Ji So-yeon (32-Suwon FC) has been tipped to lead South Korea to their best-ever group stage finish at a FIFA Women’s World Cup.카지노사이트
Cameron Pope (Great Britain) said on 18 July that “Ji So-yeon may be entering the twilight of her national team career, but she can still lead South Korea to the top of Group H at the 2023 Women’s World Cup.”
Pope appears on DAZN, the world’s largest sports internet broadcaster, as a commentator for the UEFA Women’s Champions League and the Spanish Women’s First Division. He praised Ji So-yeon, calling her “the best goalie South Korea has ever produced, male or female.”
Ji So-yeon celebrates after scoring a brace in South Korea’s 3-0 win over Vietnam at the 2022 Women’s Asian Cup on Sunday. Photo courtesy of the Korea Football Association
South Korea’s best finish at a Women’s World Cup is second in Group D at the 2015 tournament in Canada, where they reached the round of 16. This year’s Group H includes world No. 2 Germany, No. 17 South Korea, No. 25 Colombia and No. 72 Morocco.
Ji So-yeon is South Korea’s all-time record holder for appearances and goals in men’s and women’s A-match football with 67 goals in 145 matches. Her FIFA World Player of the Year honours of sixth in 2010 and 11th in 2020 have also never been achieved by a South Korean.
Pope is no stranger to the men’s game either, having covered the English Premier League (EPL) and English Football League (EFL) cup competitions for the BBC. “Ji So-yeon’s creativity is the strongest weapon in the Korean Women’s World Cup 2023 squad,” he said.
It’s not just her goalscoring ability, but also her ability to create chances. Ji-So-Yeon is well known in England, where she was named Women’s Premier League MVP by the Football Association (FA) and the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) in the 2014-15 season with Chelsea.
At the Women’s World Cup, Ji scored her first and last goals at the tournament, a penalty shootout equaliser against Costa Rica in the second leg of the 2015 Group E match with the score at 0-1. All eyes will be on her to make a field goal in what could be her last appearance at the tournament.
South Korea will play Colombia, Morocco and Germany in the first three matches of Group H at the Women’s World Cup 2023. The tournament will be co-hosted by New Zealand, but Group H teams will only play in Australia if they advance to the knockout stages.
2023 Women’s World Cup South Korea group stage schedule
25 July, 11:00 AM vs Colombia
30 July, 01:30 PM vs Morocco
03 Aug 07:00pm vs Germany