Uruguay 0-0 South Korea Highlights, FIFA World Cup Score: Gritty Koreans restrict Uruguay to draw

Welcome to by Sportstar Uruguay vs South Korea match highlights from Education City Stadium.

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    If South Korea gets a positive result against Uruguay, it will be the third time an Asian country has upset a top team at the World Cup, following Saudi Arabia and Japan’s victories against Argentina and Germany respectively.
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    South Korea has started on a positive note. He’s not backing down and the forward line kept the Uruguayan defense busy in the opening minutes of the first half.
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    End-to-end play in the match with chances created by both sides. Both teams seem to have found their balance and are not standing idly by.
  • ⦿34‘- Ui-jo with the best chance of the match. He tries to finish the first time from a low cross, but from close range he deflects the shot high.
  • ⦿ The game was goalless during the break.
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    South Korea kept up their relentless pressure from the first half. Uruguay’s players aren’t having much fun with the ball.
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    South Korea creates many attack opportunities but fails to materialize them into positive results. ‘
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    Uruguay removes Luis Suarez and inserts Edinson Cavani. Could this be the turning point?

Uruguay vs South Korea starting lineups!!

Uruguay: Rochet (PO), Caceres, Godin, Gimenez, Oliviera, Valverde, Vecino, Bentancur, Pellistri, Nunez, Suarez

South Korea: Seung Gyu Kim (GK), Jin-su Kim, Young-Gwon Kim, Min-Jae, Tae-hwan Kim, Chang-Hoon Kwon, Woo-Yeong Jeong, In-Beom Hwang, Heung-Min Son, Ui-Jo, Hee Chan

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The South Koreans will anxiously await news of captain Son Heung-min’s availability when they need him most, as the Asian giant kicks off their World Cup campaign on Thursday against a Uruguayan side with a track record of running deep into the tournament.

The Tottenham Hotspur forward suffered multiple fractures around his left eye three weeks ago and trained in Qatar wearing a black protective mask reminiscent of the swashbuckling vigilante Zorro.

Group H also includes Portugal and Ghana, meaning Son’s unrelenting threat and firepower against a faltering Uruguayan defense will be vital for South Korea to pick up some crucial early points by nullifying Uruguay’s attacking flair.

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South Korea coach Paulo Bento has imposed a silence order on the team over discussion of Son’s World Cup readiness, hoping to keep Uruguay’s strategists in the dark.

“We should check and analyze day by day, let it come,” Bento said before Qatar.

“We have time to make the right decisions and the best decisions for all of us.”

The son is eager to play, wary of the possibility of further injury from a premature return, last week saying he was “more than willing to take those risks”.

Uruguay are once again the dark horse of the tournament, with a squad combining a trusted old guard of players aged 35 and over, with exciting young talent eager to make their mark in their first World Cup.

They include Liverpool’s record signing Darwin Nunez, who is expected to be paired at forward with aging Luis Suarez, a key component in Uruguay’s impressive march to the 2010 World Cup semi-finals.

Nunez at 23 is 12 years younger than Suarez and colleague Edinson Cavani, who play in their fourth World Cup, as well as captain and most capped player Diego Godin.

Among the 13 debutants will be Real Madrid’s versatile midfielder Federico Valverde and Manchester United’s Facundo Pellistri, who will join Tottenham’s in-form Rodrigo Bentancur in a midfield for which the Uruguayan side have plenty of depth.

Coach Diego Alonso sees the huge age gap as an advantage and believes Uruguay could even win this World Cup, as they did in 1930 and 1950.

It could be a tall order and commentators have noted weaknesses in defense that South Korea could exploit, particularly in the centre, while it is still unknown whether Barcelona’s Ronald Araujo will be available after undergoing thigh surgery.

Uruguay have reached 14 World Cups and South Korea 11, but neither have a good record in their opening match, with the Asian team losing or drawing in the last two World Cups and Uruguay failing to win his first match in six of the last seven editions.

-REUTERS

When and where will the Uruguay vs South Korea, FIFA World Cup 2022 match take place?

The Group H match between Uruguay and South Korea will take place on November 24 at 18:30 IST at Education City Stadium.

Where to Watch Uruguay vs South Korea Live Broadcast in FIFA World Cup 2022 India?

The live broadcast of the Group H match between Uruguay and South Korea will be available on Viacom-owned Sports18 18 in India.

Where to Watch Uruguay vs South Korea Live Stream in FIFA World Cup 2022 India?

Live streaming of Group H match between Uruguay and South Korea will be available on Voot, Jio Cinema in India.

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