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Played
August 4, 2012 7:30 PM BST
Millennium Stadium — Cardiff (Caerdydd)
Referee:‬ W. Roldán‎
Attendance:‬ 70171‎
 
36′ (PG) Aaron Ramsey
Dong-Won Ji 29′
120+1′ (PSO) Aaron Ramsey
Koo Ja-Cheol 120+2′ (PSO)
120+3′ (PSO) Tom Cleverley
Sung-Dong Baek 120+4′ (PSO)
120+5′ (PSO) Craig Dawson
Seok-Ho Hwang 120+6′ (PSO)
120+7′ (PSO) Ryan Giggs
Jong-Woo Park 120+8′ (PSO)
 
Sung-Yong Ki 120+10′ (PSO)
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Team GB 1-1 South Korea (aet, 4-5 on penalties)

The hosts suffer the heartbreak of penalty shootout defeat after a tight and tense clash in which both sides spurned good chances to advance to the last four of the competition

By Liam Twomey at the Millennium Stadium

  • Jack Butland
    26
    44
    2.00

    Jack Butland

    Once again his distribution was suspect, but his reflexes also surprisingly let him down when he was deceived by Ji's hopeful long-range strike. Redeemed himself a little with a top-notch save from Koo in extra time, but couldn't help his side in the shootout.

  • Neil Taylor
    14
    50
    2.00

    Neil Taylor

    Once again deployed out of position at right-back, he failed to unleash countryman Bellamy with the same regularity as against Uruguay, and his defensive positioning was suspect.

  • Ryan Bertrand
    23
    51
    2.00

    Ryan Bertrand

    Defended his flank reasonably well and also bombed forward whenever he could, though not often to any great effect.

  • Steven Caulker
    28
    31
    3.00

    Steven Caulker

    His intelligent positioning largely limited his opponents to shots from range, and he also spread the play well.

  • Micah Richards
    26
    41
    3.00

    Micah Richards

    His usual muscular presence in the heart of defence restricted the South Koreans' joy in the final third, and he was rarely beaten in the air. Withdrawn just before the hour mark with what appeared to be an ankle injury.

  • Tom Cleverley
    65
    41
    3.00

    Tom Cleverley

    Denied the possession to show the full extent of his quality, he nevertheless worked extremely hard from box to box and was unlucky not to connect with an inviting Bellamy cross at the start of the second half.

  • Joe Allen
    41
    32
    3.00

    Joe Allen

    Was unable to reproduce his virtuoso display against Uruguay, giving the ball away with greater regularity and failing to create quite as much on the ball. Still showed glimpses of class though.

  • Aaron Ramsey
    55
    80
    3.00

    Aaron Ramsey

    A decidedly mixed evening. Played with great maturity on the ball in difficult circumstances, but was lucky to score even one of his two extremely tame penalties in normal time, before stepping up and converting in the shootout.

  • Daniel Sturridge
    29
    107
    3.00

    Daniel Sturridge

    Worked hard despite being short of service for much of the evening. His intelligent movement into channels repeatedly caused problems in the South Korean defence, and led to his side's second penalty. His miss in the shootout, however, will haunt him.

  • Craig Bellamy
    34
    49
    3.00

    Craig Bellamy

    Carried a threat every time he was able to run with the ball, but wasn't given enough to work with. He was unlucky his excellent cross narrowly evaded Cleverley early in the second half.

  • Scott Sinclair
    24
    53
    3.50

    Scott Sinclair

    Starved of possession early on, he grew into the game with his team, prodding and probing with his pace and direct running. His incisive pass to Sturridge also led to the second penalty.

Substitutions

  • Danny Rose
    8
    40
    2.50

    Danny Rose

    Came on for Sinclair at half-time of extra time to shore up the Team GB left-flank.

  • Craig Dawson
    14
    35
    2.50

    Craig Dawson

    Looked relatively unruffled when called upon to replace Richards with just under half an hour of normal time remaining. Converted his penalty well.

  • Ryan Giggs
    35
    42
    2.50

    Ryan Giggs

    Replaced Bellamy with five minutes of normal time remaining, but looked off the pace and failed to exert much influence. Took his penalty with some aplomb, though it proved in vain.

  • Sung-Ryong Jung
    72
    4
    3.50

    Sung-Ryong Jung

    Looked solid until his withdrawal on 62 minutes after an aerial collision with Richards. Unlucky not to save both of Ramsey's tame penalties in normal time.

  • Suk-Young Yoon
    45
    7
    2.50

    Suk-Young Yoon

    Looked troubled whenever Bellamy was given the chance to run at him, and was fortunate the Welshman's time on the ball was limited.

  • Young-Gwon Kim
    41
    4
    3.00

    Young-Gwon Kim

    Generally looked solid at the heart of the Korean defence, but was caught out a couple of times positionally when Team GB were at their most incisive.

  • Seok-Ho Hwang
    44
    12
    2.00

    Seok-Ho Hwang Flop of the Match

    Seemed panicked whenever Sturridge got the ball near the penalty area, and his clumsy tackle gave Ramsey the chance to put the hosts in front.

  • Chang-Soo Kim
    36
    8

    Chang-Soo Kim

    Had no time to make an impression before a nasty-looking wrist injury put an end to his evening with just seven minutes on the clock.

  • Sung-Yong Ki
    203
    9
    4.50

    Sung-Yong Ki Top of the Match

    His team's best player. His set-piece deliveries were consistently dangerous, while he also used the ball well and worked back to help his defence magnificently. Then there was also the small matter of his winning penalty.

  • Tae-Hee Nam
    45
    6
    3.00

    Tae-Hee Nam

    Worked hard to protect his full-back from the threat posed by the jet-heeled combination of Bertrand and Sinclair, but contributed little of note going forward.

  • Koo Ja-Cheol
    97
    6
    3.00

    Koo Ja-Cheol

    Played intelligently both on the left and after he was moved into the middle, helping his side thread together numerous extended spells of possession.

  • Jong-Woo Park
    50
    8
    3.00

    Jong-Woo Park

    Calm on the ball and pressed Team GB's midfield very well, and even managed to send in a couple of dangerous crosses of his own.

  • Dong-Won Ji
    74
    5
    3.00

    Dong-Won Ji

    Carried his side's main attacking threat and worked extremely hard, although he needed a little help from Butland to give his side the lead, and his finishing thereafter left a lot to be desired.

  • Chu-Young Park
    52
    44
    3.00

    Chu-Young Park

    Put in another selfless, industrious display, but his lack of invention means it's still not quite clear why Arsene Wenger saw fit to bring him to England.

Substitutions

  • Beom-Young Lee
    67
    5
    3.50

    Beom-Young Lee

    His kicking looked occasionally suspect, but he wasn't really tested by a tiring Team GB attack. Made a hero of himself in the shootout though, brilliantly saving Sturridge's spot-kick.

  • Jae-Seok Oh
    37
    5
    2.50

    Jae-Seok Oh

    Perhaps slightly unlucky to give away a penalty for handball as he was sliding in to block Bertrand's shot, but he was more culpable for the amount of joy Sinclair managed to get down the left flank.

  • Sung-Dong Baek
    36
    9
    2.50

    Sung-Dong Baek

    Replaced Ji in extra time after the Sunderland man had missed a couple of glorious chances but, other than running the channels, he achieved little.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Leandro Damião Leandro Damião
Striker
Santos
6 0
Moussa Konaté Moussa Konaté
Striker
Genoa
5 0
O. Peralta O. Peralta
Striker
Santos Laguna
4 0
Giovani dos Santos Giovani dos Santos
Striker
Villarreal
3 1
Neymar Neymar
Striker
Barcelona
3 1