East Asian Cup 2017 : South Korea draw 2-2 with China

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EAFF East Asian Cup 2017
EAFF East Asian Cup 2017

TOKYO, Dec. 9, 2017 (AMP) — Japan 2017 : South Korea tied 2-2 with China (halftime: 2-1), in a East Asian Cup final round game (Final Tournament) on Saturday afternoon at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo.

The Koreans started off well by taking the lead thanks to goals by Shin-wook ('12) and Lee Jae-sung ('19) while the Chineses only scored once Wei Shihao ('9). However, even though they were leading 2-1 at half time, they could not prevent a comeback by China with a saving goal from Yu Dabao in the 76th minute.

The result left both teams on top of the group with one point. In their next game, China will meet Japan at the Ajinomoto Stadium on December 12, while South Korea will face North Korea.

Fixtures and Results : Final Tournament

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Overview

South Korea at the East Asian Cup

  • 3 titles (2003, 2008, 2015)
  • 7 appearances (first in 2003)
  • 7 participations in the qualifications (first in 2003)
  • Statistics: Champions (2003, 2008, 2015) Runners-up (2010) Third Place (2013) Fourth Place (2005)

China at the East Asian Cup

  • 2 titles (2005, 2010)
  • 7 appearances (first in 2003)
  • 7 participations in the qualifications (first in 2003)
  • Statistics: Champions (2005, 2010) Runners-up (2013, 2015) Third Place (2003, 2008)
South Korea
2:2
China
2:2 (2:1)
  • 9 December 2017
  • 16:30
  • Tokyo

Final Tournament

TeamPts
China1
South Korea1
Japan0
North Korea0

Matches

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