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S. Korea advances to first U-20 World Cup final with 1-0 win over Ecuador Updated: 2019-06-12 16:44:28 KST


The future of South Korean football looks brighter than ever, as the South Korean U-20 squad led by manager Chung Jung-yong defeated Ecuador 1-nil in the semifinal on Tuesday evening, at the Arena Lublin.
The lone goal came in the 38th minute, with another precision pass by Lee Kang-in, allowing Choi Jun to find space and slot in a brilliant close-range goal, for what would ultimately be the winning goal.
However, with so many late goals throughout this year's tournament, this match was no different.
With four minutes added on for injury time, South Korea breathed a sigh of relief after a goal by Ecuador was disallowed for off-side.
And with just seconds left on the clock, a super save by South Korean goalkeeper Lee Gwang-yeon preserved the slim lead, booking the squad's ticket in their first ever U-20 final. The trip to the final, is also the first ever in history for men's football in any FIFA tournament.
Ukraine will be their opponents in Saturday's final.
The Eastern European side brushed aside Italy in their semifinal earlier in the day.
The final kicks off at Stadion Widzewa in Lodz on Saturday at 6PM, local time, which is 1AM Sunday, Korea Standard Time.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.

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