Half-Korean forward named to Korean training camp roster ahead of Women’s World Cup


Casey Phair, a half-Korean forward, has been selected to join Korea’s last training camp roster for the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup. This marks the first time a person of mixed heritage has joined the Korean women’s national football team. The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced the 31-player camp squad, which includes the 15-year-old Phair and two other teenagers, Won Ju-eun and Kwon Da-eun.

Phair, born in the United States to an American father and Korean mother, showcased her talent during the qualifiers for the 2024 Asian Football Confederation U-17 Women’s Asian Cup. She scored two goals against Tajikistan and a hat trick against Hong Kong. Currently training with the Players Development Academy in New Jersey, Phair has been recognized for her aggressive play and goal-scoring abilities.

The training camp will take place at the National Football Center in Paju, and the players will report between June 18 and 23. The final roster will be determined by head coach Colin Bell after a friendly match against Haiti on July 8. The Women’s World Cup, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, will commence on July 20. Korea’s Group H matches are scheduled against Colombia on July 25 in Sydney, Morocco on July 30 in Adelaide, and Germany on August 3 in Brisbane.메이저사이트

Korea’s previous appearances in the Women’s World Cup have been limited, with their most notable achievement being reaching the round of 16 in 2015, where they were defeated by France 3-0.

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