Park Eun-sun (37, Seoul City Hall), a veteran striker of Korean women’s soccer, has a third chance to play in the World Cup. Women’s national 안전토토사이트 soccer team coach Colin Bell (England) was named in the forward (FW) category of the final entry (23 players) for the 2023 FIFA Australia and New Zealand Women’s World Cup, which was unveiled at the National Training Center (NFC) in Paju, Gyeonggi-do on the 5th.
Park Eun-sun will make her third World Cup appearance after the 2003 U.S. and 2015 Canada tournaments, including the final warm-up match against Haiti at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 8th.
To be honest, there were not many expectations that Park Eun-sun would participate in this World Cup. Until early last year, it was almost a “forgotten being.” Most turned a blind eye, some didn’t. Coach Bell called Park Eun-sun back to the national team ahead of the warm-up match against Canada in June last year. In June 2015, she held the Taegeuk mark again, which seemed to have been returned after the round of 16 of the Women’s World Cup in France and Canada, but unfortunately, she was not given a chance to play. But there was hope. In July last year, Park Eun-sun played in two East Asian Football Confederation (EAFF) E-1 Championship matches (Japan and Taiwan).
After that, Bell continued to give Park Eun-sun a chance. Following the warm-up series against New Zealand in November last year, he also took him to the Arnold Clark Cup in February this year.
The time when the long wait paid off was in two warm-up matches against Zambia in April. Park Eun-sun exploded properly. He scored three goals to announce a spectacular revival. Park Eun-sun’s A match score at 36 years and 107 days is the first time in nine years since the semifinals of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup against Australia in May 2014, and is also the oldest scorer in the history of women’s A match. At the time, coach Bell impressed the player by sending a message that “I want to raise it carefully like a ‘greenhouse plant’ and take it to the World Cup.”
Park Eun-sun’s participation in the World Cup is even more special because she has gone through a much tougher process than others. After graduating from high school in 2005, there was a noise in the process of joining the business team, and he was suspended for leaving the national team without permission. In 2013, he wandered for a while, getting caught up in the “gender controversy” caused by some ugly adults. But I didn’t give up playing soccer. As a result of consistently maintaining his skills, he enjoyed great joy in participating in the World Cup for the first time in eight years.
The goal is clear. It’s a World Cup score. He scored 20 goals in 42 A matches, but remained silent in the World Cup. He said, “I didn’t get a goal in two World Cups. “I really want to score and reach the round of 16 with my teammates,” he vowed.
Coach Bell emphasizes ‘high, strong, and provincial soccer’. I think you have to overwhelm your opponent in mobility and physical strength to win. Korea is Colombia (25th, Sydney)Morocco (30th, Adelaide)~It will compete in Group H of the finals against Germany (August 3rd, Brisbane). Park Eun-sun is sufficient as a “secret weapon” that can threaten the opponent’s defense with excellent physical conditions.