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South Korea protest after semis
21 Aug 2008 15:31 BST

Norway will face Russia in the final of the women's handball but their semi-final was overshadowed by a protest from South Korea.

The South Koreans were unhappy that Gro Hammerseng's winner in the 29-28 final set thriller was allowed to stand.

The team believed Hammerseng's goal came two seconds after the whistle and as a result they sat on the sidelines for 20 minutes after the match.

Meanwhile, Russia recorded a 22-20 victory over Hungary.

Norway coach Marit Breivik said she was not able to comment on the controversy because of her position on the sidelines at the time.

"It's impossible for me to see, so I have to rely on the officials' table and the judges to make the decision," she said at the post-match conference that the South Koreans boycotted.

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