As the Women’s Soccer World Cup kicks off this week, commentator Joo Soo-jin, a member of the 2010 U-17 World Cup winning team, will be behind the microphone for KBS.
Reporter Joonhee Lee caught up with Soo-jin Joo, who is the only commentator to have ever lifted the World Cup trophy in South Korea.
In the 2010 U-17 World Cup quarterfinals, Joo Soo-jin scored the winning goal with a dazzling dribble to sink Spain.
She went on to win South Korea’s first Fifa title.
She was just 17 when she took the microphone at the victory celebration and showed off her hidden talent.
Thirteen years later, she’s in her thirties, and she’s back on the KBS microphone to report on the action at the Women’s World Cup.
Her commentary partner is Lee Young-pyo.
[“Lee Geum-min is definitely more serious, because 카지노 he’s a really funny player, he’s a funny guy.”]
When the team departed for Australia on the 10th, I was at the airport to see them off, and I received a delightful cheer from Lee Geum-min, who was also a part of the winning team.
[Lee Geum-min: “You said you were going to commentate. Why? How? I hope you’ll be good as a commentator and ‘win and win’. Go KBS!”]
Joo, who recently turned into an actor and performed in web dramas, plans to utilize her acting experience to provide lively commentary.
[Joo Soo-jin/KBS Soccer Commentator: “I’m excited about this dynamic life after retirement, and I’m challenging myself a lot. I’ve won a Fifa title, so I think I’m optimized for this Fifa World Cup (commentating)…”]
Vowing to convey the sweat and tears of all 23 members, Joo takes a seat in the KBS broadcasting booth from the first match against Colombia.
[“Everyone, please enjoy this World Cup with KBS and me, Joo Soo-jin. Thank you, and cheers!”]