The Korean national team participating in the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand will gather in Ulsan at the end of this month and begin their first hardening of the new year.
The women’s national team, led by coach Colin Bell (pictured), will hold their first convocation training in Ulsan from the 30th. It is the first call in about a month since they had two away evaluation matches with New Zealand in November of last year and held domestic training in Namhae in December.
In this convocation, the national team prepares for the Arnold Clark Cup, a four-nation friendly competition to be held in England next month. The Arnold Clark Cup, which will be held from the 16th of next month, is a friendly women’s soccer tournament hosted by the England Football Association, and Korea competes with England, Italy and Belgium for the championship. Among them, England is a strong player who won the Women’s European Football Championship (Women’s Euro 2022) last year, and is expected to be a good practice opponent ahead of the World Cup. 바카라사이트
Ace Ji So-yeon, who was unable to join the schedule from November to December last year due to an ankle injury, is expected to join the national team this time. Director Bell said, “We keep in touch with Ji So-yeon and check her condition. “Ji So-yeon is an important player for the team, so if it is difficult to participate in the tournament, it is correct not to play. It requires strict management,” he said.
After the Arnold Clark Cup, the national team will officially convene two more times in April and June until the World Cup, which opens on July 20th. During the A-match period in April, we are planning two matches, and in June, we plan to play two more evaluation matches ahead of the first leg of the group stage against Colombia.
The women’s soccer team, which is challenging the World Cup round of 16 for the second time in eight years following the 2015 competition, competes against Germany, Colombia and Morocco in the group stage of this tournament. Germany is a strong player, ranked second in the FIFA rankings (as of December last year) after the United States. He also won the World Cup twice (2003 and 2007) and was runner-up in 1995. However, aside from Germany, Korea is a worthy opponent.
Colombia is ranked 27th in the FIFA rankings, lower than Korea (15th), and Morocco, which has advanced to the World Cup finals for the first time, is ranked 76th.
Coach Bell said, “We are analyzing and collecting information on the teams belonging to the same group in the World Cup, but we are currently focusing more on the match against England, which is just ahead.” I will prepare for the World Cup while checking.”