Uruguay and South Korea went into a tense stalemate as both teams were happy to draw in the first leg of Group H.
However, South Korea is likely to be happier with this item than Uruguay.
The first half was lively as Wu-Jo Hwang shot from a good position in the box, and at the other end, veteran defender Diego Godin saw his brilliant header hit the post.
In the second half, neither team did enough to win the game as Darwin Nunez crossed wide, but other stars such as Edinson Cavani, Heung-min Son and Luis Suarez were unable to influence the game.
Later, Federico Valverde hit the post with an incredible shot from long range, and Heung-min Son shot wide, but it was so close that either team came close to winning.
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Uruguay will play Portugal in Group H, while South Korea will play Ghana.
Superstar strikers had to eat leftovers
There were very few chances in this game as Suarez, Nunez, Cavani and Son pitched very little in the final third. In fact, according to FIFA statistics, there was not a single shot on target in this game, a new record for a World Cup game this century. It was a midfield battle and both teams will be quite pleased with the points as they face Portugal and Ghana in the last two Group H games. It was not that there was not enough quality to create chances, but that they were so evenly distributed throughout the field. We knew group H would be tight before the action even started, and now we know it will be even tighter than expected.
Rodrigo Bentancourt: Brilliant performance in midfield as he tried to put Uruguay ahead and did a great job defensively.
Moon-hwan Kim: He worked so hard on the right flank, he had to cover for Darwin Nunez, and he always drifted to the other side of the field. A key part of the valiant efforts of the entire Korean defense.
How to watch Uruguay vs South Korea live, stream link and start time
Kick off: 8:00 AM ET Thursday (November 24)
Stadium: Educational City Stadium, Al Rayyan
TV channels in Spanish: Telemundo
Broadcast in Spanish: peacock (all 64 matches)
SEND and CLOSE! What a hit from Fede Valverde. He throws a long shot that hits the post.
— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) November 24, 2022
Diego Godin heads the post and both teams had great chances to score in the first half!
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) November 24, 2022
Key storylines, players to keep an eye on
Uruguay have reached the play-offs in each of the last three tournaments but lost in the quarter-finals to eventual champions France in 2018. As for Suarez, Godin and Cavani, can they put in another gigantic effort to bypass Uruguay? in the final stages? The likes of Rodrigo Bentancur, Federico Valverde and Darwin Nunez are the new generation that will take center stage in the coming years. Portugal and Ghana (who are keen to avenge 2010) are also in their group, so Uruguay will need three points against South Korea.
✍🏼 𝗟𝗔 𝗣𝗟𝗔𝗡𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗔
— Team Uruguay (@Uruguay) November 24, 2022
For South Korea, it all depends on Heung Min Sung being healthy enough to make a big impact in this World Cup. They know that Portugal and Uruguay prefer to come out of their group, but if this Korean side can stay solid defensively (Napoli’s Kim Min-jae is leading the defense and having a great season), they know Son (if he’s in full shape) ) can win the game in a split second. This is the hope they cling to as they aim to leave the group for the first time since 2010.
[𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗫𝗜] The list of members of the 🇰🇷 football team that will play in Uruguay has been announced!
— KFA (@theKFA) November 24, 2022
Uruguay Quick Facts
Current FIFA World Ranking: 14
World Cup titles: 2 (1930, 1950)
World Championship appearances: 14
How they qualified: CONMEBOL qualified.
Coach: Diego Alonso
Key Players: Luis Suarez, Federico Valverde, Darwin Nunez, Rodrigo Bentancur, Edinson Cavani.
South Korea Quick Facts
Current FIFA World Ranking: 28
World Cup titles: 0
World Championship appearances: 10
How they qualified: Automatically qualified from the AFC.
Coach: Paulo Bento
Key Players: Heung Min Song, Kim Yong Gwon, Hwang In Bum, Jung Woo Young.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup schedule is already booked and there is so much more to come ahead of the Qatar tournament in November and December as it officially kicks off!
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Saudi Arabia and Japan have already racked up huge upset victories over Argentina and Germany respectively, as the tournament kicked off over the summer.
From USMNT vs England the day after Thanksgiving to Mexico and Argentina battling it out in the group stages, Spain vs Germany and Belgium vs Canada, there are many intriguing games in the first round.
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Then we are waiting for the 1/8 finals, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals. Bring. It. On the.
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Below is the full schedule, details on how to watch the games and everything else you need.
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World Cup 2022: schedule, start time, dates, how to watch live
- When: November 20, 2022 to December 18, 2022
- Group stage start time: 5:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM (all ET)
- Location: Qatar
- TV channels in Spanish: Telemundo, Universe, peacock
- Streaming in spanish: peacock (all 64 matches)
Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H
Group A Schedule (all kickoff times ET)
Recap/Highlights: Qatar 0-2 Ecuador – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor
Recap/Highlights: Senegal 0-2 Netherlands – Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor
Friday, November 25: Qatar – Senegal – Al-Tumama Stadium, Al-Khor – 8:00.
Friday, November 25: Netherlands – Ecuador – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 11:00.
Tuesday, November 29: Netherlands – Qatar – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 10:00.
Tuesday, November 29: Ecuador – Senegal – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan – 10:00.
Group B schedule
Recap/Highlights: England 6-2 Iran – Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan
Recap/Highlights: USA 1-1 Wales – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Friday, November 25: England – USA – Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor – 14:00.
Recap/Highlights: Wales 0-2 Iran – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan
Tuesday, November 29: Wales – England – Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan – 14:00.
Tuesday, November 29: Iran – USA – Al-Tumama Stadium, Al-Khor – 14:00.
Group C schedule
Recap/Highlights: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia – Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
Results: Mexico – Poland 0:0 – Stadium 974, Doha
Saturday, November 26: Argentina – Mexico – Lusail…