South Korea Eliminates Nigeria In The FIFA Under-20 World Cup
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If you missed the match yesterday, you do not have cause to worry, i will be giving the detailed highlights of the South Korea vs Nigeria U-20 football match that was held on Sunday, 4th June.
The Flying Eagles, Nigeria’s Under-20 soccer team, have been eliminated from the current FIFA World Cup tournament. After extra time, South Korea defeated them 1-0 in the quarterfinals, with Choi Seok-Hyun scoring a header in the 95th minute to send Nigeria out of the tournament.
This marks the fourth time Nigeria has been eliminated in the quarterfinals, having previously done so in 1999, 2007, and 2011. Despite their shock defeat of tournament hosts Argentina in the round of 16, the Flying Eagles failed to progress to the semifinals, crashing out at the same stage as they did in 2007.
South Korea, on the other hand, will aim to surpass their 2019 record of finishing as runners-up. To do so, the Taeguk Warriors must beat their next opponent, Italy, in the semifinals on Thursday, June 8, 2023.
A Detailed Account Of The Match
Second Half Extra-time
Yesterday’s match ended in extra time with a score of 1-0 in favour of South Korea. The match ended in the 120th minute, with South Korea successfully defending their lead.
In the 119th minute, Daniel Dada attempted a shot from outside the box, but a South Korean defender blocked it.
In the 118th minute, South Korea substituted, with Young-Kwang Cho replacing Ji-Han Lee.
In the 113th minute, Young-Jun Lee of South Korea committed a foul, and the referee stopped the game.
In the 111th minute, Nigeria tried to open South Korea’s defence by passing the ball among themselves.
In the 108th minute, Young-Jun Lee received a yellow card for a foul.
In the 106th minute, Ibrahim Lawal of Nigeria received a yellow card.
The first half of extra time ended in the 105th minute.
In the 103rd minute, Benjamin Fredrick of Nigeria produced a dangerous cross into the box, but South Korea blocked it.
In the 100th minute, Nigeria substituted, with Sunday Jude replacing Ibrahim Abdullahi.
Nigeria’s coach, Ladan Bosso, made another substitution, with Samson Lawal replacing Tochukwu Nnadi.
In the 95th minute, South Korea scored the winning goal. Seung-Won Lee took over corner duties, and Choi Seok-Hyun headed the ball from the corner into the
The game is in a break, with 30 minutes of extra time to be played, split into two 15-minute halves. The winner of the match must be determined during this time.
The game ended in a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes, with the referee blowing the whistle to signify the end of the second half in the sixth minute of stoppage time.
Nigeria had a good spell of possession in the 90+2 minute, exchanging one-touch passes and controlling the game. There were five minutes of stoppage time added.
In the 86th minute, John Joshua of Nigeria received a short pass near the edge of the box and attempted a shot, which flew past the left post.
Tochukwu Nnadi of Nigeria committed a foul against South Korea in the 85th minute.
In the 81st minute, Hyun-Bin Park of South Korea shot the ball into the penalty area, but a Nigerian defender kicked it out.
In the 74th minute, Seo-Joon Bae was substituted for Ye-Hoon Choi, and Ji-Soo Kim was replaced by In-Taek Hwang, both for South Korea. John Joshua was substituted for Victor Eluwa Eletu in the 74th minute for Nigeria.
In the 70th minute, Seung-Won Lee of South Korea received a yellow card.
In the 67th minute, Yong-Hak Kim replaced Ji-Han Lee for South Korea.
In the 66th minute, Nigeria had an opportunity to score from a corner kick, but a South Korean defender cleared the ball.
In the 62nd minute, Nigerian coach Ladan Bosso made a substitution, replacing Lawal Salem Fago with Ume Emmanuel. Kehinde Ibrahim of Nigeria also entered the game, replacing Ibrahim Mohammed.
In the 60th minute, Young-Jun Lee of South Korea made a good pass to the edge of the box, but the ball went just above the top. South Korea had a ball possession of 37%, while Nigeria had 63%.
In the 57th minute, Chan-Wook Lee of South Korea committed a foul on his opponent, and the referee blew the whistle.
Nigeria slowed down the tempo of the game in the 56th minute by exchanging short passes.
In the 51st minute, Daniel Bamayi of Nigeria attempted a mid-range volley to the middle of the goal, but the South Korean goalkeeper saved the ball. Seong-Jin Kang was substituted for Joon-Hoo Bae at the start of the second half, as the referee, Jose Sanchez, blew the whistle.
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At half-time, the score was 0-0 between South Korea and Nigeria.
The first 45 minutes ended with the referee, Jose Sanchez, blowing the whistle. Two minutes of added time were played before the break.
In the 44th minute, Victor Eluwa of Nigeria tackled his opponent, but the referee blew the whistle for a foul.
In the 43rd minute, Daniel Bamayi of Nigeria missed a chance to score as his attempt went over the bar.
Nigeria showed good teamwork in the 40th minute by exchanging short passes to try and open up the South Korean defence.
However, they failed to take advantage of a corner kick in the 39th minute as the South Korean defence cleared the ball.
In the 36th minute, Chan-Wook Lee of South Korea committed a foul on his opponent, and the referee blew the whistle.
South Korea began to gain more ball possession in the 32nd minute by exchanging one-two touch.
At 31 minutes, the South Korean defender successfully blocked a corner kick from Nigeria.
At 29 minutes, Yong-Hak Kim of South Korea made a strong challenge, resulting in referee Jose Sanchez blowing the whistle for a foul.
In the 27th minute, Nigeria attempted a cross from a corner kick, but the shot was too strong, and the ball went out of play.
At 25 minutes, Lawal Salem Fago of Nigeria delivered a good cross into the box, but the opponents cleared it.
Abel Ogwuche of Nigeria committed a foul in the 24th minute after bringing down his opponent with a side tackle.
At 19 minutes, Ibrahim Muhammad of Nigeria brought down his opponent and referee Jose Sanchez blew the whistle for a foul.
At 18 minutes, Yong-Hak Kim of South Korea sent a cross into the box, but the Nigeria defence cleared the ball.
They controlled the pace of the game for a while. Nigeria held the ball well in the 17th minute, with a ball possession of 74% compared to South Korea’s 26%.
However, they failed to take advantage of a corner kick in the 9th minute as the South Korean defence cleared the ball.
Tochukwu Nnadi of Nigeria tried to send a cross to his teammates in the 4th minute, but the South Korean defender cleared the danger.
The match started in the 1st minute.