Olympic soccer 2012 semifinal is going to be very interesting. The way South Korean soccer team has performed in the last few matches in Olympics, its opponents are wary of facing itng .
The last match against Honduras was nothing short of a miraculous escape for Brazil, the soccer powerhouse of the world. Though Brazil won by 3-2 against the central American country, but many Brazilian soccer fans must have suffered heartbreaks before the match ended.
To be true, South Korea is a better soccer team than teh Honduran team and hte way they beat Japan in quarter finals is proof enough that they are well prepared to face anyone, even Brazil.
Brazil football captain Thiago Silva said Sunday his team will ignore its status as favourites in Tuesday’s Olympic semi-final against South Korea at Old Trafford.
Brazil earned a berth in the tournament’s top four with a 3-2 victory over Honduras Saturday, reports Xinhua.
South Korea progressed by edging Britain 5-4 on penalties after the teams were locked on 1-1 after extra time.
“South Korea is a strong team that runs a lot and never gives up,” said Silva, who last month joined Paris Saint Germain from AC Milan for a reported 42 million euros.
“In extra time against Britain they didn’t stop working for one another even though they had every right to be exhausted.”
While South Korea’s speed is well known, Silva said it wasn’t the team’s only virtue.
“They not only have great physical training but they pass the ball well, rarely make mistakes and move with intelligence in attacks,” Silva said.
Date: 7 August