Kim Jin-su of South Korea, left, and Federico Valverde of Uruguay fight for the ball during the World Cup Group H soccer match between Uruguay and South Korea at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Of. , Photo Credit: AP
Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur leads the attack in his opening fixture for South Korea fifa world cup 2022 match against Uruguay on Thursday, while the South American side started with Manchester United’s Facundo Pellistri in a three-man front line.
Son played in a protective mask after sustaining multiple fractures around his left eye three weeks ago, with Na Sang-ho, Lee Jae-sung, Hwang Ui-jo of Olympiacos involved in an attack with the lone striker Happened.
Pellistri teams up with veteran striker Luis Suarez and Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez, who made his World Cup debut, while Real Madrid’s Federico Valverde joins Matias Vecino and Rodrigo Bentancur in midfield.
Barcelona’s Ronald Araujo was not among the options as he continues his recovery from thigh surgery in September, while veteran forward Edinson Cavani remains on the bench.
first half: The first half of the World Cup Group H match between Uruguay and South Korea on Thursday ended 0-0 at half-time at the Education City Stadium, with the South American side guilty of wasting chances.
Federico Valverde sent a volley wide and Darwin Núñez failed to connect with the pass in the penalty box. Later on, Diego Godin’s header hit the post. For South Korea, Hwang Ui-jo wasted his best chance to shoot over the bar from close range.
Uruguay: Sergio Rochet, Martin Caceres, Diego Godin, Jose Maria Jimenez, Mathias Oliveira, Rodrigo Bentancur, Facundo Pellistri, Matias Vesino, Federico Valverde, Luis Suarez, Darwin Nunez
Uruguay player Al Rayyan for a team photo before the World Cup Group H soccer match between Uruguay and South Korea at Education City Stadium in Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. , Photo Credit: AP
South Korea: Kim Seung-gyu, Kim Moon-hwan, Kim Min-jae, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Jin-su, Jung Woo-young, Hwang In-beom, Lee Jae-sung, Na Sang-ho, Hwang Ui-jo, Son Hyung-min
Players of South Korea pose before the World Cup Group H soccer match between Uruguay and South Korea at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. , Photo Credit: AP