Korea exits the U-20 Asian Cup after it lost to host country Uzbekistan. The game ended without a goal. Thus, it went into a penalty shootout. Uzbekistan won the shootout 3-1.
Both teams had scoring opportunities in the first half. However, both squads failed to capitalize on those opportunities. Uzbekistan had more scoring chances in the second half, but Korean goalie Kim Jun-hong made good saves to force extra time.
According to sports betting odds experts, Uzbekistan had more scoring opportunities in extra time. However, they cannot find the back of the net. As a result, a penalty shootout was needed to determine the winner.
Korea Exits U-20 Asian Cup
Korea had a bad start in the penalty shootout, with Kang Seong-jin missing his penalty kick. On the other hand, Uzbekistan’s Abbosbek Fayzullaev scored for his team.
Finally, Korea’s second penalty taker missed again, while Mahmud Mahamadjonov scored. Park Chang-woo scored the team’s first penalty goal in Korea’s third penalty shootout attempt, but Uzbekistan advanced to the final when Kim Ji-soo failed.
A report from iGamingKO.com claims Korea came in second place at the 2018 Asian Cup. They might have repeated as champions this year but failed to capitalize on a golden opportunity. The youthful Taeguk Warriors finished in fourth place, but it was good enough to qualify them for the U-20 World Cup.
On Wednesday, Iraq defeated Japan 5-3 in a penalty shootout. On Saturday, they will play Uzbekistan in the AFC U-20 championship game. But before the game starts, you should figure out where to bet on sports.