Korea Republic are looking for to earn their first points of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup when they play Italy on Wednesday 22nd August.
These two sides have completely different styles of play, Korea Republic were encouraging in their opening game against Nigeria despite the loss. Italy came away with a point against Brazil after conceding a late equaliser.
Italy will be without Federica Di Criscio who was sent off in the opening match and the Italian head coach Corrado Corradini may watch the second group game from the stands after he to was dismissed in the opening game.
|Italy Starting Line-up||Korea Republic Starting Line-up|
Referee: Lucila VENEGAS (MEX)
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Italy 0-2 Korea Republic (Guemmin Lee 54', Jeoun 56')
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I do hope that after their infamous match against Brazil, the Italians will be send back home by the very interesting young Soiuth Koreans, a team which is improving.
It certainly is a key match. South-Korea needs to win while Italy could, just about, go through with a draw. That late goal conceded unnecessarily against Brazil may be expensive for the Italians. Italy having one player suspended and one on a yellow card, may be a bit passive.
If you contend that ladies´ soccer is destined to be a game of the nations around the Pacific ocean, with Europe as a backwater and dragging Africa down with them, a South-Korean victory is good. If we want Europe (and Africa) to have a significant role in ladies´ football, an Italian victory would be useful, just like the USA taking the Olympic gold was.
Group B match is underway at the Komaba Stadium: Italy 0-0 Korea Republic
Great opportunity for Korea and excellent save from Giuliani (Italy's GK).
Half-time: Italy 0-0 Korea Republic
Korea Republic dominated and had the best opportunities. The team confirms the good impression left against Nigeria on first match (in spite of the defeat). Once more, Italy shows nothing, even if they play in a less nasty way than against Brazil.
GOAL KOREA ! Lee Geummin ! Bad Italian defense but well done by the Korean player. 1-0 55'
54' GOAL! Italy 0-1 Korea Republic (Guemmin Lee scores!)
2-0! Well taken goal by Jeoun!