Kwon Chang-Hoon Eliminated Mexico With Spectacular Goal

Korea Republic's player Kwon Chang-Hoon celebrates after scoring against Mexico during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games first Round Group C men's football match Korea Republic vs Mexico, at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia on August 10, 2016. / AFP / EVARISTO SA        (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

Kwon Chang-Hoon Eliminated Mexico With Spectacular Goal

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Kwon Chang-Hoon Eliminated Mexico With Spectacular Goal

South Korea’s Kwon Chang-Hoon ran through the Mexican defense to score in the 77th minute. The 1-0 win eliminated defending gold medalist Mexico in the group stage.

This is another setback for Mexico, who were eliminated earlier this summer in Copa America with a 7-0 drubbing by Chile. Though, it’s a far less serious one.

South Korea is through to the quarterfinal. That’s kind of a big deal for them. If they win an Olympic medal, players get exempted from mandatory military service.

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