Colin Bellho’s box-to-box midfielder Cho So-hyun (35, Tottenham Women) was confident of playing in the World Cup.
The Korean women’s national soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell, departed for Australia, where the “2022 FIFA World Cup” will be held through Incheon International Airport on the 10th. The faces of the players who appeared at the airport in neat uniforms showed tension and excitement at the same time. The players greeted the fans, took a commemorative group photo, and headed to the departure hall.
Cho So-hyun, who is responsible for the back of the national team, will participate in the third World Cup following Canada in 2015 and France in 2019. On this day, Jo So-hyun said, “I feel the World Cup is real when I stand in front of many cameras and fans for the first time in a long time. I am excited and excited.”
Korea, ranked 17th in the FIFA rankings, belonged to Group H of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, along with Colombia (25th), Morocco (72nd) and Germany (2nd). After playing the first game against Colombia on the 25th, Morocco on the 30th and Germany on the 3rd of next month. Cho So-hyun emphasized, “The most important thing is to win the first game against Colombia. I want to play the group stage after beating Colombia.”메이저토토사이트
Currently, the national team’s power is evaluated as the best ever. Signboard Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC Women), Europeans Cho So-hyun, Lee Geum-min (Brighton Women), main striker Park Eun-sun (Seoul City Hall), immovable center back Kim Hye-ri, and veteran goalkeeper Kim Jeong-mi (above Incheon Hyundai Steel) are called the ‘Golden Generation’. Cho So-hyun confidently said, “The national team has not only European players, but also domestic players who have played many A-matches and have a lot of experience. If everyone prepares well, there will be good results.”
Cho So-hyun participated in the 2015 Canada and 2019 France competitions wearing the captain’s armband. However, Kim Hye-ri wears the armband as captain of the World Cup team. Cho So-hyun promised to fulfill her responsibility as a ‘senior’, not as a captain. He said, “I’m not a captain, but I have a lot of experience and I’m old. As a senior, it’s important to lead the players well. I will lead my juniors well, regardless of whether or not I have an armband.”
Cho So-hyun is a ‘progressive history’ of Korean soccer. He continues to break the record for most A-match appearances with 145 A-match appearances. There is a high possibility that this World Cup will be the last World Cup in his football career. When asked about the goal of the tournament, Cho So-hyun’s voice became more powerful. Cho So-hyun was confident, “I hope I can go up as much as I can. These days, the national team is called the ‘golden generation’, and I will get results that match it.”
Cho So-hyun scored an equalizer with a fantastic header in the 2015 Canadian Tournament against Spain in the third group stage 0-1. At that time, thanks to Jo So-hyun’s equalizer and dedicated play, Korea won 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Spain and advanced to the round of 16 with 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss. At that time, the performance in the round of 16 remains the best ever in the Korean Women’s World Cup. Recalling that time, Cho So-hyun emphasized, “If the opportunity comes, I want to score goals and assist. I missed several chances in the previous game against Haiti, but scoring is especially important in the World Cup.”
Meanwhile, after arriving in Australia on the 10th, the national team will take a day off on the 11th and start adapting to the local area in earnest. On the 16th, after a closed evaluation match against the Netherlands, a powerhouse ranked 9th in the FIFA rankings, they will enter the group stage of the World Cup.