Women’s soccer Belho plays Thailand in its first Paris Olympic qualifier match today
The Korean women’s national soccer team, which is attempting to qualify for the Olympics for the first time in history, will play its first match today against Thailand.
The women’s national team, led by coach Colin Bell, will play the first match of Group B of the ‘2024 Paris Olympics Asia Regional 2nd Qualification’ against Thailand at Xiamen Egret Stadium in Fujian Province, China at 4:30 pm (Korean time) on the 26th.카지노사이트
South Korea starts with Thailand in Group B, then faces North Korea on the 29th and China on November 1st.
Korea, which received the worst group, faces a difficult challenge toward the Olympic finals.
Korean women’s soccer has never advanced to the Olympic finals. The Olympics is a harder stage to climb than the World Cup. 32 countries advance to the World Cup finals, but only 12 countries advance to the Olympics.
For the 2023 Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup, five advance tickets were allocated to Asia, excluding the host country, Australia.
However, for the 2024 Paris Olympics, only two finals tickets are allocated to Asia.
The Asian 2nd qualifying round for this Olympics will be divided into 3 groups (A to C) of 4 teams, and the 1st place team in each group and the 2nd place team from each group with the best performance will advance to the semifinals.
The two teams that win the semifinal match will advance to the Olympic finals next year.
In Group B, South Korea is inferior in its historical record against North Korea and China, excluding Thailand.
North Korea has 1 win, 3 draws, and 16 losses, with its last win being 1-0 in the East Asian Cup in August 2005. They also have 5 wins, 7 draws, and 29 losses against China, and have recorded 3 draws and 6 losses in the eight years since their 1-0 win in the 2015 East Asian Cup.
Velho’s priority is to score as many goals as possible in the first match against Thailand.
They need a multiple-goal win against Thailand, which is considered the weakest player in the group, to get ahead even a little in the group rankings.
Korea is ahead of Thailand with 7 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses. In particular, they have been on a 4-game winning streak recently.
In the most recent match, the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, they won 5-0.
Korea (20th) is also higher than Thailand (46th) in the FIFA rankings.
Veteran tall striker Park Eun-sun (Seoul City Hall) and European player Choi Yu-ri (Birmingham City) were excluded from this call-up due to injury, but expectations are being placed on the new structure, including star Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC) and mixed-race player born in 2007 Casey Eugene Fair (independent).
Meanwhile, the women’s national team, which had been convened and trained at the Paju National Training Center (NFC) since the 16th, left for China on the 23rd and continued to adapt to the local environment.