South Korea beats Japan 4-1 to win 2017 East Asian Cup

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EAFF East Asian Cup 2017
EAFF East Asian Cup 2017

TOKYO, Dec. 16, 2017 (AMP) — Japan 2017 : South Korea defeated Japan by a score of 4-1 (halftime: 3-1), in a East Asian Cup final round game (Final Tournament) on Saturday night at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo.

Kim Shin-wook scored dual goals

Japan opened the score in the score in the 3rd minute thanks to Kobayashi on penalty, before South Korea regained the advantage with Shin-wook ('13, '35) and Jung Woo-young ('23). Leading 3-1 at the break, the Koreans further widened their lead in the second period with a goal by Ki-hun in the 69th minute.

South Korea won the 7th edition of the EAFF East Asian Cup, their fourth title in history, Japan finished second.

Fixtures and Results : Final Tournament

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Overview

Japan at the East Asian Cup

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

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)
Japan
1:4
South Korea
1:4 (1:3)
  • 16 December 2017
  • 19:15
  • Tokyo

Final Tournament

TeamPts
South Korea7
Japan6
China2
North Korea1

Matches

East Asian Cup History

EAFF East Asian Cup History

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