South Korea defeated Japan, 2-0 in the play-off for bronze to claim the country’s first ever Olympic football medal.
After the final whistle, the players gathered and formed a circle in the middle of the pitch and jumped around in joy. Some took their shirts and traded them for Korean flags from members of the crowd.
Japan, bronze medallists in Mexico City 1968, went behind to Arsenal striker Park Chu-Young’s low 38th-minute shot.
Korea captain Koo Jacheol doubled their lead from 15 yards on 57 minutes.
The bronze was South Korea’s first football medal at the Olympic Games. Japan has also won just one medal – also a bronze – in 1968, the last time an Asian time got an Olympic award.