Adelaide: Korea Republic head coach Colin Bell labelled Sunday’s 1-0 loss to tournament debutants Morocco in Adelaide among the worst experiences of his career as the Taeguk Ladies's FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 suffered a near fatal blow.
The defeat at Hindmarsh Stadium came as Ibtissam Jraidi’s sixth minute header earned the north Africans their first win at a FIFA Women’s World Cup and, coupled with their 2-0 loss against Colombia earlier in Group H, means the Koreans were all but dashed.
“Congratulations to Morocco for their first win in World Cup history,” said the Englishman. “I'm not going to say it was a deserved win. I think they got off to a good start, and that affected us in the first half.
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