Korea make semi finals

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On Wednesday South Korea will take on Australia for the honour of taking part in the Under 23 Asian Cup Final. As well as having the chance to compete for one of the top honours at this age group the winners will also qualify for the 2020 Olympic football tournament in Japan. 

Korea narrowly win again 

Over the weekend South Korea booked their place in the semifinal as they overcame Jordan making it four wins from four at the tournament. All four of these victories have come by a winning margin of a single goal.

The win means that Korea have made it to the semifinal where they will face Australia as they are just one game away from securing a place at the summer Olympics. 

Despite the narrow wins at the tournament Korea attacked from the beginning. This was seen as they had their first chance inside three minutes with a shot from Cho Kyu-Sung's that was saved.

Despite not being able to get the early lead on 16 minutes it was Korea who went ahead thanks to a goal from Cho Kyu-Sung. 

The goal gave the team confidence too and they continued to battle and look for more goals. It could have been more too as Kim Dae-Won came close along with Jeong Tae-Wook missing the target with a header.

Despite all this positive play at half time, it was just 1-0 to the Koreans with Jordan very much still in the tie.

The second half was a tighter affair and on 75 minutes Jordan drew level through Yazan Alnaimat. This goal meant it was all to play for and Kim Hak-Beom knew this as he encouraged his side to push forward.

Then with extra time looking certain the South Koreans once again won a match with a last-minute goal. This time it came from the magic left foot of Lee Dong-Gyeong as the Ulsan midfielder curled the ball into the bottom corner with a freekick from 20 yards out.

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