The team lost to Morocco, ranked 72nd in the FIFA rankings, without scoring a single goal.
With two group losses and elimination looking likely, the players were left with their heads down, and head coach Colleen Bell repeatedly pointed out the limitations of Korean soccer.
[Colin Bell/Women’s National Soccer Team Head Coach: “Korean women’s soccer is slow and lacks intensity. The training sessions are too long, and that’s something I’ve been stressing for the last four years, and hopefully that can change.”]
A glimmer of hope remained as Group H champions Germany were unexpectedly swept aside by Colombia thanks to a brilliant goal from Kaido.
However, that hope is unlikely to be realized as the second-ranked Germans won by more than five goals.
[Tecklenburg/Germany women’s national team coach: “We will play the football we have prepared against South Korea, and we will want to win.”]
The national team players worked hard in recovery training, despite their grim expressions.
Coach Colin Bell also ran with the players and started planning for the game against Germany.
Unlike Korea, which realized the high barriers of the world, 카지노사이트넷 Japan reaffirmed its status as a women’s soccer powerhouse.
They defeated Spain 4-0 in their final group game to win their third straight match and advance to the round of 16 as group leaders.
Striker Miyazawa led the team in scoring with four goals.