16-year-old mixed-race player Casey Eugene Fair (16, PDA), who boarded the Colin Bell, showed confidence toward the World Cup.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on the 5th the 23 final entries and 2 reserve members of the women’s national soccer team to participate in the ‘2023 International Football Federation (FIFA) Australia/New Zealand Women’s World Cup’, which opens on the 20th.
There was also an exceptional selection. It was Casey Fair, the first mixed-race player on the women’s national team and only 16 years old. Casey’s exact age is 16 years and 1 month, breaking the record of 16 years and 9 months set by Park Eun-sun at the 2002 Women’s World Cup in the United States, making her the youngest ever Korean World Cup participant, male or female. She also has an American father and a Korean mother, and Casey became the first mixed-race player in the history of the Korean Women’s A national team.
Coach Bell said of Casey’s starting background, “He has a good physical, uses both feet well, finishes well, and has a good learning ability. He showed himself that he has a place in the national team.” He went on to explain, “I had Casey distanced from the media for two weeks. He was given time to focus on what he was equipped with. Casey was also adjusting well and proved he was qualified.”
In response to the question,안전놀이터추천 “Did you select it with an immediate sense of power,” coach Bell said, “Like other players on the list, it is a resource that will help the team immediately. It is not time to experiment ahead of the World Cup. We expect that young players such as these will create a competitive landscape.”
After the roster announcement, Manager Bell accompanied Casey to the player interview and drew attention. It seemed to be ‘consideration’ for Casey, who was still unfamiliar with cameras and interviews.
Casey, who was interviewed with an English interpreter, said, “I am very honored to receive the opportunity (to participate in the World Cup). I will make full use of this opportunity to help the team. If there is something I must do, I will do everything well. showed enthusiasm. Regarding his own strengths, he said, “I think my strengths, such as one-on-one attacks from the side, can contribute to the team.”
On the other hand, coach Bell said in relation to the selection of the national team, “I checked and analyzed the performance of each person. The process of determining the list was difficult. All players did well.” “The current squad has good energy and balance. But the competition continues until the end. I want to say thank you to the players who did not make it to the final list. The door to the national team is always open.”
The 23 players included goalkeepers Kim Jeong-mi (Incheon Hyundai Steel), Yun Young-geul (BK Hecken), Kim Hye-ri, Lim Seon-joo, Jang Seul-gi, Choi Yu-ri (Incheon Hyundai Steel), Ji So-yeon, Chu Hyo-joo (Suwon FC), and Cho So-hyun (Tottenham). , Lee Geum-min (Brighton), and Park Eun-seon (Seoul City Hall) joined as expected.
2023 FIFA Australia New Zealand Women’s World Cup Korea National Team final roster ’23’FWs: Choi Yuri, Kang Chae-rim, Son Hwa-yeon (Incheon Hyundai Steel), Moon Mi-ra (Suwon FC), Park Eun-seon (Seoul City Hall), Casey Fair (PDA, USA) MF: Ji So-yeon, Kim Yoon-ji, Jeon Eun-ha (Suwon FC), Cho So-
hyun (Tottenham, England), Lee Geum-min (Brighton, England), Chun Ga-ram (Hwacheon KSPO), Bae Ye-bin (Widuk University)
DF: Kim Hye-ri, Lim Seon-joo, Jang Seul-gi, Hong Hye-ji (Incheon Hyundai Steel), Sim Seo-yeon, Chu Hyo-joo (Lee Sang-won FC), Lee Young-joo (Madrid CFF, Spain)
GKs: Kim Jung-mi (Incheon Hyundai Steel), Yoon Young-geul (BK Heken, Sweden), Ryu Ji-su (Seoul City Hall