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Korea Republic's Kim Jung-mi floored by injury 


Friday, May 3, 2019
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Seoul: Veteran goalkeeper Kim Jung-mi will miss the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France after suffering an Achilles tendon injury, the Korea Football Association (KFA) said on Friday.


The KFA said Kim, 34, was cut from head coach Yoon Duk-yeo's training camp roster of 28 players, after suffering the injury during a warm-up for a WK League match on Thursday.

The camp for the June 7-July 7 Women's World Cup in France is scheduled to start on Tuesday.

The KFA said it hasn't yet decided whether to name a replacement for Kim or stick with the three remaining goalkeepers, Kang Ga-e, Jeon Ha-neul and Jeong Bo-ram.

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With 116 caps, Kim is the most experienced goalkeeper for Korea Republic. She has been in the national team mix since 2003 and featured in the 2003 Women's World Cup, Korea Republic's first appearance at the Finals.

She was the starting goalkeeper at the 2015 World Cup, where Korea Republic reached the knockout stage for the first time.

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