Wednesday, March 20, 2019
News

Korea focused on Women's World Cup after playoff win

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

HONG KONG | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
South Korea coach Yoon Duk-yeo will look to fine tune his team over the coming 14 months after they sealed their place at next year's Women's World Cup with a 5-0 thrashing of the Philippines in a regional playoff on Monday.

Cho So-hyun scored twice, while Jang Sel-gi, Lee Mi-na and Lim Seon-joo were also on target as the South Koreans claimed the fifth and final spot, along with the semi-finalists, at the Women's Asian Cup in Jordan.

"Our players did a great job and an excellent performance which helped us qualify for the World Cup," said Yoon, who also led the side to the Round of 16 at the 2015 World Cup finals in Canada.

"Of course, it would have been much better if we had been in the semi-finals, but all my players gave 100 percent in all the matches and played very well throughout the tournament.

"This is not the end, there is now the World Cup. We have found some things we need to improve and from now on, we will try to prepare well for next year in France."South Korea and the Philippines finished third in their respective groups at the eight-team Asian continental championship, which doubles up as the region's final qualifier for France 2019.

Japan, Australia, China and Thailand had already advanced by reaching the last four in Jordan, with the semi-finals of the Asian tournament taking place on Tuesday ahead of the title decider on Friday. REUTERS SV 0955

-- (Reuters) -- C-1-1-DL0103-1330908.Xml

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE ASIA NEWS
1971 war hero who set up Bangladesh Navy...
Dharwad building collapse: Death toll mo...
Imran wishes Hindus 'very happy, peacefu...
Czech model jailed in Pakistan for smugg...
1971 war hero who set up Bangladesh Navy...
Aseemanand among 4 acquitted in Samjhaut...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
BSP leader Chandraprakash Mishra joins B...
Indian artists for 58th Venice Biennale ...
Goa's BJP-led coalition government faces...
Friends of student attack college teache...
Toll in Karnataka building crash rises t...
Social media sites to axe content in 3 h...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Serena joins Priyanka Chopra as Bum... 
Modi bartering away national sovere... 
Will not allow RSS to run the count... 
T-Series on verge of becoming No. 1... 
Encounter breaks out in J-K's Baram... 
Nirav Modi sent to HM Prison Wandsw... 
I consider Modiji an inspiration: V... 
Man arrested for uprooting 30 ATMs ...