FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: South Korea vs Portugal summary: Korea into last 16

Match report: Uruguay’s 2-0 victory against Ghana is meaningless as South Korea advances on goals scored, passing Uruguay for second place in Group H thanks to their thrilling victory over Portugal.

South Korea vs Portugal

Hee-Chan Hwang scored the game-winning goal in the 91st minute to help South Korea upset Portugal 2-1 in Al Rayyan and improbably advance to the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup on goals scored. South Korea has only ever gone to the World Cup knockout rounds twice when Wolves forward Hwang, who came off the bench, sent shockwaves from the Education City Stadium to Seoul by latching onto Heung-Min Son’s pass and slipping past Diogo Costa (90+1).

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Ricardo Horta’s close-range goal in the fifth minute gave Portugal, who had already advanced for the round of 16, the lead. Portugal needed only a draw to guarantee first place in the group. Young-Gwon After seizing control of a bouncing ball in the goalmouth and hooking it into the goal, Kim gave the Taeguk Warriors a chance to win (27). As Uruguay was defeating Ghana 2-0, South Korea only needed to defeat Portugal by four goals to two in order to advance to the round of 16. In the first minute of stoppage time, Hwang delivered.

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The Wolves attacker claimed later: “Heung-Min told me before the game that he trusted me and that I would create something tonight. Many of my teammates also shouted it when I came on as a substitute. That turned out well, and when Son had the ball, I had every confidence he would pass it to me. It was a great pass that greatly facilitated my work.

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South Korea’s dramatic victory propelled them from fourth place in Group H to second place ahead of Uruguay, who fell short of scoring enough goals to finish ahead of the Asians.

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