Korea Makes AFC U-19 Final with Win Over Qatar

  • By Lee Tae-dong

    November 02, 2018 13:09

    Korea has reached the final of the Asian Football Confederation U-19 Championship for the first time in six years.

    Korea beat Qatar 3-1 in the semifinal in Indonesia on Thursday. Jeon Se-jin netted two goals in the 23rd and 33rd minutes, and Um Won-sang scored a third goal just before the end of the first half. Lee Jae-ik was responsible for an own goal in the 52nd minute, but Korea managed to hold off Qatar's offense.

    By advancing to the semifinal, Korea had already secured a berth in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland next year.

    The final will be held on Sunday. Korea last won the AFC championship in 2012.

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