Bekasi: Korea Republic edged into the semi-finals of the AFC U-19 Championship Indonesia 2018 on Monday thanks to a narrow 1-0 win over Tajikistan that also secured them a place at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2019.
A goal in the first half from Jeon Se-jin helped the Koreans through to the last four on a day they were rarely troubled by their Central Asian opponents who, nevertheless, bowed out of the tournament with their heads held high.
Head coach Chung Jung-yong’s charges will now meet Qatar in the semi-finals on Thursday at the Pakansari Stadium in Bogor and can begin planning for next year’s global extravaganza in Poland.
After a cautious opening in Bekasi, it was Korea Republic who threatened first, frontman Oh Se-Hun forcing Tajikistan goalkeeper Shohrukh Qirghizboev into a fine 12th minute save and, from the resulting corner, Kim Hyun-Woo heading against an upright......
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