The South Korean women’s soccer team will face off against North Korea in the biggest test of their quest to qualify for the women’s soccer tournament at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
The South Korean women’s national team, coached by Colleen Bell, will take on North Korea at 4:30 p.m. KST on Sept. 29 at the Xiamen Eaglet Stadium in Fujian Province, China, in the second match of Group B of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games Asia Second Qualifying Round.
South Korea (1 win) is competing in Group B alongside North Korea (1 win), China and Thailand (over 1 loss).
South Korea won its first game against Thailand by a whopping 10-1 margin on Sept. 26 to tie North Korea, which defeated China 2-1 the same day, for the group lead on goal differential.
South Korea put on a fireworks show in their first game against Thailand, scoring 10 unanswered goals, led by a “twin” hat trick from Casey Eugene Fair (Independent) and Chun Garam (KSPO).
Despite Thailand’s weaknesses, it was a good experience for the team to improve their organization and decisiveness for their remaining group matches.
The team’s second-round opponent is North Korea, the runner-up at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
South Korea failed to win a medal in the women’s soccer quarterfinals of the Hangzhou Asian Games last month, losing 1-4 to the DPRK on March 30, so this match will be a “revenge match.
It is crucial for Belo to get a point against North Korea to punch their ticket to the Olympics.
The second round of the Asian qualification for the Paris Olympics is divided into three groups of four teams, with the top team from each group and the best performer from the second group meeting in the quarterfinals.
The winners of the two best-of-four matches will advance to the Olympic Games.
South Korea will play China on Nov. 1 against North Korea in the third game of the second round of qualifying.
South Korea trails China in the all-time women’s soccer A-match series with a record of 5 wins, 7 draws and 29 losses, including no wins in the last nine matches (3 draws and 6 losses).
With North Korea the de facto favorite in Group B, it will be crucial for South Korea to avoid defeat against the DPRK if they want to finish second in the group.
South Korea found their toe-tapping touch in their first game against Thailand, with Fair and Chun Garam scoring back-to-back hat-tricks, while Kang Chae-rim (2 goals-Hyundai Steel), Lee Geum-min (Brighton), and Moon Mi-ra (Suwon FC) also chipped in with goals.
South Korea’s women’s soccer team is heavily outclassed by North Korea in the all-time series, with one win, three draws and 16 losses, but the confidence from the big win in Thailand will give them a boost in the first meeting in a month. 무료슬롯게임