Like the Hiddink in the Gold Cup… Women’s soccer Belho, quenching this month

Reporter Park Dae-ro = The women’s national soccer team, led by head coach Colin Bell, will participate in a friendly match in England. Like Hiddink, who gained practical experience by participating in the North and Central America Gold Cup ahead of the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, Belho is expected to temper herself by dealing with strong players ahead of the opening of the 2023 Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup in July.

After convocation training in Ulsan, 23 members of the women’s national team departed for England on the 10th where the Arnold Clark Cup, a friendly competition between four countries, was held.

Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC Women), Jang Seul-gi (Incheon Hyundai Steel), Lee Geum-min (Brighton & Hove Albion), Chu Hyo-joo (Suwon FC Women), Choi Yu-ri (Incheon Hyundai Steel), and other key resources of the women’s national team will all participate.

Lee Min-ah (Incheon Hyundai Steel), Lee Young-joo (Madrid CFF), and Cho So-hyun (Tottenham Hotspur FC Women) missed out due to injury, but Cheon Garam (Ulsan College of Science) and Bae Ye-bin (Pohang Girls’ High School), who are considered the future of women’s football, are participating in this tournament. participate in

The women’s national team, which recorded a disappointing record of 3 losses in the group stage at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, appointed coach Colin Bell from England to raise its organizational power over the past 4 years, and will practice the World Cup through this tournament.

European powerhouses compete in the Arnold Clark Cup. England, Italy and Belgium are the opponents. England ranks 4th in the FIFA rankings, Italy 17th and Belgium 20th. South Korea ranks 15th in the world. Belgium did not advance to the finals of the Women’s World Cup, but England and Italy are scheduled to advance to the finals like Korea. 슬롯사이트

The Arnold Clark Cup is not an old tournament. Established last year, the competition is organized by the Football Association of England. England, Spain, Canada and Germany competed in the first tournament. England ranked first, Spain second, Canada third and Germany fourth.

Belho, who will participate in the second tournament, will play his first match against England on the 17th in Milton Keynes, England. He will then meet Belgium in Coventry on the 20th and Italy in Bristol on the 23rd.

This way of getting vaccinated against strong players ahead of the World Cup finals is similar to Hiddink during the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup.

Hiddink faced France in the Confederations Cup in May 2001 and lost 0-5. In August of the same year, they also lost 0-5 in an away warm-up against the Czech Republic. With this opportunity, coach Hiddink earned the dishonorable nickname of ‘Oh Dae-young’.

Still, Hiddink was not afraid of an evaluation match against a strong team. Afterwards, Hiddink participated in the North and Central America Gold Cup in January 2002, the year the World Cup was held, and faced North and Central American teams. At that time, Hiddink defeated Mexico after a penalty shootout in the quarterfinals, but lost to Costa Rica 1-3 in the semifinals. They also lost 1-2 to Canada in the 3rd and 4th place matches.

The Hiddink, which continued to temper itself, held an evaluation match against a strong team right before the World Cup finals and showed a gradually different appearance. After defeating Scotland 4-1 in May, Hiddink drew 1-1 with England, which was regarded as the favorite for the championship, and lost 2-3 to France, the winner of the previous tournament. This move led to the unbelievable achievement of advancing to the semifinals.

Attention is focusing on whether Bell, which will compete against a strong player in Europe, will be able to enhance its competitiveness in the finals through intensive rehearsals like Hiddink, 21 years ago.

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