No goals? Suits Koreans just fine
South Korea reached the quarterfinals of the Olympic men’s soccer tournament with a 0-0 draw against Gabon at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.
Playing in front of 76,927 spectators at Wembley Stadium, South Korea dominated much of the game, with Koo Ja-cheol heading a first half opportunity wide before Park Chu-yeong wasted a couple of opportunities from close range after the break.
Gabon needed to win by at least three goals to advance but created few chances and lost midfielder Merlin Tandjigora to injury just after kickoff. Levy Madinda hit the post in the 65th minute.
South Korea finished with five points — two points behind Group B winner Mexico.
Gabon finished with two points, one point better than last-place Switzerland, which lost to Mexico 1-0.