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Korea Advances to Semi-Finals With Penalty Shootout Win Over Spain


Co-host Korea continued a nation's dream today, shocking another European power along the way.  After 120 scoreless minutes, Korea topped Spain 5-3 on penalties to advance to the quarterfinals where they will face Germany on Tuesday in Seoul.  Korea becomes the first Asian team to advance to the World Cup semi-finals.

Korea goalkeeper Lee Woon-jae saved Joaquin's weak penalty attempt, allowing Korean captain Hong Myung-bo to seal the game with a goal from the spot.

Spain had two goals disallowed, including a Fernando Morientes goal in extratime that would have been a golden goal winner. 

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