Casey Eugene Fair, born in 2007, was selected as the final 23 players for the FIFA Women’s World Cup starting this month.
She is the first multicultural family player in Korean women’s soccer history to compete in the World Cup.
Reporter Shin Soo-bin reports.
Casey Eugene Pair stands out even in her training ground.
Born to an American father and a Korean mother, she is the first multicultural player in Korean women’s soccer history to compete in the World Cup.
She is 16 years and 1 month old. She beat the youngest record held by Park Eun-sun 20 years ago by 8 months. [Soundbite] Casey Eugene Fair/Women’s National Football Team : “I am very proud and
honored to be given this opportunity. If there is anything I can do to help the team, I will do my best.”
Mark and showed off his talent by scoring 5 goals in 2 matches.
Head coach Colin Bell is taking special care of the pair, who are immediate powerhouses.
[Colin Bell/Women’s national team coach: “Casey is still young. As a leader, she has an obligation to protect her players. She’s not just a passenger, she’s a valuable member of our team.”] Fair and 22 years
old With a difference, 38-year-old goalkeeper Kim Jung-mi has become the oldest Korean female player ever to compete in the World Cup.
Kim Jung-mi also participated in the 2003 World Cup in the United States along with Park Eun-sun.
[Soundbite] Kim Jeong-mi(National Women’s Soccer Team) : “The earnestness of being the last player really seems to have a great effect on the player. The fact that I was selected in itself makes me more determined.
” Australia-New Zealand World Cup, which is also the last challenge.
The 23 elite members will go to Australia on the 10th after an evaluation match with Haiti on the 8th.
This is Subin Shin from KBS News.