SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – After suffering two early defeats in their group at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, the South Korean women’s soccer team 온라인카지노 was unable to reach the round of 16, but they were left smiling at the end of the day as they held their own against the world’s second-ranked team, Germany. South Korea, led by Colleen Bell (England), drew 1-1 with Germany in the final Group H match of the tournament on Wednesday at Brisbane Stadium in Australia .After losing 0-2 in the first leg against Colombia on Sept. 25 and 0-1 in the second leg against Morocco on Sept. 30, South Korea finished last in Group H with one point. While there were no miracles like a dramatic round of 16 run, the team’s performance against Morocco was encouraging after a dismal performance in which they failed to record a single shot on target while firing 14 shots on goal.Bell gave 16-year-old Casey Eugene Fair (PDA) and 20-year-old Chun Garam (Hwacheon KSPO) their first starts of the tournament .Fair started up front, while Chun lined up alongside Choi Yuri (Hyundai Steel) on the flanks. It was also notable that defensive midfielder Lee Young-joo (Madrid CFF) started for the first time in the tournament while Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC) and Cho So-hyun (Independent) remained in the center .The changes paid off early on .Just three minutes into the match, Chun Garam won a second ball, and Ji So-yeon’s cross was met by Paire, who unleashed a threatening shot that deflected off the keeper and the post, sending shivers down Germany’s spine. Then, in the sixth minute, Lee Young-joo’s incisive through ball found Cho So-hyun, whose right-footed shot from inside the penalty area rattled the net to give Korea the lead. It was the first goal in the history of Korean women’s soccer in the World Cup. Energized by their ‘young blood’, South Korea played much better than in their previous two matches, but were unable to avoid conceding an early goal as they had in their previous matches as Germany came out firing on all cylinders .In the 42nd minute, Svenja Hutte’s ball into the box was headed home by Alexandra Pope to give Germany the equalizer .Popp, a “living legend” and current captain of the German women’s national team who holds the record for most goals in a single match (66), is the tallest player in the German attacking lineup at 174 centimeters .Our defender on his goal was Kim Hye-ri (Hyundai Steel), who is nearly 10 centimeters shorter than Pope, but even with her on the field, it was hard to give her an advantage in the header competition. Germany, who needed a win to qualify for the round of 16 on their own, continued their simple pattern of side crosses aimed at Pope’s head in the second half, and the Koreans were caught out on several occasions .At this point, Bell made another big change .In the 18th minute of the second half, Bell made his first substitution, taking off Chun and bringing on the 6-foot-2 striker Park Eun-sun (Seoul Metropolitan Government), who was placed in the central defense instead of the front line. This gave Pope a dedicated defender and a height advantage, and Germany definitely struggled to get their offense going with her. With things not working out for Pope, Germany tried to find the back of the net with a series of mid-range shots in the closing stages, but were unable to find the winner against a stubborn South Korean defense and had to settle for a first-ever group stage exit in 온라인카지노 their Women’s World Cup history.