• Kyodo News


Lee Hyun Seung and Kim Hyeung Bum found the back of the net in the first half and Ze Carlo added a second-half penalty as South Korean side Chonbuk Motors beat Auckland City 3-0 in the match for fifth and sixth places at the Club World Cup on Friday.

Lee, who turned 18 on Thursday, finished off a swift passing move to net a 17th-minute opener before Kim rifled home a mid-range shot on the half-hour and Ze Carlos converted from the spot in the 73rd minute at National Stadium.

Liam Mulrooney and Paul Seaman both missed sitters for the New Zealand amateur side, who ended the tournament at the bottom with two defeats in as many matches after the loss to the Asian club champions.

Japanese midfielder Teruo Iwamoto, who had come out of retirement to sign a short-term deal with Auckland City for the tournament, came on as a second-half substitute in what was expected to be the last match of his playing career.

Iwamoto showed a glimpse of the talent that earned him nine caps for Japan with a shot and a free kick that skimmed the woodwork.

European Champions League winners Barcelona crushed Club America 4-0 on Thursday to set up a showdown with South American champions Internacional of Brazil in Sunday’s final. Internacional beat Africa’s top side Al Ahly 2-1 on Wednesday in the other semifinal.

Club America take on Al Ahly in the match for third place also on Sunday.

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