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Korea’s hopes of advancing at Women’s World Cup fade

Korea lost to Morocco 1-0 in its second group match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Adelaide, Australia on Sunday.

Korea, ranked 17th in the world, failed to turn things around after allowing a header to Ibtissam Jraidi in the sixth minute, putting in a lethargic performance.

Korea’s chances of advancing to the round of 16 are now slim, as the defeat follows its loss to Colombia 2-0 in its first match last week.

The victory was historic for Morocco (No. 72), which scored its first ever World Cup goal.
Last week, the African country, which was regarded as one of the weakest teams in the event, was thrashed 6-0 by Germany (No. 2) in its own first match.

In another stunning upset, Colombia beat Germany 2-1, securing a spot in the round of 16 with six points from two wins.

Germany and Morocco are both on three points after one win and one loss each.

The only possible scenario in which Korea can advance to the knockout stage is for it to beat Germany in its third group match on Thursday and for Colombia to beat Morocco.

That would leave Korea, Germany and Morocco with one win and two losses each, with goal difference deciding which of the three becomes the other team to advance.

Korea went into the tournament aiming to win its first Women’s World Cup match in eight years since its 2-1 victory in a group match against Spain in 2015. But it is highly likely to come home with no wins, repeating its performance at the tournament in 2019.

The quadrennial event is being jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, and lasts until August 20.