A late purpose despatched South Korea into the World Cup KO stage with group winners Portugal

South Korea superior to the spherical of 16 on the World Cup due to a purpose within the tiebreaker after Hwang Hee-chan’s stoppage-time strike beat Portugal 2-1 on Friday.

South Korea have been on their approach out of the competition till Son Heung-min got here off the sector within the first minute of added time and a go was thrown to Hwang, who transformed a low end.

After the ultimate whistle, the boy and his teammates huddled in the midst of the sector and watched protection of the tip of the Group H match between Uruguay and Ghana on cell telephones. Followers of the South Korean staff have been in tears, whereas some have been praying.

When that match ended 2-0 towards Uruguay and South Korea needed to accept second place, the gamers erupted in jubilation.

South Korea completed degree with Uruguay on 4 factors and each had a purpose distinction of nil, however the Asian aspect scored 4 targets to Uruguay’s two.

“We by no means gave up,” the boy mentioned tearfully. “Our gamers have been sacrificing themselves and attempting to go that additional step and that allowed us to get consequence.”

Portugal had already superior after two video games and received the group.

Regardless of the victory, Uruguay fell quick

Uruguay and Luis Suarez crashed out of the World Cup regardless of a 2-0 win over Ghana on Friday.

The consequence knocked Ghana out of the match.

Georgian de Arascaeta of Uruguay scores a purpose left throughout their 2-0 win over Ghana of their Group H World Cup match in Al Wakrah, Qatar on Friday. (Elsa/Getty Pictures)

Suarez performed a key position in each first-half targets for Uruguay, together with one by Georgian de Arascaeta.

Uruguay held on till a late purpose from South Korea secured a 2-1 win over Portugal within the different Group H match.

After the consequence, Suarez was distraught on the sidelines and coated his face along with his shirt, in what turned out to be his final World Cup.

Switzerland beat Serbia

Switzerland superior to the final 16 of the World Cup for the third consecutive match with a 3-2 win over Serbia on Friday.

Remo Frühler scored the winner after half-time because the Swiss completed second in Group G. They subsequent face Portugal on the Lusail Stadium on Tuesday.

Xherdan Shaqiri put Switzerland forward early within the first half earlier than Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic replied for Serbia. Briel Embolo leveled the rating earlier than halftime.

Switzerland wanted a win to safe a spot within the knockout phases after defeating Cameroon and dropping to Brazil of their opening two matches. The staff reached the spherical of 16 on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and once more 4 years later in Russia. Each matches have been misplaced 1-0 to Argentina and Sweden respectively.

Towards Portugal, the Swiss will look to achieve the quarter-finals for the primary time since internet hosting the match in 1954.

Cameroon certified, however misplaced to Brazil

Vincent Aboubakar scored with a header two minutes into stoppage time as Cameroon beat Brazil 1-0 on the World Cup on Friday.

Abubakar was despatched off with a second yellow card for eradicating his shirt in the course of the celebration.

Brazil had already certified for the knockout phases with wins over Serbia and Switzerland.

Coach Tite rested nearly all of his regulars and made 10 adjustments after Monday’s win towards Switzerland.

Brazil have been nonetheless with out the injured Neymar, however the star ahead was on the Lusail Stadium to look at the match along with his teammates.

Cameroon’s win offers the nation 4 factors in Group H, however not sufficient to qualify for the spherical of 16.

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