Led by back-to-back hat tricks from 2007 forward Casey Eugene Fair (Unaffiliated) and 2002 forward Chun Ga-Ram (KSPO), South Korea’s women’s soccer team cruised to its first-ever Olympic qualification.
The women’s soccer team, led by Colleen Bell, scored seven second-half goals to cruise to a 10-1 victory over China at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games Asia Second Qualifying Round Group B on Saturday at the Xiamen Eaglet Stadium in Fujian Province, China.
It was an ideal start for Belo Horizonte, who are looking to qualify for their first ever Olympic Games.
With 12 nations competing at the Olympics, Asia has been allotted two tickets to the main draw. The second round of qualification is divided into three groups of four teams, with the best of the first and second place finishers in each group advancing to the quarterfinals.
The winners of the two best-of-four matches will advance to the Olympic Games.
South Korea was drawn with Asian powerhouses China and North Korea in Group B and needed a high-scoring victory over Thailand, the group’s weakest team, to gain an advantage.
After benching regular Son Hwa-yeon (Hyundai Steel) in favor of a pair up front, Bell deployed two of the top prospects in the WK League, Cheon Gar-ram and 1998-born Kang Chae-rim (Hyundai Steel), on either flank.
In addition, Korean women’s soccer standouts Ji So-yeon and Jeon Eun-ha (Suwon FC) were used in the midfield to support the attack.
The Young Gun attacking lineup of Fair, Cheongaram, and Kang Chae-rim lived up to Bell’s expectations and began to explode in the middle of the first half.
In the 33rd minute, Fair took a pass from Ji So-yeon with her back to the defense in the penalty box, turned around and fired a shot into the back of the net for the first goal.
It was the first goal in her fourth A-match for South Korea, who set a record at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 as the youngest player in the country’s history (16 years, 26 days).
This makes her the second-youngest player in South Korean soccer history to score in an A match (16 years, 119 days). The previous record holder was Ji So-yeon (15 years, 282 days), who rattled the net against Taiwan at the 2006 온라인카지노 Doha Asian Games.
After watching the pair score, Chun Garam scored her second A-Match goal of the tournament in the third minute, curling a ball from Jeon Eun-ha into her right foot near the left corner of the penalty area.
Three minutes later, Kang Chae-rim made it 3-0 with a powerful right-footed shot into the bottom corner of the opposite goal after receiving a cross from Ji So-yeon in the penalty area.
After scoring three goals in the first half, the offense exploded again 11 minutes into the second half.
Four minutes into the second half, Kang Chae-rim sent in a cross from the flank that Chun Garam finished in the box to complete her multi-goal performance.
Five minutes later, Kang Chae-rim found the back of the net again, sliding a cross from Jang Seul-ki (Hyundai Steel) into the net with her thigh, and two minutes later, Paer pressured the opposing goalkeeper to steal the ball and slot it into the back of the net.
Fair completed his hat-trick in the 21st minute of the second half when he received a through ball from Lee Keum-min (Brighton) and drove into the box before slotting home with his right foot.
Lee Kum-min and Moon Mi-ra (Suwon FC), who saw their younger siblings’ goal feast, added a goal apiece in the 23rd and 27th minutes to make it 9-0, and as if the pair weren’t enough, Chun Garam headed home a cross from Chu Hyo-joo (Suwon FC) to complete his hat trick and make it 10-0.
Belho, who seemed to have kept the clean sheet, conceded a goal to Thailand’s Rinyapat Mundong just before the end of the match to make it 10-1. 바카라사이트