On Tuesday, South Korean forward Casey Phair, who had her 16th birthday 26 days prior, made history by being the youngest player in World Cup history.
Following Ifeanyi Chiejine of Nigeria, who scored at the age of 16 years and 34 days in 1999, a youngster who was born in the United States scored the youngest goal in the history of the Women’s World Cup during South Korea’s loss to Colombia in Sydney, which was 2-0. Ifeanyi Chiejine of Nigeria scored at the age of 16 years and 34 days in 1999.
According to FIFA, the difference in age between Phair and the goalie for South Korea, Kim Jung-mi, is the most that it has ever been in the history of the Women’s World Cup. Phair is the younger of the two players. Phair is Kim’s elder by 22 years. Kim’s age. They faced off against one another in Group H competition on Tuesday, which took place that day.
A Mixed Origin Player
According to a report by Reuters, Phair is the first player of mixed origin to be included on a Korean World Cup roster. This distinction was awarded to Phair. After it was announced that the young woman would be representing South Korea. The team’s coach, Colin Bell, stated that it was his responsibility to shield her from the public eye.
After scoring the opening goal for the Philippines in their play versus New Zealand in their FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Group A match on July 25, 2023 at Wellington Regional Stadium, Sarina Bolden of the Philippines celebrates her goal. The match was part of the group stage of the tournament being held in Australia and New Zealand.
On Sunday, South Korea and Morocco will compete against one another in a match that will take place in Adelaide.
Norman Whiteside was 17 and 41 days old at the 1982 Men’s World Cup. He was selected to play for Northern Ireland in the tournament.