‘Belho’ women’s national team, a group with China-North Korea in the Olympic qualifier… Virtually ‘group of death’
The Korean women’s national soccer team has been drawn into the group of death for the Asian qualifiers for the Paris Olympics.
The Korean women’s national soccer team, led by head coach Colin Bell, was placed in Group B along with North Korea, China and Thailand in the 2024 Paris Olympics Asia 2nd Qualifying Group Draw held at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 18th (Korean time) 메이저놀이터.
Korea belonged to pot 2 and had no choice but to be grouped with one of Japan, China and Australia in pot 1. Since we met China here, we had to avoid North Korea, which belongs to Port 4, but fate was ironic.
Although North Korea was excluded from the FIFA rankings because it has not recently played an international tournament, it is one of the strongest teams in Asia. As for the record against the Korean national team, Korea has an overwhelming inferiority with 1 win, 3 draws and 15 losses.
Besides North Korea, China is also a strong team. China is ranked 13th in the FIFA rankings, four places higher than South Korea, which is ranked 17th.
Meanwhile, the second qualifying round will be held from October 23rd to November 1st. Twelve countries are divided into three groups to compete in the group stage. 2nd Preliminary Round 1st place in each group, and one team with the best score among the 2nd placed countries in each group will advance to the final qualifier.