Norway were looking to get another win in their game against Korea to make sure they qualifies for the next round of the Women’s World Cup. Korea were also looking to get the win which would be their win this tournament.
The game started in Norway’s favour after they were given a penalty in the 3rd minute and Caroline Graham Hansen made no mistake firing home to give Norway a 1-0 lead (this is the quickest goal ever to be scored in a Women’s World Cup).
On 15 minutes Norway’s Herlovsen came close but the Korea defence did very well to clear the shot away.
In extra time during the first half there was a big scramble in the box as the Norway players appealed for a penalty after one of their players went down in the box but the referee didn’t agree.
Isabelle Herlovsen managed to double Norway’s lead 3 minutes after the restart after they were awarded another penalty.
On the 78th minute Korea managed to pull a goal back (this was their first goal this tournament) after a great flick from Yeo Minji which gave the Norweigen goalkeeper no chance.
Korea pushed for the equaliser and had a few close chances late in the game but none of them managed to find the back of the net.
This means that Korea finish bottom of Group A on no points after being defeated in all 3 games whilst Norway have qualified for the final 16 after tonight’s win.
South Korea: Kim Min-jung, Lee Eun-mi, Kim Do-Yeon, Cho So-Hyun, Moon, Ji, Yeo, Shin, Jang, Lee Geun-min, Kang.
Norway: Hjelmseth, Wold, Thorisdottir, Mjelde, Risa, Hrlovsen, Graham Hansen, Utland, Engen, Reiten, Minde.