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Uruguay

2 - 1

South Korea

World Cup

14:00 +00:00, June 26, 2010

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Referee: Wolfgang Stark (GER)

  • 93'

    Read our full match report on the first game of the knock out phase here.

  • 93'

    South Korea will be disappointed with the manner of their exit, they managed to equalise, but in truth they never really threatened Uruguay.

  • 93'

    For Uruguay, once again their strikers have seen them through. Luis Suarez's oportunistic opener and stunning winner were enough today.

  • 93'

    FULL TIME Uruguay are into the Quarter-Finals!

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    South Korea have rarely threatened, they're going to deservedly lose this one.

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    Can South Korea have one final push and force extra time?

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    3 MINUTES ADDED TIME

  • 88'

    ESPN Stats & Info: If they hold onto their lead, Uruguay will advance to the quarter-finals for the first time since 1970.

  • 86'

    A golden opportunity for Lee Dong-Gook! He is in behind Uruguay, and with all the time in the world he snatches at his shot, which squirms under Muslera and is cleared. What a waste.

  • 85'

    Ki Sung-Yong off for Yeom Ki-Hun

  • 84'

    Luis Suarez off for Álvaro Fernández

  • 83'

    Cho Yong-Hyung is booked for a cynical foul.

  • 80'

    ESPN Stats & Info: Uruguay have never been in a World Cup shootout. South Korea have won their only World Cup shootout to date.

  • 79'

    GOAL Luis Suarez with a beautiful goal! The corner works its way to Suarez on the far post. He drops his shoulder and curls in a fantastic effort from the edge of the box. What a goal!

  • 79'

    The ball is cleared by South Korea, only for another corner though.

  • 78'

    Corner to Uruguay, can the re-take the lead?

  • 77'

    Lee Young-Pyo with some fancy footwork, he only succeeds in confusing himself and the ball goes out for a goal kick.

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    Lee Chung-Yong celebrates after scoring South Korea's equaliser

  • 75'

    Uruguay have come back into this game since South Korea scored. Can Lodeiro provide the spark that wins the game for Uruguay?

  • 74'

    Alvaro Pereira off for Nicolas Lodeiro

  • 73'

    The corner is cleared, but as it's lifted back in Suarez is all alone, however he can only guide his header wide.

  • 72'

    Luis Suarez springs the offside trap and is away, from near the byline he fires it towards goal, Jung Sung-Ryong tips it over for a corner.

  • 72'

    A tale of two goalkeeping errors so far. Jung Sung-Ryong will have been relieved to see his opposite number make a costly error.

  • 71'

    Do either of these teams have the courage to go for a winner? South Korea have been buoyed by their equaliser.

  • 70'

    What a chance for Lee Chung-Yong! Excellent play from Park Ji-Sung, darting through the defence before playing an perfectly weighted ball to Lee, he's through on goal and fires straight at Muslera. What a waste.

  • 70'

    ESPN Stats & Info: Had Uruguay held on for another 25 minutes, they would have joined Brazil (1986) and Italy (1990) as the only teams since 1986 to advance to the quarter-finals without conceding a goal.

  • 69'

    Cha Du-Ri is the second player to be booked.

  • 67'

    GOAL Lee Chung-Yong levels for South Korea! A free kick is hoofed into the box, Muslera is caught in no-mans land and as the ball is headed across goal Lee Chung-Yong nods home!

  • 65'

    Uruguay are protecting their lead, and look like they will right until the final whistle. What have South Korea got left?

  • 63'

    It's like pinball for a moment in the Uruguay penalty area. Eventually Lugano punts clear.

  • 62'

    The game has gone very flat. At the moment South Korea don't look like scoring.

  • 60'

    Lee Dong-Gook on for Kim Jae-Sung

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    Park Ji-Sung gets a decent header on goal from Cha Du-Ri's cross. Muslera makes a good-looking save for the cameras.

  • 56'

    South Korea continue to play the ball long into the box. They need to play it into Park Chu-Young's feet, he looks dangerous in possession.

  • 54'

    More solid defending from Uruguay. Park Ji-Sung tries to get through on goal, he cuts it across to Park Chu-Young, who's effort is blocked by Pereira.

  • 53'

    Uruguay head clear the latest corner and South Korea start again.

  • 52'

    The ball is over hit, Muslera scrambles backwards and tips the ball wide for a corner.

  • 52'

    A set piece for South Korea. A chance for a good delivery...

  • 51'

    A glorious chance for Park Chu-Young! A long ball into the box is only partially cleard by Lugano. The ball falls for the South Korea number 10 on the half volley, but he lashes over with the goal at his mercy.

  • 50'

    The corner is easily headed clear.

  • 49'

    A positive run forward from Lee Young-Pyo, his burst down the left and low cross almost arrives with Park Chu-Young, it's cleared for a corner.

  • 48'

    Sloppy play from South Korea. A lose pass lands at the feet of Luis Suarez, with Cavani and Forlan in support, he goes for goal but his effort is a poor one.

  • 47'

    South Korea need to show more invention to start troubling this very solid Uruguay defence.

  • 46'

    South Korea trying and get forward down the left, again it's comfortably dealt with by Uruguay.

  • 45'

    KICK OFF Uruguay start the second half.

  • 45'

    Mauricio Victorino is on for Diego Godin

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    ESPN Stats & Info: The goal was Uruguay's first ever in the round of 16 at the World Cup after failing to score in 1990 against Italy and 1986 against Argentina. It was also was Uruguay's first goal in any knockout round game since losing in the 1970 semi-finals to Brazil (3-1).

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    South Korea went behind against Italy in the last 16 at the 2002 tournament. They went on to win that game with a golden goal. The man who scored that goal? Ahn Jung-Hwan. He is on the bench this afternoon, could he roll back the years and save his country again?

  • 45'

    How costly will Jung Sung-Ryong's error be? His mistake is the difference between the two teams at the moment.

  • 45'

    HALF TIME Luis Suarez's goal is 45 minutes from taking Uruguay into the Quarter-Finals.

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    ONE MINUTE ADDED TIME

  • 44'

    Free kick in a promising position for Park Chu-Young. Disappointing as it hits the wall, the ball falls to Cha Du-Ri, who fires off another speculative effort, which once again flies over.

  • 43'

    Maxi Pereira, with excellent technique, evades the defender a fires a wicked shot towards goal. It seemed to strike and arm but nothing given.

  • 42'

    Fucile is looking good at left-back for Uruguay, blocking a cross from Cha Du-Ri.

  • 40'

    Cha Du-Ri with an adventurous attempt from 30 yards. Bringing the ball forward, the right-back thinks, why not? His shot is dipping, not enough though and it goes for a goal kick.

  • 39'

    Free kick, Alvaro Pereira fouls Kim Jae-Sung.

  • 38'

    ESPN Stats & Info: South Korea have never beaten a South American opponent at the World Cup finals. They have lost three and drawn one of these four encounters, netting just two goals.

  • 38'

    Kim Jung-Woo is booked for a high challenge.

  • 37'

    Park Chu-Young outmuscles Godin, he whips a low cross into the box that evades everyone and is gathered by Muslera.

  • 35'

    South Korea are seeing plenty of the ball at the moment, with Uruguay content to wait for their opportunity to counter attack. Cha Du-Ri gets in behind Fucile, but the through ball is over hit.

  • 33'

    Lee Chung-Yong has come over to the South Korea left now after getting nothing out of Fucile. Will he have more luck against Maximiliano Pereira?

  • 32'

    South Korea seem to have come to life in the last few minutes. This is more like the high energy football we are used to seeing from them.

  • 31'

    Park Chu-Young with another fantastic long-range effort. He cuts inside from the right, lets fly and his shot is only narrowly wide.

  • 29'

    Park Ji-Sung makes a lung-busting run down the left after poor play from Alvaro Pereira. His low cross into the box is behind his team-mates and cleared from danger.

  • 28'

    South Korea are looking to use Lee Chung-Yong down the right as often as possible. Fucile has got the better of him so far though.

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    Luis Suarez fires home the opening goal

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    Suarez is racing clear after Forlan catches Lee Jung-Soo in possession. Luckily for South Korea the flag is raised for offside.

  • 25'

    Uruguay are looking settled at the moment. They're having an impressive tournament so far.

  • 23'

    Fantastic one-two between Forlan and Suarez. Forlan tries to break, but he doesn't have the pace. In the end, Maxi Pereira's shot is saved by Jung Sung-Ryong.

  • 22'

    Lovely footwork from Park Chu-Young on the edge of the box. He is tackled before he can fire off a shot and Uruguay break...

  • 21'

    The game has settled down after a frantic opening. Suarez's goal seems to have taken the sting out of South Korea.

  • 20'

    Forlan is once again playing in a withdrawn role for Uruguay. He's dictating this game, and almost all of Uruguay's attacks go through him.

  • 18'

    Uruguay have looked comfortable since taking the lead. Apart from Park Chu-Young's attempt, South Korea haven't threatened.

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    Luis Suarez celebrates after giving Uruguay the lead

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    The ball in is a decent one, but it's headed clear and results in a Uruguay throw.

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    First free kick for Uruguay, Fucile blocked off by Kim Jae-Sung. Forlan has placed the ball...

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    ESPN Stats & Info: Suarez has now scored 54 goals in 61 appearances for club and country this season.

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    ESPN Stats & Info: South Korea last won at the World Cup when allowing the first goal not too long ago, against Togo in the 2006 group stage and, before that, in 2002 against Italy in the second round.

  • 12'

    Arevalo Rios with a speculative half volley from the edge of the box, he can't keep it down and it's a goal kick to South Korea.

  • 11'

    Muslera connects with a good punch and the danger passes.

  • 10'

    Corner to South Korea, a chance for an equaliser...

  • 9'

    The game has started at quite a pace! Can South Korea hit back quickly?

  • 7'

    GOAL Luis Suarez scores! Forlan pulls wide on the right hand side, somehow his cross makes it all the way across goal to Suarez who taps in! Poor goalkeeping from Jung Sung-Ryong.

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    ESPN Stats & Info: More than 50% of South Korea's World Cup goals have come after set-pieces.

  • 5'

    Forlan hits a volley from the edge of the box after more chaotic defending from South Korea. His shot rolling into the arms of Jung Sung-Ryong.

  • 4'

    Park Chu-Young hits the post! An excellent free kick strikes the upright! So close for South Korea.

  • 3'

    An early free for South Korea, Pereira bringing down Park Ji-Sung.

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    A lot of empty seats at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Very disappointing.

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    Panic in the South Korea defence from the start! Luis Suarez flicks on a header that almost reaches Forlan. Park Ji-Sung then bursts up field but fails to play in Park Chu-Young. A lively opening!

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    KICK OFF South Korea start the knockout stage!

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    The teams are out in Port Elizabeth, it's nearly time to get the second round started.

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    These two teams are respresenting two continents that will be very happy with how the World Cup is going so far. Every South American team has progressed from the group stage, while this is the first World Cup outside of Asia where two of its countries have made it to the last 16.

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    ESPN Stats & Info: South Korea and Japan are the first Asian teams to reach the knockout stage of the World Cup twice.

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    With the winners of this tie facing USA or Ghana, their is a real chance for Uruguay or South Korea to make the Semi-Finals. Who will advance in this one?

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    ESPN Stats & Info: Uruguay are unbeaten against South Korea, winning four and drawing one of their five meetings, including a World Cup group stage victory in 1990 (1-0).

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    South Korea will be relying on the energetic trio of Park Ji-Sung, Lee Chung-Yong and Park Chu-Young to spearhead their attack. Fans of the Premier League will be familiar with the talents of Park Ji-Sung and Lee Chung-Yong, and Monaco's Park Chu-Young has looked dangerous at times in this tournament.

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    Once again Oscar Tabarez will be looking to the prolific pair of Luis Suarez and Diego Forlan to give his team a cutting edge. After a slow start against France, the two strikers have hit form and are looking dangerous.

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    Uruguay make one change to the team that beat Mexico, bringing Diego Godin back into their defence. For South Korea, Kim Jae-Sung replaces Yeom Ki-Hun.

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    As quickly as the group stage was over, the second round begins. Looking at the way the draw is set, Uruguay and South Korea will both be looking towards the Semi-Finals.

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    Join us at 14.00 GMT to see which of the two sides will be the first to claim a place in the last eight of the World Cup.

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