Korea Wins AFC U-23 Football Championship

  • Arirang News

    January 28, 2020 08:22

    Korea on Sunday captured its first Asian Football Confederation U-23 Championship title after defeating Saudi Arabia 1-0 in extra time in Thailand.

    Korean footballers react as Jeong Tae-wook scores a goal against Saudi Arabia in the Asian Football Confederation U-23 Championship in Thailand on Sunday. /Yonhap

    Nothing separated the teams after 90 minutes until Korea finally broke the deadlock with a header by Jeong Tae-wook in extra time with just seven minutes left before the final whistle.

    Korean footballers pose with their trophy after winning the Asian Football Confederation U-23 Championship in Thailand on Sunday. /Yonhap

    The championship serves as the Asian qualifiers for the Olympics, and the top three and host nation Japan qualify.

    Korea will make its ninth consecutive Olympic appearance in men's football since the Seoul Olympics in 1988.

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