Jang Sel-gi, then of the Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels, dribbles the ball in a game against Nippon TV Beleza in Yongin, Gyeonggi, on Nov. 28. [YONHAP]As the first Korean female football player to sign with a Spanish club, national team defender Jang Sel-gi hopes she’ll soon start seeing more of her countrywomen in the Primera Division.“I’ll try my best to pave the way for others to come to Spain,” Jang said Friday, two days after signing with Madrid CF Femenino in the top-flight Primera Division. “I am excited about the opportunity, but at the same time, I feel a sense of responsibility.”The news of Jang’s signing came just hours after the 25-year-old was selected to represent Korea at the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) E-1 Championship. The tournament, which also features China, Chinese Taipei and Japan, will kick off Tuesday in BusanJang and the rest of the 23-player team, coached by Colin Bell, gathered at Bangeojin Sports Park in Ulsan, just north of Busan, on Friday to start their training camp.Jang isn’t just the first Korean woman in Spain; she’s also the first female defensive back from Korea to play in Europe, period.There are currently three Koreans in England,… Read full this story
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