South Korea had a little over 10 thrilling minutes in which they went from being last in their group and aliminated from the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup to beating Portugal in a massive comeback and waiting for the final whistle in the Uruguay and Ghana game, hoping that the South Americans didn’t score another goal.
South Korea’s captain, Son Heung-min went on his knees and started crying after the final whistle, but this time, compared to the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, his tears were joyful instead of crying in the agony of defeat.
South Korean players and fans watched Uruguay-Ghana ending on their phones
The game in which South Korea defeated Portugal 2-1, ended around 7 minutes before than the other game in the group between Uruguay and Ghana, with the South Americans winning by 2-0 since the first half, needing just one more goal tu surpass South Korea in goal differential and claiming the spot in the Round of 16.
When the final whistle in the other match came, South Korean players and fans shared the excitement of securing their spot in the knockout stages
Edinson Cavani was furious with the VAR after Uruguay’s elimination
The Uruguayan striker, Edinson Cavani, was furious at the referees in their match against Ghana, in which they were eliminated from the World Cup, after he felt he had been fouled inside the penalty box during the final minutes of the game, an opportunity they clearly needed to score the goal that would make them advance into the Round of 16.