30 July 2023

Belhore lose second straight game with 0-1 defeat to ‘group favorites’ Morocco…Round of 16 unlikely

Posted on 30 July 2023 by maxytee.com

South Korea’s women’s soccer team suffered a second straight defeat at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023, falling to Morocco, one of the weakest teams in the group. Their chances of advancing to the round of 16 are now slim.

Head coach Colleen Bell’s side lost 0-1 to Morocco in their second Group H match of the tournament at Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide, Australia, on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. ET.

It was the second straight defeat for South Korea (2W, 0L), who lost their first game 0-2 to Colombia on Sept. 25.

Morocco (1W, 1D, 3P), playing in their first-ever World Cup, recorded a historic first win. They avenged a 0-6 loss to Germany in the first round.

South Korea, ranked 17th in the FIFA rankings, found themselves in a tough spot in Group H as they were stunned by Morocco (72nd), the lowest-ranked team and first-time World Cup qualifiers.

Their hopes of reaching the round of 16 remained alive, albeit very slim, thanks to Colombia’s upset 2-1 victory over powerhouse Germany in the next game.

Colombia is in first place with two wins (6 points), followed by Germany and Morocco (D1 L1 D3) in second and third place.

The second-place finishers in each group advance to the round of 16.

Velho’s final opponent, however, will be Germany, the two-time World Cup champions, FIFA’s No. 2 ranked team and the group’s strongest.

If last-place South Korea wins its final game and Colombia beats Morocco, leaving all three teams with one win and two losses, Belo Horizonte will have to settle for goal difference.

Here again, Belho’s prospects are bleak. Germany’s goal differential is +5, Morocco’s is -5, and South Korea’s is -3.

South Korea needs to beat Germany by more than five goals. Even then, it won’t matter if Morocco wins or draws with Colombia.

South Korea and Germany will face off next month on March 3 at 7pm.

Both teams, who lost their first round matches side by side, need a win to advance to the round of 16, which is awarded to the second best team in the group. 스포츠토토

Bell made two changes to his lineup. Instead of Yoon Young-gl (BK Hecken), who started in the first game, she put her eldest sister Kim Jeong-mi (Hyundai Steel) up front. Yoon had conceded an extra goal against Colombia when she failed to clear Linda Caicedo’s shot.

In the front line, Park Eun-sun (Seoul City Hall) replaced Choi Yoo-ri (Hyundai Steel) to form a duo with Son Hwa-yeon (Hyundai Steel).

There was an unexpected change in the defense.


‘3G consecutive starts + 2 goals’ Jo Kyu-sung to Denmark to imprint K-League presence!

Posted on 30 July 2023 by maxytee.com

Cho Kyu-sung (25-Midtjylland) is making his mark as a ‘K-League’ goal-scorer as he settles in perfectly after three games in Denmark.

He started the Danish Superliga’s 2023-24 second-round match against Silkeborg at the MCH Arena in Herning, Denmark, on Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET and scored his second goal of the season in a 2-0 victory.

Cho’s club, Midtjylland, have won two straight games (6 points) after opening the league.

Cho, who started as the top frontline striker in a 4-2-3-1, scored his team’s second goal of the match just before halftime with an assist from Christopher Olsson.

On a counterattack opportunity, Olsson broke down the right flank. He sprinted down the center of the field toward the opposing goal, where Olsson saw him and stabbed the ball.

As soon as he received Olsson’s pass, Cho took a non-stop right-footed shot with a defender in front of him. With a quick glance at the opposing goalkeeper, he placed a low shot into the left corner of the goal.

His second goal of the season. Cho took off his headband and ran to the stands where the away fans were cheering.

After scoring his debut goal with a header against Hvidore in the league opener on Sept. 22, Cho has now scored in two consecutive games.

The goal earned Cho the Most Valuable Player (MVP) and a spot in the league’s Best 11 on his debut.

He also played 45 minutes against Progress Niederkorn (Luxembourg) in the first leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL) second qualifying round for the 2023-2024 season on Nov. 27, solidifying himself as a starter for the third consecutive game. 스포츠토토

Cho Kyu-sung donned the Meatwillan jersey last month from Jeonbuk Hyundai in the K League 1. He signed a five-year contract until 2028, with an estimated transfer fee of £2.6 million.


“I was going to bowl 100 balls today…” First QS+first win in just 3 days after returning to action

Posted on 30 July 2023 by maxytee.com

“I told Coach Seo that I would throw a 100-pitch complete game today, but I’m sorry I couldn’t keep my promise!”

Kia Tigers’ Thomas Pannoni smiled broadly.

Panoni pitched 6⅔ scoreless innings in Game 3 of the weekend series against the Lotte Giants at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on Tuesday.

After giving up back-to-back hits in the first and second innings, he settled down in the third. He threw 98 pitches until the bottom of the seventh inning. KIA won the game 6-3 and earned their first win of the season. It is only three games after returning to the KBO.

After the game, Panoni said, “I’m happy that the game went as I prepared it today. I’m happy that the team won today, and I’m even happier that we swept the series,” he smiled.

“I had a little bit of a long first and second inning, but I took it one pitch at a time. In the third inning, I got into my groove and got through it with ease and less pitches, so it was an encouraging day in that regard, and I’m glad to have our bats behind me.” 꽁머니

In the top of the sixth inning, with runners on first and second, Panoni discussed the pitch mix with Tae-gun Kim on the mound. “The next batter was a lefty (Park Seung-wook), so we talked about not being too honest in the count and giving him as many good pitches as possible,” Panoni said.

Kia manager Kim Jong-kook was careful to manage his pitch count after Pannoni’s return, throwing 76 and 88 pitches before finally reaching 100. He said, “I have no problem with 100 pitches now. Even today, I told Coach Seo, ‘I’m going to finish nine innings with 100 pitches,’ and I didn’t,” he said with a wry smile.

“I want to win as many games as I can, and I think I can go higher than last year, and I’ll try to shut them down like a bulldog.”