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Group C: Korea Republic strike early to advance


Sunday, November 3, 2019
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Vitoria: Paik Sang-hoon's goal just 51 seconds into the match helped Korea Republic defeat Chile 2-1 and seal a place in the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 Round of 16 on Saturday.


The result at the Estádio Kléber Andrade meant Korea finished as Group D runners-up on six points behind France and will face Angola in their last 16 tie on Tuesday.

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This was a deserved result for the Koreans, who ambushed Chile inside the first minute and continued to overpower their competition with quick, technical play.

Both of the young Taeguk Warrior's goals came from corner kicks with Paik (pictured below) scoring the fifth-quickest in the history of the competition.

Hong Sung-wook scored Korea Republic's second at the half-hour.

Chile pulled one back through Alexander Oroz four minutes before the break but despite putting Korea Republic under pressure after that, failed to find the equaliser.

Sources: FIFA.com, FIFA via Getty Images

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