In yesterday's semi-finals, Australia needed a golden goal in extra time to beat Argentina, the defending champions, 2-1, while the Dutch went through to tomorrow's final with a 3-1 win against Germany.
England never recovered from a fourth-minute goal by Korea's Hyang Mi Lee and a second from Min Ha Kim just on the interval. On the resumption, the hosts drove forward to create a 4-0 lead just 10 minutes into the half, with Kim claiming her second and Hyun Jung Woo the fourth.
After England had pulled two goals back through Rachel Walker and Louisa Turney midway through the second half, Kim completed her hat-trick. Lucilla Wright claimed England's third before Seong Eun Kim completed the scoring for Korea.
Although England had played with great commitment, they had no answer to the fast, fluid Korean strikers.Reuse content