Women’s soccer Wins 3-0 Against Myanmar

from Oct 11, 2023 hours 13:33 (UTC +09:00)
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from Oct 11, 2023 hours 13:33 (UTC +09:00)
to Oct 11, 2025 hours 13:33 (UTC +09:00)


[Asian Games] Women’s soccer Wins 3-0 Against Myanmar in the First Game… Ji So-yeon's 68th Goal in A-Match

Ji So-yeon's 68 goals in 149 A-match games are all 'new records'... Eunyoung Lee, born in 2002, scored her international debut goal

The Korean women's national soccer team defeated Myanmar by three goals in the first match of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and took the lead in its group. 

The women's soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell (England), defeated Myanmar 3-0 in the first match of Group E of the Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Wenzhou Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang, China, on the 22nd.

Korean women's soccer, whose best performance at the Asian Games was the bronze medals in Guangzhou in 2010, Incheon in 2014, and Jakarta-Palembang in 2018, started its challenge for its first ever gold medal with a complete victory.

Korea took the lead in Group E with 3 points and +3 goal difference, followed by the Philippines (3 points, +2 goal difference), which defeated Hong Kong 3-1 earlier in the day.

Korea continues the group stage with the Philippines on the 25th and Hong Kong on the 28th.

On this day, the national team had 
Son Hwa-yeon (Hyundai Steel) at the forefront of the attack, followed by Cheon Garam (Hwacheon KSPO), Lee Min-ah (Hyundai Steel), and Choi Yu-ri (Birmingham City).

While veteran Cho So-hyun (Birmingham City) did not play in this tournament, Jang Seul-gi (Hyundai Steel), who usually played as a fullback, was placed in midfield along with Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC).

Ji So-yeon, who was tied for first place with Cho So-hyun for the most appearances in A-match history among Korean players, became the sole leader with the most appearances with her 149th match.

The back four consists of Choo Hyo-joo, Shim Seo-yeon (Suwon FC), Kim Hye-ri (Hyundai Steel), and Lee Eun-young (Korea University).

The goal was guarded by the eldest sister, Kim Jeong-mi (Hyundai Steel), born in 1984.

Veteran defender Lim Seon-ju (Hyundai Steel) was excluded from today's roster due to a calf muscle injury.

The national team explained 
that Lim Seon-ju is expected to be able to play from the second game onwards.

Korea, which led the way from the beginning through the active participation of both fullbacks in attack and Ji So-yeon's ball distribution, opened the game with a goal by Lee Eun-young, born in 2002, in the 24th minute of the first half.

Ji So-yeon's pass from the penalty arc was completed by Lee Eun-young with a right-footed shot from the right side of the penalty area, becoming the Korean women's national team's first goal of the tournament.

This is Lee Eun-young's debut goal in her third match, making her A match debut against Belgium in the Arnold Clark Cup friendly competition in February this year.

Afterwards, Korea continued to push Myanmar, but was unable to finish the game due to tight defense, and had a somewhat disappointing first half with one goal.

Korea, which showed a lack of decisiveness even in the second half, brought the momentum back with a free kick from 'living legend' Ji So-yeon in the 14th minute of the second half.

Ji So-yeon hit the ball with her right foot from Seul-gi Jang's free kick opportunity on the left side of the penalty arc and hit the left corner of the goal.

With this goal, Ji So-yeon increased the record for most goals scored by a Korean player in an A match to 68.

In the 18th minute of the second half, Korea was tired of Myanmar's counterattack when Lee Min-ah and Cheon Garam were replaced by Moon Mi-ra and Jeon Eun-ha (Suwon FC), but in the 23rd minute of the second half, Jeon Eun-ha scored an additional goal, putting the game on hold.

Afterwards, the national team ended the game by replacing Lee Eun-young and Son Hwa-yeon with Jeong Seol-bin (Hyundai Steel) and 
Moon Eun-ju (Hwacheon KSPO).

Striker Moon Eun-ju, born in 2000, made his senior national team debut.

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