South Korea enter last 16, sink Spain 2-1

Ottawa, June 18 (IANS) South Korea came from a goal down to defeat Spain 2-1 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup to reach the knockout stages here.

Spain dominated the first half on Wednesday and Veronica Boquete scored for the European team in the 29th minute. They almost saw the hope for progress. But action-packed second half opened with Ji So-yun starting a move which ended with Cho Soyun heading home the equaliser, reports Xinhua.

Though Silvia Meseguer and Corredera had strong chances to score for Spain, it was South Korea who scored the crucial next goal as Kim Sooyun’s lob passed over the goalkeeper’s reach.

South Korea climbed to second place with the victory and they will face France in the Round of 16 on June 21.

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