The Korean women’s national soccer team finished the 2023 Australia/New Zealand Women’s World Cup launch ceremony and entered the actual mode.온라인카지노
The national team led by head coach Colin Bell won 2-1 in a warm-up match against Haiti held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Mapo-gu, Seoul on the 8th. In the game, which also served as a kick-off ceremony, Korea gave away the opening goal in the 16th minute of the first half, but won a thrilling come-from-behind victory with a penalty kick by Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC) in the 6th minute of the second half and a mid-range catcher by Jang Seul-gi (Hyundai Steel) in the 36th minute.
With the opening of the World Cup approaching in about 10 days, it was a game where the strengths and weaknesses of the Korean national team could be confirmed. First of all, the effect of the ‘high-intensity training’ that Bell has been emphasizing was properly displayed. Coach Bell started convocation training for the World Cup on the 18th of last month and focused on raising the national team’s physical strength by carrying out intense training twice a day in the sweltering heat of over 30 degrees. “There are no more 90-minute games,” Bell said. He also emphasized, “He must have the ability to play in the 95th, 98th and even 100th minutes.” After the intense high-intensity training, which the players complained of, “it was so hard that I lost my appetite,” the national team took advantage of the slowness of their opponents in the second half of the game against Haiti and took full control of the ground.
Although they received a pleasant report card in the final mock exam, the national team also had homework to solve before entering the finals. The most urgent task is to improve mobility in the air-to-air transition situation. On this day, the national team exposed the back space several times to the opponent’s quick counterattack. The loss scene is a typical example. The national team, which exerted pressure in front of the Haiti penalty box, collapsed after just three passes from the opposing goalkeeper. Due to the delayed defensive transition, I had no choice but to watch helplessly as the opposing players broke the defensive line with simple passes and quick breakthroughs.
The coach and players also cited the slow transition between offense and defense as the national team’s weakness. At a press conference held after the game, coach Bell emphasized, “We confirmed through this game that the defensive transition is slow, and we need to make up for it through training.” Cho So-hyun (Tottenham) also pointed out that “the speed of switching between defense and attack was insufficient.” Colombia, the first opponent in the finals, is known for its attacking style similar to Haiti. As the national team aiming for 3 points in the first game, it is a situation that must increase the speed of switching between offense and defense.
Another problem is bone crystal strength. According to sofa score, a soccer statistics site, the national team hit 13 shots and created several threatening chances, but their decisiveness in front of the goal was somewhat lacking. Since Korea’s successful penalty kick goal and mid-range wonder goal are not common scenes in the finals, it is necessary to improve the field goal success rate by supplementing decisiveness.
Belho, who has completed all of his domestic schedules with the game against Haiti, will depart for Australia on the 10th. The national team will complete its last inspection with a closed friendly match against the Netherlands on the 16th, and then play Group H matches against Colombia on the 25th, Morocco on the 30th, and Germany on the 3rd of next month.