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The South Korean baseball team was beaten 5-2 by its Japanese opponent in the semifinals. The meeting was held tonight at Yokohama Baseball Stadium.
However, baseball players in Land of Clear Morning still have a shot on goal, as the tournament is in a double elimination format. They can therefore qualify for the final, if they win tomorrow night against the Americans in another semifinal match.
The final is scheduled for Saturday night against Japan. As for the bronze medal game, earlier today, and it will face the Dominican Republic.
It should be remembered that South Korea won the baseball title at the Olympics in Beijing in 2008. But during the last two Olympic editions, in London and Rio de Janeiro, this sport was not on the official program.
In addition, at the end of the afternoon, the handball players in the country in the morning had clearly lost to the Swedes, 39 to 30, in the quarterfinals. A big disappointment for their supporters, because in London the South Koreans had finished in 4th place.