10-man S. Korea win third place in Asian Cup

PALEMBANG: Ten-man South Korea clinched third place in the Asian Cup, and thereby won automatic qualification for the 2011 event, with a penalty shoot-out victory over Japan yesterday. 

The match was scoreless after regulation and extra time, and South Korea prevailed 6-5 in the shoot-out when goalkeeper Lee Woon-jae blocked the final penalty from Japan’s Naotake Hanyu. 

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