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(도쿄=연합뉴스) 황광모 기자= 10일 일본 도쿄 아지노모토경기장에서 열린 2010 동아시아축구선수권대회 한국 대 중국의 경기에서 전반 중국에게 두번째 골을 헌납한 한국팀 선수들이 허탈한 표정을 짓고 있다.

Korea’s unbeaten streak dating back to December of 1978 came to an end on Wednesday night in Tokyo, Japan.

In their second match of the four-nation East Asian Football Championships, Korea lost to China 3-0 at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday night. During the 31 year span,

Korea had been on a 27 game unbeaten streak (16 wins and 11 losses) against China since the 1-0 win at the 1978 Bangkok Asian Game on Dec. 17.

“There are several reasons for the loss but the end to the unbeaten streak was inevitable,” stated manager Huh Jung-moo in a post-match interview.


(도쿄=연합뉴스) 황광모 기자= 10일 일본 도쿄 아지노모토경기장에서 열린 2010 동아시아축구선수권대회 한국 대 중국의 경기에서 전반 팀의 두번째 골을 성공한 중국 선수들이 환호하고 있다.

Korean manager Huh Jung-moo tweaked his lineup had started Lee Keun-ho and Lee Dong-gook up front and had switched central defender Lee Jung-soo to left fullback and started Kwak

Tae-hwi in his place. The switch backfired as Korea struggled to produce on offense and looked shaky on defense.

“We used some players who had not played a whole lot with each other and it led to an unfavorable result,” said Huh. “As a team, we played a horrible match.”

Korea defeated Hong Kong 5-0 in their opening match of the tournament on Feb. 7 and will face their archrivals Japan on Lunar New Year’s Day on Sunday to conclude the tournament.

By Jason Kim [jason@joongang.co.kr]
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