Shattered S. Koreans regroup for ‘terrible’ third place playoff


KUALA LUMPUR: Coach Pim Verbeek says crushed South Korean will recover from the anguish of their defeat on penalties to Iraq and regroup mentally for tomorrow’s “terrible” playoff for third place at the Asian Cup. 

The spent Koreans were dumped from the tournament 4-3 on penalties in their second penalty shoot-out in three days here on Wednesday as Iraq advanced to Sunday’s all-Arab final against Saudi Arabia in Jakarta. 

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