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Peace queen cup
« on: October 02, 2010, 04:54:22 PM »
England to play the Peace Queen Cup in Suwon, Korea accessible by Subway 1 from Seoul

Tue 19/10 vs South Korea 14:00
Thu 21/10 vs New Zealand 14:00
Final 23/10 14:00

Flight prices are not cheap sadly about 600 GBP  :( I get mine at a third of this  ;)
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Hope names Peace Cup squad
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010, 02:15:59 PM »
After the euphoria of qualifying for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, Hope Powell's England Women will begin their preparations in earnest later this month when they travel to South Korea to compete in the Peace Cup.

The Three Lions will initially take on the host nation and New Zealand in the group stage before a final match against either Taiwan, Australia or Mexico, depending on how they fare in the first two games.

And Powell has been handed a major boost with the return to the squad of goalkeeper Karen Bardsley and defender Anita Asante, following lengthy injuries for the pair. Bardsley had been sidelined after breaking her collarbone in America, while Asante, now fully recovered from a knee injury, will be looking for her first international appearance since the Euro 2009 Final defeat to Germany last September.

“It’s great to have those two back,” said Powell, of the returning duo. “The timing of Karen’s injury was really unfortunate, she was doing really well, so this is a good opportunity for her. Anita has been playing for Washington lately and it gives me the chance to look at her again in an England environment.

“Everyone will play some part in Korea,” she continued. “We are playing against teams from the Asian continent which is a new experience and I’m hoping it will hold us in good stead for the World Cup. We are very attuned to the European style of play, I just think we need to stretch ourselves and develop further. We have to have an appreciation of the entire footballing world and this trip is a great opportunity for us to do that.

“The World Cup is the biggest tournament in the game and our work towards that started the day after we qualified. By our own admission, we never really hit the heights during qualifying and we never played as well as I know we can. Now it’s time to up the ante. You won’t get away with playing badly in a World Cup; you’ve got to perform.

“This is another vital piece of tournament exposure that we are going to get and I’m looking forward to it.”

England’s Peace Cup campaign will begin against South Korea on Tuesday 19 October with New Zealand providing the opposition two days later. England’s final game will take place on Saturday 23 October.

Rachel Brown 02.07.80 Everton

Karen Bardsley 14.10.84 Sky Blue

Anita Asante 27.04.85 Washington Freedom

Sophie Bradley 20.10.89 Lincoln Ladies

Lindsay Johnson  08.05.80  Everton

Alex Scott 14.10.84 Boston Breakers

Casey Stoney 13.05.82 Chelsea

Dunia Susi 10.08.87 Chelsea

Rachel Unitt 05.06.82 Everton

Faye White 02.02.78 Arsenal

Laura Bassett 02.08.83 Birmingham City

Jessica Clarke 05.05.89 Lincoln Ladies

Steph Houghton 23.04.88 Arsenal

Jill Scott 02.02.87 Everton

Sue Smith 24.11.79 Lincoln Ladies

Fara Williams 25.01.84  Everton

Rachel Yankey  01.11.79 Arsenal

Kelly Smith  29.10.78 Boston Breakers

Eniola Aluko 21.02.87 Atlanta Beat

Ellen White 09.05.89 Arsenal

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Re: Peace queen cup
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010, 06:07:35 PM »
well at least we do not have to worry about domestic postponements caused by these international matches


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Re: Peace queen cup
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2010, 12:19:06 AM »
Sue Smith is out and Claire Rafferty has been called up.


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Re: Peace queen cup
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2010, 11:07:59 AM »
South Korea 0 England 0

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Re: Peace queen cup
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2010, 11:40:39 AM »
South Korea 0 England 0
Half time or full time or currently? Plze


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Re: Peace queen cup
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2010, 12:04:01 PM »
Full time there was a stream available but I gott my time difference wrong and woke up too late DOH!


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Lions held by South Korea
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2010, 01:02:17 PM »
England kick-off their World Cup preparations with 0-0 draw.

England drew 0-0 with South Korea in their opening match of the Peace Cup.

Before flying out to Korea for this friendly tournament, Hope Powell had promised to give a run out to as many players as possible as she looks to form ‘the crux’ of her side ahead of next summer’s World Cup Finals, and, true to her word, she handed starts to Claire Rafferty, Sophie Bradley, Steph Houghton and Jess Clarke, with Casey Stoney captaining the side from the centre of defence.

As expected, the hosts enjoyed a lot of possession throughout the game but were unable to England any real problems; Rachel Brown did not have a save to make in the first half. Indeed, it was the Three Lions who had the first chance through Rachel Yankey, though she curled her effort over the bar on eleven minutes.

The England backline were comfortable throughout the game and the most notable piece of defending came from the skipper after 72 minutes when her last-ditch interception prevented  Sooyun Kim from troubling Brown.

England came out in the second half looking for the breakthrough and Jill Scott fired over just minutes before her namesake Alex saw her effort foiled by Minkjung Jun.

Ellen White replaced Kelly Smith on the hour-mark and almost made an immediate impact, latching on to Houghton’s through ball and forcing Jun into a fine save with a stinging left-foot shot.

White’s physical presence up front caused the Koreans a number of problems and the young Arsenal forward burst into the box twice in the last three minutes, causing two goalmouth scrambles, but the ball was cleared on each occasion.

The last two chances of the match saw Seoyeon Lim and Yunhee Cha pepper Brown’s goal but both efforts were wide of the target.

Powell will see this as a good workout against an unfamiliar Asian nation. Her side had to deal with a team who like to keep the ball and were patient in their build-up play, largely at odds with the European opponents England faced in their World Cup qualifiers.

England’s second Peace Cup game will see them take on New Zealand on Thursday.


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Re: Peace queen cup
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2010, 01:08:15 PM »

Brown - A Scott Bradley Stoney Rafferty-Williams Houghton J Scott - Clarke ( Aluko 74)  Smith ( E White 60) Yankey

It is safe to assume that the all subs will start on Thursday as Hope Powell said everybody would get game time, so Thrusday's team will look like this

Bardsley - Susi F White Johnson Unitt - Bassett Asante ? - Aluko E White  ? 


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Lions in second Peace Cup stalemate
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2010, 12:01:31 PM »
England held to 0-0 draw by New Zealand in South Korea.

The England Women's team drew 0-0 with New Zealand in the second group match of The Peace Cup.

Hope Powell made eight changes to the side that drew with South Korea on Monday and the Three Lions were the better side throughout, creating the clearer opportunities but they were unable to find the finish their play merited.

All three Group B games finished 0-0, meaning lots were drawn to see which nation progressed to Saturday's Final and it is the host nation who will now compete for The Peace Cup trophy.

After all three games in Group A at the Peace Cup ended 0-0, lots were drawn to decide the winners, with South Korea going through.

The hosts will now meet Group B winners Australia in Saturday’s final.

Hope Powell made eight changes to the side that drew with South Korea on Monday and the Three Lions were the better side throughout, creating the clearer opportunities but they were unable to find the finish their play merited.

After the interval, Kelly Smith and Eniola Aluko both forced sharp saves from Jenny Bindon.

New Zealand's Rosie White went through one on one with Karen Bardsley but was denied by the keeper. Barsley also pulled off a fine save from a diving header by Sarah Gregorius.

The woodwork then came to England's rescue in the last 10 minutes, as Betsy Hassett struck the crossbar.

England: Karen Bardsley, Alex Scott, Rachel Unitt, Faye White, Jess Clarke, Eniola Aluko (Rachel Yankey, 87), Kelly Smith (Fara Williams, 85), Laura Bassett, Dunia Susi (Ellen White, 78), Lindsay Johnson, Anita Asante.

Unused Subs - Rachel Brown, Jill Scott, Casey Stoney, Steph Houghton, Sophie Bradley, Sue Smith.

New Zealand: Jenny Bindon, Ria Percival, Anna Green (Betsy Hassett, 64), Katie Hoyle, Abby Erceg, Rebecca Smith, Ali Riley, Hayley Moorwood, Amber Hearn, Rosie White (Emma Kete,  86), Hannah Wilkinson (Sarah Gregorius, 64).

Unused Subs - Elizabeth Milne, Kirsty Yallop, Maia Jackman, Kristy Hill, Aroon Clansey.