I couldn’t get over the last wall. Heads were bowed in the Korea-Japan match on the collegiate stage.
South Korea’s university-selected B team, led by head coach Hong Kwang-cheol (Ho Won University), lost 1-2 against Japan’s university-selected team in the final of the 2023 Asian University Football Championship on Wednesday at Taebaek Sports Complex in Taebaek, Gangwon Province.굿모닝토토
The Korean B team defeated Vietnam (5-0), Chinese Taipei (4-0) and Thailand (6-1) in the group stage to reach the final. Their final opponent was Japan. South Korea took the lead in the 21st minute through Keigo Nakayama. An own goal tied the game at 1-1 just before halftime, but Sota Matsunaga scored the game-winner eight minutes into the second half. Korea was unable to turn the game around and finished as runners-up.