The three Northeast Asian countries that advanced to the 2023 Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup finals knelt side by side against the strong players in the first evaluation of the new year. I am realizing that the World Cup stage with less than half a year left is not going to go smoothly.
The Korean women’s soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell, lost 0-4 to England in the first leg of the 2023 Arnold Clark Cup held at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, England on the 17th (Korean time).
In the 2022 European Women’s Football Championship (Women’s Euro 2022), Korea devised a counterattack strategy against European champion England, who defeated Germany and won the championship, but failed to threaten the opponent and suffered a crushing defeat. 안전놀이터
Japan, which participated in the SheBelieves Cup held in the United States, lost 0-1 to Brazil in the first match of the tournament held in Orlando, Florida.
Brazil’s Devinha scored the winning goal after teammate Marta’s cross. For Japan, the scene where Rikako Kobayashi’s shot went off the goal and the scene where Maika Hamano’s shot hit the goalpost was a regrettable part.
China PR lost 1-4 to Sweden in a friendly match held at the Marbella Soccer Center in Spain that day.
Sweden scored three goals within 15 minutes of the first half and seized the victory. Following Johanna Ritting Kanerid, Madeleine Yanowi scored twice. China’s Yui Xiao recovered one goal, but Sweden’s Natalie Bjorn scored the key goal.
As the women’s soccer teams of Korea, China, and Japan experienced defeats side by side, preparations for the finals of the World Cup are expected to begin in earnest.
Korea will face Belgium and Italy this time, Japan will face the United States and Canada, and China will face Spain’s professional soccer team Huelva and the Irish national team.