FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 2010 - Korea Win Bronze Medal

Today's match for third place in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 2010 between Korea Republic and Colombia, saw two teams hoping to make history by securing their first podium finish.

Both teams had already surprised many by making it through to the final four and in their first meeting in women's football, it was Korea Republic who triumphed 1-0.

The South Americans, making their maiden appearance in the tournament started the first half determined not to allow the Koreans to take control of the game, committing 13 fouls and being awarded 3 yellow cards in the process.

As expected, the Koreans took the game to Colombia but despite dominating possession, failed to convert the 8 shots they had on goal in the first 45 minutes. Their positive approach finally paid dividends in the second half.

In the 49th minute, Ji So-Yun, who is in the running for the Golden Boot, gave the Koreans the lead. The goal took her tally to eight, one short of current top scorer Alexandra Popp of Germany.

Colombia staged a fightback but most of their shots on goal were off target. Poor finishing was the story of the second half and the match ended with the solitary goal giving the Koreans their first bronze medal.

Final score, Korea Republic 1 - Colombia 0.