Uruguay and South Korea performed out a good, tense stalemate as each groups have been blissful to play for a draw of their Group H opener.
Nonetheless, South Korea will most likely be happier with the purpose than Uruguay.
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The primary half was full of life as Ui-Jo Hwang fired over from a very good place within the field, whereas on the different finish veteran defender Diego Godin noticed his good header hit the put up.
Within the second half neither workforce did sufficient to win the sport as Darwin Nunez fired broad however different stars like Edinson Cavani, Heung-min Son and Luis Suarez couldn’t impression the sport.
Late on Federico Valverde smashed the put up with an unimaginable strike from distance and Heung-min Son fired simply broad, however that was as shut as both workforce got here to successful the sport.
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Uruguay face Portugal subsequent in Group H, whereas South Korea face Ghana.
Superstars strikers needed to feed off scraps
There have been only a few possibilities on this sport as Suarez, Nunez, Cavani and Son all had little or no service within the last third. Really, based on FIFA’s stats there have been no pictures on track on this sport which is a brand new file for a World Cup sport on this century. This was a midfield battle and each groups will likely be blissful sufficient with a degree as they face Portugal and Ghana of their last two Group H video games. It wasn’t that there was a scarcity of high quality to create possibilities however extra that it was simply so evenly-matched throughout the entire pitch. We knew Group H could be tight earlier than the motion kicked off and now we all know it will likely be even tighter than anticipated.
Stars of the present
Rodrigo Bentancur: Good show in midfield as he tried to drive Uruguay ahead and did a lot defensive work.
Moon-Hwan Kim: Labored so arduous at proper again and needed to cowl Darwin Nunez he stored floating over to that facet of the pitch. A key a part of a valiant effort from your complete Korean protection.
The best way to watch Uruguay vs South Korea reside, stream hyperlink and begin time
Kick off: 8am ET, Thursday (November 24)
Stadium: Training Metropolis Stadium, Al Rayyan
TV channels en Español: Telemundo
Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)
POST and CLOSE! What a success from Fede Valverde. He smashes a shot from distance which hammers the put up.
— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) November 24, 2022
Diego Godin hits the put up with a header and each groups have had huge possibilities to attain within the first half!
— NBC Sports activities Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) November 24, 2022
Key storylines, gamers to look at carefully
For Uruguay, they’ve reached the knockout rounds in every of the final three tournaments however have been dumped out within the quarterfinals by eventual champs France in 2018. For Suarez, Godin and Cavani, can all of them put in yet one more mammoth effort to drive Uruguay on to the latter phases? The likes of Rodrigo Bentancur, Federico Valverde and Darwin Nunez are the brand new era set to take heart stage within the years to return. With Portugal and Ghana (who badly need revenge for 2010) additionally of their group, Uruguay will see three factors in opposition to South Korea as a necessity.
✍🏼 𝗟𝗔 𝗣𝗟𝗔𝗡𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗔
— Selección Uruguaya (@Uruguay) November 24, 2022
For South Korea it’s all about whether or not or not Heung-min Son is match sufficient to have a big effect on this World Cup. They know Portugal and Uruguay are favored to get out of their group but when this Korean facet can keep stable defensively (Napoli’s Kim Min-jae is the chief on the again and is having an excellent season), they know Son (if totally match) can win a sport in a split-second. That’s the hope they’re hanging on to as they goal to get out of the group for the primary time since 2010.
[𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗫𝗜] 우루과이전에 출전하는 🇰🇷축구국가대표팀의 선발명단을 공개합니다!
— theKFA (@theKFA) November 24, 2022
Uruguay fast info
Present FIFA world rating: 14
World Cup titles: 2 (1930, 1950)
World Cup appearances: 14
How they certified: Certified from CONMEBOL
Coach: Diego Alonso
Key gamers: Luis Suarez, Federico Valverde, Darwin Nunez, Rodrigo Bentancur, Edinson Cavani
South Korea fast info
Present FIFA world rating: 28
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 10
How they certified: Certified mechanically from AFC
Coach: Paulo Bento
Key gamers: Heung-min Son, Younger-gwon Kim, In-beom Hwang, Woo-yeong Jeong