Defender Rim Chang-Woo smashed home a last-gasp winner from close range to deliver the knockout blow in an emotionally charged final, giving Korea Republic their fourth title and a first since 1986. When the final whistle blew just moments later the crowd of 47,000 rain-soaked fans erupted with joy, while both sets of players slumped to the wet turf sobbing, having battled each other to a standstill.
"I'm very proud of my players for winning the gold medal for the first time in 28 years," Korea Republic coach Lee Kwang-Jong told reporters after his players had completed a jubilant lap of honour draped in national…
Rob Parrish takes a look at the talking points from the Football League in our new feature.
Much of the focus prior to the opening weekend of the Football League season was on England's World Cup goalkeeper David James as he made his debut for Bristol City, but it was another player who had stepped down from the Premier League who hit the headlines for the right reasons on Saturday.