SoKor knocks out Malditas for last FIFA WWC spot

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MANILA -- A five-goal shutout was what South Korea needed to de­feat the Philip­pines for fifth place and the last ride to the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The South Kore­ans elim­i­nated the Malditas from World Cup con­tention with a 5-0 drub­bing in their con­so­la­tion game in Amman, Jor­dan early Tues­day (Philip­pine Time).

While Kearra BastesJones proved to be a thorn for the Korean side for most of the first half, a Jang Sel-Gi goal in the 34th minute turned out to be the break­through as the squad pulled away from there.

Lee Min-A made it 2-0 just be­fore half­time, while Sel-Gi found Lim Seon-Joon for the 3-0 count in the 56th minute.

Cho So-Hyun then put on a show in the end, scor­ing on a header in the 66th minute and fin­ish­ing off the Malditas with her sec­ond goal in the 84th minute.

De­spite the loss, the Malditas’ sixth-place fin­ish is their best record in the tour­na­ment so far.

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