Women’s National Team ready for World Cup…departing tomorrow “to be the team of the future”

The South Korean women’s national soccer team departs for Australia on Tuesday to compete at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. “Korea will be an upset in this tournament,” said 32-year-old veteran midfielder Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC).

The keyword for this team is “high intensity. Women’s head coach Colleen Bell (Great Britain) uses the word “high intensity” most often in the correct Korean pronunciation. This word, which means intense training, has become an emblematic word for the women’s team.

Bell didn’t just increase the intensity of her training, she had a clear goal in mind. She had a clear goal: “constant sprinting”. In recent years, the physical and tactical level of women’s soccer in the world has improved rapidly. As a result, South Korea, which has a physical disadvantage in the World Cup, can only compete with world-class fitness and speed.

He also explained that it is not enough to develop the physical strength to run, but to develop ‘resilience’ through high-intensity training. They need to develop the ability to sprint during a match and then recover quickly so that they can run again.

The women’s team played an exhibition match against Haiti at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Aug. 8. The team came from behind to win 2-1 and received a passing grade for physical fitness and activity, validating their ‘high-intensity’ training. Korea conceded a goal in the first 15 minutes of the Haiti match, but dominated their opponents in the second half, 토토사이트 scoring two goals in quick succession.

The challenge remains. “It’s important to switch defenses quickly,” Bell said after the game. Veteran defender Shim Seo-yeon (Suwon FC) and forward Cho So-hyun (Tottenham Hotspur), who are at the center of the team, also said after the game that “we lacked the speed to switch between defense and offense,” and that they will focus on improving this aspect before the tournament.

This is effectively the last World Cup for veteran players in their 30s, the so-called “golden generation,” including Ji So-yeon, Shim Seo-yeon and Cho So-hyun. Their eagerness to play one last time, coupled with the addition of younger players like Chun Ga-ram (Hwacheon KSPO) and Casey Eugene Fair (PDA), is expected to boost the team’s energy.

The women’s team will depart the country on Tuesday and will play a closed-door exhibition match against a European team on the 16th. The first match of the World Cup Group H will be against Colombia on the 25th.

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