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South Korea 2-2 Costa Rica – Live Text – Group E

South Korea 2-2 Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica 2nd with 1 pt. South Korea 4th with 0 points. Brazil already qualified.
  • Costa Rica take the lead through Herrera, which goal-line technology is needed to give. South Korea fight back with two quick goals through Ji Soyun and Jeon Gaeul.
  • Costa Rica get a late equaliser through Villalobos

All Times British Summer Time (BST)

FULL TIME – South Korea 2-2 Costa Rica

That 89th minute equaliser sees Costa Rica remain 2nd with 2 points, denying South Korea 3 points. That is South Korea’s first World Cup points though. Costa Rica have to play Brazil in their final game, but with their spirit, I wouldn’t be suprised if they win that!

90+3 mins

Costa Rica have a free-kick on the left. Lixy Rodriguez’s ball finds Alvarado who heads just wide of the far post.

Costa Ricafootball-389 mins – GOAL South Korea 2-2 COSTA RICA (Karla Villalobos)

A wonderful 30 yard pass from Alvardo picks out the run off Villalobos who chests the ball down before shooting to the left of the keeper. She is in tears as she realises she has scored in the World Cup!

87 mins

A wonderful break down the left see Jung Seolbin cut the ball across towards Jeon but Lixy Rodriguez is there to clear.

South Korea yellow86 mins – Yellow Card

Hwang is booked for a foul on Shirley Cruz

South Korea84 mins – South Korea Sub

Lim Seonjoo replaces Kim Hyeri

South Korea yellow81 mins – Yellow Card

Lee Geummin is booked for a foul on Shirley Cruz

81 mins – CLOSE

Lee Geummin plays a wonderful cross towards the far post but Jung Seolbin can’t get her head onto it.

South Korea77 mins – South Korea Sub

Lee Geummin replaces Yoo Younga

Costa Rica76 mins – Costa Rica Sub

Karla Villalobos replaces Barrantes

75 mins

Herrera puts a delightful ball into the box which Shim does well to clear.

74 mins – CLOSE

Costa Rica work the ball well across the edge of the box to Lixy Rodriguez whose shot smashes off the top-left corner. The South Korean keeper had left that.

73 mins

Granados has an effort but it goes well wide.

South Korea yellow70 mins – Yellow Card

Kim Hyeri is booked for wasting time with a throw-in.

67 mins

Costa Rica are dominating things without creating a great chance.

66 mins

Jeon has a great chance as she shoots across goal, but the ball just goes wide of the far post.

South Korea63 mins – South Korea Sub

Jung Seolbin replaces the impressive Kang Yumi.

59 mins

Lixy Rodriguz is in the box, but she is stopped by Shim’s superb tackle.

54 mins

South Korea have a free-kick on the left. Jeon’s delivery is wonderful, but Ji’s header is blocked by Alvarado.

53 mins

This should have been third. Carol Sanchez clears the ball straight to Kang, who takes too much time and her shot is blocked.

52 mins

Costa Rica have a corner. Acosta’s ball doesn’t beat the first defender, and South Korea clear.

49 mins 

Saenz fouls Yoo on the line of the penalty box on the left side. Jeong puts the ball down and curls the ball in, which is saved by Diaz, but Cho can’t score from the rebound. That should have been, by the letter of the law, a penalty.


South Korea start the second half.

HALF-TIME South Korea 2-1 Costa Rica

45 mins

Costa Rica have a free-kick, about 30 yards from goal on the left wing. Alvarado’s delivery is beautiful, but South Korean defend superbly.

43 mins

A clever South Korea free-kick goes wrong. Lee Eunmi dummies, but is providing a decoy run down the left for Jeon to pick out. But Lee Eunmi gets her cross all wrong and goes wide of the near post.

South Korea football-325 mins – GOAL SOUTH KOREA 2-1 Costa Rica (Jeon Gaeul)

Great play down the right as Kang puts in a delightful cross, and Jeon makes a great run to the near post and her glancing header bounces in at the far corner.

24 mins

Jeon’s cross picks out Yoo, but her header is too close to Diaz.

23 mins – Penalty Appeal

Now Costa Rica want a penalty as Granados goes down in the box under Lee Eunmi. It could have been given.

22 mins

South Korea have a chance but Yoo’s shot is well saved

South Koreafootball-321 mins – GOAL SOUTH KOREA 1-1 Costa Rica (Ji Soyun)

Ji sends the keeper the wrong way, placing it in the bottom right corner.

South Korea Pen20 mins – South Korea Penalty

South Korea have a penalty as Granados clips Yoo.

Costa Ricafootball-317 mins GOAL South Korea 0-1 COSTA RICA (Melissa Herrera)

Goal-line technology is needed to give this goal. Costa Rica have a free-kick on the half-way line, which is launched into the box by Lixy Rodriguez. The ball is allowed to reach Herrera who fires the ball over the keeper, and despite Hwang’s best efforts, the ball goes over the line.

13 mins – Close

Kwon shoots from just outside the box, but Diaz gets enough to tip it onto the bar and over. South Korea can’t get anything from the corner, but Kim Hyeri puts a dangerous ball into the box but Diaz claims well.

12 mins – Close

Rodriguez Cedeno makes space for herself just outside the box before shooting narrowly wide of the right post. Game’s best chance

10 mins

Herrera’s shot bounces upwards and Lee Eunmi’s header is poor but the ball won’t fall for Granados and Shim clears.

6 mins

Another chance for Korea. A quick throw sents Ji into the box, she chests the ball down and fires her shot at Diaz who claims at the second attempt.

5 mins

The ball nearly falls for Ji in the box, but Diaz is bravely out to claim.

2 mins

First half-chance to South Korea as a great run from Kang gets the ball into the box, and the ball falls to Yoo, but her shot is well saved by Diaz.


Costa Rica starts the first half.

South Korea23:55 – South Korea Team

(4-2-3-1) Kim Jungmi, Kim Hyeri, Hwang Boram, Shim Seoyeon, Lee Eunmi, Kwon Hahnul, Cho Sohyun (c), Kang Yumi, Ji Soyun, Jeon Gaeul, Yoo Younga

Costa Rica23:55 – Costa Rica Team

(4-5-1) Dinnia Diaz, Diana Saenz, Carol Sanchez, Wendy Acosta, Lixy Rodriguez, Melissa Herrera, Shirley Cruz, Katherine Alvarado, Raquel Rodriguez Cedeno, Maria Barrantes, Cristin Granados


Welcome to my live-text of South Korea vs Costa Rica


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