Monday, 30 January, 2023

World Cup in brief

South Korea turn eyes to Portugal

South Korea turn eyes to Portugal

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South Korea let their emotions pour out when they lost a five-goal thriller to Ghana this week, but they can expect no sympathy today from Portugal, who are determined to clinch top spot in their World Cup group, reports Reuters.

South Korea must beat the 2016 European champions - as they did at the 2002 World Cup on home soil - and hope that the result of the other final Group H match between Ghana and Uruguay goes their way too.

Striker Son Heung-min was in tears after Monday's 3-2 loss to Ghana and coach Paulo Bento was shown a red card for arguing with the referee after he blew the final whistle with his team about to take a corner.

South Korea have only one point after drawing their opening game against Uruguay and must beat Portugal to have any chance of progressing.

At the World Cup 20 years ago, South Korea beat a 10-man Portugal - whose team included Bento - in their final group game.