Korea Republic have booked a place in the quarterfinals of the FIFA U17 World Cup 2019 after a 1-0 win over Angola in the Round of 16 clash on Tuesday.
South Korea had progressed to the knockout stages of the world championship finishing as the runners-up in Group C behind France and faced Angola who had qualified as runners-up from Group A behind hosts Brazil.
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In the Round of 16 clash played at the Estadio Olimpico in Goiania, a 33rd minute goal from Choi Min-seo was enough for the Taegeuk Warriors to knock out Angola who were making their first-ever appearance in the competition.
Choi found the winner in the first half scoring from a rebound after Angola goalkeeper Geovani de Carvalho had kept out Jeong Sang-bin’s initial attempt.
The South Koreans will now face either 2018 AFC U16 Championship winners Japan or Mexico who play each other in the Round of 16 on Wednesday.
⚽️⚽️⚽️ Sontje Hansen’s hat-trick helps 🇳🇱 @OnsOranje advance to the last 8️⃣
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Meanwhile, Netherlands became the second team to book a place in the last eight after they defeated Nigeria 3-1, courtesy of a hattrick from Sontje Hansen.
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