Australia lost to Korea, unpredictable Women’s World Cup play-off

30 Jan 2022 | 13:50

Despite being rated higher, the Australian woman suddenly suffered a 0-1 defeat against the Korean girls in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Asian Cup on the afternoon of January 30. This result makes the situation of the World Cup play-off round even more unpredictable.

The Australian women’s team entered the game excitedly and soon put pressure on the Korean goal after the opening whistle.

Opportunities appeared quite a lot, but the Australian strikers could not take advantage. Partly because of the excellence of goalkeeper Kim Jung-Mi on the Korean side.

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Australian female (yellow shirt) overwhelms Korean girls.

Despite playing poorly in the first half, the girls from the land of Kimchi had a good chance to open the scoring in the 40th minute. However, Cho So-hyun took a penalty kick over the crossbar.

If the first half is the time when Australia competes, the remaining 45 minutes are the Korean women’s rigor and ability to make good use of opportunities.

Australia also had the opportunity to finish off the opponent, but Chelsea (England) female striker Sam Kerr went out in front of the empty goal in the 75th minute.


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The Korean woman unexpectedly defeated Australia and won tickets to the 2023 World Cup.

In the 87th minute, Ji So-Yun launched a beautiful “cannonball” from outside the penalty area to bring the only goal of the match and a ticket to the semifinals of the Women’s Asian Cup for Korea.

Women Australia – the host of the 2023 Women’s World Cup is the first team to bring their suitcases home. The defeat of the girls of the land of kangaroos has made the play-off round for the losing teams in the quarterfinals more unpredictable.

The three losing teams in the quarter-finals except Australia will play in a round-robin to choose the team with the highest score to win a direct ticket to the World Cup, the remaining two teams will play the intercontinental play-off.

According to the AFC schedule, the World Cup play-off round will take place on February 2, 4 and 6, 2022.

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Match stats.