Neil CutsisSunSport HALF-TIME - Uruguay 0-0 South Korea The whistle is blown on a goalless but intriguing first half in Qatar. It's been high energy and a lot of fun to watch. Ui-Jo Hwang had his side's best chance, but couldn't convert from six yards. Godin then leaped highest at the corner, sending a great header against the woodwork. All square at the break, but you sense a goal isn't far away, and it could go to either side! 45, Giminez has to arch back to head towards goal, but it rolls out for play.
StorylinesUruguay: While there are still the old, familiar faces like 36-year-old Diego Godin, 35-year-old Martin Caceres, 35-year-old Luis Suarez and 35-year-old Edinson Cavani, this national team is trending in a new direction. Fede Valverde of Real Madrid is one of the best players in the world, Darwin Nunez is an emerging striker looking to establish himself on the international scene, and young talent like Facundo Torres and Facundo Pellistri are stars in the making. But where to keep an eye on is at central defensive mid, a position Uruguayans take with pride.
Nobody was on Hwang Uijo, but he leant back and scooped a side-footed shot over the bar. He laughed at his own error, sadly none of his teammates joined in as they held their heads in their hands. Rattled Uruguay then shook the woodwork just two minutes before halftime. Real Madrid’s Federico Valverde swung over a corner and captain Diego Godin rose highest to turn a thumping header goalwards. The goalkeeper was well beaten but the ball hit the inside of the post and shot back across the goal before being turned behind for a corner.
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Uruguay vs. South Korea live stream: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, TV channel, start time, how to watch onlineIn what is likely the final World Cup for Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, can Uruguay make one last splash? Nov 24, 2022 at 7:32 am ET • 2 min read Getty Images Uruguay open up their participation at the 2022 World Cup with an intriguing battle against Heung-min Son and South Korea on Thursday.
The two teams are joined in Group H by Portugal and Ghana, with the Uruguayans viewed as a favorite to advance alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and company. However, two decades on from their remarkable semifinal run, South Korea are a team to watch with the emergence of Napoli center back Min-Jae Kim, who has been a star in his first season in Italy after missing out on the 2018 edition of the cup due to injury. Son has rushed back from injury to be here for his side, and if he's healthy it would be foolish to underestimate this Asian side. By submitting my email I agree to receive the "Golazo Starting XI Newsletter" and other marketing and promotional emails from CBS Sports, which may include information from our affiliates and/or partners' offers, products and services.
It looks as though Nunez has gone up front with Suarez now, as opposed to occupying the wing. Corner to Uruguay... 40, South Korea have their tails up. Na picks up the ball again and shapes to shoot, but instead cuts a pass back towards a couple of red shirts who weren't expecting it. Valverde manages to clean things up but it's not long until the Taiguk Warriors are threatening again. 38, In-Beom has a crack from distance. It wasn't a million miles away, but never troubling Rochet in goal, 33, Oh that's a huge chance!!! Patient play by South Korea ends in a golden opportunity for Hwang.
There will be one added minute, the least I've seen at this tournament so far. 44, Brilliant by Nunez. He wins the ball back before weaving through two defenders and winning the foul. Can the sky blues bag one before the break? 43, Godin hits the woodwork! Oh, so close! Godin rose highest to meet the corner, nodding down a great header which slammed against the post. 42, Uruguay eventually get on the counter-attack and Pellistri's cut back is cut out by Jung.
Half-time stats It's all level pegging at the break. Can anyone take this game by the scruff of the neck? Neil Cutsis in Qatar Here is SunSport's Neil Cutsis' half-time report from the Education City Stadium. Honours even at the break at Education City but great chances at both ends to break the deadlock. After a very cagey first half hour South Korea finally found the key to unlock the Uruguay defence. Jung Woojoung found Kim Moonhwan in space in the area to square the ball into the danger zone in front of goal.
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Uruguay vs South Korea: Date, live stream FREE, TV channel and kick-off timeLive BlogUR UP Updated: 9:32 ET, Nov 24 2022BOTH SIDES have had great chances to open the scoring in the first-half but it remains level. South Korea Ui-Jo Hwang got onto a pull-back in the box but fired over completely unmarked before Diego Godin connected with a corner to strike the pos. Former Liverpool and Barcelona star Luis Suarez is in attack with current Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez for Uruguay, and the former also had a chance, failing to connect with a cross. South Korea have had an early appeal for a penalty turned away by the referee as they search for an opener.
Bentancur then pirouettes out of trouble before winning a free-kick. Lovely skill. 50, Giminez with a crucial sliding challenge on Son, just as it looked as though he was about to pull the trigger. Perfectly timed. 49, Jin-Su and Jung clash heads in the air, trying to defend Suarez. Jin-Su looks to have come off worse, but is okay to continue. 47, Son gets the crowd going with some fancy feet but Caceres is having none of it, hacking the winger to the floor. SECOND HALF - Uruguay 0-0 South Korea We are back underway in Qatar! No changes to report for either side.
54, Jung slides in on Nunez and perhaps gets away with escaping a booking. Valverde floats the ball in and Bentancur strikes it on the rebound, but only into a sea of Korean shirts. Credit: Getty 52, Jin-Su is appealing for a penalty after a coming together with Bentancur in the penalty area, but the referee has waved play on.
A desperate ball is played over to Nunez who can't reach it. Uruguay just haven't quite got int gear this afternoon. 70, Pellistri is stripped of possession by son, but the Uruguayan recovers well to win it back. South Korea just won't let them in though. Son then plays a long ball in behind, hoping to catch Uruguay out, but Rochet is alert, heading clear outside of his area.
69, Cavani makes room for a shot but Korea get bodies in the way. Just over 20 minutes for either side to grab a winner. 64, Here comes the change. Cavani is on for Luis Suarez. Meanwhile, Min-Jae is receiving some treatment. 62, Chance for Uruguay! Godin sets Nunez on the counter-attack with a superb first time pass. He goes the long way round Young-Gwon and tries to squeeze a cross to Suarez in the middle but the keeper intervenes.
61, Na controls the ball with his back before whipping one in. Son then attempts to scoop one into a busy six-yard box. South Korea look the more likely at the moment. 60, Cavani is warming up on the touchline. I wonder who will be sacrificed. Suarez is yet to really make an impact. 57, South Korean fans breathe a sigh of relief as Son jogs back on to the field. 56, Caceres stands on the heel of Son and goes into the book. Son is on the deck receiving treatment now. The challenge took his boot clean off.
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