Uruguay and South Korea held a goalless draw in the opening match of the two teams in the world Cupin a match valid for Group H, this morning, at the Cidade da Educacao Stadium.
Those who had expected a two-time world champions team to field favorites for the title were disappointed, seeing the team come under heavy pressure from South Korea. Arrascaeta, one of the best active players in Brazil – if not the best, has seen the full 90 minutes and extra time off the bench.
The Asians were far ahead, despite hitting the crossbar twice – with Godin heading in the first half, and a very powerful shot from Valverde from outside the area at the end of the match. The pressure of the Asians as the Uruguayan ball exited made the match very difficult No Celeste🇧🇷
Portugal and Ghana, the other two teams in Group H of the World Cup, enter the stadium at 13:00 (Brasilia time) today (24), at Stadium 974. In the second round of the arc, scheduled for the second (28), Korea faces Do Sol Ghana, at 10 am, while Uruguay plays a classic match in world football against Portugal, at 4 pm.
Son sets the trend among Korean fans
Son, the star of the South Korean national team, suffered a facial injury on November 1, in the Champions League match against Tottenham. The player broke four bones near his eye and resorted to a mask to protect the site of the injury.
In the stands of the Cidade da Educação stadium, many South Korean fans donned a mask similar to the athlete’s to pay homage to him.
Korea dominate Uruguay in the first half
The South Korean national team adopted a strategy of pressing the Uruguayan ball to force the opponent to make mistakes and create clear goal chances. Uruguay limited themselves to shooting the ball towards Luis Suarez and Darwin Nunez, trying to outpace their opponents in speed and physical strength, but none of the attackers succeeded in the first half.
Always in possession, South Korea dropped their wings at the end line of the attacking field and looked for long runs – this is how the Asian national team got its best chance in the first half. in 34 minutes Huang found inbeom Kim Moonhwan broke free from the wing, which crossed low to Huang howling. Free inside the area, the number 16 shot over Rochette’s goal.
Despite the inferiority, Uruguay had the clearest goal-scoring opportunity in the first stage. In the 43rd minute, Valverde hit a corner kick from the right and Godin won at the top and tested hard, but was hit at the right post by goalkeeper Kim Sung-gyu.
Uruguay is limited to the kick by pressing the Korean
Even with a very qualified midfield trio with Valverde (Real Madrid), Bentancur (Tottenham) and Viseno (Lazio), the Uruguay team failed to exchange passes in the central line and the best chance continued to be the long throws of the strikers.
A reversal of this occurred in the 18th minute of the second half. Godin – the best Uruguay on the field – sent a pass from behind to Doreen Nunez, the Liverpool striker won quickly Close minjaeBut she hit his hand weakly Kim Seunggyu – It was a rare appearance for the team led by Diego Alonso in attack.
The best chance of the second half was a shot from long range by Valverde, in the 44th minute, which exploded off the opposing goalkeeper’s crossbar.
Korea reduces the pace and small steps in the attack in the second half
In the first half of the match, the South Korean team managed to create many chances in attack, but failed to hit the last pass to the end.
After spending most of the time pressing the Uruguayans, the fatigue took its toll, and in the second half they were sometimes seen Choose Uruguay Exchanging passes in midfield.
Uruguay vs South Korea
Competition: 2022 World Cup Group H First Round
place: Doha Education City Stadium (QAT)
date and time: November 24, 2022, 10:00 am (Brasilia time)
Rule: Clement Turbin (France)
Assistants: Nicolas Danos (France) and Cyril Grengor (France)
Yellow cards: Martín Caceres (URU); Paulo Bento (COR) f Gi Song cho (color)
Uruguay: rochet; Caceres, Godín, Jimenez and Oliveira (Vina); Vicino (de la Cruz), Valverde and Bentancur; Pellestri (Varela), Darwin Nunez and Luis Suarez (Cavani). Technical: Diego Alonso
South Korea: Kim Seungyu, Kim Moonhwan, Kim Young-won, Ken Ming-jae, and Kim Moonhwan; Jung Wooyoung, Hwang Inbeom, and Lee Jaesung (Son Jun ho); Son, Na Sangho (Kang-in Lee) and Hwang Uijo (Gue-sung Cho). Technical: Paolo Pinto
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