16 years, 26 days. Casey Eugene Fair (16-PDA), a mixed-race member of the South Korea women’s national soccer team, set a new record for the youngest player to make an appearance at a Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Women’s World Cup.
Fair took the field as a substitute for Choi Yuri in the 33rd minute of South Korea’s 0-2 defeat to Colombia (25th) in the first Group H match of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on Friday (June 25).
At 16 years and 26 days, the 2007-born pair became the youngest player in history to play in a Women’s World Cup match when they appeared in South Korea’s first group game, according to FIFA.
The previous record was held by Ifeanyi Chiejin, who was 16 years and 34 days old when she represented Nigeria at the 1999 Women’s World Cup.
Born to an American father and South Korean mother, Paire earned a spot on head coach Colleen Bell’s final call-up and became the first mixed-race player in the history of the South Korea Women’s A team.
For the men’s and women’s national teams, she is the second mixed-race player after Jang Dae-il, who was named to the final roster for the 1998 World Cup in France. However, Jang did not play in any of the World Cup matches. 메이저사이트
The 16-year-old also made the jump from the U17 national team to the A squad, becoming the youngest player in the squad and the youngest player ever to make the Korean Women’s World Cup roster. She is 23 years behind Kim Jung-mi (Incheon Hyundai Steel), who was born in 1984.
Meanwhile, South Korea’s “secret weapon” pair, who made their A-match debut on the day, didn’t do much on the pitch. They didn’t touch the ball much at all.
After going down by two goals in the first half, South Korea fought back through Park Eun-sun and Paire, but ultimately lost 0-2.