With the classification of Uruguay there are already fifteen teams confirmed in the round of 16
The last day of group G has ended with Switzerland as Brazil’s companion for the next phase
The group H defined his luck, so there are only the last games of G to put an end to the first phase of the World Cup in Qatar 2022. The korea rankingtogether with the one already achieved by Portugal, define the final table of the tournament.
The afternoon batch concluded group H. Uruguaythat bottom line came to the reissue of the quarterfinals of South Africa 2010 against Ghana, needed to succeed and hope Korea Republic didn’t. For the Africans, on the other hand, a draw was almost a guarantee of qualification. In the other matchup, South Korea faced the already classified Portugalwith the need to succeed and wait for a score that would be favorable for them in the match between Ghanaians and Uruguayans.
The meeting between Ghana and Uruguay It started uphill for the South Americans: on the 21st the Africans had the option of going ahead through a penalty. Nevertheless, Uruguay invoked the energy of 2010 and André Ayew – as happened to Asamoah Gyan in Johannesburg twelve years ago – failed to exchange the free kick for a goal. Sergio Rochet became enormous under the sticks, stopped Ayew’s shot and woke up his team. A De Arrascaeta brace at 26 and 32 he gave a 2-0 favorable to Diego Alonso’s men for the second half. The scoreboard did not change in the last 45 minutes and, despite the victory (2-0), Uruguay consummated their elimination by losing the ‘goal average’ against the South Koreans.
In the other party of the group, Portugal took the lead through Ricardo Horta five minutes into the game. South Koreahowever, managed to equalize the score at 27 through Kim Young Gwon with the 1-1 with which the first half ended. In the second half, and despite the fact that the clock was running and the scoreboard was not moving, those led by the suspended Paulo Bento did not stop trying. His prize came in the final breaths of the match: at 90+1 Hwang Hee-chan achieved the goal of the Asian victory (2-1) and the consequent qualification to the round of 16.
This is how group H was
This is group G
With the results of H, Brazil you know what will face South Korea in the round of 16. Secondly, Portugalwho managed to keep first place despite the defeat, will face Switzerland. If they win their tie, the Portuguese would be Spain’s possible rival in the quarterfinals (if Luis Enrique’s men manage to overcome Morocco).