South Korea U20 Women’s National Team falls to Australia in 1-2 upset

The South Korea U-20 women’s national soccer team suffered an upset loss to Australia in its first match at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-20 Asian Cup.

South Korea fell 1-2 to Australia in their first match of Group A at the AFC U-20 Women’s Asian Cup 2024 안전카지노사이트 on Wednesday at the Dostrych Stadium in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

At stake in the tournament is qualification for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2024 in Colombia in September. The top four teams qualify for the U-20 World Cup.

Eight nations compete in two groups, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the semifinals, where they will also punch their ticket to Colombia.

In a game played in heavy snow, Park Yoon Jung-ho gave South Korea a first-half lead through Jeon Yoo-kyung, but two goals in quick succession in the second half left the first match without a point.

South Korea opened the scoring in the 25th minute. Kim Shin-ji’s free kick from the left flank was saved by the Australian goalkeeper and Jeon Yoo-kyung, who pounced on the loose ball, finished with her right foot.

However, after conceding a 28th-minute equalizer to Peta Trimis in the second half, South Korea fell to their knees in the 45th minute.

South Korea is in Group A with Uzbekistan, Australia, and Chinese Taipei. They will play Chinese Taipei on Saturday before facing Uzbekistan on Monday in their final group game to advance to the quarterfinals.

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