She entered during the match between Colombia and South Korea for the first round of Group H
Casey Phair, from South Korea, aged just 16, became the youngest athlete to play in a Women’s World Cup.
She entered during the match between Colombia and South Korea for the first round of Group H, in the Korean defeat by 2-0.
With 16 years and 26 days, the athlete broke the record that belonged to the Nigerian Ifeanyi Chiejine, who at the 1999 World Cup was 16 years and 34 days old.
Casey Phair was born in the United States, but is the daughter of a Korean mother and an American father, which is why she chose to defend the Asian colors.
She also became the first multiracial player to play for the South Korean national team in history, both male and female.
In the final game of the first round of matches, history was made as @theKFA’s Casey Phair – at 16 years and 26 days – became the youngest player to feature at the @FIFAWWC . pic.twitter.com/7k1eJrb8gL
— FIFA (@FIFAcom) July 25, 2023
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