Lodz: Korea Republic's FIFA U-20 World Cup 2019 title hopes ended in heartbreak as Vladyslav Supriaga struck twice and Giorgi Tsitaishvili once as Ukraine defeated the East Asians 3-1 in the final on Saturday.
Featuring in their first-ever global final, Korea Republic struck first through Lee Kang-in, who converted his penalty in the fifth minute after a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) check determined that captain Hwang Taeh-yeon was tripped inside the right edge of the box.
The Ukrainians poured on pressure as the first half progressed, however, culminating in Supriaga's 34th-minute equaliser. Korea Republic could not fully clear Serhii Buletsa's free-kick delivery into the penalty area, and Supriaga pounced on the loose ball to poke home from eight yards......
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