Recruiting Korean women to play in the Asian Cup finals

03 Th2 2022 | 16:41

With a 2-0 victory over the Philippines women’s team, coach Colin Bell’s teachers and students won the right to play the final on February 6 in India.

On the afternoon of February 3, the first semi-final match between Korea and the Philippines in the 2022 Asian Cup women’s football final round ended with 2 goals. The two scorers were Cho So-Hyun in the 4th minute and Son Hwa-Yeon in the 34th minute.

The Philippine women’s team is completely inferior to a seasoned opponent and has played many times in the World Cup. Meanwhile, coach Alen Stajcic’s army won tickets for the first time.

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Korean women won the right to play the final on February 6 in India. Photo: AFC.

The Korean women’s team controlled the ball 76.4% compared to 23.6% for the opponent. The red shirt team made 14 shots with a success rate of nearly 43%. Two goals is less for Korea. Meanwhile, the Filipino female did not hit the goal of her team once.

With this result, Korea will meet the winner of the semi-final pair between defending champion Japan and China to take place right after. The final took place on February 6, with no 3rd place match.

The Philippines women’s team lost but still won direct seats to Australia and New Zealand to attend the Women’s Football World Cup in 2023. Four direct slots for the four semi-finals. The 5th place is still waiting for the results of the play-off match.

The Korean team entered the final with an arduous journey. They are in Group C with Japan and Vietnam and Myanmar. Korean women ranked second in the table with the same 7 points as Japan. The Vietnamese women’s team won the ticket as the third team with good results.

In the quarterfinals, Colin’s army excellently defeated Australia 1-0. The 2023 World Cup co-host is available next year despite having to stop in the quarterfinals. This puts the play-off teams at a disadvantage.

If the Vietnamese women’s team can solve Taiwan (China) in the match on February 6, Mai Duc Chung’s teachers and students will join the Korean team and the remaining 3 teams to go straight to the 2023 Women’s World Cup.