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M. Kudus
I. Williams
2 - 3
Cho Gue-Sung
Kim Jin-Su
2 - 2
Cho Gue-Sung
Lee Kang-In
1 - 2
M. Kudus
J. Ayew
0 - 2
M. Salisu
0 - 1

Match Stats

63% 36%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 3
Total Passes 528 320
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Portugal POR Portugal 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6 L W W
2 Korea Republic KOR Korea Republic 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4 W L D
3 Uruguay URU Uruguay 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4 W L D
4 Ghana GHA Ghana 3 1 0 2 5 7 -2 3 L W L


8th Finals


That's all for today, goodbye!
The win takes Ghana into second while South Korea sit bottom of Group H, with Portugal and Uruguay still to play. Ghana will face Uruguay on the 2nd of December knowing a win will take them through to the knockout rounds. South Korea will face Portugal on the same day, also needing a win and other results to potentially go their way.
South Korea started the game well and looked more likely to score before Salisu broke the deadlock for Ghana in the 24th minute. Jordan Ayew sent in a dangerous free-kick into the six-yard box and South Korea failed to clear their lines. Salisu was quickest to react to the loose ball and fired home. Kudus then doubled Ghana's lead with a glancing header, once again from a Jordan Ayew cross. South Korea mounted a comeback early in the second half. Cho scored two headers either side of the hour mark, but they were only level for seven minutes as Kudus secured his own brace with a great finish past Kim Seung-gyu. South Korea tried to get a third but to no avail, as Ghana take all three points with a 3-2 win.
90' + 10' Lee takes a shot rather than crossing the ball into the box, but his attempt goes over the bar and out for a goal kick.
90' + 9' South Korea are pushing almost every player into the box and they search for a vital equaliser.
90' + 7' CHANCE! Lee heads the ball into the six-yard box and Cho tries to get on the end of it, but Ati-Zigi once again makes the required save.
90' + 5' Cho tries to find the top corner with a powerful strike at the near post, but Ati-Zigi makes a theatrical save to stop the shot.
90' + 4' Son takes South Korea's ninth corner of the game but Ghana clear their lines again. They are defending with everyone behind the ball now.
90' + 2' South Korea are piling the pressure on Ghana now. The African side are sitting very deep and trying to run the clock down at every given opportunity.
Kwon Kyung-Won
Kim Min-Jae
90' + 2' Kim Min-jae comes off for Kwon Kyung-won at centre-back for South Korea.
90' There will be a minimum of 10 additional minutes.
A. Baba
G. Mensah
88' Baba Rahman comes on for Mensah, who cannot carry on due to a leg injury.
87' Mensah is down on the pitch and receiving treatment for cramp.
86' Kim Jin-su misses the target again, this time with a header. He is covering a lot of ground from left-back to find an equaliser for South Korea.
84' CHANCE! Son fluffs his lines and completely misses the ball when shooting. It goes through to Kim Jin-su, who fires inches over the bar.
A. Djiku
M. Kudus
83' Djiku comes on for Kudus as Ghana move to a back five.
81' Williams plays Kyereh in on goal, but the midfielder's first touch is poor and the chance goes away.
Hwang Ui-Jo
Jung Woo-Young
79' Hwang Ui-Jo replaces Jung as South Korea bring on an extra attacker.
D. Odoi
T. Lamptey
78' Odoi comes on for Lamptey at right-back for the Black Stars.
K. Sulemana
J. Ayew
78' Jordan Ayew makes way for Sulemana as Ghana add more energy to their attack for a potential counter.
D. Kyereh
A. Ayew
78' Kyereh replaces Andre Ayew for Ghana.
Kim Young-Gwon
Yellow Card
77' Kim Young-Gwon receives a booking for a tactical foul.
76' OFF THE LINE! Kim Jin-su is completely open at the back post and strikes the ball toward the goal, but Salisu clears the ball off the line!
75' SAVE! Lee does well to get the free-kick over the wall and on target, but Ati-Zigi tips the ball around the post!
T. Lamptey
Yellow Card
73' Lamptey receives a yellow card following a very poor challenge on Son.
70' Ghana are back on top in this game again and are trying to keep South Korea off the ball as much as they can.
I. Williams
68' Williams completely mistimes his shot but his slight touch on the ball directs it into the path of Kudus, who finishes well into the bottom left corner.
M. Kudus
68' GOALL!! 3-2 GHANA! KUDUS! Kudus puts Ghana back into the lead with a low finish into the far corner! Mensah sends a cross into the box, Williams mistimes his shot but deflects it into the path of Kudus, who makes no mistake.
68' The South Korea fans in the stadium are very vocal now as they try to help their team push for a third goal.
67' Jung is back onto the pitch following help from the physios.
65' Jung is taken off the pitch for treatment now as South Korea carry on with 10 men.
64' Jung is receiving treatment on the pitch for a head injury.
63' South Korea have scored two headed goals in a World Cup game for the first time, having scored just three headed goals in total in the competition in 35 games before today.
Kim Jin-Su
61' Kim Jin-su races to the byline to catch up to the ball and send in a deep cross. Cho does well to beat Mensah to the ball and equalise for South Korea.
Cho Gue-Sung
61' GOALLL!! 2-2 SOUTH KOREA! CHO! Cho scores again to equalise for South Korea! Kim Jin-su sends in a deep cross and Cho leaps above Mensah to win the header, one that is too powerful for Ati-Zigi to keep out!
60' Much like Ghana in the first half, South Korea's goal is giving them a lot of confidence to score again.
Lee Kang-In
58' Lee has an instant impact off the bench as his cross from the left wing is headed home by Cho to get South Korea back into the game.
Cho Gue-Sung
58' GOALL! CHO!!! 2-1! Cho pulls a goal back for South Korea! Lee sends in a great cross and Cho attacks the pass with a diving header to score past Ati-Zigi. Game on!
Lee Kang-In
Kwon Chang-Hoon
57' Lee replaces Kwon on the left side of the South Korea attack.
55' CLOSE! Kim Moon-hwan almost turns the ball into his own net after trying to clear away Jordan Ayew's corner at the near post. The ball lands on the roof of the net.
53' SAVE! Ati-Zigi makes a diving save to stop Cho's header from 10 yards out. South Korea finally have their first shot on target in the tournament.
52' Kim Jin-su is back on the pitch.
51' Kim Jin-su is receiving treatment for a nose injury. South Korea are playing with 10 men for the time being.
50' Lamptey wins the ball on the edge of the box and tries a curling effort with his left foot after dribbling past two players, but his attempt is wide of the target.
48' South Korea are pressing with great intensity when out of possession as they push hard for a goal to start a comeback.
46' Andre Ayew gets the second half underway for Ghana!
Na Sang-Ho
Jeong Woo-Yeong
46' Na replaces Jeong in the attack for South Korea.
Both Jordan and Andre Ayew have caused problems for South Korea by dropping into deeper positions while Kudus and Williams drive into the box. This is causing confusion among the South Korea defenders and allowing Ghana to make very dangerous crosses.
South Korea started the game well and looked more likely to score before Salisu broke the deadlock for Ghana in the 24th minute. Jordan Ayew sent in a dangerous free-kick into the six-yard box and South Korea failed to clear their lines. Salisu was quickest to react to the loose ball and fired home. Kudus then doubled Ghana's lead with a glancing header, once again from a Jordan Ayew cross, and the Black Stars controlled the game for the rest of the half.
45' + 5' CLOSE! Jordan Ayew whips in another corner, this time Partey attacks it. Seung-gyu beats the midfielder to the ball and punches it onto his head and over the bar.
45' + 4' South Korea are trying to increase the tempo of their passing and find a goal before half-time, but Ghana are doing well to remain in their defensive shape and stop any oncoming attacks.
45' + 2' Jordan Ayew sends in an in-swinging corner, but he cannot beat the first man with his cross.
45' There will be a minimum of five additional minutes.
44' Ghana are sitting very deep in their own half and they look to see their two-goal lead through to the break.
42' Ghana have scored two goals in consecutive World Cup games for the first time since 2006.
40' South Korea are committing more bodies forward, but their passing in the final third is poor. Son is moving into more central positions to try and help solve the problem.
38' Kwon tries his luck from outside of the box, but his fierce strike goes just over the bar. The linesman raises his flag for offside after the ball goes out of play.
36' Ghana are in total control of this game now. They are attacking with a lot more authority and keeping South Korea off the ball.
J. Ayew
34' Jordan Ayew picks the ball up on the left wing and sees Kudus' run to the back post. He finds his team-mate perfectly with a cross and Kudus' header was equally as good to double Ghana's lead.
M. Kudus
34' GOALL!! 2-0 GHANA! KUDUS! Kudus doubles Ghana’s lead with a great header! Jordan Ayew sends a cross to the far post and Kudus glances the ball past Seung-gyu.
33' Andre Ayew is dropping into deeper positions to try and help his team-mates build an attack.
31' Ghana look a lot more confident in their passing as they try to break down the low block of South Korea.
29' Salisu's goal is giving Ghana a lot of momentum as they look to attack South Korea on the front foot now.
Jung Woo-Young
Yellow Card
27' Jung goes into the referee's book after intentionally fouling Kudus.
26' VAR CHECK! VAR are checking for a handball in the build-up from Andre Ayew. Goal stands!
M. Salisu
24' GOALLL!! 1-0 GHANA! SALISU! Salisu breaks the deadlock as Ghana take the lead! Jordan Ayew sends a dangerous cross into the box and South Korea fail to clear the lines. Salisu is quickest to react and fires home with his left foot.
23' Ghana are beginning to find their feet in the game and push the South Korea players back toward their own goal.
D. Amartey
Yellow Card
21' Amartey receives a yellow card after catching his opponent in the face with his elbow.
19' Ghana are struggling to hold onto the ball once retrieving it. South Korea are quick to smother them and regain possession from the Black Stars.
17' Son sends an in-swinging corner toward the near post, but Mensah rises high to head the ball away.
15' Both sets of fans are creating a good atmosphere inside the stadium as they try to push their respective sides on for an opening goal.
13' Ghana are defending deep in their own half and waiting patiently to win the ball back before breaking forward on the counter-attack.
11' South Korea are controlling the ball well and moving it around with confidence. Ghana are very relaxed in their pressing as they wait for their opponents to make a mistake rather than force one.
9' Moon-hwan tries to send a powerful cross into the box, but it is too low and Ghana regain possession.
7' Son takes a short free-kick as South Korea try to work a set-piece routine to catch Ghana out. Ayew does well to read the play and stop the attack.
5' South Korea break forward on the counter-attack and Kwon plays a low cross into the box, but Amartey gets to the pass before Cho and clears the dangers.
3' Both sides are starting the game in a positive manner. They are looking to progress the ball quickly and create an early chance.
1' Jeong gets the game underway for South Korea!
The players are coming out of the tunnel and onto the pitch!
Ghana have scored in each of their last six World Cup matches – only Nigeria (eight between 1994 and 1998) have scored in more consecutive games among African nations in the competition. The Black Stars were the only African side to score at all on MD1 this year.
Bento makes three changes to his starting lineup from South Korea’s draw against Uruguay as Woo-Yeong, Chang-Hoon, and Gue-Sung replace Sang-Ho, Jae-Sung, and Ui-Jo. Addo also makes three changes as he switches from a back five to a back four. Ayew, Mensah, and Lamptey come into the starting lineup for Seidu, Djiku, and Baba Rahman.
SUBS: Ibrahim Danlad, Abdul Nurudeen, Denis Odoi, Elisha Owusu, Issahaku Fatawu, Daniel-Kofi Kyereh, Osman Bukari, Daniel Afriyie, Joseph Aidoo, Abdul Baba Rahman, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Alexander Djiku, Kamal Sowah, Antoine Semenyo, Alidu Seidu.
Ghana (4-3-3): Lawrence Ati-Zigi; Tariq Lamptey, Daniel Amartey, Mohammed Salisu, Gideon Mensah; Thomas Partey, Salis Abdul Samed, Mohammed Kudus; Andre Ayew, Inaki Williams, Jordan Ayew.
SUBS: Song Bum-keun, Jo Hyeon-gyu, Yoon Jong-gyu, Paik Seung-ho, Lee Jae-sung, Hwang Hee-chan, Son Jun-ho, Hong chul, Hwang Ui-jo, Na Sang-ho, Lee Kang-in, Kwon Kyung-won, Kim Tae-hwan, Cho Yu-min, Song Min-kyu.
South Korea (4-2-3-1): Kim Seung-gyu; Kim Moon-hwan, Kim Min-jae, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Jin-su; Hwang In-beom, Jung Woo-young; Kwon Chang-hoon, Jeong Woo-yeong, Son Heung-min; Chi Gue-sung.
Ghana suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Portugal in their opening game in Group H. Andre Ayew and Osman Bukari scored the goals for Otto Addo’s team, but it was not enough to avoid defeat. A loss for Ghana today could see them eliminated from the tournament if Uruguay beat Portugal later in the day.
South Korea's first game of the tournament was a goalless draw against Uruguay. Paulo Bento’s side were impressive defensively and difficult to break down. Kim Min-Jae was the standout player for his team, but South Korea struggled in the final third to consistently create clear goalscoring opportunities.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the World Cup fixture between South Korea and Ghana.