A boring start for Uruguay against South Korea in their World Cup debut

This Thursday at the Education City Stadium the premiere of the Uruguayan national team in the Qatar World Cup 2022where it was measured before South Koreain one of the most anticipated matches of the day, with great expectations from the fans who expected a feast of goals that never came.

The match summoned legendary South American figures, who represented the intention of the coach Diego Alonso to keep the first three points in dispute, but he found a Korean defense that prevented him from moving freely and making his actions difficult to aspire to approach the danger area that told him no.

The game in its first half was closed in the middle of the field, with options distributed in the counterattack, but the control of the ball was undoubtedly for South Korea, it did not have clear chances, although through Hwang Ui Jo who alone could put the first, but Serio Rochet’s goal denied him the opportunity.

by the celestial ones, Darwin Nunez the most incisive of the charrúa attack in conjunction with Diego Godin they looked for the route of the goal but they took the disappointment of not scoring and instead, the goalless equality that sent both squads to the locker room.

The second half the situation continued with options for the Asians who tried to open spaces through the wings where they complicated the Uruguayans. Although after 52 minutes, South Korea claimed a possible penalty by Rodrigo Bentancur on Kim Min Jae, the VAR dismissed the request of the team led by Paulo Bento and ordered the game to resume.


Darwin Núñez the most “dangerous” of the Uruguayan attack front. Photo: EFE

At the end of the duel, it was very difficult for Uruguay to overcome the presence of the South Koreans who took over the center of the field of play, they did not find a solution through long transitions but that only produced that South Korea will position itself better having much more the ball.

Finally the match ended with a boring draw without goals, Uruguay’s next match will be against the PPortugal by Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday, November 28 from 2:00 p.m., while South Korea will face Ghana earlier the same day, starting at 8:00 am Colombian time.

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