The women’s team of Bellejo won 2-1 against the Czech Republic. A good record was added.

The South Korean women’s national soccer team (20th), led by coach Colin Bell, won 2-1 in a friendly match against the Czech Republic (28th) at Football City Stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, on the 25th.

The match, which was held during the FIFA-designated women’s soccer A-match period, attracted a large number of players from overseas leagues. Korea secured victory in its first match in 2024, as Ji So-yeon, a flagship player in women’s soccer, and Casey Eugene Fair, a rising star born in 2007, scored a goal.

South Korea brought up the 3-5-2 formation in this game. Pair and Choi Yuri matched the offensive combination, and Cho So-hyun, Ji So-yeon and Jang Seul-ki stood in the midfield. Choo Hyo-joo and Lee Eun-young played as wingbacks on both sides, and Shim Seo-yeon, Lee Young-joo and Kim Hye-ri played as central defenders. The goal was defended by Jungmi Kim.

Korea scored the first goal 16 minutes into the first half. Kim Hye-ri scored a free kick near the penalty box. Ji So-yeon, a kicker, hit the net with her sharp right footed shot and shook the net.
Leading the first half 1-0 up, Korea scored one more goal at the start of the second half. Pair, who caught the ball from the left side in the first minute of the second half, drove the ball into the box and shot it towards the far post. The ball hit the post and led to a goal. 스포츠토토

The Czech Republic was not the only one to suffer. Eva Bartonova scored a comeback goal in the eighth minute of the second half. The match ended with Korea’s 2-1 victory.

In addition to winning, South Korea set several good records in this game.

First of all, Jang Seul-ki, who made his A-match debut in the Cyprus Cup match against South Africa in 2013, started the match and set the record for 100th appearance in the A-match. Jang Seul-ki became the eighth Century Club member ever, following Cho So-hyun, Ji So-yeon, Jungmi Kim, Kim Hye-ri, Kwon Ha-neul, Jeon Autumn, and Lim Sun-joo.
Ji scored her 70th goal in her 155th A-match game after scoring a free kick in this match. With this, Ji added one more A-match appearance record and also broke the record for most goals scored.

Another record is that 16-year-old Shin Seong-Eugene Fair scored her fourth A-match score. Eugene Fair played in the seventh A-match game.
Meanwhile, Korea is scheduled to play a warm-up match against Portugal in Estoril, Portugal, at 3:15 a.m. on the 28th.

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