It was a game in which the present and future of Korean women’s soccer combined goals.

The women’s national soccer team, led by coach Colin Bell, won 2-1 in a friendly match against the Czech Republic in Lisbon, Portugal, on the 25th (Korea time) with goals from Ji So-yeon and Casey Fair.

The women’s national team, which led the team to victory in its first official match in 2024, will play its second friendly match against Portugal in Estoril, Portugal, at 3:15 a.m. on the 25th.

The player who scored first was Ji So-yeon, a representative player in women’s soccer. Ji attempted a kick that exquisitely crossed the opponent’s defensive wall in the 16th minute of the first half in a free kick situation, which hit the crossbar and into the net, leading to the first goal. It was the moment when Ji So-yeon scored her 70th A-match goal.

Casey Pair added in the second half. In the first minute of the second half, Choo Hyo-joo passed to Casey Pair, who was turning to the left side. Casey Pair, who received the ball, surpassed one opponent’s defense before breaking into the penalty box, and shook the net with a low shot.

Born to a Korean mother and an American father, Pair holds the record of being the youngest player to participate in and score goals in an A-match. Pair was selected as a member of the national team in October last year and became the youngest player to score goals (16 years old, 119 days old) in a match against Thailand. The record in this category is Ji So-yeon, who scored a goal at the age of 15 years and 282 days in 2006.


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