Cardiff: Korea Republic captain Koo Ja-cheol applauded the Koreans’ performance in London Olympics by stressing that the gap between the Asians in general and Koreans in particular has been cut short with the Europeans following their bronze medal scalp at the cost of neighbor Japan on Saturday.
London: Korea Republic whose dream to advance to the Olympics final was dashed after losing to Brazil are not yet ready to call it quits and will treat their bronze medal game against Japan on Friday as good as the gold match.
London: Japan men’s team who failed to advance to the Olympics final after losing 3-1 to Mexico will focus on ‘re-grouping’ in order to bring home a medal from their bronze play-off against Korea Republic on Friday.
London: Korea Republic bowed out of the Olympics Men’s Football Tournament after losing 3-0 to Brazil in their semi-final match on Tuesday.
Cardiff: Korea Republic were the second representatives of Asia to advance to the Olympic Men's Football Tournament London 2012 semi-final as they emerged as 5-4 penalty shootout winners over the Team Great Britain in a marathon quarter-final held at Cardiff on Saturday.
Coventry: Japan secured top spot in Group D as they drew 0-0 with Honduras in the group’s last match at Coventry Stadium on Wednesday having entered into the match with a quarter-final ticket already in the bag.