[The game between Korea and New Zealand ended in a draw]
The opening game of 2010 Peace Queen Cup Suwon, which is played by Korea and New Zealand, who exploited in aggressive attitude and showed spectators a high-quality performance, however, it ended in a tie, 0:0, neither of the teams allowed their goal post open.
In the opening game of the 2010 Peace Queen Cup Suwon, Approximately XXX spectators gathered enough to realize raised interest about women soccer and it was a great day for watching the match. Before starting a game, Ferns (New Zealand national team) showed Haka, traditional dance of the Maori so that Korean spectators can enjoy.
Incheul Choi, coach of Korean team, gave a chance to play to Gaeul Jeon, the MVP of WM League, Kyungsuk Hong, the veteran in the team who has 50 experiences of A-match, Soyun Ji and Narae Kim, those who led third place of U-20 Women’s World Cup. Doing so, he showed a strong will to win the game. And, John Herdman appointed the slated start-up members including Moorwood, playing in Chelsea, and showed volition to avenge.
In the early part of the game, New Zealand dominated. Korean fans gasped because of both a shoot of Moorwood which went slightly out of a crossbar after 4minutes elapsed and Wilkinson’s shoot rattled the goal post at 8minutes. This aggressive style made Korean defenders embarrassed.
Korean caught a chance through a quick side-crossing of Gaeul Jeon, and soon prevailed new Zealand by higher share and precise pass after a free-kick, shot by Narae Kim.
In the second half, while Incheul Choi, the coach of Korea, allows Yunhee Cha to play replacing Sooyun Kim, New Zealand players defended so well by using their tall height and long legs, which makes Korean players difficult to sidestep tackles.
In addition to that, attack of Korean players got depressed since New Zealand defenders’ concentrated defend toward Gaeul Jeon and Soyun Ji.
After all, the second match after 2years that Korea and New Zealand fought ended in a tie, and shared 1point each. Their next opponent is England, ranked in 9th, and they have to beat England to advance to the final, which is really sorry for both teams.