The South Korean women’s national football team received a hero’s welcome today after making a historic run at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.
Coached by Yoon Duk-yeo, South Korea reached the knockout stage for the first time, before losing to France 3-0 in the round of 16 on Sunday in Montreal.
Making its second World Cup appearance, South Korea earned its maiden World Cup victory in the group stage against Spain.
The players were feted at a welcoming ceremony held at Incheon International Airport.
Against France, South Korea was without Ji So-yun, the team’s leading scorer with 39 international goals.
Ji suffered a thigh injury during the Spain match, and coach Yoon opted to rest her rather than risk further injury.
South Korea’s next tournament will be the Women’s East Asian Cup in Wuhan, China, in early August.
Source: Busan eFM News
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