Korean rugby beat Japan to advance to World Cup for the first time in 17 years

Korean rugby beat Japan to advance to World Cup for the first time in 17 years

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Posted 2021-11-21 16:16:12

The Korean men’s rugby team leaves the stadium after losing to Japan in the 11th and 12th place match at the Olympic Games held in Japan in July. news

Players leave the stadium after losing to Japan in the 11th and 12th place match of 7-man rugby at the Tokyo Stadium on the 28th. Korea finished their first Olympic journey in 12th place, the bottom of the game, losing 19-31 to Japan. 2021.07.28.

The Korean men’s rugby seven-man national team is going to the World Cup finals for the first time in 17 years.

South Korea lost to Hong Kong 7-33 in the final of the 2021 Asian Rugby Sevens Series held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the 21st (Korea time), but was satisfied with the runners-up, but the winner and runner-up team got a place in the World Cup finals.

With this, Korea and Hong Kong will represent Asia in the 7-man World Cup finals to be held in South Africa next year.

It is the first time in 17 years that Korea has advanced to the finals of the 7-man World Cup since the 2005 Hong Kong Games.

Earlier, in the semifinals, they defeated their rival Japan 21-14 to qualify for the World Cup.

Japan has advanced to the finals since the first tournament launched in 1993, but failed to advance to the eighth consecutive time. It is the first time in about four years that Korea beat Japan since the second Asian Sevens Series tournament (17-12) in September 2017.

South Korea lost to Japan at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games for the first time in July. They lost 19-31 in the playoffs for the 11th and 12th places and stayed at the bottom of the table. With this victory, the Olympic defeat was splendidly reproached.

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