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South Korea Tops Germany in Football Friendly


South Korea scored a 3-1 win over Germany on Sunday, in a friendly football match played in Busan, South Korea.

South Korea opened the scoring in the 16th minute when midfielder Kim Dong-jin netted a left-footer. But the Germans tied the match at 1-1 just eight minutes later when Michael Ballack converted a free-kick.

Second-half goals by Lee Dong-gook and Cho Jae-jin secured the win for South Korea. The victory was vindication for the hosts, who lost 1-0 to Germany in the semifinals of the 2002 World Cup.

The loss was the first for Germany under coach Juergen Klinsmann, who took over five months ago and has shaken the team up after its first-round exit from Euro 2004.

Some information provided by AP and AFP.