Morocco stun S Korea to earn first World Cup win

Morocco stun S Korea to earn first World Cup win


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Ibtissam Jraidi became the first Moroccan player to score at a Women’s World Cup

Morocco gained their first ever victory at a Women’s World Cup as they secured a shock win over South Korea.

Ibtissam Jraidi scored Morocco’s first World Cup goal with a sixth-minute header as the north Africans, ranked 72nd in the world, stunned their 17th-ranked opponents.

Sixteen-year-old substitute Casey Phair fired wide for South Korea late on.

Morocco defender Nouhaila Benzina made history by becoming the first player to wear a hijab at a World Cup.

South Korea have now lost both matches and will be eliminated if Germany avoid defeat against Colombia on Sunday.

Morocco lost 6-0 to Germany in their first match in Group H, but were much better against South Korea.

There was only one shot on target in the first half, with Jraidi scoring with a diving header following Hanane Ait Elhaj’s cross for Morocco’s first ever goal at the tournament.

South Korea, managed by Englishman Colin Bell, performed better in the second half, but could not find an equaliser.

Ji So-yun had a good chance with a central free-kick just outside the penalty area in the 82nd minute, but her effort did not clear the Morocco defensive wall.

Phair, who became the youngest player to ever play in a Fifa Women’s World Cup match when she came on in the 2-0 loss to Colombia, failed to hit the target with a late chance.

Player of the match

AyaneRosella Ayane

South Korea

  1. Squad number11Player nameChoe Yu-Ri

  2. Squad number3Player nameHong Hye-Ji

  3. Squad number9Player nameLee Geum-Min

  4. Squad number12Player nameMoon Mi-Ra

  5. Squad number8Player nameCho So-Hyun

  6. Squad number15Player nameChun Ga-Ram

  7. Squad number2Player nameChoo Hyo-Joo

  8. Squad number10Player nameJi So-Yun

  9. Squad number14Player nameJeon Eun-Ha

  10. Squad number20Player nameKim Hye-Ri

  11. Squad number7Player nameSon Hwa-Yeon

  12. Squad number13Player namePark Eun-Sun

  13. Squad number19Player namePhair

  14. Squad number4Player nameShim Seo-Yeon

  15. Squad number18Player nameKim Jung-Mi

  16. Squad number16Player nameJang Sel-Gi


  1. Squad number23Player nameAyane

  2. Squad number2Player nameRedouani

  3. Squad number10Player nameBadri

  4. Squad number6Player nameNakkach

  5. Squad number19Player nameOuzraoui Diki

  6. Squad number9Player nameJraïdi

  7. Squad number7Player nameChebbak

  8. Squad number11Player nameTagnaout

  9. Squad number8Player nameAmani

  10. Squad number1Player nameEr-Rmichi

  11. Squad number20Player nameBouftini

  12. Squad number4Player nameKassi

  13. Squad number17Player nameAït El Haj

  14. Squad number3Player nameBenzina

  15. Squad number5Player nameEl Chad


South Korea

Formation 3-5-2

  • 18Kim
  • 20Kim
  • 3HongSubstituted forPhairat 84′minutes
  • 4Shim
  • 2ChooSubstituted forMoonat 45′minutes
  • 9LeeSubstituted forChunat 88′minutes
  • 10Ji
  • 8Cho
  • 16Jang
  • 7SonSubstituted forChoeat 45′minutes
  • 13ParkSubstituted forJeonat 69′minutes


  • 1Yoon
  • 5Kim
  • 11Choe
  • 12Moon
  • 14Jeon
  • 15Chun
  • 17Lee
  • 19Phair
  • 22Bae
  • 23Kang


Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Er-Rmichi
  • 17Aït El Haj
  • 5El Chad
  • 3BenzinaBooked at 81mins
  • 2Redouani
  • 19Ouzraoui Diki
  • 6NakkachSubstituted forBadriat 80′minutes
  • 7Chebbak
  • 11TagnaoutSubstituted forBouftiniat 80′minutes
  • 8AmaniSubstituted forKassiat 69′minutes
  • 9JraïdiSubstituted forAyaneat 74′minutes


  • 4Kassi
  • 10Badri
  • 12Zouhair
  • 13Seghir
  • 14Mazrouai
  • 15Gharbi
  • 16Lahmari
  • 18Chapelle
  • 20Bouftini
  • 21M’Rabet
  • 22Arouaissa
  • 23Ayane

Edina Alves Batista

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