We bring to you the ball to ball action of the first match of Matchday 6, Colombia vs South Korea. This match holds an important value because it could decide who’s gonna qualify for the Round of 16 stages after favourites, Germany from Group H. Both the teams have never met each other before but has been competing in the World stage for a couple of years now so this match promises to be a nail biting contest.
Key facts to look forward to :
- This is the 300th match in the history of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
- This is Colombia’s second FIFA Women’s World Cup match against a nation representing the AFC. Their previous one was a 0-0 draw against Korea DPR in the 2011 group stage.
- Diana Ospina García, Daniela Montoya, Catalina Usme, Lady Andrade and Sandra Sepúlveda are the first players to feature in the Colombia squad at three editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
- Lady Andrade will be aiming to score in a third successive FIFA Women’s World Cup group match, having found the net against both France and England in Colombia’s last two fixtures in the 2015 group stage.
- Korea Republic’s Casey Phair (16y 26d) could become the youngest player to make an appearance in the history of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Match : 16
Kick off : 12 pm (Local time) and 3:30 pm (IST)
Date : 25 July 2023
Venue : Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Referee : Rebecca Welch
Assistant Referee 1: Natalie Aspinall
Assistant Referee 2 : Anita Vad
4th Official : Marianela Araya
VAR : Drew Fischer
Assistant VAR 1 : Armando Villarreal
Assistant VAR 2 : Sian Massey-Ellis
Colombia vs South Korea Starting XIs
Colombia Starting XI : Perez; Arias, Jorelyn, Daniela, Vanegas; Durango, Montoya (C), Usme, Santos, Linda; Ramirez.
South Korea Starting XI : Y G Yoon; H R Kim(C), S J Lim, S Y Shim; H J Choo, S Y Ji, S H Cho, S G Jang; Y R Choe, G M Lee, H Y Son.
Colombia vs South Korea | Live Score : COL 2-0 KOR
7:30 am IST | Kick off
First Half Begins
The clash between Colombia and South Korea us underway!
03’| Corners for South Korea
Two corners in quick succession for South Korea to start their proceedings.
06’| Match delay
Jorelyn Carabali steps out of the pitch, momentarily because of a minor head injury.
09’| End to end football
Both the teams have started on a positive note with Choe Yu-ri getting a shot away with her left foot and Colombia going on a counter attack.
10’| Yellow card for Vanegas 🟨
Manuela Vanegas picks up the first yellow card of the match for a high boot challenge at the edge of the Colombian penalty box.
17’| Half chances for Colombia
The Colombian players are lurking around the opponent’s box and enjoying some possession.
25’| Series of physical duels
Both the teams are not shy of making a challenge according to their reputation and they’re living upto it.
28’| Penalty for Colombia
Referee awarded Colombia a penalty due to an intentional hand ball in the box by Shim Seo-yeon.
29’| Yellow card for Seo-yeon 🟨
Shim Seo-yeon gets her name booked in the Referee’s book for a handball in the penalty box.
30’| Usme scores for Colombia! (COL 1-0 KOR)
Catalina Usme converts the spot kick and gives Colombia the lead within 30 minutes of the match.
35’| Colombia playing with confidence
After scoring first in the match Colombian players are looking pretty confident and playing a nice breed of passing football.
38’| Caicedo scores! (COL 2-0 KOR)
Linda Caicedo, the debutant have scored her first ever World Cup goal. A shot from outside of the box, curling straight to the goalkeeper, but Yoon Young-guel made a mess of it and gave Colombia a 2 goal lead.
10 minutes of added time announced
45’+5’| South Korea trying hard to create something
Colombia is not providing the South Koreans any space whatsoever to create a goal scoring opportunity.
45’+6‘| Yellow card for Arias 🟨
Carolina Arias receives a Yellow card for a frailing arm on the opponent’s face.
45’+7’| Yellow card for Seon-joo 🟨
Lim Seon-joo receives the fourth yellow card of the match for a bad tackle in the middle of the pitch.
45’+8’| Chance for South Korea
Lee Geum-min’s header towards the goal from a cross met with an excellent save by Colombian Wall, Catalina Perez in the dying seconds of the first half.
45’| Half time : COL 2-0 KOR
Second Half Begins
Can South Korea maje a comeback? Or is Colombia gonna run away with the match by scoring more goals?
48’| South Korea starts well
South Korea have definitely been able to lift their spirits up and started the second half pretty well.
55’| Corner for Colombia
Colombia gets awarded only their second corner of the match and would look to make the most of it.
62’| Ramirez misses
Colombia’s lone forward Ramirez miss was unable to keep her header kn target and give her team a 3 goal lead.
68’| Substitutions for South Korea
Park Eun-sun and Kang Chae-rim replaces Cho So-hyun and Son Hwa-yeon respectively.
71’| Colombia on the counter
Linda Caicedo marched forward with the ball on her feet with pace and found Catalina Usme, whose shot blocked was blocked.
76’| Substitution for Colombia
Marcela Restrepo replaces Leicy Santos.
78’| Substitution for South Korea
Casey Phair replaces Choe Yu-ri.
85’| Match delay
Two Colombian players have been injured and fell on the pitch.
88’| Substitution for South Korea
Moon Mi-ra replaces Choo Hyo-joo.
5 minutes of added time announced
90’+2’| Chance for Ramirez
Ramirez takes a week shot from outside of the box and leaves the keeper untested.