‘Cheon Messi’ Cheon Garam (21, Hwacheon KSPO, photo) will step up to advance to the Olympic finals for the first time in Korean women’s soccer history.
The Korean women’s soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell, will play against China in the third match of Group B of the Paris Olympics Asian second qualifying round at 8:30 pm (Korean time) on the 1st of next month. Currently, Korea is in first place in the group with 1 win and 1 draw, and China is in 3rd place in the group with 1 win and 1 loss.
In order for Korea to advance to the Olympic finals, a victory against China is essential. In this preliminary round, a total of 12 teams were divided into 3 groups of 4 teams, and a total of 4 teams, including the three teams ranked first in each group and the team with the best performance among the second place teams in each group, advanced to the final preliminary round and received the two tickets allocated to Asia. compete for it. Even with a draw, Korea will at least rank second in the group, but it is highly likely that the second-place team in another group will achieve better results with one win and two draws. Therefore, they must either win and advance to the final qualifying round as first place in the group, or take first place among the second-place teams in the group with two wins and one draw.
South Korea, which achieved a 0-0 draw against North Korea, which boasts a superior power in the second game, is paying attention to the toes of Cheon Garam. Garam Cheon, who entered Hwacheon as the first overall pick in the 2023 WK League rookie draft and performed well against Germany in the 2023 Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup, started both of the previous two preliminary matches. In particular, in the first game against Thailand, he scored a hat trick alongside Casey Eugene Fair (16), another promising player in Korean soccer, leading to a 10-1 victory.굿모닝토토 주소
Unlike men’s soccer, Korean women’s soccer is at an absolute disadvantage to China with a record of 5 wins, 7 draws, and 29 losses. As they face a strong team, the performance of Chun Garam, who will lead Korea’s attack along with Casey, is essential. Attention will be paid to whether Garam Cheon will keep her hopes of advancing to Korea’s first Olympics finals alive.