Colombia, the first opponent of the Korean women’s national team’s 2023 FIFA Australia and New Zealand World Cup, played such a rough game that the opposing team stopped the warm-up match.
The private warm-up match between Colombia and Ireland, which was held at Mikin Park Stadium in Brisbane, Australia on the 15th, was suspended about 20 minutes after the start of the match and ended.
According to Reuters, the Irish Football Association said in a statement that “it became so intense that we decided to end the game after discussions with officials.”
Key midfielder Denise O’Sullivan was taken to the hospital after complaining of pain in his shin after being tackled harshly during the game.
The Irish Football Association 먹튀검증 later said O’Sullivan avoided a fracture.
Coach Vera Fow told Sky Sports, “It’s the first time I’ve experienced it as a player and as a coach in my 47 years as a soccer player.”
“It was a normal game at first,” Fow said. “It was a lively and good game, but it became a physically intense atmosphere,” he said. “O’Sullivan faced a competitive attempt that was not allowed under the rules of the game and complained of pain.”
“We need to go to Colombia’s coach and cooperate.” This atmosphere needs to be calmed down. “Don’t we all play in the World Cup?” he said, “We’re not a team that’s afraid of tackles and competition, but the players are very angry.”
He added, “If the game continues, we decided that there could be a potentially serious situation for the players.”
The Colombian Football Association said in a statement that there was no violation of the rules in the warm-up match.
The Colombian Football Association said the game was suspended at the request of Ireland, adding, “Our national team has maintained regulations, sound competition and fair play spirit,” adding, “We respect the other team’s decision.”
Colombia is the first opponent of Group H of the Korean national team, which left for Australia on the 10th and is training.
Colombia’s average height is 166.8cm, slightly smaller than that of Korea (167.9cm), but considering the disruptions before the evaluation, it is expected that violent physical contact will be inevitable.
The national team, led by head coach Colin Bell, will face Colombia at 11 a.m. on the 25th (Korea Standard Time), and will face Morocco on the 30th and Germany on the 3rd of next month.
Colombia’s FIFA ranking is 25th, Korea is 17th, Germany and Morocco are 2nd and 72nd.
Belho won 2-1 in the domestic warm-up match against “virtual Colombia” Haiti at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 8th.