Choi Yu-ri (Birmingham City), a European striker for the women’s national soccer team, will not be able to participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics women’s soccer Asian second qualifying round due to a hamstring injury.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on the 23rd, “As Choi Yuri needs rehabilitation treatment due to a rupture of her hamstring (the muscle behind her thigh), she has selected Jeong Seol-bin (Incheon Hyundai Steel) as her replacement.”
Yuri Choi left Incheon Hyundai Steel and moved to Birmingham City in this summer transfer window, making her debut on the European stage. Yuri Choi, who has been playing consistently with the national team since 2014, will not be able to participate in the second qualifying round due to her hamstring injury. Seolbin Jeong got the chance to perform in the second qualifying round aboard the Colin Bell once again after her last Asian Games performance.
The women’s national soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell (England), departed for China on the 23rd to participate in the second Asian qualifying round of the Paris Olympics. The national team has already been training at the Paju National Training Center (NFC) since the 16th, and Jeong Seol-bin is scheduled to join at the airport on the 23rd.
In this competition held in Xiamen, a resort city in eastern China, Korea was placed in a relatively difficult group. In Group B, they will face Thailand (26th), North Korea (29th), and China (November 1st) in order to advance to the semifinals only if they take first place or have the best performance among the three second-place teams in each group.
Therefore, either China or North Korea must win in order to at least aim for a wild card in the final preliminary round, which is given to second place in each group. However, North Korea won a silver medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games that ended earlier this month, and China won a bronze medal at the same event, so sailing is expected to be difficult for South Korea. In the quarterfinals of the Hangzhou Asian Games, South Korea lost 1-4 to North Korea due to an unexpectedly inconclusive decision by the referee.
Korean women’s soccer has participated in the World Cup four times and made history by reaching the round of 16 at the 2015 Canada Tournament, but has never advanced to the finals at the Olympics. In the case of the Olympic women’s soccer event, there are only 16 tickets to the finals, but only 2 tickets were allocated to Asia in this year’s Paris Games.토토사이트
The four teams that made it to the final qualifying round will be paired up into two teams to compete home and away, and the winning team will board a plane to Paris.
Although coach Bell missed Choi Yu-ri, since this tournament is held during the FIFA women’s soccer A match period, he assembled the best members, including overseas players. Among the domestic players, they included ace Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC), captain Kim Hye-ri, leading midfielder Lee Min-ah (Incheon Hyundai Steel), and veteran tall striker Park Eun-seon (Seoul City Hall). Among the overseas players, Lee Geum-min (Brighton & Hove Albion) and Lee Young-ju (Madrid CFF) were selected.
◆Women’s national soccer team Paris Olympics second qualifying round participation list
GK: Kim Jeong-mi (Incheon Hyundai Steel), Ryu Ji-su (Seoul City Hall), Choi Ye-
seul (Changnyeong WFC) DF: Kim Hye-ri, Jang Seul-gi (Incheon Hyundai Steel), Shim Seo-yeon, Choo Hyo-joo (Suwon FC), Lee Eun-young (
Korea University), Lee Young-joo (Madrid CFF) MF: Lee Min-ah (Incheon Hyundai Steel), Lee Geum-min (Brighton), Ji So-yeon, Jeon Eun-ha (Suwon FC), Cheon Garam (Hwacheon KSPO), Bae Yebin (Widuk University), Da-eun Kwon (Ulsan Hyundai High School)
FW: Seol-bin Jeong, Hwa-yeon Son, Chae-rim Kang (Incheon Hyundai Steel), Mira Moon (Suwon FC), Eun-seon Park (Seoul City Hall), Casey Eugene Fair (Independent) Photo = Korea