Sunday, January 23, 2011

South Korea defeated Iran 1-0 to make place in the semi-final round

After an exciting 1-0 finish, South Korea moved forward to the semi-final round where they will play against Japan on 25th January 2011. In their knock out stage, they defeated strong team Iran scoring a goal in extra-time.

Yoon Bit-Garam led South Korea to reach semi-final scoring the only goal for this match. He emerged as hero for South Korean supporters after scoring this goal in 105+2' minutes.

Fans could see an exciting match between two strong teams- South Korea and Iran. They both were strong enough to beat each other in the much win competition. Even, most of the fans thought that the fate of the match would be decided through penalty shootout, but the substitute proved himself key player in a very tight contested game held on Saturday night.

South Korean football manager is very much happy for his team’s victory over Iran. With this victory, Korean players showed their ability to play as a team. Now, South Korea needs two more victories to get the sub-continental football trophy.

Neither Iran nor South Korea was in dominant form in the game as they had very few chances to score a goal. South Korea played well in the first-half while Iran showed their good form in the second half.

It is bad luck for Iran as they failed to make their place in the last four of AFC Asian Cup 2011.

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