South Korea be part of Portugal in ultimate 16 as shocked Uruguay exit with Ghana


Switzerland completed with six factors, stage with Group G winners Brazil however behind on purpose distinction. Serbia, who wanted a win to present themselves a combating probability of advancing, completed backside of the group with just one level. They’ve by no means moved previous the World Cup group stage because the breakup of Yugoslavia.

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Cameroon 1, Brazil 0

Cameroon defeated a second-string Brazil workforce 1-0 of their ultimate Group G match on the Lusail Stadium on Friday, but it surely was not sufficient because the African facet had been knocked out of the competitors.

Cameroon completed third on 4 factors, two factors beneath second-placed Switzerland, who defeated Serbia 3-2. Brazil, who had already certified, completed on high on purpose distinction with six factors and can face South Korea within the final 16.

Fred, Antony and Bruno Guimaraes all got here near scoring, whereas Gabriel Martinelli was the stand-out participant for the five-time champions, who regarded set for a goalless draw.

However Cameroon lastly broke the impasse when Vincent Aboubakar powered in a header within the third minute of stoppage time earlier than being despatched off for accumulating a second yellow card for taking off his shirt within the celebration.

South Korea 2, Portugal 1

South Korea scored an added-time purpose to beat already-qualified Portugal 2-1 on the FIFA World Cup in a comeback win that despatched the Asian facet into the final 16 forward of Uruguay on the variety of objectives scored.

Giorgian de Arrascaeta scored twice in six minutes to present Uruguay a 2-0 win over Ghana but it surely was not sufficient to forestall them crashing out of the match on objectives scored.

It was the primary time in twenty years that la Celeste have failed to succeed in the knockout stage.

With the clock ticking down on South Korea’s time within the match, striker Son Heung-min ran free after a Portugal nook in added time and slipped a move to Hwang Hee-chan who fired previous Diogo Costa to spark wild celebrations.

After an early opener by Ricardo Horta for Portugal, Kim Younger-gwon gave the Koreans hope within the twenty seventh minute when a nook struck Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo on the again and fell kindly for the defender to comb the ball house.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal reacts towards fans during match.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal reacts in the direction of followers throughout match.Credit score:Getty

Uruguay 2, Ghana 0

The last-gasp victory for South Korea catapulted them from fourth to second place in Group H forward of Uruguay, who beat Ghana 2-0 within the group’s different sport however failed to attain sufficient objectives to complete above the Asians. Portugal topped the group.

Unable to attain of their first two matches, Uruguay wanted a win to advance from Group H and for Portugal to keep away from defeat by South Korea.

With South Korea tied with Portugal late of their match and Uruguay two objectives up, the South American facet had one foot within the final 16 earlier than the pendulum swung within the route of South Korea, who forward within the desk on objectives scored.

Uruguay players show dejection after the team fails to qualify for the knockout stage.

Uruguay gamers present dejection after the workforce fails to qualify for the knockout stage.Credit score:Getty

Uruguay battled desperately for the decisive objectives, with Ferderico Valverde going shut with a volley from outdoors the world and Maxi Gomex having his shot saved by keeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi two minutes from time.

Uruguay went on the assault proper from the beginning of the match and eventually broke the impasse on 26 minutes when Darwin Nunez’s cross from the proper was missed by two defenders and located Luis Suarez, whose low shot was spilled by the keeper for De Arrascaeta to move house from shut vary.

Uruguay struck once more six minutes later, when Nunez flicked the ball on to Suarez, who knocked it on to De Arrascaeta to volley beneath the keeper.

The objectives got here simply minutes after Ghana had been awarded a penalty on of their first assault of the match, after a shot from Jordon Ayew was spilled by keeper Sergio Rochet, who pulled down by onrushing Mohammed Kudus.

Andre Ayew fired tamely at Rochet, giving Uruguay the impetus to double down on their assault.

Uruguay lacked the identical sort of punch after they returned from the interval, nonetheless, and so they did not additional break down Ghana and increase their purpose distinction, permitting South Korea to advance.

Reuters

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