] First of all, we maintained first place in the group.
The women’s national soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell, drew 0-0 without scoring in the second match of Group B with North Korea in the 2024 Paris Olympics women’s soccer second qualifying round held at Xiamengret Stadium in China on the 29th.굿모닝토토
The national team, which won 10-1 against Thailand in the first game, even drew against North Korea in the second game and took an advantageous position. They maintained first place in their group with 1 win and 1 draw (4 points). The national team (+9) is ahead of North Korea (+1) in goal difference. In the second preliminary round, the three first-place teams from each group and one team with the best performance among the second-place teams from each group advance to the third preliminary round.
The national team, which met in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and lost 1-4 due to an unclear referee decision, sought revenge. Casey and Garam Cheon, who both scored hat tricks in the match against Thailand, were at the forefront of the attack on this day as well. The national team was unable to break through North Korea’s defense. They struggled under strong pressure, and the offensive development was also not smooth. Ji So-yeon’s right-footed mid-range shot missed the goal in the 28th minute of the first half.
Coach Bell made a change by removing Casey and inserting Son Hwa-yeon in the 6th minute of the second half. In particular, goalkeeper Kim Jeong-mi made a series of good saves to prevent North Korea from conceding a goal. In the end, both teams failed to score and were divided with one point each.
The national team will play an important match against the home team, China, on the 1st of next month. Previously, China lost 1-2 to North Korea.