SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Yonhap) — The South Korean squad for the upcoming qualifiers for Asia’s prime girls’s soccer event was unveiled Tuesday, highlighted by a trio of veterans plying their commerce in England.
The Korea Soccer Affiliation (KFA) introduced a 23-player squad for head coach Colin Bell forward of the qualifying event for the 2022 Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC) Girls’s Asian Cup.
South Korea will probably be in Group E in opposition to Mongolia and Uzbekistan, and solely the winner of the group will attain the Girls’s Asian Cup. The quadrennial Asian Cup will double because the Asian qualifying event for the 2023 FIFA Girls’s World Cup.
All Group E matches will probably be performed at Pakhtakor Stadium in Tashkent. South Korea, world No. 18, will first tackle the One hundred and twenty fifth-ranked Mongolia at 4 p.m. on Sept. 17, or 8 p.m. the identical evening (Seoul time). The match in opposition to No. 43 Uzbekistan will probably be 4 p.m. native time (8 p.m. in South Korea) on Sept. 23.
The South Korean crew options Chelsea FC Girls star Ji So-yun, Tottenham Hotspur FC Girls midfielder Cho So-hyun, and Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Lee Geum-min. Cho and Ji are 1-2 in all-time caps amongst South Korean feminine gamers with 127 and 125 worldwide appearances, respectively.
Different common suspects embrace midfielders Lee Min-a (62 caps) and Yeo Min-ji (44 caps).
South Korea have by no means confronted Mongolia earlier than. The Taeguk Girls have gained each of their earlier matches in opposition to Uzbekistan, however their most up-to-date assembly got here in 2017.