India had earlier beaten Turkmenistan, and Bahrain by identical margins. Sridarth Nongmeikapam, who scored India's only goal in the 68th minute, impressed one and all by taking his goal-tally to five in the competition. He had earlier scored a brace each against Turkmenistan and Bahrain. Rian Islamov found the equaliser for Uzbekistan in the 81st minute.
Read here. Ultimately, the image below says it all. The Indian team gave it all against the mighty Korean side who had been scoring for fun in the group stage.
Their run ends here in the QF, a hard-fought defeat. Well played, boys! Thanks for joining us on this live blog, hope you enjoyed the coverage. Bibiano's team does not get intimidated by top opposition, and are brilliantly disciplined in defence.
Minute left. India win the ball back high up and Vikram charges into the box but cannot find the final ball. Injury time beckons.
India trail Korea lead after 88 minutes: Niraj trying to set off a few attacking moves by releasing the ball quickly. The urgency is not being met with ball control from the midfielders and forwards. Korea playing for time now, passing the ball around.
Korea lead after 85 minutes: Both teams tiring, both teams trying to score the next goal. Game is getting stretched as India are giving it a good go at the end. A delay in proceedings as Choi needs treatment.
Game management by Korea now. A corner again for Korea after a shot by Jeong from down the right flank. Korea make their final change as their right back Lee limps off.
Korea lead after 80 minutes: Eric Rempuatpia comes on as Bibiano has made all his changes. And India are giving this a go to be fair, a chipped through ball just evades the Indian forward before a decent attacking opportunity goes begging after a stray through ball.
Indian players seem to be tiring now after that hard shift. Spaces available for Korea going forward as well.
A scramble ensues from the corner, India just about manage to clear. Corner for India in the 74th minute, their second of the game. Set pieces could be the key if they can take something out of the game. A looping delivery is partially cleared by Korea but the shot from Gurkirat is wild, high and not so handsome.
Niraj Kumar gets down well but can only parry it to the onrushing Korean forward who scores from close range. India pay the price for a series of missed clearances in the lead-up.
Even Niraj could have possibly got a stronger hand to that. India make two changes with Bhuvnesh and Sailo coming on. Korea lead after 71 minutes. The goalkeeper made another good low save from a tight angle in that period. After 63 mins, Korea India: Korea make their second sub as India see off the first hour without conceding a goal and with a couple of chances to score themselves.
Shabbir, meanwhile, must be careful with his fouls as he is already on a yellow, gets a talking to from the referee. Another corner for Korea in the 64th min. Goalless after an hour - and, of all chances South Korea have created, best have come to India. India seeing more of the ball too in this half.
Brilliant technique by Givson Singh who cracks a volley on target, saved well by the Korean goalkeeper. Superb play by the Indian youngster, good save. India cannot make the most of the corner.
After 50 mins, Korea India: India begin the half more positively, Vikram goes marauding forward down the right but is thwarted before he could cross the ball. Free kick for Korea for a good position down the right in the 48th minute after a foul by Bekey.
Defended well by India who cover the angles correctly. Korea make a change, the No 11 Jeong is brought on to the field. India must find a way to stop those tiny triangles in midfield that Korea create through the middle and it'll make life easier. Ravi unleashes a strong shot from the left flank, the Korean goalkeeper punches it away.
Good finish to the half for India as they hold strong defensively. A collision at the left touchline sees a break in play but both players alright to carry on. After 40 mins, Korea India: Five minutes away from half-time, can India keep this game goallless?
This is brilliant from Niraj, the best save of the match by far.
Choi with another shot, this time with his left. This seems to be heading in but Niraj gets a strong left arm in time. Korea getting closer to the lead, though, you get the feeling.
Shot from Choi from the right side, Niraj goes down well to his left and makes a sharp low save. The Indian goalkeeper continues to impress Korea foul inside the box from the resulting corner.
Corner Korea in the 33rd min and Niraj misses the flight of this one, luckily for India the header goes well wide. Yes, the ISL is important but the young men representing India at the U16 qualifiers are playing an even more important match.
The conditions are not ideal for possession play with the ball repeatedly holding up on the turf which looks overused so Korea struggling to build fluent moves as well.
Could explain why they are looking to play more crosses than through balls. Their attempts at breaking through the heart of the Indian defence not paying off so far.
Korea sustaining the pressure but their shooting radar is a little off. A rare foray forward for India comes to nothing.
Ridge Melvin, No 9, cutting an isolate figure so far, not surprisingly.