The Australians fought their way into the World Cup final with a 4:2 win against surprise semi-finalists Korea. Australia had the upper hand through most of the closely-matched and exciting game, though Korea remained a constant threat on the counter attack.
As with the last pool match, Korea stayed deep within their own half to safe guard their own goal. Australia advanced slowly, with patient combination passes but they struggled to find openings in the Korean defence.
Korea found their first chance in the 8th minute, the reverse hit by Hyo Sik You putting keeper, Mowlam, to the test. The Australians responded immediately with shot on goal by Livermore after a free hit on the edge of the D. In the minutes that followed, Australia managed to create a number of openings in the Korean defence, but it was the Koreans who found the next big Opportunity to score, Yeo receiving a pass from You in front of the goal though his shot went wide to the right.
Despite Australia maintaining much of the possession, it was the Koreans who, surprisingly, went into half time in the lead after a third short corner for Korea taken by Jong Hyun Jang.
Australia came charging out of the locker rooms with a goal from their first, if contraversial, short corner in the 38th minute. After a miss-hit pass in, the ball found Bevan George at the right post who jumped up to knock it over the line.
Korea did not appear startled, but pressed on. Just 3 minutes after the equaliser, Seong Jung Kang dribbled into the right of the D, along the backline and passed a cheeky flick over the keeper Mowlan and into the goal.