’16-year-old’ mixed-race pair to go to World Cup as youngest ever
A 16-year-old has been surprisingly named to the Women’s World Cup squad.메이저사이트
Casey Eugene Fair was born to an American father and Korean mother.
She’s about to make history as the youngest player in South Korean women’s football history.
Yoon Chul Jung is the reporter.
She starts running at the whistle and is the first to cross the centre line.
She doesn’t shy away from taking on her older sisters.
This is Casey Eugene Fair, a mixed-race athlete born to an American father and Korean mother.
National team coach Colin Bell named her to the final roster for the World Cup.
She’s the first mixed-race player in South Korean women’s football history to make the World Cup.
[Colin Bell / Women’s National Team Head Coach]
“She has good physical attributes (5-foot-9, 68kg) and good finishing ability with both feet, and she has shown (in training) that she deserves to be on the final roster.”
Fair came up through the US youth ranks.
He has yet to play an A match for the senior national team, so he is eligible to represent South Korea under FIFA rules.
He’s been playing for the South Korean Under-16 team since last year, so he’s been exposed to the Korean culture and has adapted quickly.
[Casey Eugene Fair / Korea National Football Team]
“My strengths are my speed and physicality. I hope to contribute to the team with my one-on-one attacks from the flanks.”
At 16 years and 1 month old, Fair is also South Korea’s youngest World Cup participant.
She is 22 years behind the oldest, Kim Jung-mi.
[Kim Jung-mi / South Korea National Football Team]
“I feel like I can learn from the younger players when I see how boldly they train.”
The Women’s World Cup kicks off on the 20th in Australia and New Zealand.
The team will make its final preparations with an exhibition match against Haiti on the 8th.
I’m Yoon Chul Jung, Channel A News.