Korea exit the Under 17 World Cup

South Korea left the Under-17 World Cup at the quarter-final stage over the weekend, this was seen as the youngsters went down 1-0 against Mexico. Despite the result, positives can be taken from this and young players can go forward with this great experience now behind them. 

Korea attack but lose out 

The match was to be won by Mexico in the second half as Ávila scored the winner in the with just 13 minutes remaining.

It was to be a tight match as in the first half Muñóz came close for Mexico with a decent shot. Then with both teams battling it out to get the edge, each side had chances in the first 20 minutes.

The Koreans then started to get the advantage in this match but were unable to turn the pressure into goals. This was seen with Choi Min-Seo coming close but he was unable to break down the Mexican defence.

Before the break, we then saw Bang Woo-Jin replace the injured Hong Sung-Wook in defence and the Koreans hit the post.

It was once against Choi Min-Seo who came close at the start of the second half as his header was saved.

Despite the pressure from South Korea, it was Mexico who took the lead on 77 minutes. The goal came from a Ruiz cross into the box and a Ávila header.

Following this Korea pushed for the equaliser but the goal did not come as Jeong Sang-Bin was booked and had a shot saved. The pressing, in the end, did not work though and it was goodbye for South Korea as the youngsters will head home with lots to take from the tournament. 

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