Tag Archives: South Korea Women’s National Team

South Korea show their skills while Norway still struggle for an identity

20 Jun

The last time Norway and South Korea met was waaaaayyyyy back in 2013 with Norway getting the win. The last time these two teams met in a World Cup was 2003 which Norway won 7-1. Norway pulled out a win this time too though not convincingly. For me anyway. Perhaps for you too. Continue reading

Nigeria get their first World Cup clean sheet with win over South Korea

15 Jun

This match was a must win for both South Korea and Nigeria. Through some luck and a burst of speed Nigeria claimed the victory, their first in 2019 and just their third World Cup win overall. South Korea, unfortunately, are looking at a possible early exit from the tournament despite dominating for spells throughout the match. Continue reading

France head and shoulders above the rest in World Cup 2019 opener

9 Jun

The Road to France finally reached its destination in Parc des Princes, Paris on Friday. 552 players. Twenty-four teams. Seven weeks. One trophy. Who will rise the highest? Who will suffer the hardest? Who will dare to shine the brightest, the longest? Bang those drums and let World Cup 2019 begin! Continue reading

The Daily Drool – WWC 2019 Group A – South Korea: Cho So-hyun

5 Jun

Midfielder Cho currently plays for West Ham United. She is the captain of South Korea and their most capped player ever. She has represented her country at the U17, U20, Universiade and senior levels.

2019 Women’s World Cup: Group A Preview

29 May

And we’ve finally reached Group A or as I like to think of it, the coin toss group. This is the group where one reckless play, one bad move, one poor referee decision could very well decide the entire group. France are obvious favourites given their host country status and stacked national team. Nigeria are long overdue for international football joy and so too are South Korea. Norway are eager to get back to their best from decades ago while batting away the player shadow the media keeps casting on them. There are, however, some large “buts” associated with each of these teams which could prove ruinous or fortuitous. Continue reading

Play Like a Girl: SheBelieves, Algarve, and Cyprus Cups

10 Feb

1471474930699It’s almost March which means it is time to get ready for the Triwizard’s Cup of women’s football once more. But, not really. Over a 9-day period in March, three (3) tournaments are taking place in Cyprus, Portugal, and the USA for 28 national women’s football teams. Which is sorta like a Triwizard-esque event. But, again, not really. :^)

Cyprus Cup
Officially, the Cyprus Cup runs February 27 – March 9 though matches are taking place March 1 – 8 only. Unlike its companion tournaments, this Cup holds a group stage to determine group positions based on points followed by one day of classification matches to determine final rankings.

The twelve invited teams are split into three (3) groups. The participating teams are as follows, along with their current FIFA ranking:

Group A
Belgium, 25; Italy, 16; Korea DPR, 10; Switzerland, 17

Group B
Austria, 24 (current champions); Korea Rep, 18; New Zealand, 19; Scotland, 21

Group C
Czech Rep, 33; Rep.of Ireland, 34; Hungary, 40; Wales, 36

There are no announced broadcasts at the moment, though there was one stream available last year for the final.

4197lAlgarve Cup
Taking place March 1 – 8 in Portugal, the Algarve Cup is in its 24th year of operation. This year’s tournament should be a hotly contested one, with top EU teams gearing up for UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 in Netherlands in July.

The twelve invited teams are split into three (3) groups for a round-robin tournament with the winner determined based on the standard points systems. The participating teams are as follows, including their FIFA ranking:

Group A
Canada, 4 (current champions); Denmark, 15; Russia, 23; Portugal, 38

Group Two
Iceland, 20; Japan, 7; Norway, 11; Spain, 14

Group Three
Australia, 6; Sweden, 8; Netherlands, 12; China PR, 13

Eurosport has broadcast this tournament in the past; a search for this year’s schedule has proven fruitless thus far.

canadavencealgarvecupSheBelieves Cup
Is the unofficial slogan for this year’s SheBelieves Cup, “she persisted”? If not, it really, really should be. Timely and extremely relevant when it comes to women’s football. I highly encourage anyone able to attend any of these games to consider some signage.

Four of the top 5 FIFA-ranked teams are involved again this year: France (3), England (5), Germany (2), and the USA (1). This tournament is also a round robin, with the winner determined based on the standard points system.

Games are taking place in Chester, PA (March 1); Harrison, NJ (March 4); and Washington DC (March 7). Tickets for all the games are available through USSoccer.com.

It looks like Fox Sports will be airing the USA games only. French broadcasters D17 and Canal + Sport along with the BBC picked up all or some of the other games last year. Hopefully they will do the same this year.

160309-wnt-vs-ger-gallery21If anyone is going to any of these tournament, we’d love to hear from you! Feel free to leave a comment below or connect on Twitter @hbandsandhbreak.


2015 WWC Round of 16: France Vs. South Korea (3-0)

22 Jun

2652106_full-lndThis was a scrappy, fast-paced, entirely fun match to watch as a neutral. Continue reading

2015 WWC Group E Update

18 Jun

2650734_full-lndIt’s adios for Spain and Costa Rica while Brazil and South Korea are through. Continue reading

2015 WWC: I Don’t Play Like Men Do

14 Jun

Miedema_giIt is inevitable male-female comparisons are going to happen when a female player gains a certain level of success. I’m guilty of it at times. Our frame of reference for football is largely dominated by the male game. Continue reading

2015 WWC – Group E Update: Brazil Are Through To The Round Of 16, Costa Rica Draw South Korea

13 Jun

2647803_full-lndIt was a tight victory for the Brazilians. The lone goal on the match was scored by Andressa Alves in the 44th minute. Spain’s Boquette and Parades had chances in the second half, but they were unable to convert; Parades, a little heartbreakingly, hit the post in stoppage time. All of us Madridistas should have immense sympathy for this. It’s a tough loss for Spain, who played well and surely wanted more to show for it, but it continues an impressive unbeaten streak (14 group stage matches) for the Brazilians. Continue reading