South Korea knocks Great Britain out of Olympics on penalties

South Korea knocks Great Britain out of Olympics on penalties

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South Korea knocks Great Britain out of Olympics on penalties

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Like England, Great Britain disappointingly failed to advance past the quarterfinals of a major international tournament on Saturday. And like England, they were eliminated on penalty kicks.

Great Britain felt the pain England have been feeling for so many decades, as they suffered a 5-4 penalty shootout loss to South Korea in the Olympic quarterfinals at Millennium Stadium. Daniel Sturridge missed in the fifth round of the spot kicks, and Ki Sung-Yueng capitalized on the only failed attempt by converting his ensuing chance.

South Korea initially took the lead through Ji Dong-Won in the 29th minute, but the hosts responded when Aaron Ramsey buried a penalty kick seven minutes later. The rest of the game had plenty of chances and free-flowing soccer but no goals, which opened the door for the latest heartbreaking penalty kick defeat for England and the rest of Great Britain.

The loss means Great Britain will not have a chance to pick up a medal in this summer's competition, and it also sets up a semifinals match at Old Trafford between South Korea and Brazil on Tuesday. The other semifinals game between Japan and Mexico will take place earlier that day at Wembley Stadium.

What do you think of Great Britain's penalty kick shootout loss to South Korea? Surprised Great Britain could not put South Korea away in regulation? Wondering what England/Great Britain have to do to break this curse?

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