North Korea finished the first half of the women’s soccer finals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games against Japan 1-1 at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China, on the 6th (Korea time). It is leading the mood by overwhelming Japan all the time.
North Korea, which beat the South Korean women’s national team led by coach Bell with tough gangster football, is about to reach the top of Asia by kneeling down to Japan.
North Korea went 4-3-3. Kim Eun-hee played as a goalkeeper. Ri Myung-geum, Ri Geum-hyang, Wi Jeong-sim, and Ri Hye-kyung stood at the back four. In the midfield, Myung-yujeong, Choi Geum-ok and Lee Hak worked together, while Ahn Myung-song, Hong Song-ok and Kim Kyung-ok competed as the front three. 안전놀이터
Japan faced off with a 3-5-2 victory that thickened the midfield. Asano Natsumi defended the goal, and Shinomi Goyama, Wakaba Goto, and Toko Goga were in charge of the defense. Reina Wakisaka, Yuzho Shio-Koshi, Yoshino Nakashima, Momoko Tanikawa, and Suzu Amanos built a waistline. Yamamoto Yuzuki and Chiba Lemina played as front-line two-top players and aimed to score.
In the 10th minute of the first half, when North Korea was pushing hard, Japan took the lead by scoring the first goal. The pass to Nakashima penetrating from the midfield completely broke down the North Korean defense. Nakashima, who faced a one-on-one opportunity, lightly hit the goalkeeper when he ran out and put it into an empty goal.
As soon as the goal was allowed, North Korea’s gangster football appeared. When Japanese players caught the ball, they did not hesitate to tackle both feet. However, Japan did not have a dangerous situation as it relieved North Korea’s pressure with a simple and fast tempo pass.
Rather, North Korea had the bad luck of losing one player to injury in a counterattack. An Myung-song was taken on a stretcher after falling over by a Japanese defensive tackle. It was a clean and legitimate tackle that was not recognized as a foul, but he suffered a major injury and was replaced with a tendency.
North Korea continued to drive. Following a corner kick attack in the 22nd minute of the first half, he shot but turned a blind eye to the goal. In the 26th minute of the first half, the propensity faced a one-on-one opportunity with the goalkeeper, but the Japanese defender cut it off with a tackle just before shooting.
A fierce battle took place. Both teams deployed attacks around the sides. He succeeded in advancing to the front of the goal, but no additional goals were scored as he failed to finish.
North Korea, which was beating Japan, eventually scored the equalizer. The side attack worked. North Korea, which broke through the left side in the 38th minute of the first half, scored an equalizer when Kim Young-young, who was waiting in the center, lightly pushed the cutback pass of Wi Jung-sim with his left foot.