Ri Yu-il, head coach of the North Korean women’s soccer team, who beat South Korea in the quarterfinals with “gangster football,” said, “There was a big problem in defense and gatekeeper activities” after beating Colin Bellho to reach the final after losing to Japan in the final.
North Korea finished the first half of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games women’s soccer finals against Japan 1-1 at Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China, on the 6th (Korea time), but lost 1-4 in the second half alone, allowing three runs. 토토사이트
North Korea, which met the South Korean women’s national team led by coach Bell in the quarterfinals and won by rough soccer, seemed to kneel down to Japan due to rough non-manner football, but lost helplessly in the second half. Japan is a strong team that advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australia-New Zealand World Cup in July.
In the 10th minute of the first half, Japan’s Yoshino Nakashima received an exquisite penetration pass from the back and calmly kicked it in a one-on-one situation to take the lead. Since then, North Korea has pressed Japan hard, and in the 38th minute of the first half, Kim Young-young, who was waiting in the center for the cutback of Wi Jung-sim, finished and tied the game.
North Korea, which finished the first half 1-1 with the dominance and looked to win the championship, collapsed sharply by conceding three goals for six minutes from the 21st to the 27th minute of the second half. In the corner kick attack, Tomoko Tanikawa’s corner kick was replaced by Haruka Osawa.
Japan has gained momentum. While he gave it away, he even scored a wedge goal to solidify his lead. In the 24th minute of the second half, after Tanikawa beat a defense from the right outside the box, the ball wrapped with his left foot shook the net. The North Korean goalkeeper succeeded in catching it, but he accidentally missed the ball.
North Korea has collapsed. In the 28th minute of the second half, he completely gave up the side. Chiba Lemina drove the ball alone on the side of North Korea, where it was open, and hit a left-footed shot in a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper. The North Korean goalkeeper was helpless. The North Korean cheering squad, which shouted “Cheer up Joseon!” throughout the game, wiped away tears when it was 1-4. North Korea’s crushing defeat seemed to have virtually solidified.
North Korea chased with all its might, but failed to score even though it was given up to six minutes of extra time. North Korea, which played a salty defense by conceding only one goal throughout the tournament, collapsed after conceding a whopping four goals in the final alone.
After the game, North Korean coach Ri Yu-il said, “We created a scoring opportunity and various great scenes, and the players were okay,” but added, “Our team lost due to difficulties in defense and goalkeeping. There were a lot of good things about the overall part. I’m grateful,” he said.
North Korea will visit China again for the second Asian qualifying group B match for the 2024 Paris Olympics women’s soccer tournament in Xiamen, China, from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1. In addition to North Korea, China, South Korea, and Thailand were in the same group.