Olympic Games London 2012
London, Great Britain - July 30 - 11, 2012

BEL V KOR ( Pool B ) Olympic Games London 2012

2 - 1

Match Review BEL - KOR 2-1


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
BEL 37 27 BOON Tom FG 1 - 0
KOR 46 32 NAM Hyunwoo PC 1 - 1
BEL 62 10 CHARLIER Cédric FG 2 - 1


Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
KOR 32 6 LEE Namyong G
BEL 52 22 GOUGNARD Simon G
KOR 70 6 LEE Namyong Y
BEL 70 13 THYS Jeffrey Y


DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 GENTLES David
Umpire 2 IGGO Nigel
Reserve Umpire TAYLOR Simon
Judge 1 KOSHIKO Ryuichi
Judge 2 BUDEISKY Alberto
Technical Officer McCRACKEN Jason

Cedric Charlier’s sparkling goal handed Belgium their first win of the Olympic Games, putting a major dampener on Korea’s hopes of reaching the final four. It came in the final quarter after Hyun Woo Nam’s penalty corner had cancelled out Tom Boon’s opener 90 seconds into the second half.

Plenty of late drama ensued as three yellow cards were dished out in the final minute and Vincent Vanasch was forced to save a series of shots in a final flurry of action. Holding on for the win, it pushes Belgium up to fourth in the standings with New Zealand and India to play. Jerome Dekeyser produced the highlight of the first half with a rasping strike that crashed against the inside of the post, agonisingly rebounding across the face of goal in the sixth minute.

It was a half that promised much but goalmouth chances were at a premium. The second half was those come in abundance, the first ballooning Tom Boon’s way from a crash ball and he swung out a volley that delicately wrong-footed Myung Ho Lee from a tight angle. Nam levelled with a low corner drive but his side will rue their inability to capitalise further from their volume of corners in the latter stages. Number one Jerome Truyens blocked one spectacularly while a couple went off target to keep Belgium on terms.

Alexandre de Saedeleer did similarly well to pressurise Kang Moon Kweon who somehow manages to screw a close range shot wide in the 56th minute. It proved a huge let-off as, soon after, Charlier scored the goal which had the Belgian fans singing down the Olympic walkway. He had already beaten a couple of defenders before his shimmy wrong-footed another couple, finding the space to roof a sweep-shot on the dive over Myung Ho Lee’s shoulder.

They had to live on their wits for the closing ten minutes as Jeffrey Thys, Xavier Reckinger and Nam Yong Lee all saw yellow while Oh Dae Keun – on his 100th cap – and Cha Jong Bok drew saves from Vanasch for a big win for the lowlanders.

  • Match 18
  • Date Fri, 3 Aug 2012
  • Time 21:15
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue

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