South Korea stun Portugal to reach last 16, edging out Uruguay on goals scored.
The news now is that South Korea has defeated Portugal. Portugal has topped group H with 6 points to qualify for the round of 16.
Full-Time Portugal 1–2 South Korea.
First half starts
5′ Ricardo Horta (Portugal) scored, score now is South Korea 0:1 Portugal
27′ Kim Young-Gwon (South Korea) scored, score now is South Korea 1:1 Portugal
36 ‘Lee Kangin (South Korea) got a yellow card
First half ends
South Korea 1:1 Portugal, going into halftime
Second half starts
Hee-Chan Hwang (South Korea) scored, score now is South Korea 2:1 Portugal
Hee-Chan Hwang (South Korea) got a yellow card
The second half ends
Full time score, South Korea 2:1 Portugal
Goal for South Korea
Who: Portugal v South Korea, Group H
Where: Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar
Portugal vs South Korea Kick-off Time: Friday, December 2, 4:00 pm
FIFA Ranking: Portugal (9), South Korea (28).
South Korea will need to defeat a Portugal team that has already qualified for the round of 16 if they hope to advance from the group stage.
South Korea defeated Portugal 1-0 at home during the 2002 World Cup, advancing to the round of 16 and eliminating Portugal in the process.
This time, Portugal has the potential to eliminate South Korea. The Portuguese are in the lead after scoring five goals in two matches and accumulating six points. By avoiding defeat, they will ensure their place at the top of this group.
South Korea enters their final match with a single point after a scoreless draw against Uruguay in their opening match. In a thrilling, high-stakes second match, they were defeated by Ghana, 3-2.
In addition to defeating Portugal, South Korea will need Uruguay to defeat Ghana in the other group match. The South Koreans will need Uruguay to narrowly defeat Ghana.
Portugal and South Korea have met once. South Korea defeated Portugal in their first encounter.
Currently, Uruguay and South Korea are tied atop the fair play table. If this situation persists and no teams are separated by points, goal difference, goals scored, or fair play, qualification will be determined by a random draw.
In their match against Ghana, the South Koreans displayed the high calibre of football they are capable of by scoring two identical goals in quick succession and nearly mounting a remarkable comeback. Against Portugal, they must perform even better.
We predict that Portugal will defeat South Korea 3- 0