In the second qualifying round of the Asian region for women’s football at the Paris 2024 Olympics, Thailand fell into a difficult group with strong candidates such as China, South Korea and North Korea.
This afternoon, the first matches of the second qualifying round took place, with Thailand meeting the Korean women’s team. And with superior force, Korea easily completely controlled the match right after the opening whistle.
However, it wasn’t until the 33rd minute that the Taeguk ladies opened the scoring thanks to Casey Phair’s accurate header.
The goal of the 16-year-old American-born young talent seemed to help relieve the Korean girls’ spirits. Since then, they have continuously bombarded goalkeeper Tiffany Sornpao’s goal. Chun Ga-ram hat trick (36′, 49′, 75′), Casey Phair also completed his own hat trick with additional goals in the 56th and 66th minutes, Kang Chae-rim scored twice ( 39′, 54′), Lee Geum-min in the 68th minute and Moon Mi-ra in the 72nd minute to lead 10-0.
The efforts of the Golden Temple girls only helped them score an honorable goal in the third minute of injury time thanks to Rinyaphat Moondong.
With this result, Korea temporarily rose to the top of Group B, while Thailand ranked last. The chance for Coach Naruephon Kaenson’s students to pass the second qualifying round is very slim.
Tonight at 7:00 p.m., the Vietnamese women’s team also has their opening match in Group C, meeting host representative Uzbekistan. Coach Mai Duc Chung and his team set high determination in the second qualifying round of the 2024 Paris Olympics in Asia.
Nam Thanh | 17:23 October 26, 2023