The Korean women’s national soccer team has completed its final preparations for the ‘first game’ of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023.
The team, led by head coach Colleen Bell, held their final official training session on Thursday at 11 a.m. local time ahead of the match against Colombia.
The team, which arrived in the country on the 10th and has been training at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on the outskirts of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, to improve its physical condition, switched venues and trained at Leichhardt Oval in Sydney.
It was drizzly, windy and chilly on the training ground, unlike Campbelltown, where the sun had been shining for the past few days.
The players, who had been training in short-sleeved jerseys, took to the field in long-sleeved tops.
With 25 players, including reserve members Lee Eun-young (Korea University) and Go Yuna (Hwacheon KSPO), cheering at the same time, the training ground was full of energy despite the cold.
They warmed up with a ball-stealing drill in groups of two, and Coach Bell joined in to liven things up. When his pass was intercepted, he exclaimed, “Oh my God,” and covered his head with his hands.
The session lasted over an hour, but Bell only released the first 15 minutes to the media. Bell has kept all of his tactical overhauls behind closed doors.
The Socceroos will face Colombia on Sept. 25 at Sydney Football Stadium, about seven kilometers from where they trained. 메이저사이트
While FIFA No. 2 Germany is considered the “favorite” in Group H, the national team needs to take three points to advance to the round of 16 even if they finish second in the group.
Korea (17th) is ranked higher than Colombia (25th) in the FIFA rankings, but the Colombians are a team to be reckoned with in many ways.