One goal in each half saw the Republic of Korea beat Greece 2-0. Lee Jung-soo scored after 7’ and Park Ji-sung, FIFA man of the match, on 52. Had Torosidis buried his chance on 2’ and again a second some minutes later, the initial pressure exerted by Greece might have paid off. At this level if you do not take your chances and convert half-chances into goals, you go home early. After the goal, Korea dominated the game until Greece woke up right at the end. Too late.
Rep. Korea: Sungryong, Yonghyung, Jisung, Jungwoo, Chuyoung (Seungyeoul), Youngpyo, Jungsoo, Sungyeung (Namil), Chungyong (Jaesung), Kihun, Duri
Greece: Tzorvas, Seitaridis, Tziolis, Samaras (Salpingidis), Papadopoulos, Charisteas (Kapetanos), Karagounis (Patsatzoglou), Vyntra, Torosidis, Gekas, Katsouranis
Years of diplomatic conflict resolution efforts in Syria produced no breakthroughs. Washington and its imperial partners want endless war and regime change, not peace.