Sebastian Hassett for The Sydney Morning Herald:
South Korea, unbeaten in this tournament, and having yet to concede a goal, will be a mighty combatant. Australia shouldn’t need any reminding. They lost to the Taeguk Warriors 1-0 in Brisbane.
Of course, the UAE could spring a huge surprise on the Hunter, but even then, the Koreans’ case for success is strengthened. They’ve been the most disciplined and structured side at this tournament, perfectly complementing their fabulous individual talent, headed by captain Ki Sung-yueng and the wonderboy himself, Son Heung-min.
I dare say it’s the dream final. The home team against the best team of the tournament so far. The South Koreans would be favourites, but Australia have have home advantage. Will be interesting.