Football / World Cup USA '94: South Korea strike twice to stun Spain

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SPAIN seemed to have survived the dismissal of their captain, Miguel Angel Nadal after only 25 minutes but South Korea struck twice in the last five minutes at the Cotton Bowl yesterday to snatch a draw.

Nadal's dismissal before a record 56,247 attendance for a football game in the Cotton Bowl Stadium came when he bundled into Ko Jeong Woon when the Asian chased a ball played over the Spanish sweeper's head.

Spain lived dangerously, relying on the brilliance of their goalkeeper, Santiago Canizares, who was playing only because Andoni Zubizarreta was serving a one- match suspension.

Operating with a lone striker Julio Salinas even before Nadal went off, the Spanish had come close only once when Fernando Hierro fired past an upright, before their 10 men took an undeserved lead. Salinas scored from close range, sweeping in a cross from Juan Goicoechea, and having gone ahead, Spain promptly doubled their advantage. Again Salinas was involved before Jose Luis Caminero, a substitute, took the ball off him to have two shots blocked. Finding the ball at his feet again, near the right byline Caminero lobbed the ball into the middle for Goicoechea to head in.

Spain, however, had to hang on desperately for the last six minutes after Hong Myung Bo had reduced South Korea's deficit with a free- kick that was deflected past the stranded Canizares.

The equaliser came in the very last minute when their second substitute, Seo Jung Won, drove a tremendous shot past Canizares from an acute angle on the right.

SPAIN (1-4-4-1): Canizares (Real Madrid); Nadal (Barcelona); Ferrer (Barcelona), Alkorta (Real Madrid), Abelardo (Sporting Gijon), Sergi (Barcelona); Goicoechea (Barcelona), Guerrero (Athletic Bilbao), Hierro (Real Madrid), Luis Enrique (Real Madrid); Julio Salinas (Deportivo La Coruna). Substitutes: Caminero (Atletico Madrid) for Guerrero, h/t; Felipe (Tenerife) for Julio Salinas, 62.

SOUTH KOREA (1-3-4-2): Choi In Young (Hyundai Horang-I); Hong Myung Bo (Posco Atoms); Kim Pan Keun (L G Cheetahs), Park Jung Bae (Daewoo Royals), Shin Hong Gi (Hyundai Horang-I); Noh Jung Yoon (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), Choi Young Il (Hyundai Horang-I), Lee Young Jin (L G Cheetahs), Ko Jeong Woon (Ilhwa Chonma); Kim Joo Sung (VfL Bochum), Hwang Sun Hong (Posco Atoms). Substitutes: Seo Jung Won (LG Cheetahs) for Kim, 58; Ha Seok Ju (Dawoo Royal) for Noh Jung Woon, 72.

Referee: P Mikkelsen (Denmark).