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Women's National Team announced players for the Asian Cup Qualification

Date : 2017.03.16 View : 734
Korea Women's National Football Team announced a list of 23 players to play in the Women's Asian Cup Qualification.

23 players of the Women's National Team who will depart to Pyeongyang is confirmed. On March 13, Korea Women's National Team led by Coach Yoon Deokyeo announced final list of players who will be playing in the qualification matches of the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup.

The AFC Women's Asian Cup Qualification which will be held in Pyeongyang, DPRK, is the key battle to decide 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup attenders. That is why all veteran players are selected. Coach Yoon summoned all the players who achieved second place in the Cyprus Cup including Ji Soyun (Chelsea Ladies), Goalkeeper Kim Jeongmi, Chang Seulki and Lee Mina from Incheon Hyundai Steel and Kang Yumi from Hwacheon KSPO.

Also players who did not play in the Cyprus Cup such as Lee Youngjoo and Jeon Gaeul from Incheon Hyundai Steel as well as Seo Hyunsuk from Icheon Daekyo have joined. It is the first time to call Lee Youngjoo since the call for EAFF Women's East Asian Cup trial in October 2016 first time to call Jeon Gaeul since the final trial for the Olympic in February 2016 first time to call Seo Hyunsook since the friendly match with Myanmar in May 2016. Kim Suyeon (Suwon City Facilities Management Corporation), Sim Seoyeon (Icheon Daekyo) and Choi Yuri (Gumi Sports Toto) who have played in the Cyprus Cup are excluded this time.

Korea Republic is in Group B together with DPRK, Uzbekistan, Hong Kong and India in the preliminary matches in 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup. Korea Republic is inferior to DPRK, recording 1 win, 2 tie and 14 loss in the past games. Korea Republic must win the first place in the group in order to qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Finals and the team must win North Korea and turn the tide.

With the confirmation of 23 players, the national team will be summoned in Mokpo Football Center on March 20. The team will carry on the final training until March 31, then move to Paju NFC for the final training until April 1. The team will depart through Incheon International Airport on April 2 and head to Pyeongyang via Beijing, China.

<Women's National Team squad in the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup Qualification>

GK: Kang Gaae (Gumi Sports Toto) Kim Jeongmi (Incheon Hyundai Steel) Min Yukyeong (Suwon City Facilities Management Corporation)
DF: Kim Hyeri (Incheon Hyundai Steel) Shin Damyeong (Suwon City Facilities Management Corporation) Hong Hyeji (Kobe Ainak) Lim Seonjoo (Incheon Hyundai Steel) Seo Hyunsook (Icheon Daekyo) Lee Eunmi (Suwon City Facilities Management Corporation) Kim Doyeon (Incheon Hyundai Steel)
MF: Chang Seulki & Lee Mina (Incheon Hyundai Steel) Lee Sodam (Gumi Sports Toto) Kang Yumi (Hwacheon KSPO) Moon Mira (Icheon Daekyo) Cho Sohyun & Lee Youngjoo (Incheon Hyundae Steel) Kwon Eunsom (Icheon Daekyo)
FW: Lee Geummin (Seoul Metropolitan) Jung Seolbin (Incheon Hyundai Steel) Ji Soyun (Chelsea Ladies) Jeon Gaeul (Incheon Hyundai Steel) Yoo Yonga (Gumi Sports Toto)

Words: An Keehee
English translation: Kim Hyejoong
Photo: FA Photos