KOR-W vs FRA-W Dream11 : World number 11 Korean side take on a tricky French unit as they eye the number one spot in Pool B
What prestigious tournaments like the Women’s FIH Series Final offer countries is the elusive opportunity to showcase their abilities at the biggest stage of them all and the French side have grabbed this opportunity with both hands. Heading into the Ireland leg of the exhibition tournament as the second lowest ranked country with a world ranking of 30, France have torn apart all the criticism directed at them after their opening two matches.
Sitting in second position, having more or less ascertained themselves a place in the crossover matches, France have been a spectacle to behold. The best thing to emerge from the team has been their immense fighting spirit with the bunch of players just not knowing when to quit. They’ve defeated Ukraine and almost came out of a stunning upset against Scotland as well to establish their grace all over the tournament.
However, in Korea the French group of players will face their sternest challenge till date. They are taking on the world number 11 side, a country which has done full justice to the high ranking they have been handed over by FIH. The Asian side have been a compelling contingent, putting in rapturous displays to see them win all their matches till now, the only side to do so alongside Ireland.
With 8 goals scored and having let in just the one in return Korea have been the side to watch out for in Pool B. They’ve been a testament to what was conceptualised when the women’s edition of the FIH Series Final was charted. Putting in an attacking display befitting of their status, the backline has intertwined perfectly to emulate resounding performances.
Although France will throw the kitchen sink and more at Korea, it’s their defensive problems which will eventually hamper them in the end. Korea love playing against sides who falter at the back and they should outscore their opposition on course to their third win of the pool.
Goal-Keeper for KOR-W vs FRA-W Dream11
Its going be French representation here with Petriaux coming in for us. It’s a gameplan we have stuck with for the entirety of the tournament and we are not going to change it. Selecting the shot stopper for the weaker side gives us an opportunity to complete their 4 players and pick out a well balanced side.
Defenders for KOR-W vs FRA-W Dream11
Letting slip in just one goal means it’s going a French heavy defensive line-up doled out by us. Korea are sitting on the cusp of sealing their berth as direct qualifiers into the top 4 and the defenders will leave no stone unturned to keep the French well away from them.
Lee, Jang and An are the trio that is going to represent us. Lee in particular has been outstanding, capitalising on the role she’s been given as penalty corner taker to work out some extremely stunning well worked moves.
Midfielders for KOR-W vs FRA-W Dream11
Time to start compensating our picks from the French side and it will be Ponthieu and Gaspari who are the two picks we are incurring into our setup. They have been the reason for France’s incredible resurgence this season, putting in relentlessly strong showings and come Korea they’ll refuse to back down.
The two players from Korea as well and its Cho and Yuri Lee. The two have been absolutely ruthless, putting into place the spectacular and illustrious framework of their side’s 100% winning record.
Forwards for KOR-W vs FRA-W Dream11
One thing that we are sure of in this edition of the prestigious tournament is that Korea with their awe-inducing strike force is bound to score in any match. With France letting the goals go in 4 times this season, something that cost them against Ukraine, Korea are set to take advantage of that aberration.
Cheon and Kang should be battering France and these are the two players we are selecting from the table toppers. The one pick as well from France with Lecas representing us.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Eunbi Cheon is going to be our captain choice for the final pool match of the first edition of the league while Yurim Lee is the vice-captain.
Women’s FIH Series Final
Match: Korea Vs France, Pool B
Date And Time: 11th June, Tuesday- 8:30pm IST
Venue: Banbridge Hockey Centre, Banbridge