9 Nov 2008

USA beats South Korea to make Under 17 World Cup semi-finals

6:27 pm on 9 November 2008

The United States has beaten South Korea 4-2 in Hamilton to complete the semi-final lineup at the under-17 women's football World Cup.

The USA led 1-0 at half-time and will play Germany in the semi-finals in Christchurch on Thursday

In the early game England upset the favourites Japan, equalising with a spectacular goal from 40 metres to send the match into extra time at 2-all.

They then won the penalty shoot 5-4 and will play North Korea.