The women’s soccer team, led by head coach Colin Bell, will go to the final evaluation match in Korea to prepare for the World Cup finals.
Bell Ho (No. 17 in the FIFA rankings), who will participate in the 2023 FIFA World Cup Australia/New Zealand (July 20-August 20), will hold a World Cup launch ceremony with Haiti (53rd) at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 5:00 pm on the 8th. Conduct a combined evaluation match. It is a women’s A match to be held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in 10 years since the war with North Korea in July 2013.
Bell Ho was tied in Group H of the World Cup group stage with Colombia, Morocco and Germany. The first opponent in the group stage is Colombia (25th). Haiti is a mock test against Colombia.
It is the first time to face Haiti in an A match. Tied in Group D with England, Denmark and China, Haiti beat Senegal and Chile consecutively in the intercontinental playoff to secure their first place in the Women’s World Cup finals. Although ranked lower than Colombia (25th), it is an opponent that cannot be caught off guard.
Bell Ho’s confidence is up. Since 2019, when coach Bell took the helm, the national team has steadily developed international competitiveness by participating in overseas evaluation matches.
The players who were summoned to Paju NFC from the 18th of last month completed ‘high-intensity training’ for over two weeks despite inclement weather. Coach Bell regards ‘stamina’ as the biggest issue to secure World Cup competitiveness. It is a training that is so intense that most players say, “I have no appetite,” and I personally feel the improved stamina. Jang Seul-gi said, “The level the director wants is very high, but he feels himself to have reached about 70%.”
On the 5th, coach Bell announced the final 23-man list for the World Cup. In addition to veterans such as Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC), Cho So-hyun (Tottenham), Kim Hye-ri, Kim Jeong-mi, and Jang Seul-gi (above Hyundai Steel), Casey Eugene, a ‘mixed-race player’ born in 2007, was selected to create harmony between old and new.해외안전놀이터 추천
Since the game against Haiti is a mock test for the game against Colombia, there is a high possibility that they will be among the best. As the grand game was held in Seoul, various events were prepared for the launch ceremony. According to the Korea Football Association, 23 fans pre-selected as high-intensity supporters will tour the team’s locker room before the game. At the ceremony after the game, the players walk around the ground holding a large national flag and greet the fans. And AOMG performances will also be held.
Ahead of the third World Cup in her career, Ji So-yeon hoped, “Please watch what we have been preparing for and how we will play a great game.”