Korea Team (KOR) Under 23 advanced to the 2018 Asian Games soccer final after defeating Vietnam 3-1 in the semifinals at the Pakansari stadium in Cibinong, West Java, on Wednesday afternoon.
The three goals were scored by Korean midfielder Lee Seungwoo in the 7th and 55th minutes, and by striker Hwang Ui Jo in the 28th minute. Vietnam’s goal was scored by midfielder Tran Minh Vuong in the 70th minute.
The final will be played on Saturday, September 1. Korea (KOR) will face Japan, which defeated United Arab Emirates in the other semifinals which can be watched through this Yalla Shoot site.
Korean team coach (KOR) Kim Hak Bum played four players who competed in the 2018 World Cup. They were goalkeeper Jo Hyeonwoo, striker Son Heung Min and Hwang Hee Chan, and midfielder Lee Seungwoo.
Meanwhile, a senior Vietnamese player and captain Nguyen Van Quyet were sacked during the first round.
The first round ended 2-0 for South Korea.
In the second half, Vietnam coach Park Hang Seo replaced Luong Xuan Truong with midfielder Tran Minh Vuong to strengthen the attack.
But Vietnam’s poor defense meant Lee Seungwoo scored the third goal in the 55th minute.
Tran Minh Vuong saved one goal for Vietnam in the 70th minute.
In the last few minutes of the second half, Vietnam striker Nguyen Cong Phuong was taken, replacing Nguyen Anh Duc.
But Korea (KOR) holds the score 3-1 until the referee blows for full time.