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The referee for today's clash is Facundo Tello from Argentina. He will be assisted by Ezequiel Brailovsky and Gabriel Chade, both from Argentina. The fourth official is Maguette Ndiaye from Senegal.
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Portugal: 22 Diogo Costa, 3 Pepe, 20 João Cancelo, 2 Diogo Dalot, 24 António Silva, 17 João Mário, 18 Rúben Neves, 16 Vitinha, 23 Matheus Nunes, 7 Cristiano Ronaldo, 21 Ricardo Horta. Replacements: 26 Gonçalo Ramos, 9 André Silva, 11 João Félix, 4 Rúben Dias, 12 José Sá, 8 Bruno Fernandes, 1 Rui Patrício, 14 William Carvalho, 5 Raphaël Guerreiro, 10 Bernardo Silva, 6 João Palhinha, 15 Rafael Leão.
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Korea Republic: 1 Kim Seung-Gyu, 19 Kim Young-Gwon, 3 Kim Jin-Su, 20 Kwon Kyung-Won, 15 Kim Moon-Hwan, 5 Jung Woo-Young, 10 Lee Jae-Sung, 6 Hwang In-Beom, 18 Lee Kang-In, 7 Son Heung-Min, 9 Cho Gue-Sung. Replacements: 4 Kim Min-Jae, 22 Kwon Chang-Hoon, 2 Yoon Jong-Gyu, 13 Son Jun-Ho, 14 Hong Chul, 25 Jeong Woo-Yeong, 16 Hwang Ui-Jo, 21 Jo Hyeon-Woo, 12 Song Bum-Keun, 8 Paik Seung-Ho, 11 Hwang Hee-Chan, 26 Song Min-Kyu, 23 Kim Tae-Hwan, 24 Cho Yu-Min, 17 Na Sang-Ho.
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Korea Republic have only played Portugal once, beating them 1–0 in their group stage victory in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
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Portugal have won four of their last five games, including 4-0 wins over the Czech Republic and Nigeria. Their other match was a 1-0 defeat to Spain in September.
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Korea Republic have won two, drawn two and lost one of their last five matches.
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Portugal are currently ranked 9th in the world by FIFA. This is their eighth appearance in the FIFA World Cup, with their best performance coming in their debut appearance in 1966, when they finished third.
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Korea Republic are ranked 28th in the world by FIFA. This is their 11th World Cup since making their debut in 1954, with their best finish coming in 2002, when they placed fourth.
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Portugal are top of Group H with a full house of six points, which has secured their passage to Round 16. They opened their 2022 World Cup campaign with a 3-2 win over Ghana, followed by a 2-0 win over Uruguay.
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Korea Republic are in third place in Group H and must beat Portugal to have any hope of progressing to Round 16. They drew 0-0 with Uruguay in their opener and then lost 3-2 to Ghana.
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Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of the FIFA World Cup Group H match between Korea Republic and Portugal at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar.
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Korea Republic get a free-kick near the centre circle inside the first minute, and they decide to pass the ball around… then launch a promising attack up towards the right of the Portugal box before losing possession and conceding a free-kick.
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Kick-off! We are underway with the first half of Korea Republic and Portugal.
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From the free-kick, Portugal take the chance to pass across the field to get as many team-mates a touch of the ball as possible.
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Portugal still with the ball, but a cross into the box is too high and Seung-Gyu collects it with ease.
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Long, raking pass by Korea Republic but it's too strong and rolls out for Portugal goal-kick.
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GOAL PORTUGAL, HORTO! 0-1; Dalot is fed down the right wing, pushes through to the edge of the box, whips in a cross with Horta powers into the goal from around the six-yard box… nothing Seung-Gyu could do about that.
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Good possession from Korea Republic, with two good presses against the Portuguese defence, but the second one results in a goal-kick.
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Portugal controlling the ball nicely, making Korea Republic work hard to regain possession.
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Free-kick to Portugal on the half-way line… they're passing with the confidence of a side that is top of the log and has a 1-goal lead! But this World Cup is proving to be a tournament of taking nothing or granted.
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Korea Republic pressing had looking to regain possession.
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NICE! Cancelo with a break into the box down the left flank, jinks back in and curls a low cross from just inside the box right into the six-yard box where his team-mates were hovering, but Seung-Gyu punches it clear.
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Korea Republic with some good work inside the box to earn a corner.
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IT'S IN THE BACK OF THE NET, KOREA REPUBLIC HAVE EQUALISED… but, no, the flag is up immediately to call Jin-Su off-side after he side-stepped the ball into the next from almost on the goalline.
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Ronaldo pressing hard inside the Korea Republic box, forcing Seung-Gyu to slice his clearance kick out for a Portugal throw.
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Korea Republic cross into the box but Portugal clear the danger.
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Korea Republic working the ball upfield again…
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Portugal now look to work the ball up from the back… as relaxed as anything.
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Two crosses into the box, the second on cleared decisively by Kwon Kyung-Won as Ronaldo hovered looking for a chance to tap home a goal. Korea's defence is certainly looking solid.
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Lee Kang-In fouled by Nunes and Korea have a free-kick midway between the halfway line and the Portugal box… cross curls in beautifully forcing Pepe to rise high to head out for a corner.
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GOAL, KOREA REPUBLIC, KIM YOUNG-GWON! 1-1; The corner kick is headed up and lands in front of Kim Moon-Hwan, who found a small opening for himself just inside the six-yard box, and he lashes the ball home for the equaliser. Great play from Korea, well-deserved equaliser.
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Uruguay have scored so, as it stands, Portugal and Uruguay are through to Round 16.
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Long ball through fo Ronaldo, who receives it and breaks into the box, one on one with Kim Seung-Gyu and he slides his shot on goal to the right of the keeper who saves superbly… but the flag is up for off-side.
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Korea looking really good on the ball now, that goal has really boosted them.
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Horter with a lovely shot from a few metres outside the box, curling into the far left corner, bu Kim Seung-Gyu dives full-length to push it out for a corner.
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Kora hussle possession away from Portugal and whip a cross in which Costa collects after a fumble at first attempt.
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YELLOW CARD, KOREA REPUBLIC, LEE KANG-IN. Lee Kang-In is carded for a heavy challenge on Vitinha, but the replay suggests he got the ball fist.
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Korea steal possession again and push forward, winning a throw inside the Portguese half.
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Son Heung-Min blasts a shot from just outside the box, but Costa is up for the challenge.
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Vitinha lashes a shot across goal which Kim Seung-Gyu blocks with both hands, but if bounces in front of Ronaldo, who dives forward to head into an almost empty goal but he can't control he angle and it's past the left post.
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Portugal break into the box but it's cleared by a Korea defender… the ball comes back in, Horta twists and turns from just inside the box but it's straight at Kim Seung-Gyu.
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Portugal with a good attack and they win a corner.
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Good ball into the Portuguese box but it bounces just too high.
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HALF-TIME, KOREA REPUBLIC 1-1 PORTUGAL. Some great action in that first 45, Portugal taking that early lead and then looking perhaps too relaxed, but Korea have fought back brilliantly and are giving Portugal plenty of problems. They will need to keep that up in the second half, because they need a winning goal to take them through to Round 16 with Uruguay leading 2-0 against Ghana… but this World Cup is one of many surprises, so all we can know for sure at his point is that Portugal are through… the rest will be decided in the upcoming 45 minutes of fascinating football. Say tuned…
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Ronaldo runs onto a long ball over the top but he's flagged once again.
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Kick-off! The second half is underway…
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Portugal again press forward but Korea clear the danger.
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Korea with a brief attack but Portugal counter.
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Ronaldo in the box, gets a half-volley on the six-yard box and tries to hit it on the half-volley and at almost 180-degrees to the way he was facing, but he almost completely misses it, Kim Seung-Gyu taking the ball with ease… and the flag is up anyway… Ronaldo off-side once again.
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Horta down with an injury and play is stopped.
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Play resumes.
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Korea launch a counter-attack and Son releases a shot but Silva blocks i and its a corner for Korea.
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Son curls the the corner in but it's cleared but only as far as Lee Jae-Sung who volleys hard but it's wide of the goal and into the crowd.
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Portugal are dominating possession again and it's frustrating Korea.
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Son with a good burst into the box but he loses possession and goes down, but the referee doesn't offer him any compensation.
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An army of substitutes are lining up to enter battle…
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SUBSTITUTIONS. For Portugal, André Silva is on in place of Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Leão replaces Rúben Neves and João Palhinha replaces Matheus Nunes. For Korea, Hwang Hee-Chan replaces Lee Jae-Sung.
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GREAT SAVE! Hwang In-Beom lets fly with a thunderbolt but it's straight at Costa, who palms it away from danger.
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Portugal with a free-kick near the box but it's immediately flagged off-side.
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Cancelo blocks a powerful shot from Son with his ribs as he half turned his back, and he is down needing some medical attention.
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Portugal break upfield, Rafael Leão is on the ball on the left… cross or shoot? He shoots but it skids on the turf a curves away from the goal.
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Great run from Korea ends in a free-kick being awarded about nine metres out from the Portugal box... Lee Kang-In steps up and curls it with his left foot but it's too high and into the crowd.
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Portugal with possession now but not able to crack the Korea defence.
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Dalot breaks into the box, delivers a low and powerful ball into he six-yard box but Korea manage to scuttle the ball away from danger.
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André Silva bursts into the Korea box but the ball gets away from him and Kim Seung-Gyu collects with out a problem.
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Kim Seung-Gyu is down inside his own box and the players grab a drink while he gets some attention.
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SUBSTITUTIONS. For Korea Republic, Son Jun-Ho and Hwang Ui-Jo are on for Lee Kang-In and Kim Young-Gwon. For Portugal, Bernardo Silva and William Silva de Carvalho are on for Vitinha and João Mário.
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Portugal push forward to the edge of the box but Korea clear the danger.
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Good attack from Korea and they win a corner from the right… but Portugal clear the danger and counter-attack, winning a corner of their own.
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Long ball forward by Korea but it's too deep and Costa can pouch it at his leisure.
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Korea clear the corner but give a throw to Portugal in their own half. Korea need possession urgently.
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Portugal with the ball down the left… but Korea regain possession and drive forward with Son, but Carvalho steals the ball with a magnificent tackle.
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Portugal pressing around the Korea box… holding possession like masters of the art.
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Cancelo breaks into the box from the left and gets his shot in on target but a Korean defender gets an edge to it.
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GOAL, KOREA REPUBLIC, HWANG HEE-CHAN! 2-1; Son breaks from the halfway line, holds off to defenders until Hwang Hee-Chan arrives in support, Son slides it into the box and Hee-Chan slams his shot in from the right, hitting against the angle he was running… and it's into the back of the net and NOW Korea Republic are through… as long as Portugal don't score OR Uruguay don't score another.
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We will have six minutes of added time and OH HEAVENS ABOVE YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE IT…!
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The sheer joy and unrestrained delight of the Korea Republic players and fans is something to behold. For people who don't understand what all the fuss about sport is… THIS is what makes it special. The emotion, the joy and the heartbreak. For Korea Republic's sake, let's hope here's no heartbreak in store for them in the next few minutes...
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Portugal push forward but Korea clear the danger.
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THAT'S THE FINAL WHISTLE… KOREA REPUBLIC HAVE BEATEN PORTUGAL… but they have an agonising seven minutes to wait as Uruguay need to score in injury time to finish ahead of Korea Republic on goal difference.
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FULL-TIME, KOREA REPUBLIC 2-1 PORTUGAL. What an absolutely astounding win for Korea. They were languishing in that second half but they came back strong in the last 15 minutes and, boy, was that winning goal special. Magnificent play from Son and Hwang Hee-Chan. Great win…… but let's follow Uruguay quickly…
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In the Uruguay match, Cavani has gone down in the box but the ref waves play on.
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Gomez has a shot from long range but the Ghana keeper makes a great diving save to keep it out. Ghana counter and get a shot on goal but the Uruguay keeper makes a great stop. Uruguay on the attack but lose possession, gain it back, cross into the box and the defender and an attacker are in there together and it's out for a goal-kick. Ghana holding firm, with Luis Suarez taken off and with shades of 2010 he's on the sideline watching the end of a crucial match against Ghana… this time even though Ghana are again losing, they will feel some measure of pride to have denied Uruguay of the extra goal they need to go through in this World Cup…
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Uruguay with a free-kick a few metres short of the box… it all hinges on this kick… but the Ghana keeper hops to the tight and pouches the ball… and that's the final whistle. Uruguay are out and Korea Republic finish second in the Group and head to Round 16. A few Uruguay players are harassing the referee and it looks like he's yellow-carded Cavani. What a day of football… and there are still two more matches to come today. Thank you for sharing the heart-stopping action with us tonight, and enjoy the rest of the action tonight and through the weekend. Yes, sir… this truly is "the beautiful game"!
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Kim Seung-Gyu
Kim Jin-Su
Jung Woo-Young
Hwang In-Beom
Son Heung-Min
Cho Gue-Sung
Lee Jae-Sung
Kim Moon-Hwan
Lee Kang-In
Kim Young-Gwon
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Vitinha
Mario Joao
Neves Ruben
Cancelo Joao
Horta Ricardo
Costa Diogo
Nunes Matheus
Silva Antonio
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Hwang Ui-Jo
Hwang Hee-Chan
Paik Seung-Ho
Hong Chul
Kim Tae-Hwan
Son Joon-Ho
Kwon Chang-...
Yeun Jong-Gyu
Cho Hyun-Woo
Song Bum-Keun
Kim Min-Jae
Cho Yu-Min
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Silva Bernardo
Dias Ruben
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Carvalho Wi...
Silva Andre
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Palhinha Joao
Leao Rafael
Felix Joao
Ramos Goncalo