Korea took the lead first with the goal of Jo So-hyun, who was returning for the first time in nine months, but lost the lead by allowing Zambia to score consecutive goals.
On the 7th, the women’s national team friendly match between Korea and Zambia is held at the Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do. At the end of the first half, the score was 1-2, with Korea trailing. In the 24th minute of the first half, Cho So-hyun, who returned to the national team after recovering from an injury, scored the opening goal. However, in the 38th minute of the first half, Rachel Kundananji balanced and Barbra Banda turned the game around in extra time.
Korea entered the game in a 3-4-3 formation. Son Hwa-yeon stood in the center, and Chu Hyo-joo and Jeong Seol-bin spread wide to the left and right to lead the attack. The midfielders are arranged in a diamond formation. Lee Geum-min and Kim Yun-ji were attacking and defensive midfielders, respectively, and Jo So-hyun and Jang Seul-gi supported the air defense in the midfield. The three backs were Lim Seon-joo, Hong Hye-ji, and Kim Hye-ri. Kim Jung-mi guarded the goal.
Zambia faced off with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Banda was the one, followed by Kundananji, Grace Chanda, and Rachel Neuula. Everin Katongo and Irene Lungu teamed up in midfield. The back four is Marsha Tembo, Pauline Zulu, Agnes Musesa and Esther Siampuco. The goalkeeper was Katherine Musonda.
In the 3rd minute of the first half, Hyo-Joo Choo broke through the three opponents on the left side of the field and crossed. Jeong Seol-bin, who was in front of the far post, connected with a shot. The shot went over the goal.
In the 9th minute of the first half, Hyo-Joo Choo broke through the center of the field and passed to Geum-Min Lee. Lee Geum-min’s right-footed mid-range shot went toward the goal바카라, but goalkeeper Musonda slammed it away.
In the 15th minute of the first half, Kim Hye-ri sent a corner kick. The ball kicked by the Zambian player flew in front of Cho So-hyun. Cho So-hyun’s left-footed shot hit the post.
In the 19th minute of the first half, Kundananji broke through the center of the field at high speed and attempted a counterattack. He even finished his right-footed shot, but the shot went right in front of the goalkeeper.
Korea scored the first goal in the 24th minute of the first half. Lee Geum-min cut the corner kick short and passed it to Kim Hye-ri. Kim Hee-ri’s cross reached Cho So-hyun, who was on the other side of the post. Cho So-hyun’s shot went past the goalkeeper and shook the net.
There is an injury variable in Korea. Im Seon-joo collapsed on the ground after colliding hard with an opponent and was carried out on a stretcher. Zambia scored the equalizer with South Korea one man short. In the 38th minute of the first half, Banda and Chanda’s shots continued in the match before the goal, and Kundananji’s shot, finishing the attack, went over Kim Jung-mi and into the net.
In the 39th minute of the first half, Lim Seon-joo was replaced by Chun Ga-ram. Hyo-joo Choo moved down to Seon-joo Im, and Ga-ram Chun was placed in the position of Hyo-joo Choo.
In the first half extra time, Korea missed an unfortunate opportunity. Son Hwa-yeon hit the head with Jeong Seol-bin’s early cross into the penalty box. Musonda goalkeeper saved. Crisis followed immediately after opportunity. Kundananji, who broke through quickly, crossed into the goal. Banda kicked the ball into the net between the Korean defense and the goalkeeper.