The South Korean national team qualified for the round of 16 in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, after defeating its Portuguese counterpart, with two goals to one, on Friday, in the final round of Group H competitions.
The Portuguese national team advanced first with an early goal scored by Ricardo Horta 5 minutes after the start, taking advantage of a cross pass from Diego Dalot, which he followed with the soles of his foot into the Korean net.
The “Shamsun” reaction came in the 26th minute, following a corner kick, after which the ball hit Cristiano Ronaldo, to find Kim Young Joon’s foot, who hit the net without hesitation.
The tie remained in place until the first minute of stoppage time, which saw a quick start from Heung-min Son, who broke through and passed to Hwang Hee-chan, so the latter put the ball with a low shot into the Portuguese goal, a second goal that granted qualification to the Koreans.
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In the second match of the same group, Uruguay landed in the “Al Janoub” stadium, motivated by victory and nothing else, after a defeat and a draw in the first two rounds, while Ghana came in a better position with a victory and a loss.
The club was the main title for the minutes of the first half, as Ghana had the opportunity to open the scoring from a penalty kick that was awarded by the referee with the help of the “mouse” in the 18th minute, but veteran Andre Ayew failed to score after a distinguished save from Uruguayan goalkeeper Sergio Rochet.
In the 26th minute, Luis Suarez received a ball inside the Ghanaian penalty and hit a powerful ball, which the goalkeeper answered with difficulty, before it rebounded to Georgian Araskaita, who followed it into the net, a first goal for Uruguay.
Ghana’s rush to realize behind empty spaces in his back line, Suarez took advantage of him again and provided a distinguished pass to Arascaita, who visited the net again with a second goal at the 32nd minute.
Despite its victory, Uruguay was unable to qualify for the next round, as it fell behind on goal difference from South Korea, as the first scored only two goals, compared to 4 goals for the Asian team.
Portugal leads the standings with 6 points, followed by South Korea with 4 points, second in front of Uruguay, which occupies third place with the same balance, while Ghana comes fourth with 3 points.