South Korea defeated Great Britain in Olypic football
U.k.,August 5: Great Britain were knocked out in the quarter-finals of the Olympic football tournament by South Korea after losing a dramatic penalty shoot-out.
Daniel Sturridge saw his penalty saved by substitute keeper Lee Bumyoung as GB lost the shoot-out 5-4 in Cardiff.
Ji Dong-won had earlier given South Korea a deserved lead with a long-range strike before GB were awarded two first-half spot kicks.
Aaron Ramsey scored with the first but saw a second saved by Jung Sungryong.
Following the elimination of the women’s team on Friday it means there will be no football medals for GB at the 2012 Games, while the future of a unified GB team at other Games remains uncertain.
It was a disappointing end to a campaign that had seen Stuart Pearce’s team top their group and show signs of improvement through the tournament, but their defeat means they miss out on a semi-final tie against Brazil in Manchester on Tuesday.