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Ki features in South Korea defeat

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22:17 22nd June 2014

. . . Swans midfielder's World Cup hopes suffer blow with 4-2 defeat to Algeria


Swans midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng featured for the full 90 minutes as South Korea suffered a 4-2 defeat to Algeria.


In an enthralling encounter in Porto Allegre, a disappointing first-half display saw South Korea trail by three goals at the midway point after goals form Islam Slimani, Rafick Halliche and Abdelmoumeme Djabou earned Algeria a 3-0 lead.


Bayer Leverkusen striker Son Heung-min pulled one back for South Korea, five minutes into the second period, but Algeria's three-goal advantage was soon restored when Yacine Brahimi finished off a fine attacking move just past the hour mark.


With just under 20 minutes left on the clock, Koo Ja-cheol gave South Korea hope when he turned in from close range, but Algeria were able to hold on to secure a 4-2 victory in Group H.


South Korea's progress beyond the group stage now depends on them beating Belgium in their final group game on Thursday, but also on other results.

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