With all teams except South Korea taking one win each, the possibility of advancing to the round of 16 has also become slim. South Korea will play its final group match against Germany (second place) on the 3rd.
South Korea, which needs to win, came out in a 3-5-2 format. Park Eun-sun and Son Hwa-yeon were placed on the front line, while Jang Seul-ki, Cho So-hyun, Ji So-yeon, Lee Geum-min and Choo Hyo-joo were placed on the waist. The back three were built by Shim Seo-yeon, Hong Hye-ji, and Kim Hye-ri, and the goal was guarded by Jungmi Kim.
A variable occurred even before the start of the game. Lim Sun-joo, who was scheduled to start, complained of calf pain while warming up. Shim Seo-yeon rushed in. South Korea lost a point just six minutes into the game. Iptissam Zraidi finished the cross from the right side with a header that only changed direction.
The crisis continued. In the 13th minute of the first half, Hong Hye-ji kicked a cross from the side with her head. The ball headed toward the Korean goal, but it slightly went up and swept away the chest.
South Korea, which reorganized its battle lines, has begun a full-fledged offensive. In the 19th minute of the first half, Park Eun-sun gave up the ball that Jang Seul-gi raised. Son Hwa-yeon tried to shoot, but it ended in nothing. In the 25th minute of the first half, Park Eun-sun connected Ji So-yeon’s cross with a diving header but missed slightly.
Korea has faced another crisis. Salma Amazane, who rushed into the penalty box in the 29th minute of the first half, aimed directly at the goal but missed it.
With the start of the second half, South Korea replaced Son Hwa-yeon and Choo Hyo-joo with Choi Yu-ri and Moon Mi-ra. The selection was also switched from back-three to back-to-back.
The tactical change effect slowly emerged. He took the lead by controlling the Moroccan side attack. In the 6th minute of the second half, Jang Seul-ki’s cross directly headed for the goal but was blocked by the goalkeeper. Three minutes later, in Morocco’s corner kick situation, the Jungmi Kim goalkeeper’s punching fell in front of the opponent. Fortunately, the shot was greatly missed and no additional runs were made.
South Korea seemed to have a decisive opportunity. In the 35th minute of the second half, Choi Yu-ri passed the ball from the back. Ji So-yeon grabbed the ball and tried to counterattack, but the opposing defender blocked it with a foul. Ji So-yeon’s free kick was blocked by the wall.
In the 38th minute of the second half, South Korea even put Casey Eugene Fair on the offensive. Once again, the opportunity has come to Korea. In the 42nd minute of the second half, Casey Eugene Fair connected the ball that Jeon Eun-ha gave after breaking through with a left-footed shot, but it missed slightly. A minute later, he gave up a decisive counterattack to Morocco, but did not lose a point as the shot went off.In the end, South Korea did not score an equalizer and became a victim of its first victory in the Moroccan World Cup.