Korea’s women’s college football was completely defeated by Japan.
The women’s college football selection team led by head coach Ko Hyeon-ho (Korea University) lost 1-4 to the Japanese selection team in the 1st Denso Cup Korea-Japan University Women’s Football Regular Match held at Urayasu Stadium in Chiba Prefecture, Japan on the 20th. They drew 1-1 during regular time, but conceded 3 goals in the first half of extra time. The Denso Cup is an annual competition between selected college football teams from Korea and Japan. This year, the men’s division will hold the 21st exchange match, but the women’s division was newly established this year.
In women’s soccer, Japan is evaluated one step higher than Korea. Japan is ranked 11th in the FIFA (International Football Federation) ranking, higher than Korea, which is ranked 15th. In the history of national team A, Japan has the upper hand against Korea with 18 wins, 11 draws and 4 losses. In the under-20 national team, Japan leads with 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the match that day, Japanese women’s soccer won completely over Korea in terms of goal-making ability and concentration.
Manager Ko Hyeon-ho, whom we met after the game, said, “The players did a good job. I felt that there was a lot to learn (from Japan) in women’s soccer. I prepared for a short period of time (March 13 to 5), so there was a score difference, but I think it was a good game.” It collapsed at once while conceding,” he said. 메이저놀이터
The Denso Cup Korea-Japan University Women’s Football Regular Tournament was newly established this year. Coach Ko Hyeon-ho said, “There are not many opportunities to experience international competitions. Regardless of the outcome, I think Korean women’s soccer can develop only when there are more opportunities like this. This is the first time I have led a national team by age group. I could learn a lot. The players must have felt a lot,” he said.