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'Including pair' women's U-17 national soccer team participates in Asian Cup North-South confrontation on the 6th

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Eun-Jeong Kim will participate in the FIFA U-17 World Cup if he finishes in top 3 at the Asian Cup

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The Korean U-17 women's national soccer team, led by Casey Eugene Fair (Angel City FC), began its Asian Cup schedule with a match against North Korea on the 6th (Korean time). do.

The U-17 women's national team, led by coach Kim Eun-jung, will participate in the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-17 Asian Cup to be held in Bali, Indonesia from the 6th to the 19th of this month.

This competition, which has been held every other year since 2005, will be held five years after the 2019 Thailand competition due to the aftermath of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) pandemic.

1st to 3rd places in the competition will qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in the Dominican Republic in October.

The eight participating countries are divided into two groups of four teams each and play in the group stage, with the first and second place winners from each group advancing to the tournament.

South Korea was in Group A along with women's soccer powerhouse North Korea, host country Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Starting with the first match of Group A against North Korea at 5 p.m. on the 6th, the schedule is to face Indonesia (8 p.m. on the 9th) and the Philippines (5 p.m. on the 12th) in turn. 파워볼사이트

Group B consists of Japan, China, Australia, and Thailand.

Coach Kim Eun-jung added Pair, who has been consistently participating in international matches for the women's national team led by coach Colin Bell, to the roster of players.

Fair, who plays for Angel City FC in the National Women's Professional Soccer League (NWSL), will join the national team just before the game against North Korea on the 6th.

In addition to the pair, existing key members such as Kwon Da-eun and Won Joo-eun (Ulsan Hyundai High School), who have gained experience with the A national team, and Beom Ye-ju (Gwangyang Girls' High School), will participate in the Asian Cup.

The 23 participating players consisted of 18 born in 2007, 4 born in 2008, and 1 born in 2009.

Hankook Hee (Ulsan Hyundai Cheongwoon Middle School), who appeared on Golden Eleven, a soccer prospect discovery program, is the only one born in 2009.

Korea won the 2009 tournament with Lee Geum-min (Brighton), Yeo Min-ji, and Jang Seul-gi (Gyeongju KHNP), recording the best performance ever in the U-17 Asian Cup.

At that time, the national team even won the first FIFA tournament in Korean soccer history at the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

Kim Eun-Jeong, who advanced to the finals by winning in the Asian Cup preliminaries in April and September last year, prepared for the Asian Cup by facing European teams in three friendly away games in Portugal (1 draw, 2 losses) in January.

Coach Kim Eun-jung said, "For the past few years, Korea has not performed well in the U-17 Women's Asian Cup. It would be a dark time, but I believe that this group of members will be able to break that trend." He added, "We will not only qualify for the upcoming World Cup but also win the championship." He announced his candidacy by saying, “I will come with it.”

Coach Kim said, “I put my life on the line from the first game of the group stage against North Korea, and I want to play the third game comfortably (by winning the first and second games),” adding, “We will play fast soccer such as build-up soccer, forward passes, and simultaneous penetration.” “I will show it to you,” he pledged.

◇ List of players participating in the 2024 AFC U-17 Women's Asian Cup (23 players)

▲ Goalkeeper (GK) = Kim Chae-bin (Gwangyang Girls’ High School), Woo Soo-min (Pohang Electronic Girls’ High School), Lee Yeo-eun (Hwacheon Information High School)

▲ Defender (DF) = Noh Si-eun, Ryu Ji-hae, Shin Da-in, Shin Seong-hee, Lee Ha-eun (Ulsan Hyundai High School), Park Ji-yu (Chungju Yesung Girls' High School), Ji-ae (Hwacheon Information High School)

▲ Midfielder (MF) = Da-eun Kwon, Ye-eun Kim, Sarang Nam, Ji-eun Baek (Ulsan Hyundai High School), Ji-hyo Kim, Min-jeong Seo (Gyeongnam Robot High School), Ju-ha Park (Chungju Yesung Girls' High School), Ye-ju Beom (Gwangyang Girls' High School), Hee Han ( Ulsan Hyundai Cheongwoon Heavy Industries)

▲ Attacker (FW) = Kim Hyo-won (Gwangyang Girls' High School), Won Joo-eun (Ulsan Hyundai High School), Jeong Ye-won (Osan Information High School), Casey Eugene Fair (Angel City FC) 한국야동

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