Repeating the ‘Miracle of Kazan’…’Cho So-Hyun’s early goal’ Women’s National Team draws 1-1 with Germany → Women eliminate Germany after men!!! [Women’s World Cup].
The 카지노‘Miracle in Kazan’ has been repeated. Colleen Bell’s South Korean women’s soccer team knocked soccer powerhouse Germany out of the World Cup group stage.
The South Korean women’s national team took the lead in the fourth minute through Cho So-hyun, but conceded an equalizer in the 44th minute to settle for a 1-1 draw in their Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup 2023 Group H match against Germany at Brisbane Stadium in Queensland, Australia, at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
With the draw in their final World Cup group game, South Korea failed to advance to the round of 16, but stunned soccer fans around the world by denying Germany, the second-ranked team in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, a spot in the tournament.
South Korea, Germany, Colombia and Morocco were drawn in Group H, with Colombia and Morocco finishing first and second in the group with six points (two wins and one loss). Germany failed to advance to the Round of 16, finishing in third place with four points (one win, one draw) after drawing against South Korea. South Korea ended the tournament in fourth place in Group H with one point (one draw, two losses).
Going into the match against Germany, South Korea was not in a position to qualify for the round of 16 on their own. First, Colombia, the top-ranked team in Group H with two consecutive wins, would need to win against Morocco in the third round, followed by a five-goal victory over Germany to advance to the round of 16.
If all goes according to plan, South Korea, Germany, and Morocco will all have three points (one win, two losses), but South Korea will have a +2 goal differential, beating Germany (+0 goal differential) in dramatic fashion. Morocco suffered a 0-6 thrashing in Germany in the first leg, so it’s impossible for them to beat South Korea on goal difference if the scores are equal.
However, scoring five goals against Germany, one of the strongest teams in women’s soccer, is nearly impossible, so most Korean soccer fans were hoping for a miracle and that South Korea would be able to secure a victory in their final game of the World Cup and go out on a high note.
Although South Korea failed to advance to the round of 16 and earn their first win of the tournament, they surprised fans by frustrating Germany, just as the men’s national soccer team did five years ago in Kazan, Russia.
In search of their first win at the World Cup, Colin Belho has deployed a 4-5-1 formation. Kim Jung-mi (Hyundai Steel), the 39-year-old “eldest sister” of the national team, was in goal, while Kim Hye-ri (Incheon Hyundai Steel), Lee Young-joo (Madrid CFF), Shim Seo-yeon (Suwon FC), and Jang Seul-ki (Hyundai Steel) made up the back four.
Chu Hyo-Joo (Suwon FC), Cheon Gar-Ram (Hwacheon KSPO), Cho So-Hyun (Independent), Ji So-Yeon (Suwon FC), and Choi Yuri (Hyundai Steel) were deployed in the middle. At the top of the front line, Casey Eugene Fair (PDA), who has been called the future of women’s soccer, took aim at the German goal.
The 16-year-old, born in June 2007, is the youngest player among the 32 nations participating in the tournament. She previously set the record for the youngest appearance by a male or female in a World Cup final when she came on as a substitute against Colombia. She was 16 years and 26 days old at the time.
Women’s soccer standouts Ji So-yeon and Cho So-hyun were both named to the starting lineup, earning their 148th career A-Match appearances, making them the most capped players for both men and women. Lee Kum-min (Brighton), who has featured in each of the last two matches, was not named on the substitutes’ bench due to illness.
As the Taegukboks set their sights on victory over women’s soccer powerhouse Germany, South Korea stunned fans with an early goal in the fifth minute. It was none other than Cho So-hyun who scored the first goal against Germany.
The goal came from the feet of defender Lee Young-joo. In the fifth minute of the first half, Lee found Cho So-hyun rushing into the penalty box and delivered a sharp pass through the German defense.
After receiving Lee’s pass and finding himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper, Cho calmly fired a right-footed shot into the left corner of the net. The German players looked to the assistant referee for a possible offside call, but there was no problem.
With the goal against Germany, Cho scored her second goal of the World Cup and celebrated her record for most appearances in an A-match by scoring a valuable early goal.
South Korea didn’t let up on the offensive as they pushed Germany back in search of a second goal. In the 35th minute, Ji So-yeon tried her hand at a daring mid-range shot from distance, but it went over the bar.
South Korea, who had been playing well against Germany, finally conceded the equalizer in the 41st minute. A cross from the right flank was met by Germany Women’s National Team captain Alexandra Pope, who won a battle with Kim Hye-ri to get a header on goal.
Popp’s header rattled the net as it found its way into the South Korean goal. Kim Jung-mi, who had been steady throughout the match, could only stare at Pope’s header.
The equalizer sent the game into a tailspin, but fortunately, South Korea was able to hold on for the rest of the half and go into halftime with a 1-1 score.
The second half began and Germany went on the offensive. After halftime, news broke that Morocco had taken a 1-0 lead in the third Group H match, Morocco-Colombia, which took place at the same time.
If the game ends this way, both Colombia and Morocco will advance to the round of 16 with the same 6 points (2 wins, 1 loss). South Korea will finish fourth in Group H with one point (one win, two draws) and will be eliminated from the group, but Germany will also finish with four points (one win, one draw) and will not advance to the round of 16.
Germany, the lowest-ranked quarterfinalist in World Cup history, upped the tempo in search of an equalizer. With all eyes on South Korea to hand the Germans their first ever round of 16 setback after never making it out of the group stage, the Germans pounded on the South Korean goal through Pope’s head.
In the 11th minute of the second half, it looked like Poppe would break the deadlock with another header, but video assistant referee (VAR) ruled that Poppe was offside just before the shot and the score remained 1-1. The game was briefly halted when Pope and goalkeeper Kim Jung-mi collided and went down.
Three minutes after the goal was disallowed for offside, Pope sent a chill down the spine of Korea with another powerful header. Pope’s header was fortunate not to result in a goal as it hit the post.
In the 28th minute of the second half, Pope ran onto a cross and unleashed another powerful header, this time straight at the keeper, who was able to make the save.
The German bench and fans in the stands grew increasingly impatient as the game drew to a close and no goals were forthcoming.
Due to the number of injuries sustained in collisions during the match, a nine-minute second-half extra time was called. In the middle of the overtime, the first goal scorer, Cho So-hyun, was unable to get up after a hard collision and had to be carried off on a stretcher.
Before the end of the game, news broke that Morocco had won 1-0, leaving Germany with nothing but a win to advance to the round of 16.
South Korea fought as hard as they could for the remainder of the game to stave off the German onslaught, eventually ending the match in a 1-1 draw, giving South Korea four points (W1 D1 L1) and denying Germany a spot in the round of 16 for the first time in eight years since the 2015 World Cup in Canada.
The German players looked devastated as they stood around and shook their heads in disbelief.
Meanwhile, the majority of South Korean fans watching the game recalled the “Kazan Miracle” that the men’s national soccer team pulled off at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The men’s national team, led by Shin Tae-yong, lost both the first and second rounds of the group stage and met Germany in a very difficult situation to advance to the round of 16.
The Germans were also the defending champions, having won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. While many expected Germany to cruise to victory, the match ended in a 2-0 win for South Korea, with goals from Kim Young-kwon and Son Heung-min.
Despite taking three points from Germany, South Korea failed to advance to the round of 16, but shocked the world. With the loss, FIFA’s No. 1 ranked team and defending champions Germany crashed out of the group stage with a dismal record of one win and two losses.
It was the first time in history that Germany, nicknamed the “Chariots of Fire” and considered one of the world’s greatest soccer powers, had ever been knocked out of the first round of a World Cup. Even going back to the days when the first round was a part of the tournament, it was the first time in 80 years since the 1938 World Cup in France.
The game took place at the Akbars Arena in Kazan, Russia, and is often referred to as the “Miracle of Kazan” and remains one of the most memorable matches in World Cup history.
Nearly five years after the men’s national team shocked the world by sinking Germany in Russia, the Taegukboks have done it again. They didn’t win the game, but they stymied Germany once again, knocking them out of the Round of 16.