South Korea lost the Olympic women’s football qualifier in aggregate. The South Korean side opened the match with a two-goal lead in the first half.
National Football Team betting fans thought that the team would be heading to their first Olympics. After losing 2-1 in the first leg, they needed to win by 2-0, 3-1, or 3-2 to qualify for the Olympics.
Kang Chae-rim scored the first goal. A Chinese own goal gave the South Korea side a two-goal lead, with an aggregate score of 3-2. South Korea had to defend for 45 minutes to achieve their Olympic dream.
Olympic Women’s Football Qualifier
However, China had other plans. Wang Shuang scored in the 69th minute to level the aggregate score 3-3. She scored her second goal in the first extra period to even the second leg score. Also, the goal put China ahead in aggregate.
According to people who bet on sports, it was South Korea’s fault for conceding the second goal. They turned over the ball near their box. Thus, Wang collected the ball and found the bottom right corner of the goal.
According to gambling reviews and news sources, there was little time left for South Korea to rally a comeback. Coach Colin Bell said that they failed to stop a world-class play from taking over the match.
In extra time, Wang worked harder than the rest of the players on the field. Also, South Korea gifted her the scoring opportunity. It was a disappointment for the team because they played well for 120 minutes.
South Korea had 28 losses out of 38 games against China, going to the second leg of the Olympic qualifier. In the last six matches, they only scored twice. They matched the total goal scored Tuesday. However, it was not enough to qualify for the Olympics. The coach is bullish about the future of the team. Also, he is happy with his players’ progress.