18.06.2015 03:00 h

South Korea dump Spain 2-1 to advance to last 16

Second half goals from captain Cho So-Hyun and Kim Soo-Yun booked South Korea a spot in the last 16 of the Women's World Cup on Wednesday with a 2-1 win over Spain.

Captain Veronica Boquete had put the Spaniards ahead after 29 minutes, but the Koreans equalised through Cho after 53 minutes with Kim getting the winner after 78 minutes.

The Asian side advanced out of the group stage for the first time, having failed to do so in their only previous appearance in 2003 -- and next face France.

Brazil beat Costa Rica 1-0 in their Group E clash on Wednesday and finish top with a maximum nine points ahead of South Korea on four.

Costa Rica finish on two and Spain with one.

South Korea lost their opener to Brazil but then drew 2-2 with Costa Rica in their second game.