Women’s soccer WK League celebrates the World Cup year and operates a scaled-down 2023 season.
The Korea Women’s Football Federation announced on the 3rd that ‘the WK League, which celebrated its 14th anniversary, will start an 8-month long journey starting with the Incheon Hyundai Steel-Mungyeong Sangmu match to be held on the 24th at 7:00 pm at Namdong Stadium in Incheon’. “This year, there are many important competitions such as the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand in July and the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China in September. In order to protect players who have to run both the national team schedule and the regular league, we decided to reduce the regular season in consultation with the club.”
Last year, the WK League conducted the regular league with 28 rounds, but this year it will be reduced to 21 rounds by the end of August. 메이저사이트 In addition, as the K-League implemented in consideration of the Qatar World Cup held in November and December last year, this year’s WK League also decided to play on weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Afterwards, the 2nd and 3rd place playoffs in the regular league will be held as a single match on November 4th, and the championship match between the winner of the playoff and the 1st place in the regular league will be held on November 7th and 11th in a home & away format.
The biggest concern is whether Hyundai Steel, the ‘1st round’, will achieve an 11th consecutive victory. At Hyundai Steel, key national team members such as Lee Min-ah, Kim Hye-ri, Jang Seul-gi, Lim Seon-joo, and Kang Chae-rim are still alive and well. This year, strikers Kim Seong-mi and Ines, midfielder Oh Yeon-hee, and defender Koh Jin were transfused to boost their strength. The opponents are Suwon FC Women, who recruited national defenders Shim Seo-yeon and Park Sera, Gyeongju Hansuwon, and Hwacheon KSPO.