FIFA World Cup: South Korea and Portugal qualify for the round of 16

FIFA World Cup: South Korea and Portugal qualify for the round of 16

Playing with restraint, Portugal was punished on Friday by South Korea (2-1), which clinched qualification to the round of 16 of the World Cup in extra time.

But Portugal maintains its first place in Group H, after Ghana lost at the same time to Uruguay (2-0), in the unlikely qualifying match.

The Seleção therefore has a good chance of avoiding Brazil in the next stage, which will face Cameroon later on Friday, and will likely play Switzerland, which plays its final group match at the same time against Serbia.

Fernando Santos' players had already qualified for the final stage before the match, and this was evident at the Education City Stadium in Doha, where they did not impose their punishment before they were punished with Hwang Hee Chan's goal at the end of the thrill (90).H + 1).

After a Portuguese corner kick, Korean star Son Heung-min rushed towards the Portuguese cages before skillfully sending the ball to the Wolverhampton striker, who only passed a cross past Diogo Costa.

Then the “Taeguk Warriors” gathered in the central circle to watch the end of the match between Uruguay and Ghana, before the big joy: South Korea qualified at the expense of Celeste thanks to a greater number of goals scored during the group stage (four against two).

Reward patience

But apart from this number, the Koreans were rewarded for their strong match from start to finish against Portugal, thanks to patience, as they knew how to maintain a balance between attack and defence, during a match they had to win.

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They did not lose their balance after the quick goal scored by Ricardo Horta (5H) Following a long cross from Pepe on the right side of Diogo Dalot, and a perfect cross from the latter.

They initially thought they would equalize through Kim Jin-soo after a corner kick, but his goal was disallowed due to simple offside (17).H). Ten minutes later, from a corner kick, the Taeguk Warriors scored a good goal, this time through Kim Young-joon, thanks to an inadvertent pass from behind Cristiano Ronaldo.

The captain, who was up front, was booed throughout the match by the Korean fans, perhaps still bitter about not being able to see the star set foot on the pitch during a friendly match for his club at the time, Juventus. 2019.

Despite repeated pleas from the 65,000 fans at Seoul Stadium, Ronaldo remained on the bench against a South Korean team, angering them.

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