest sister” of the national team, was in goal, while Kim Hye-ri (Incheon Hyundai Steel), Lee Young-joo (Madrid CFF), Shim Seo-yeon (Suwon FC), and Jang Seul-ki (Hyundai Steel) made up the back four.
Chu Hyo-Joo (Suwon FC), Cheon Gar-Ram (Hwacheon KSPO), Cho So-Hyun (Independent), Ji So-Yeon (Suwon FC), and Choi Yuri (Hyundai Steel) were deployed in the middle. At the top of the front line, Casey Eugene Fair (PDA), who has been called the future of women’s soccer, took aim at the German goal.
The 16-year-old, born in June 2007, is the youngest player among the 32 nations participating in the tournament. She previously set the record for the youngest appearance by a male or female in a World Cup final when she came on as a substitute against Colombia. She was 16 years and 26 days old at the time.
Women’s soccer standouts Ji So-yeon and Cho So-hyun are both in the starting lineup.