One goal in each half saw the Republic of Korea beat Greece 2-0. Lee Jung-soo scored after 7’ and Park Ji-sung, FIFA man of the match, on 52. Had Torosidis buried his chance on 2’ and again a second some minutes later, the initial pressure exerted by Greece might have paid off. At this level if you do not take your chances and convert half-chances into goals, you go home early. After the goal, Korea dominated the game until Greece woke up right at the end. Too late.
Rep. Korea: Sungryong, Yonghyung, Jisung, Jungwoo, Chuyoung (Seungyeoul), Youngpyo, Jungsoo, Sungyeung (Namil), Chungyong (Jaesung), Kihun, Duri
Greece: Tzorvas, Seitaridis, Tziolis, Samaras (Salpingidis), Papadopoulos, Charisteas (Kapetanos), Karagounis (Patsatzoglou), Vyntra, Torosidis, Gekas, Katsouranis
In a weary world of endless US military interventions, sanctions, trade tariffs and chaos, let’s pause and take stock of the shining house on the hill