The latest keyword for the women’s soccer team led by coach Colin Bell (62, England) is ‘continuity’. Sustainability is an element that became a hot topic after the men’s national team left former coach Paulo Bento (Portugal) last year, meaning that ‘the experience of success, the familiarity felt by the players, and the method that fits the world football trend must be continued even after the change of the head coach’ there is. In that respect, the women’s national team’s two A-match matches against Zambia, which will be played at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 7th and Yongin Mir Stadium on the 11th, are the first schedule after the Korea Football Association (KFA) gave coach Bell an extension, so it will be held in July 2023 Australia-New Zealand It is more than a World Cup rehearsal.
On the 1st, KFA signed an extension contract with manager Bell until December next year. The original contract expiration date was until the Australia-New Zealand World Cup, which is quite unusual considering that most of the men’s and women’s national team coaches ahead of the World Cup so far discussed contract extensions based on results after the tournament. KFA decided to extend the contract based on the judgment that it would continue ‘continuity’, not limited to World Cup results, as other major competitions such as the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and the 2024 Paris Olympics are also scheduled in the future.
Launched in October 2019,스포츠토토 ‘Belho’ is enhancing its competitiveness on the international stage by achieving the highest ever record (runner-up) at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup last year. Veteran Cho So-hyun (35, Tottenham Women) and Lee Geum-min (29, Brighton Women) held an official press conference at the Paju National Training Center (NFC) on the 5th. . The atmosphere in the team is good enough to say that the women’s team will take over the momentum of the men’s team in the round of 16 at the World Cup in Qatar last year as they regained their confidence afterwards.”
There are not a few elements that ‘Belho’ will check in this two-game match against Zambia. At the time of the Arnold Clark Cup in February, it was an off-season, so we need to check the domestic players who were not in good shape. Another task is to find replacements for veterans Lee Young-joo (31, Madrid CFF) and Lee Min-ah (32, Incheon Hyundai Steel), who could not join the national team for the second straight match following the Arnold Clark Cup due to injury. Bae Ye-bin (19, Uideok University), Cheon Garam (21, Hwacheon KSPO), and Lee Eun-young (21, Korea University), who were selected for the adult national team thanks to their impressive performances in the U-20 World Cup last year, also tested. We have to carry on.
Coach Bell plans to announce the World Cup roster after convening the team around June 17 to conduct final training after the two consecutive matches against Zambia. Then, around July 10, they will go to Australia and play an evaluation match before the first round of group H against Colombia on the 25th (Korean time).