Saturday, June 29th
South Korea vs Turkey in Daegu (2:3)
Korea started what the locals considered to be their final and
were robbed of possession as they worked the ball backwards.
Hakan Sukur played a neat one-two, beat Hong Myung-Bo and scored his first goal of the
tournament - with only 11 seconds on the clock - and the World Cup's fastest ever goal.
Lee Eul-Young replied in the ninth minute, with a curling free-kick into the top
Then Ilhan Mansiz put Turkey back in front in the 13th minute, after splitting the South
Korean defence by playing a swift one-two with Hakan Sukur.
Ahn Jung-Hwan's neat play in the Turkish area forced Rustu to tip the
shot over the bar, as South Korea continued to excite their fans.
Ilhan Mansiz combined with Hakan Sukur again to increase Turkey's lead, with a little over
half an hour gone.
Half-time: South Korea 1 - Turkey 3
With an hour gone, both trainers were out of their dugouts studying
the game and relaying strategies to their players.
Turkey were still very much in control although the Korean chants
continued to inspire their team to attack.
The second-half never equaled the thrills of the first 45 minutes as
Turkey did just enough to bring the result home and Rustu continued to impress Arsenal and
South Korea didn't help their cause with poor finishing, as the Korean
fans sustained their screams of delight and pain.
Song Chong-Gug managed to stun Rustu when his long-shot deflected off Cha Doo-Ri's bottom,
in injury time, for a last consolation goal that ended the game on a slight high note for
the home fans.
At the final whistle, both teams joined hands, congratulated each
other and applauded the supporters.
Heartwarming images were then sent around the world as the children of
the Turkish players sat on their father's shoulders and wore their bronze medals with
South Korea 2 -
Man of the Match:
Ilhan Mansiz - The Besiktas striker made his mark on this game and helped bring out the
best out of Hakan Sukur.
Lee Eul-Young (23 mins)
Tugay Kerimoglu (50 mins)
1 Lee Woon-Jae; 15 Lee Min-Sung, 20 Hong Myung-Bo (7 Kim Tae-Young - 46 mins); 22 Song
Chong-Gug, 14 Lee Chun-Soo, 13 Lee Eul-Young (16 Cha Doo-Ri - 65 mins), 21 Park Ji-Sung, 6
Yoo Sang-Chul, 10 Lee Young-Pyo; 19 Ahn Jung-Hwan, 9 Seol Ki-Hyun (8 Choi Tae-Uk - 79
1 Rustu Recber; 4 Fatih Akyel, 3 Bulent Korkmaz, 5 Alpay Ozalan; 10 Yildiray Basturk (14
Tayfur Havutcu - 86 mins), 21 Emre Belozoglu (20 Hakan Unsal - 41 mins), 22 Umit Davala (7
Okan Buruk - 76 mins), 8 Tugay Kerimoglu, 18 Ergun Penbe; 17 Ilhan Mansiz, 9 Hakan Sukur.
Referee: Saad Mane
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