With precisely a week to go until the event’s gold medal will be decided, Saturday evening saw hosts Great Britain go up against the underdog figure of South Korea in Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.
Japan, Mexico and Brazil all earned victories earlier in the day to secure their spot’s in the Olympic men’s football semifinals.
As a result, the winner of this match knew that even if they were to win this weekend, it would mean an encounter against the tournament favourites, Brazil.
Team GB were led by captain and standout London 2012 performer Craig Bellamy in front of his home support, but the Welshman ultimately had little influence in his side’s fixture, as the Brits were sent packing from the competition following a penalty shootout.
While things may have been settled on spot-kicks, the 120 minutes played previous to that were a back-and-forth affair of tight proportions, and not every Briton will be held in the same regard as other teammates.
Here’s how the British fared against South Korea on an individual scale.