Norway proceed to the next round with a win over South Korea
Sensing his team struggles at the Stade Auguste-Delaune, Norway coach Martin Sjogren transformed the way around at halftime, relocating Hansen behind the forwards from the wing and it paid off quickly.
Norway completed second in the section with six points behind already-qualified France, that have nine after beating Nigeria 1-0 to maintain a perfect record. The African champions can still certify as one of the very best third-placed team.
Norway opened up the racking up through a 4th-minute penalty from Barcelona-bound Hansen after South Korean captain Cho Sohyun yanked defender Maria Thorisdottir’s t-shirt.
” Both fifty percents started rather well, but the various other side is very good at passing as well as I believe that it was rather hard for the players,” Sjogren said.” We offered all our power to score as well as bring back the pride of Oriental football,” South Korea coach Yoon Duk-yeo informed press reporters. As a head coach I would certainly such as to apologize that I didn’t obtain the result we expected.”
Hansen surged right into the box in the 49th min and was lowered, with Isabell Herlovsen transforming from the area. Hansen needed to come off with an ankle joint injury from the difficulty but the Norwegians are noticing they had done enough.
Korea that got to the last 16 in 2015 was peacefully defeated 4-0 by France and 2-0 by Nigeria in their opening games.
” Both fifty percents started fairly well, but the various other side is excellent at passing as well as I believe that it was fairly difficult for the players,” Sjogren claimed. “The Koreans played a great match and were far better than anticipated. We require to do better.”
With the game abating, Lee Geummin produced a minute of magic in the 78th minute by backheeling a through ball to Yeo, who slid home to provide the Koreans hope.
Norway, the 1995 champions, sign up with hosts France in the knockout phase and also will deal with either Italy, Brazil or Australia, while Korea completed without a point but with some satisfaction recovered after Yeo Minji racked up late for an beautiful finish.
They nearly snatched a draw with the same two players connecting up once again in additional time, but Yeo headed simply broad.
Karina Saevik ought to have made it 3-0 after 63 minutes yet shot wide from a cut-back with the goal at her grace.
Norway reserved their place in the last 16 at the women’s World Cup after a thrilling 2-1 win in Group A versus a fighting South Korea team many thanks to a penalty in each half from Caroline Graham Hansen and also Isabell Herlovsen.
Korea reacted by getting their foot on the ball, dominating possession and developing a string of half opportunities with Chelsea playmaker Ji Soyun drawing the strings and Lee Geummin obtaining some freedom on the wing, yet they lacked a completing touch.
” We provided all our power to score and also recover the pride of Korean football,” South Korea coach Yoon Duk-yeo told press reporters. “Although we lost, I believe our players did their best. As the head coach, I would love to apologize that I didn’t obtain the result we anticipated.”