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#FootballFever | South Korea hold Uruguay to 0-0 draw at World Cup

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2022 | 10:40 AM
South Korea's Kim Min-jae (left) goes with the ball followed by Uruguay's Edinson Cavani during the World Cup group H football match between Uruguay and South Korea, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Thursday, November 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Another favoured team has failed to impress in the early stages of the World Cup.

This time it was South Korea holding South American power Uruguay to a 0-0 draw on Thursday, a result that probably favours the Asian team.

The draw at Education City Stadium was yet another early World Cup match with a surprising result. Argentina and Germany both lost their opening matches in major upsets.

South Korea, with forward Son Heung-min wearing a mask to protect a broken left eye socket, always looked the more likely to score against the more experienced Uruguayans. The South Koreans were quicker, pressing from the opening whistle.

Some South Korean fans wore Batman-like masks in solidarity with Son.

However, in a match with few clear scoring chances, Uruguay had the best chances: Diego Godin hit the post with a header in the 43rd minute and Federico Valverde hit it in the 89th.

Uruguay will next face Portugal in Group H while South Korea plays Ghana.

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