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#FootballFever | Kudus scores 2, Ghana beat South Korea 3-2 at World Cup

Published:Monday | November 28, 2022 | 10:52 AM
Ghana's Mohammed Kudus celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the World Cup group H football match between South Korea and Ghana, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Monday, November 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Mohammed Kudus scored twice, including the go-ahead goal after South Korea evened the match in the second half, and Ghana staved off elimination at the World Cup with a 3-2 victory on Monday.

Mohammed Salisu also scored for the Black Stars, who lost their opening match against Portugal and were in need of points for a chance to reach the knockout round in Qatar.

Down 2-0, Cho Geu-sung scored both of South Korea's goals about three minutes apart early in the second half to even the game at 2-2.

But Kudus' low left-footed goal in the 68th minute sailed out of the reach of goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu to give the Black Stars back the lead.

Goalkeeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi preserved the victory with a leaping save off Cho's attempt in stoppage time.

South Korea forward Son Heung-min remained without a goal in Qatar.

The Tottenham forward wore a mask to protect a broken left eye socket he sustained in a Champions League game against Marseille earlier this month.

South Korea coach Paulo Bento was handed a red card in the moments following the match after a heated exchange with a referee.

Ghana scored a pair of goals in a strong performance in the opener but fell in the end to their Cristiano Ronaldo-led opponents 3-2.South Korea played to a 0-0 draw in its opener with Uruguay. 

The team was making its sixth straight World Cup appearance.

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