FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017

FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017

20 May - 11 June

FIFA U-20 World Cup 2017

Hosts off to winning start

  • Lee Seungwoo, Lim Minhyeok and Paik Seungho score the goals
  • Korea Republic playing in 50th U-20 World Cup match
  • Guinea look to bounce back against England, Korea Republic face Argentina next

Hosts Korea Republic began their FIFA U-20 World Cup campaign with a victory thanks to goals from Lee Seungwoo, substitute Lim Minhyeok and Paik Seungho in a hard-fought 3-0 win over Guinea.

The Taeguk Warriors took a deserved lead at half-time after a solo, deflected effort from Lee. However, there was no doubt about the other two goals.

Lee turned provider in the second half when he played a through ball to Lim, and with only the keeper to beat, he calmly turned in the hosts' second of the night. 

Lee's Barcelona team-mate Paik then put the game out of reach of their African opponents with a lobbed finish from a Jeong Taewook headed pass. 

VAR (Video Assistant Referee) was called into action when a Korea Republic goal was disallowed on the stroke of half-time. 

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