• FT

    South Korea

    2

    Togo

    1

  • FT

    France

    0

    Switzerland

    0

  • FT

    Brazil

    1

    Croatia

    0

FIFA WORLD CUP

Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

Referee: Graham Poll | Attendance: 48000

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South Korea

  • Chun-soo Lee 54'
  • Ahn Jung-Hwan 72'

2 - 1

FT

Game 14

Togo

  • Kader Mohamed 31'
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    South Korea will have to play better in future and they look way short of the team that reached the semi-final four years ago...but they are in a great position to progress from the group phase.

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    Togo started the game well and it was the sending off that changed the match. Korea's change of tactics and numerical advantage proved too much for the Africans.

  • 90'

    Tchangai gets booked and from the freekick - in the same position from where Chun-Soo scored - Korea play the ball short and keep possesion. The crowd boo but the final whistle blows and they have won!

  • 89'

    Chun-Soo and co are happy to play the ball around in the midfield, until the striker breaks into the box and shoots across the face of goal.

  • 88'

    Aziawonou makes high challenge on Park and more time ticks away as Korea take a slow, short freekick.

  • 87'

    Romoa wins a freekick in a dangerous position with a clever turn. The delivery is just too heavy and drifts out of play despite Adebayor's despairing lunge.

  • 85'

    Togo make a final roll of the dice and make a late change. Salifou, who has ran himself into the ground, is replaced by Aziawonou.

  • 84'

    Korea break from a Togo corner (a poor header from Adebayor) but Chong-Gug gives the ball straight back to Togo.

  • 83'

    Korea make another change. Striker Jae-Jin goes off and is replaced by Sang-Sik - a straight swap.

  • 81'

    Park's cross is behind all his advancing team-mates and a promising move breaks down.

  • 80'

    The South Korean's are just happy to keep the ball now. That's all they need to do to secure what looked like an unlikely win earlier in the game.

  • 78'

    Adebayor is looking lazy now. He keeps getting caught offside and giving Korea a freekick when his own team needs to keep possession.

  • 76'

    Salifou is still posing a threat for Togo. He sprints out of his own half but his one-two with Adebayor breaks down in a dangerous position.

  • 73'

    Park lifts the ball over the Togo defence for Jung-Hwan, who shoots form close range and is thwarted by a good save from Agassa. The floodgates could open here...

  • 72'

    A great finish by Jung-Hwan and that must surely mean heartbreak for Togo.

  • 71'

    Jung-Hwan is left in space on the edge of the box. He turns and shoots from 20-yards and watches his effort loop over Agassa and into the back of the net. GOAL!!!

  • 70'

    Chun-Soo crosses. Jae-Jin wins the header in the box but can't direct his effort on target. Korea knocking on the door but can't find the back of the net.

  • 69'

    Chong-Gug weighs up his options and chooses the wrong one as he smashes a long-range shot over the bar. He had plenty of support to pass to.

  • 67'

    Korea make a change in midfield. Off goes Ho Lee and on comes Nam-Il.

  • 66'

    Mohamed breaks quickly for Togo and wins a freekick in Korea's half to earn a break from the pressure.

  • 65'

    Park finds space for a shot on the edge of the box, but his effort is tame and trickles through to the keeper.

  • 64'

    Salifou picks up the ball in midfield, rides three challenges, plays a one-two with Adebayor and hits a shot over the bar. A great move from Togo.

  • 63'

    Toure breaks down the right and Korea struggle to clear the danger. Salifou latches on to the ball but panics and hits his shot well over the bar.

  • 61'

    Forson comes on to replace Assemoassa for Togo. A striker for a defender - odd choice when down to ten men.

  • 60'

    Assemoassa is down injured and being stretchered off. Doesn't look like he will be coming back on - Togo down to nine men at the moment.

  • 58'

    Jae-Jin wins a header on the right and Chun-Soo gets on the end of it, clear through on goal....but the flag is up. Offside!

  • 57'

    Togo really under pressure now as the defence drops deeper and deeper.

  • 56'

    From the corner Young-Pyo drives into the area and hits the deck. The ref looks closely and waves play on. No penalty - it was a bit of a dive.

  • 55'

    Park breaks from a Togo corner and Chun-Soo wins a corner as the rest of the team catch up with the play.

  • 54'

    Togo have paid a heavy price in the last few minuites and the momentum has switched to Korea, who have pulled level at 1-1.

  • 53'

    Chun-Soo stands over the free-kick and whips his shot up and over the wall and into the top corner. GOAL!!!

  • 52'

    Park bursts through the Togo defence and Abalo is forced to hack him down. He has already been booked and the defender is off. Togo down to ten men.

  • 51'

    Mohamed is down injured and Korea put the ball out of play so he can get treatment. The ref won't allow the physio on and the players gets up.

  • 50'

    Assemoassa bets Chun-Soo down the flank and the Korean pulls him back and gets booked for the foul.

  • 48'

    Mohamed is on the burst again and muscles past his defender to get make room for a shot, which Woon-Jae saves at his near post.

  • 47'

    Korea are trying to get Jung-Hwan into the game as early as possible.

  • 47'

    The Togo defence opens up for Park to fire off a shot...unfortunately the finish didn't match the build up.

  • 46'

    Korea get the second-half underway and make one change. defender Jin-Kyu is replaced by striker Jung-Hwan.

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    South Korea have been disappointing but they pressed towards the end of the half and will be looking to continue that into the second-half.

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    The ref blows for half-time and World Cup debutants Togo have a 1-0 lead at the break.

  • 45'

    Togo under a bit of pressure as the half draws to a close but so far they have held firm.

  • 44'

    Park and Chun-Soo combine down the left but again there is nobody at the back post to connect with the cross.

  • 43'

    Lee Ho dribbles through midfield but can't get past Salifou. Young-Pyo wins a corner but nobody is at the back post to convert Chun-Soo's cross.

  • 41'

    ...Senaya curls his shot up and over the wall and Woon-Jae palms the ball over the bar with a good save.

  • 40'

    Togo win a soft foul 20-yards out, in the centre of the goal...

  • 39'

    Eul-Yong beats his marker with some fancy foot work and smashes a long-range shot into the waiting arms of Agassa.

  • 38'

    Korea are responding well to going a goal down but can't deliver a good final ball - as highlighted by Chun-Soo's poor cut-back from the right flank.

  • 36'

    Park collects the ball and manages to squeeze a pass through four defenders to Jae-Jin on the right. The striker cuts inside but hits his shot high and wide from the edge of the box.

  • 35'

    Chun-Soo wins a corner and takes it himself. He delivers a good cross, flicked on by Jin-Kyu and cleared by the Togo defence.

  • 33'

    Korea win a freekick on the edge of the box. Chun-Soo hits the shot straight into the wall and Korea waste a chance to quickly level the score.

  • 32'

    Mohamed has provided the threat for Togo after Senaya's good start and he has deserved that goal after some good attacking play.

  • 31'

    Mohamed gets between Korea's defenders, takes the ball down on his thigh and smashes a shot past Woon-Jae and into the far corner. GOAL!!!!!

  • 29'

    Jin-Kyu steps out of defence to halt Mohamed's driving run and gets injured for his pains.

  • 27'

    Very scrappy in midfield....but the weather is nice.

  • 26'

    The crowd are the most exciting thing about this match at the moment. The South Korean's are out in force.

  • 24'

    Korea's front three are beginning to swarm over Togo's defence but as yet nothing to inspiring.

  • 23'

    ..the defender's shot, from over 30-yards, swerves away from goal and goes harmlessly past the post.

  • 22'

    Park wins another freekick, after being bodychecked, Jin-Kyu will take it.....

  • 21'

    Park gets taken out by Abalo, who picks up the first yellow card of the match.

  • 19'

    Park plays a through ball for Chun-Soo but the Togo keeper is quickly of his line to collect the pass.

  • 18'

    Park draws a cynical foul from Romao in the leftback position. Agassa claims the cross at the second attempt and Togo clear their lines.

  • 16'

    Jae-Jin pounces on a bobbling ball on the edge of the box and shoots on the turn. His effort is scuffed and easily collected by keeper Agassa. South Korea's first shot....I think.

  • 15'

    Adebayor breaks down the left and center's the ball. Mohamed goes down in the box under the slightest nudge but the ref waves away the penalty appeals - it never was one.

  • 14'

    Romao keeps things ticking in midfield for Togo until Jin-Kyu intercepts and plays another long pass that runs out of play.

  • 13'

    Korea attempt to build another attack, but yet again the pass is over hit and Park can't keep the ball in play.

  • 12'

    Jin-Kyu lofts the ball down the line for Ho Lee to chase. But the pass is over hit and it runs out for a goalkick.

  • 10'

    Togo have made the brighter, quicker start, with Korea playing slower football in their 3-4-3 formation.

  • 9'

    Much of the football becomes scrappy as soon as either team gets near the opposition's box. Mohamed shoots into the side netting from a tight angle for Togo.

  • 7'

    Seneya is all over the pitch at the moment and he fires or the first shot of the match - a poor effort from 30-yards the trickles through to the keeper.

  • 6'

    Adebayor wastes possession and Young-Pyo brings Korea forward. Eul-Yong fouls Senaya in the centre of the pitch as Korea lose possession.

  • 5'

    Arsenal's Adebayor gets his first real touch but it comes to nothing. No real chances so far in the match...but plenty of probing.

  • 4'

    Senaya loks a real livewire for Togo. He loves to run at defenders and has already tested the Korean defence - who have been up to the task so far.

  • 3'

    Senaya tests the Korea defence with his pace down the flank. Young-Pyo clears the danger and wins a croner off Tchangai.

  • 2'

    Young-Pyo wins a free on the left after a quick dart down the line. The delivery arrives and is scrambled behind after and in swinging freekick.

  • 1'

    Togo, wearing yellow shirts, kick-off - playing from right to left.

  •  

    Togo have their manager back, after a dispute over money, and it will be interesting to see how they cope with that as well as with their debut at the World Cup.

  •  

    It's started badly.....The Korean anthem was played twice and now the mascots are charging off before the Togo anthem has been played.

  •  

    It's the match you have all been waiting for...South Korea v Togo, clash of the giants.

COMPLETE TEAM CLOSE X
Goal Shot Video
  •  
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • South Korea

  • 21(7)

  • -

  • 17

  • 59%

    41%

  • Togo

  • 11(3)

  • -

  • 17

Match Stats

  • South Korea
  • Togo
21(7) Shots (on goal) 11(3)
17 Fouls 17
3 Corner kicks 4
2 Offsides 4
59% Time of Possession 41%
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 1
5 Saves 6