Soccer

World Cup: Costa Rica scores late to tie South Korea, 2-2

Substitute Karla Villalobos scores the equalizer for Costa Rica in the 89th minute against South Korea

Karla Villalobos came off the bench to score in the 89th minute as Costa Rica escaped with a 2-2 draw against South Korea at the Women's World Cup on Saturday.

South Korea led 2-1 after a 25th-minute header by Gaeul Jeon and appeared poised to win its first game in World Cup history.

However, Villalobos, who entered as a substitute in the 76th minute, tied the score in the closing moments to earn Costa Rica (0-0-2) a second straight draw in Group E. Melissa Herrera scored the opening goal for Costa Rica.

So-Yun Ji scored for South Korea (0-1-1) on a penalty kick in the 21st minute to tie the score, 1-1.

South Korea finishes group play against Spain on Wednesday, while Costa Rica faces group winner Brazil.

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