Gwangju Stadium, Kwangju, South Korea

Referee: Gamal Ghandour

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    Spain crash unexpectedly out of the Finals again and Hiddink's side go on to face Germany in Seoul on Tuesday


    South Korea, a country that had never won a World Cup match before, become the first Asian team to reach the semis.


    Unbelievable, South Korea are into the semi-finals. A dream come true for manager Guus Hiddink.

  • 120'

    ...and into the roof of the net. GOAL!!!!! 5-3

  • 120'

    ....he hits it high to the right....

  • 120'

    Hong steps up for Korea, if he scores, the semi-final awaits his team.......

  • 120'

    .....Lee dives the right way. saved. Still 4-3 to Korea.

  • 120'

    Joaquin for Spain....

  • 120'

    ...straight down the middle. GOAL!!!! 4-3.

  • 120'

    Ahn for Korea.....

  • 120' corner. GOAL!!!! 3-3

  • 120'

    Xavi for Spain, he doesn't look confident.....

  • 120'

    ....GOAL!!!!! 3-2

  • 120'

    Seol for Korea....

  • 120'

    ...sends the keeper the wrong way. GOAL!!! 2-2

  • 120'

    Baraja for Spain...

  • 120'

    ...HE Scores. GOAL!!! 2-1

  • 120'

    Park for Korea...

  • 120'

    ....High into the net. GOAL!!!!! 1-1

  • 120'

    Hierro for Spain....

  • 120'

    .....Casillas goes the right way but the power takes it in. GOAL!!!!!

  • 120'

    Hwang will take the first penalty....

  • 120'

    Korea will kick-off the penalties, Casillas takes his place in the goal.


    Five penaties for each side, if the game is still tied we go into to sudden death spot-kicks.

  • 120'

    That is the last action, the ref blows his whistle and the game goes to penalties.

  • 119'

    ...he gets no power in his shot and it trickles to goalkeeper Lee.

  • 119'

    Luis Enrique finds himself with a chance to shoot on the edge of the box......

  • 118'

    Ahn takes, Choi heads well over Casillas' bar.

  • 117'

    Romero brings Park down and Korea win a freekick on the right.

  • 117'

    Nadal makes a great tackle for Spain but Park attacks again.

  • 116'

    Ahn puts the ball in the box and Casillas plucks the ball out of the air - ahead of an on rushing Hwang.

  • 115'

    ...Choi clears for Korea and plays a great ball into the corner for Ahn.

  • 115'

    Mendieta takes a corner for Spain....

  • 114'

    Seol finds Hwang in the box. The striker tries to spin his defender and loses possession.

  • 113'

    Joaquin finds Mendieta on the left, again Spain are caught offside.

  • 113'

    Morientes gets booked.

  • 112'

    Spain win a corner. Mendieta takes it and Lee manages to hack the ball clear.

  • 111'

    ......The striker tries to place the ball, instead of blasting it, and scuffs his shot from 10-yards.

  • 110'

    CS Lee chips a ball into the box for the unmarked Hwang.....

  • 109'

    .....he gets of a shot and Casillas saves yet again.

  • 109'

    Hwang expertly controls a long ball and spins towards the Spainsh goal.....

  • 108'

    .....nobody is at the back post for Korea.

  • 108'

    Seol beats Puyol on the right and gets a cross into the box.....

  • 107'

    Hwang plays it forward and a Seol back-heel wins a throw.

  • 106'

    Spain get the second-half of extra-time underway.


    Spain have hit the post and had a goal disallowed in the first-half. Is the luck with South Korea?

  • 105'

    The ref blows for half-time in extra-time.

  • 104'

    Choi boots the ball out of the Korean defence.

  • 103'

    Morientes tries to control a long ball on the edge of the box, Choi clears the danger.

  • 102'

    Ahn tries to beat Puyol in the box. The defender does well to deny Ahn a strike at goal.

  • 101'

    Korea scramble the ball clear and counterattack.

  • 101'

    ....the striker hits a shot on the turn, which beats Lee and strikes the post.

  • 100'

    A Joaquin quick throw finds Morientes in the box.....

  • 99'

    Joaquin races clear of the Korean defence, but the whistle goes for offside.

  • 98'

    Spain seem happy to hold on, all the pressure is coming from Korea.

  • 98'

    ......his dipping shot is inches over the bar. Casillas had it covered.

  • 97'

    CS Lee will take the freekick.....

  • 97'

    EY Lee flicks the ball on for Ahn, who is brought down by Hierro.

  • 96'

    Ahn takes an ambitious 30-yard shot and it curls well wide.

  • 95'

    Spain make their final change. Xavi replaces Helguera.

  • 95'

    The ball had gone out of play says the ref.

  • 94'

    ....Morientes heads the ball into the back of the net. The ref says no goal.

  • 94'

    Joaquim gets to the byline and puts in a cross.....

  • 93'

    Baraja chips the ball into the box for Morientes, but Hong gets a header in.

  • 92'

    Ahn plays EY Lee down the right. Puyol cuts out his cross.

  • 91'

    Korea get extra-time underway.


    Both sides experienced this in their last games. Korea beat Italy with an Ahn Golden Goal and Spain eventually beat Ireland on penalties.

  • 90'

    The ref blows his whistle and we head into Golden Goal extra time.

  • 90'

    Into added time now.

  • 90'

    .....Casillas saves his 25-yard effort.

  • 90'

    Spain head clear from the freekick but the ball drops for CS Lee to take a shot.......

  • 89'

    Korea make a change. Kim, a defender, goes off and Hwang, an attacker, comes on.

  • 88'

    Lee and Ahn combine down the right and win a late freekick.

  • 87'

    We could be in for Golden Goal at this rate.

  • 86'

    ......Kim just outpaces the forward and is bundled over by Luis Enrique.

  • 85'

    Luis Enrique chases a ball into the box with Kim.......

  • 84'

    EY Lee battles with Joaquin and Lee is the loser.

  • 83'

    Helguera flicks the ball on at the near post and Baraja heads over from 15-yards.

  • 82'

    ......Choi manages to make a great defensive header. Spain have a throw.

  • 82'

    Spain win a freekick, which Hierro will take.....

  • 81'

    Mendieta aims the freekick to the back post but over hits it.......again.

  • 80'

    Hong gives Morientes a shove as he challenges for a header. Freekick.

  • 79'

    Mendieta's corner drifts over everybody and out for a goalkick.

  • 78'

    Spain make another change. Valeron is replaced by Luis Enrique.

  • 77'

    Hierro chips the ball inot the corner for Mendieta - he wins a corner.

  • 76'

    Lee tries to find a way through the Spanish defence and can't.

  • 76'

    Mistake by Romero lets in Ahn, but the Spaniard does well to recover and win the ball back

  • 75'

    South Korea passing the ball around nicely now, Spain having to do the chasing

  • 74'

    Mendieta takes but Kim heads clear.

  • 73'

    Joaquin appears on the left and is fouled by Song. Freekick.

  • 72'

    .....Joaquin hits an 18-yard shot into the side netting.

  • 71'

    Valeron spins on the edge of the box and gifts Joaquin with a chance to shoot....

  • 71'

    Spain make their first change. De Pedro is replaced by Mendieta.

  • 70'

    .....Kim blocks his route to goal. Morientes takes over and his shot is blocked.

  • 69'

    Joaquin drives down the right and gets into the box.....

  • 68'

    CS Lee is causing havoc down the right at the moment - an inspired substitution.

  • 67'

    ....Casillas flies across his goal to make the save.

  • 66'

    .....Park pounces on the rebound and hammers a shot at the back post from a tight angle......

  • 66'

    CS Lee gets a shot from the corner and Puyol blocks at the near post......

  • 65'

    CS Lee plays a one-two and drives into the box. He gets in a cross which is blocked for the corner.

  • 64'

    Korea can't get the ball into the box for Song.

  • 63'

    Song breaks up a Spanish attack and continues his forward run.

  • 62'

    Ahn passess to Lee, but Puyol is there again to avert danger.

  • 61'

    Spain are getting stronger as the game goes on. They seem to have more room in midfield.

  • 60'

    Korea make another change. Yoo is replaced by CS Lee.

  • 59'

    .....his 20-yard strike is saved, and held, by Lee.

  • 59'

    Joaquin sprints down the right and cuts infield for a shot......

  • 59''s too long and drops onto the roof of Casillas' goal.

  • 58'

    Seol combines with Song on the left. Song crosses into the box.....

  • 57'

    Romero goes in hard on Song.....the ref sees nothing wrong.

  • 56'

    .....his shot is blocked and Spain survive a spell of pressure.

  • 56'

    The corner drifts to the back post and is nodded down for Ahn to strike.....

  • 55'

    ......Hierro reads the play and hoofs the ball into row Z for a corner.

  • 55'

    Park beats two defenders and drives into the box.......

  • 54'

    Kim builds from the back. Seol chases a ball into the corner, but Puyol is there to guide it behind for a goalkick.

  • 53'

    De Pedro clatters Song and he is booked too.

  • 52'

    Baraja breaks for Spain, Yoo hacks him down and gets booked.

  • 51'

    Seol works the left byline and wins a throw deep in Spain's half.

  • 50'

    .....Helguera heads the ball into the net but the ref has blown for a foul by Morientes. No goal.

  • 49'

    De Pedro delivers a freekick into the box.....

  • 48'

    Seol tries to launch a Korean attack but Hierro stands firm for Spain.

  • 47'

    Baraja loses possession in midfield and fouls Lee.

  • 46'

    Joaquin wins a freekick. De Pedro's delivery is headed clear.

  • 46'

    Spain get the second-half underway.


    The players emerge from the tunnel for the second-half. Can South Korea cause another upset?


    An excellent end to the first-half for Spain, after a nervous start. Joaquin is causing Korea problems down the right.

  • 47'

    ......Hierro rises highest and puts his header inches over the bar.

  • 47'

    De Pedro puts the corner into a crowded area......

  • 47'

    .....Hong heads behind for a corner.

  • 46'

    Yoo brings down Helguera and Spain have a freekick, which De Pedro will take........

  • 45' drifts wide of Lee's righthand post.

  • 45'

    De Pedro takes a shot from 25-yards.....

  • 44'

    ......he lines up a shot from the edge of the box and Hong gets a block in.

  • 44'

    Joaquin drives from the right into the centre off the Korean defence.....

  • 43'

    Romero delivers a cross for Morientes, but the flag is up for offside.

  • 42'

    Valeron drives through the midfield and finds Romero on the left.

  • 41'

    ...Lee can't collect it and Morientes narrowly misses a header a the back post.

  • 40'

    Joaquin gets a cross in from the left.......

  • 39'

    EY Lee fouls Hierro in the box and Korea's chance is gone.

  • 39'

    Lee drives down the right and Korea win a corner.

  • 38'

    Another Spanish attack breaks down in midfield.

  • 37'

    Cross comes in for Ahn but Puyol stretches and just manages to head the ball away from goal.

  • 36'

    Hierro falls awkwardly and needs attention.

  • 35'

    Hierro loses the ball, but gets back to head clear Yoo's cross.

  • 34'

    Ahn takes a tumble on the edge of the box, but the ref says no foul.

  • 33'

    Yoo probes the left flank then switches play to the right.

  • 32'

    Korea make a change. Kim, struggling with an injured ankle, is replaced by EY Lee.

  • 31'

    ...Hierro fires a header over the bar.

  • 31'

    De Pedro's corner swings into a crowded box.......

  • 30'

    De Pedro beats Hong and wins a corner.

  • 29'

    Lee hits an aimless ball down the line for Ahn to chase.

  • 28'

    Spain are enjoying more possession Hierro plays a wayward pass.

  • 27'

    ....the striker gets off a header, Lee saves smartly to his left and collides with the post.

  • 26'

    De Pedro's freekick is aimed at Morientes in the box.....

  • 26'

    Valeron feeds Morientes - who is brought down for the foul.

  • 25'

    Morientes forces Hong into conceding a throw.

  • 24'

    The freekick curls into the box and Lee punches the ball clear.

  • 23'

    Joaquin attacks down the right and Lee pulls him down. Foul.

  • 22'

    .....straight into the wall. Morientes gets off a shot, but it's deflected back to the goalkeeper Lee.

  • 21'

    Hierro will take it......

  • 20'

    Joaquin drives at the Korean defence and is brought down for a freekick - just outside the box.

  • 19'

    Puyol juggles the ball clear under pressure from Lee.

  • 18'

    Lee to Ahn. Seol gets the ball on the left.....but the flag is up for offside.

  • 17'

    Hong looks for Ahn in the box. Nadal heads clear and the midfield battle continues.

  • 16'

    .....Baraja's overhead kick drifts wide of the post.

  • 15'

    Puyol puts a long throw into the box which is flicked on.......

  • 14'

    Lee puts Ahn through the Spanish defence. The striker gets to the byline but can't deliver a cross.

  • 13'

    Hong gets kicked in the head by a teammate as he clears the ball. He needs attention.

  • 13'

    Both sides are making a cautious start, Korea maybe have the edge.

  • 12'

    ....Park can't get his head to the ball and it goes behind for a goalkick.

  • 11'

    Yoo crossess the ball for Park in the box......

  • 10'

    Baraja heads the ball clear.

  • 9'

    Puyol heads clear for Spain. Ahn brings the ball forward and Hierro concedes a corner.

  • 8'

    Lee hounds Morientes and forces him inot a mistake.

  • 7'

    Kim plays a long ball for Ahn. His touch takes him out of the box and the Spanish defence recovers.

  • 6'

    Baraja links with Joaquim but the Korean defence holds firm. Morientes fouls Kim.

  • 5'

    Kim is brought down for a foul as the game is fought in midfield.

  • 4'

    Casillas takes a goalkick. Song wins the ball in the centre.

  • 3'

    Ahn gets to the byline and wins a throw deep in Spains' half.

  • 2'

    Korea have made a steady start as both sides get a feel for the quarter-final.

  • 1'

    Korea get the game underway


    Korea, who were still on a high after beating Italy in the last round, were unchanged for the biggest match in their history.


    Jose Antonio Camacho paired Juan Carlos Valeron with Fernando Morientes in attack. Camacho made two more changes and Juanfran and Luis Enrique, who has been injured, did not start, while in came Romero, Nadal and Joaquin.


    Korea's chances improved when they received the Spanish teamsheet and saw that Raul was only fit enough to start on the bench. Raul has been struggling with a groin injury all week.

Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • South Korea

  • 8(3)

  • -

  • 20

  • 51%


  • Spain

  • 18(8)

  • -

  • 21

South Korea

POS No Name


1 Lee Woon-Jae


4 Choi Jun-Chul


7 Tae-Young Kim
18 Hwang Sun-Hong


20 Hong Myung-Bo


5 Kim Nam-Il
13 Lee Eul-Young


6 Yoo Sang-Chul
14 Lee Chun-Soo


10 Lee Young-Pyo


21 Park Ji-Sung


22 Song Chong-Gug


9 Seol Ki-Hyun


19 Ahn Jung-Hwan
POS No Name
M 13 Lee Eul-Young
M 14 Lee Chun-Soo
F 18 Hwang Sun-Hong

Match Stats

  • South Korea
  • Spain
8(3) Shots (on goal) 18(8)
20 Fouls 21
5 Corner kicks 6
2 Offsides 5
51% Time of Possession 49%
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
7 Saves 3

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