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90' + 2'
Hwang Hee-Chan
Yellow Card
90' + 1'
Hwang Hee-Chan
Son Heung-Min
2 - 1
Lee Kang-In
Yellow Card
Kim Young-Gwon
1 - 1
Ricardo Horta
Diogo Dalot
0 - 1

Match Stats

38% 61%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 6
Total Passes 357 574
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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 means South Korea finish second in Group H and will face the winners of Group G, who will most likely be Brazil. Portugal remain top of the group despite the loss and will face the runners-up in Group G, which could be still be all four teams in the group.
Portugal took the lead after just five minutes after Horta found the back of the net on his World Cup debut. South Korea equalised 20 minutes later after Kim Young-gwon reacted quickest to a mistake from Ronaldo. The first half was played at a very slow pace with both sides being very patient with their build-up play. Portugal were the more dominant side however, forcing Kim Seung-gyu into five saves. The second half was relatively quiet for the most part until Son Heung-min countered forward and Hwang Hee-chan scored the winner in the 91st minute to put South Korea through to the knockout rounds.
90' + 5' South Korea are defending in numbers and doing the best they can to keep the ball away from Portugal to secure their spot in the knockout rounds.
Cho Yu-Min
Cho Gue-Sung
90' + 3' Cho Yu-min replaces Cho Gue-sung as South Korea look to see the game through now.
Hwang Hee-Chan
Yellow Card
90' + 2' Hwang Hee-chan receives a yellow card for taking his shirt off during his celebration.
Son Heung-Min
90' + 1' Son goes on an amazing solo run of almost 70 yards before spotting the run of Hwang Hee-chan and finding him for South Korea's potential winner.
Hwang Hee-Chan
90' + 1' GOALLL! 2-1 SOUTH KOREA! HWANG HEE-CHAN! South Korea take the lead in added time! Son leads the counter-attack and runs almost 70 yards before perfectly timing his pass to Hwang Hee-chan to score past Costa!
90' There will be a minimum of six additional minutes.
88' Portugal are pressing with more pace and energy than they have all game. The fresh legs of their substitutes are doing very well to stop South Korea from mounting a late onslaught.
86' Portugal are running the clock down as they know a point will be enough to secure top spot in the group.
84' South Korea are still struggling to get the ball under control in their search for a late winner.
William Carvalho
82' Carvalho comes on for Vitinha in midfield for Portugal.
Bernardo Silva
João Mário
81' Joao Mario makes way for Bernardo Silva in the Portugal midfield.
Hwang Ui-Jo
Lee Kang-In
81' Hwang Ui-jo replaces Lee Kang-in as South Korea now have three strikers on the pitch.
Son Jun-Ho
Kim Young-Gwon
81' Son Jun-ho comes on for the injured Kim Young-gwon.
80' Play resumes as South Korea play with 10 men with Kim Young-gwon unable to continue.
79' Kim Young-gwon is on the ground and asking for treatment.
78' Andre Silva does well to nutmeg Kim Jin-su in the box but Kim Seung-gyu gets to the ball first following the skill.
76' The South Korea fans inside the stadium are increasing their volume as they try to inspire their side to a winner.
74' Lee Kang-in shoots from the free-kick but completely misses the target.
72' South Korea win a free-kick in a good position after Palhinha fouls Lee Kang-in.
70' CHANCE! Kim Jin-su finds Son all alone at the far post and the forward volleys the ball toward goal, but Cancelo makes a very good block to stop the attempt.
68' Mario sends in a deep cross from a free-kick but it leads to nothing for Portugal due to an offside call from the linesman.
Hwang Hee-Chan
Lee Jae-Sung
66' Hwang Hee-chan comes on for Lee Jae-sung as South Korea look for a winner.
André Silva
Cristiano Ronaldo
65' Ronaldo makes way for Andre Silva, who will now lead the Portugal frontline.
Rafael Leão
Rúben Neves
65' Leao replaces Neves to add more pace to the Portugal attack.
João Palhinha
Matheus Nunes
65' Palhinha comes on for Nunes in the Portugal midfield.
63' Both sides are preparing substitutions as the game gets slower every minute. South Korea will certainly want to push harder for a goal.
61' Son tries to drive into the Portugal box but goes down too easily for the referee's liking after a challenge on the edge of the area.
59' South Korea are struggling to get any control in the game as Portugal dominate possession.
57' Son's corner is headed out to Lee Jae-sung, who shoots wide on the volley.
56' Portugal are very much on the front foot to start this half but South Korea break forward and create a chance for Son. Silva blocks his shot and South Korea win a corner.
54' Horta is back on his feet and able to continue as play resumes.
53' Horta is down and receiving treatment from the physios.
52' OFFSIDE! Ronaldo is put into a good position by Vitinha, but he cannot connect properly with his shot and mistimes the effort. The linesman raises his flag for an offside to spare his blushes.
50' South Korea are trying to press with a bit more energy but Portugal are moving the ball quickly and keeping possession.
48' Portugal are starting the second half well and attacking with a bit more pace than they did in the first period.
46' Ronaldo gets the second half underway!
The wide areas have been key for both teams so far in this game. Dalot and Cancelo are trying to stretch the South Korea defence while Cho is the aerial target that Bento's side are trying to utilise. South Korea will need to attack with more pace sooner rather than later if they want to reach the next stage.
Portugal took the lead after just five minutes after Horta found the back of the net on his World Cup debut. South Korea equalised 20 minutes later after Kim Young-gwon reacted quickest to a mistake from Ronaldo. The first half was played at a very slow pace with both sides being very patient with their build-up play. Portugal were the more dominant side however, forcing Kim Seung-gyu into five saves.
45' + 2' Mario takes an out-swinging corner for Portugal but cannot find a team-mate with his cross.
45' There will be a minimum of two additional minutes.
44' Vitinha shows brilliant footwork before laying the ball off to Dalot. The full-backs finds Horta near the penalty spot, who shoots on the swivel. The shot is tame and doesn't trouble Kim Seung-gyu.
42' SAVE! Vitinha beats his man before shooting from the edge of the box. Kim Seung-gyu makes a good diving save and Ronaldo heads the rebound wide!
40' Son sets himself up with a great touch and shoots with his left foot from 25 yards out, but Costa catches the effort with ease.
38' South Korea have scored in the first half of a World Cup game for the first time in 10 matches. Each of their previous 10 goals at the tournament before today had been scored in the second half.
Lee Kang-In
Yellow Card
36' Lee Kang-in receives a booking after a clumsy challenge.
35' Vitinha tries his luck with a half-volley from outside the box, but his attempt is straight at Kim Seung-gyu.
33' SAVE! Another save from Kim Seung-gyu after a long-range effort from Dalot.
31' South Korea are passing the ball around a lot more confidently now as they search for another goal. They are at risk of a counter-attack however as they send a lot of players forward when attacking.
29' SAVE! Ronaldo is through on goal and shoots with the outside of his foot, but Kim Seung-gyu does well to save the attempt. The linesman then raises his flag for offside.
Kim Young-Gwon
27' GOALL!! 1-1 SOUTH KOREA! KIM YOUNG-GWON! South Korea equalise through Kim Young-gwon! Ronaldo fails to clear the corner and the ball deflects into the path of the defender, who does well on the volley.
25' The pace of this match is very slow at the moment. Both sides are passing around the back before slowly moving the ball forward.
23' Dalot bursts down the right wing before trying to find Ronaldo at the back post, but the cross is overhit. Cancelo picks it up and sends in another cross which also leads to nothing.
21' South Korea are trying to find Cho in the box with crosses from wide areas, but Portugal are doing well to defend the attempts coming at them.
19' Horta is the third player to score on his World Cup debut for Portugal at the 2022 edition (also Felix and Leao), their most at a single World Cup.
17' OFFSIDE! South Korea put the ball in the back of the net through Kim Jin-su, but he is in an offside position! Portugal remain in the lead.
15' Cancelo makes his way to the byline before cutting back onto his right foot and putting in a cross. Kim Seung-gyu does well to parry the ball away from danger.
13' Portugal are very relaxed in their passing and they are frustrating South Korea in doing so.
11' South Korea are trying to use their wide players to try and get around the Portugal backline, but Cancelo and Dalot are defending confidently in those areas.
9' Portugal are doing well to get back and defend in numbers to stop South Korea from finding a quick equaliser.
7' South Korea are trying to increase the tempo of this match and commit more men forward as they must win this game for a chance to progress.
Diogo Dalot
5' Dalot times his run in behind the South Korea defence perfectly and controls the ball well. He finds Horta in the six-yard box with a cut as Portugal take the lead.
Ricardo Horta
5' GOALL!! 1-0 PORTUGAL! HORTA! Horta puts Portugal ahead with a good finish! Dalot runs to the byline before cutting the ball back to Horta on the edge of the six-yard box. The winger shoots first-time and finds the far corner!
5' Cho tries to find Kim Moon-hwan with a flick-on, but his header is slightly too powerful and runs out for a goal kick.
3' Portugal are keeping the ball well and not taking any risks to start off this game.
1' Cho gets the game underway for South Korea!
The players are coming out of the tunnel and onto the pitch!
Silva (19y 33d) is the first-ever teenager to appear for Portugal in a World Cup match.
Bento makes three changes to his starting lineup as Kwon, Lee Kang-in and Lee Jae-sung come in for Kim Min-jae, Kwon Chang-hoon and Jeong. Santos makes six changes as Dalot, Silva, Nunes, Vitinha, Mario, and Horta all come into the starting 11.
SUBS: Rui Patricio, Jose Sa, Ruben Dias, Raphael Guerreiro, Joao Palhinha, Bruno Fernandes, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Joao Felix, William Carvalho, Rafael Leao, Goncalo Ramos.
Portugal (4-3-3): Diogo Costa; Diogo Dalot, Pepe, Antonio Silva, Joao Cancelo; Matheus Nunes, Ruben Neves, Vitinha; Joao Mario, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ricardo Horta.
SUBS: Song Bum-keun, Jo Hyeon-woo, Yoon Jong-gyu, Kim Min-jae, Paik Seung-ho, Hwang Hee-chan, Son Jun-ho, Hong Chul, Hwang Ui-jo, Na Sang-ho, Kwon Chang-hoon, Kim Tae-hwan, Cho Yu-min, Jeong Woo-yeong, Song Min-kyu.
South Korea (4-2-3-1): Kim Seung-gyu; Kim Moon-hwan, Kwon Kyung-won, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Jin-su; Jung Woo-young, Hwang In-beom; Lee Kang-in, Lee Jae-sung, Son Heung-min; Cho Gue-sung.
Portugal are already through to knockout rounds after wins over both Ghana and Uruguay. Bruno Fernandes scored twice against Uruguay last time out after picking up two assists against Ghana in Portugal’s opener. He has been one of the standout players for Fernando Santos. Nuno Mendes is likely to miss the rest of the tournament after picking up a thigh injury in the last game.
South Korea are currently third in Group H with only one point to their name. A 3-2 defeat to Ghana means that Paulo Bento’s side must win today and hope Ghana drop points against Uruguay in the other game in the group. Cho Gue-sung scored twice in their last match and is their only goalscorer in the tournament.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the World Cup fixture between South Korea and Portugal.