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2-0 Triumph for Colombia over South Korea: Phair Creates History at Women’s World Cup as South Americans Leverage Korean Mistakes

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FIFA Women's World Cup 2023

Fifa Women’s World Cup 2023
Hosted by: Australia and New Zealand Duration: 20th July to 20th August
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The Colombian team commenced their 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup journey splendidly, besting South Korea in Sydney.

The South Americans gained an edge when Catalina Usme successfully scored from the penalty spot. Their lead was later solidified by 18-year-old Linda Caicedo, who capitalized on an error by the Korean goalkeeper, Yoon Young-geul. This victory marked the second win for Colombia in the tournament.

Despite the loss, South Korea witnessed a historic moment when Casey Phair, at only 16 years and 26 days, became the youngest player in Women’s World Cup history. She was brought into the game as a 77th-minute substitute.

South Korea, having lost all their World Cup openers to date, is now gearing up for a critical Group H match against Morocco on 30th July. Following this, Colombia will face Germany.

Phair Breaks Record as Youngest World Cup Player
Casey Phair surpassed the record of the youngest Fifa World Cup player, either female or male, by eight days.

Colombia Leaves Impression
Colombia, who narrowly lost their bid to host the 2023 tournament to Australia and New Zealand, still made a strong impression. Their energetic and vociferous fans dominated the 24,323 spectators at the Sydney Football Stadium, adding to the excitement.

South Korea inadvertently aided the Colombians by conceding a two-goal lead due to defensive mistakes. A chaotic sequence of events culminated in Shim Seo-yeon blocking a shot with her arm, leading to Usme scoring a penalty. The Colombian fans erupted in joyous celebrations.

The situation worsened for South Korea when Caicedo doubled Colombia’s lead, thanks to a blunder from keeper Yoon. Caicedo, the Real Madrid winger, was given too much space to charge at the defense, and Yoon’s mistimed jump resulted in the second goal.

At just 18, Caicedo is emerging as a promising star of the tournament. Her goal made her the second-youngest player to score at a Women’s World Cup, the first being Brazil’s Marta, who achieved this at 17 in 2003.

Colombia nearly increased their lead after half-time with Mayra Ramirez narrowly missing a header. This victory raises their odds of qualifying from Group H, equating their points with the favorites, Germany.

Player of the match:
Moon Mi-Ra – Average Rating: 10.00
Kang Chae-Rim – Average Rating: 10.00

Top-rated Colombian Players:
Ospina (No.4) – Average Rating: 8.40
Caicedo (No.18) – Average Rating: 8.14
Bedoya (No.5) – Average Rating: 7.79
Usme (No.11) – Average Rating: 7.71

Match Statistics:
Colombia held 58% of the possession with 17 shots, of which 5 were on target. They had 4 corners and committed 10 fouls. South Korea had 42% of the possession, took 5 shots, with 3 on target, and committed 16 fouls.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

Who won the match between Colombia and South Korea in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023?

Colombia won the match against South Korea with a score of 2-0.

Who scored the goals for Colombia in this match?

Catalina Usme and Linda Caicedo scored the goals for Colombia.

What historic event happened during this match for South Korea?

Casey Phair, aged just 16 years and 26 days, became the youngest-ever player at a Women’s World Cup when she was introduced as a 77th-minute substitute.

Who are the hosts for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023?

Australia and New Zealand are hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

Who is the youngest player to score at a Women’s World Cup?

The youngest player to score at a Women’s World Cup is Brazil’s Marta, who did so at the age of 17 in 2003. Linda Caicedo became the second-youngest at 18, in the match against South Korea in 2023.

Who was the player of the match in the game between Colombia and South Korea?

The players of the match were Moon Mi-Ra and Kang Chae-Rim, both with an average rating of 10.00.

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SoccerFan2023 July 25, 2023 - 11:08 am

Wow, what a match! Colombia really showed up, didn’t they? And that kid, Phair! Can you believe she’s only 16? Future’s looking bright for her…

ColombianPride July 25, 2023 - 12:22 pm

Usme and Caicedo are the dream duo! So proud of our girls! Vamos Colombia!

GoalKeeperGuru July 25, 2023 - 2:09 pm

That blunder by Yoon…ouch! Just shows the pressure of world cup. Need to bounce back strong.

FootyNut88 July 25, 2023 - 4:36 pm

lol the korean keeper needs to work on her timing, that was a terrible miss.

AsianFootballFan July 25, 2023 - 6:04 pm

tough start for South Korea, Hope they make a comeback against Morocco. Lets go girls!

WorldCupWatcher July 25, 2023 - 9:56 pm

So close to 3-0 for colombia…Ramirez must be kicking herself. Her header just wide…next time girl!

FootballIsLife July 26, 2023 - 2:04 am

Who knew Colombia had it in them? They came out strong! Disappointed in South Korea though, they could do better…

LadyWorldCup July 26, 2023 - 2:52 am

Young talent on display! Phair and Caicedo, remember these names. The future of women’s football is here and it’s exciting!!


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