Korean Women’s Soccer Defeats Indonesia for First Win

Korean women’s soccer defeats Indonesia for first win in U-17 Asian Cup

Korea recorded its first win by completely defeating Indonesia in the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-17 Women’s Asian Cup.

The women’s U-17 national team, led by coach Kim Eun-jung, defeated Indonesia 12-0 in the second match of Group A of the tournament held in Bali, Indonesia on the 9th.

South Korea, which was defeated 0-7 by North Korea in the first game on the 6th, recorded 1 win and 1 loss (3 points) and ranked second in the group after North Korea (6 points), which defeated the Philippines 6-0 that day and won its second consecutive game. 파워볼게임

The host country, Indonesia, suffered two consecutive losses following its first match against the Philippines (1-6) and was confirmed to be eliminated.

This tournament, in which 8 countries participate, will be divided into 2 groups of 4 countries each, and the 1st and 2nd place players from each group will play in the semifinals.

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

Korea is attempting to advance to the U-17 World Cup finals for the first time in six years since the 2018 tournament (eliminated in the group stage).

On this day, Korea took the lead by scoring the first goal of the tournament 13 minutes after the game started.

The Indonesian goalkeeper hit a cross from the left side by Won Joo-eun (Hyundai High School), but as the ball went towards Kim Hyo-won (Gwangyang Girls’ High School), there was an opportunity, and Kim Hyo-won opened the goal with a left-footed shot.

Korea added a goal in the 34th minute of the first half by Hankook Hee (Hyundai Chungwoon Middle School), and five minutes later.

Korea got a boost with an additional header by Beom Yeju (Gwangyang Girls’ High School) following a corner kick by Daeun Kwon (Hyundai High School).

In the 41st minute of the first half, Park Ji-yu (Yesung Girls’ High School) scored a right-footed free kick from outside the left side of the penalty area to create a 4-goal lead.

In extra time of the first half, Won Joo-eun’s header from a corner kick again shook the goal net, giving them a 5-goal lead in the first half alone.

Starting with Won Joo-eun in the 5th minute of the second half, Korea scored 7 more goals in the second half.

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