Women's soccer, first match of Olympic qualifiers against Thailand

Women's soccer, first match of Olympic qualifiers against Thailand... ‘Multi-score victory’ is the only way to survive

Clash at 4:30 pm on the 26th... Being in a group with 'strong' North Korea and China, victory against Thailand is essential

The Korean women's soccer team begins its challenge to advance to the Olympic finals for the first time in history.

The women's national soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell (England), will play the first match of Group B of the 2024 Paris Olympics Asia 2nd qualifying group against Thailand at Xiamen Egret Stadium in Fujian Province, China at 4:30 pm (Korean time) on the 26th.

The match against Thailand is the first gateway to a very difficult challenge heading to the Olympic finals. 바카라사이트

In women's soccer, the Olympics is a more difficult stage to reach than the World Cup.

Korea has never advanced to the Olympic finals.

In the finals, 12 countries compete in the Olympics and 32 countries compete in the World Cup.

In the case of the 2023 Australia-New Zealand World Cup, excluding the host country, Australia, there were 5 finals tickets allocated to Asia.

The number of finals tickets allocated to Asia in this year's Paris Olympics is only two, less than half of the number of tickets for the Australia-New Zealand World Cup.

This second preliminary round will be divided into 3 groups of 4 teams, and the 1st place team in each group and the 2nd place team from each group will play in the semifinals.

The two countries that win the two semifinal matches will advance to the Olympic finals.

South Korea was in Group B with Thailand, China, and North Korea.

It can be said to be the ‘worst group formation.’

South Korea is at a disadvantage to North Korea with 1 win, 3 draws, and 16 losses.

The victory took place in 2005, already 18 years ago.

Even against China, they are inferior with 5 wins, 7 draws, and 29 losses.

Since their last win in 2015 (1-0), they have recorded 3 draws and 6 losses in 8 years.

Therefore, for Korea, winning this game against Thailand is a ‘prerequisite’ to continue the challenge of going to Paris.

If they lose or draw with Thailand, which is considered the weakest among the four countries, the chances of going to Paris will inevitably be very low.

Since it is clear that China and North Korea will also use Thailand as a 'one-win sacrifice', there is a great need to achieve a 'multiple-goal victory' over Thailand.

Korea has faced Thailand 10 times so far and has an advantage with 7 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses.

In particular, in the last four consecutive wins, all of them scored three or more goals and achieved a scoreless victory.

The most recent match was in the group stage of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, where strikers including Jeong Seol-bin (Hyundai Steel), Park Hee-young (Seoul City Hall), Yoo Young-ah (Seoul City Hall), Jeon Ga-eul (Sports Toto), and Choi Yu-ri (Birmingham City) scored consecutive goals.

They exploded and won 5-0.

The offensive line needs to be active in this match against Thailand as well.

The more the attackers, including veterans Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC), Jeong Seol-bin, Choi Yu-ri, Kang Chae-rim (Hyundai Steel), and Casey Eugene Pear (Independent), shake up Thailand's net, the greater their chances of entering Paris.

In the FIFA rankings, Korea is 20th and Thailand is 46th.

The national team, which has been training at the Paju National Football Team Training Center (NFC) in Gyeonggi Province since the 16th, is leaving for China, the site of the decisive battle, on the 23rd and is undergoing final hardening.

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