Korea Republic: Taeguk Ladies Aiming High

Korea Republic’s experience in the last edition will help them have a successful World Cup in France.

The Korea Republic will be participating in the FIFA Women World Cup compe tition for the third time. Their first participation was at the 2003 World Cup in the United States of America. The Taeguk Ladies were eliminated in the group stage of the competition. They were beaten by Brazil, France and Norway. After their 2003 venture they only returned to the World Cup competition in 2015 in Canada.

The team reached the knockout stage of the World Cup for the first time in their history in Canada. Korea Republic progressed through the preliminary stage on goal difference, after earning a famous 1-1 draw against neighbours and Women's World Cup veterans Korea DPR in Pyongyang. Korea will play the opening match against host country, France, at the Parc des Princes in Paris on June 7, 2019.

They will play against Nigeria in their second game on June 12, 2019 and the third game will be against Norway on June 17, 2019. Korea Republic subsequently booked their ticket to a second successive Women’s World Cup by finishing in fifth place at the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Jordan 2018.

Yoon Deokyeo has been the head coach of Korea Republic since December 2012, making him the team's second-longest serving coach since Lee Yiwoo (19911998). Korea Republic’s strength is in their defensive structure and discipline. Impressively, they did not concede a single goal in all four of their matches at the AFC Women’s Asian Cup.

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