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  • Date:26 Jun 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
  • Attendance:30,597
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89:36

Nicolas Lodeiro fouled by Du-Ri Cha, the ref awards a free kick. Diego Forlan restarts play with the free kick.

88:51

Foul by Dong-Gook Lee on Diego Lugano, free kick awarded. Nestor Fernando Muslera takes the free kick.

88:31

The ball is swung over by Du-Ri Cha, Mauricio Victorino manages to make a clearance.

86:43

Dong-Gook Lee takes a shot. Nestor Fernando Muslera makes a save. Chu-Young Park takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

84:20

Ki-Hun Yeom comes on in place of Sung-Yong Ki.

82:41

Yong-Hyung Cho challenges Diego Perez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Yong-Hyung Cho booked. Alvaro Fernandez replaces Luis Suarez. Diego Forlan has an effort direct from the free kick.

79:49

Luis Suarez scores a brilliant goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Uruguay 2-1 South Korea.Nicolas Lodeiro provided the assist for the goal.

78:41

Diego Forlan takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Chu-Young Park makes a clearance. Corner taken by Diego Forlan from the right by-line.

74:56

Diego Perez takes a shot. Blocked by Jung-Woo Kim.

74:26

Diego Forlan takes a shot from 20 yards. Comfortable save by Sung-Ryong Jung.

73:47

Alvaro Pereira goes off and Nicolas Lodeiro comes on.

73:23

Victorio Maxi Pereira crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Luis Suarez misses to the left of the goal.

72:29

Luis Suarez has a drilled shot. Sung-Ryong Jung makes a save. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Diego Forlan from the right by-line, clearance made by Yong-Hyung Cho.

71:08

The ball is swung over by Chu-Young Park.

70:08

Chung-Yong Lee takes a shot. Comfortable save by Nestor Fernando Muslera.

68:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Du-Ri Cha on Alvaro Pereira. Du-Ri Cha receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Diego Forlan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save by Sung-Ryong Jung.

66:44

Unfair challenge on Ji-Sung Park by Diego Lugano results in a free kick. Centre by Sung-Yong Ki, Chung-Yong Lee finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Uruguay 1-1 South Korea.

65:29

Dong-Gook Lee challenges Mauricio Victorino unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nestor Fernando Muslera takes the direct free kick.

63:38

Foul by Chu-Young Park on Diego Perez, free kick awarded. Victorio Maxi Pereira takes the free kick.

63:19

Young-Pyo Lee produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Diego Lugano gets a block in.

59:57

Jae-Sung Kim goes off and Dong-Gook Lee comes on.

58:28

Ji-Sung Park sends in a cross.

57:55

The ball is delivered by Du-Ri Cha, Ji-Sung Park takes a shot. Save by Nestor Fernando Muslera.

55:16

Diego Perez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chung-Yong Lee. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Chu-Young Park.

54:41

Chu-Young Park takes a shot. Jorge Fucile gets a block in.

52:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sung-Yong Ki by Diego Perez. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki, save by Nestor Fernando Muslera. Sung-Yong Ki takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Luis Suarez manages to make a clearance.

50:49

Chu-Young Park produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

49:41

Inswinging corner taken by Sung-Yong Ki, clearance made by Diego Lugano.

48:02

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Sung-Ryong Jung.

45:01

Mauricio Victorino on for Diego Godin.

43:19

Victorio Maxi Pereira takes a shot. Blocked by Sung-Yong Ki. Unfair challenge on Ji-Sung Park by Diego Godin results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Chu-Young Park from the free kick. Right-footed shot by Du-Ri Cha went harmlessly over the bar.

40:52

Du-Ri Cha takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

39:18

Alvaro Pereira challenges Jae-Sung Kim unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sung-Yong Ki takes the free kick.

37:28

Jung-Woo Kim concedes a free kick for a foul on Edinson Cavani. Jung-Woo Kim receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Diego Perez restarts play with the free kick. The ball is sent over by Diego Forlan, Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save made by Sung-Ryong Jung.

37:10

Chu-Young Park crosses the ball, save made by Nestor Fernando Muslera.

34:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Diego Godin by Jae-Sung Kim. Nestor Fernando Muslera takes the free kick.

32:42

Edinson Cavani gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jung-Woo Kim. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki.

31:05

Long range shot from Chu-Young Park misses to the left of the goal.

30:09

Effort on goal by Jung-Woo Kim from long range goes over the crossbar.

29:50

The ball is delivered by Ji-Sung Park, Diego Perez manages to make a clearance.

28:51

Chung-Yong Lee crosses the ball.

26:44

Luis Suarez is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jung-Soo Lee.

26:04

Du-Ri Cha sends in a cross, blocked by Jorge Fucile.

25:36

Jae-Sung Kim fouled by Diego Perez, the ref awards a free kick. Jung-Soo Lee restarts play with the free kick.

24:41

Unfair challenge on Diego Godin by Sung-Yong Ki results in a free kick. Nestor Fernando Muslera restarts play with the free kick.

23:31

Shot from 20 yards by Victorio Maxi Pereira. Jung-Soo Lee gets a block in.

19:08

The ball is swung over by Ji-Sung Park, Victorio Maxi Pereira gets a block in.

18:29

Jorge Fucile produces a cross.

15:45

Jorge Fucile produces a cross, save made by Sung-Ryong Jung. Diego Perez challenges Young-Pyo Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Young-Pyo Lee takes the direct free kick.

14:26

Foul by Jae-Sung Kim on Jorge Fucile, free kick awarded. Diego Forlan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Jung-Woo Kim makes a clearance.

12:16

Egidio Arevalo Rios takes a long range shot clearing the bar.

11:15

Corner taken by Sung-Yong Ki from the right by-line, Diego Godin manages to make a clearance.

9:27

Yong-Hyung Cho challenges Alvaro Pereira unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jorge Fucile takes the free kick.

7:36

Diego Forlan sends in a cross, Goal scored by Luis Suarez from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Uruguay 1-0 South Korea.Diego Forlan provided the assist for the goal.

6:51

Foul by Diego Perez on Ji-Sung Park, free kick awarded. Jung-Soo Lee takes the free kick.

6:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victorio Maxi Pereira by Ji-Sung Park. Egidio Arevalo Rios restarts play with the free kick.

5:49

Shot by Diego Forlan. Comfortable save by Sung-Ryong Jung.

3:16

Foul by Victorio Maxi Pereira on Ji-Sung Park, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Chu-Young Park.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The game restarts for the second half.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Tabarez ready to emulate childhood heroes Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez will send his side into World Cup battle with South Korea dreaming of emulating the heroes of his childhood. Tabarez was just three years old when Uruguay won the World Cup in 1950, the second and most recent occasion they lifted the trophy, and he remembers the reverence with which the men who achieved that feat were treated - and indeed, still are - in his native country. Sixty years on from that triumph in Brazil, the South Americans will attempt to book a place in the quarter-finals of the same tournament in South Africa, although their manager knows they have a rich history to live up to. Tabarez said: "It's very difficult to draw parallels between generations of footballers bearing in mind that today's world is very different to the world of the 1950s. "For Uruguayans and for myself, to talk about that team is to talk about people who are right up there in heaven. We hold them in extraordinary esteem. "I don't know what would happen if we were to achieve what that team did in 1950. "I was three years old when they won the World Cup in 1950 and throughout my childhood, I heard talk about those champions. "We still think that is out of our reach, but we have our hopes and our dreams. "We are going to continue to try doing our best and let history be." Tabarez has confirmed he will make only one change to the team which started against Mexico with Mauricio Victorino replacing Diego Godin at the back. Korea counterpart Huh Jung-moo, with tongue firmly in cheek, suggested his side, which conceded six goals in its three group games, would simply have to score twice for every one it conceded against Uruguay. Tabarez's response was uncompromising. He said: "I am not saying it is not possible, what I will say is we are going to try to show the Korean coach that he is wrong, but not by words, by actions." South Korea skipper Park Ji-sung is challenging his team-mates to write themselves into the history books by reaching the semi-finals. The Koreans, who did just that in their own country eight years ago, have reached the last 16 on foreign soil for the first time in South Africa, and face a tough task if they are to progress any further. However, Manchester United midfielder Park is convinced they can get past the South Americans and make a real fist of emulating the feat their compatriots achieved back in 2002. "We ourselves don't have a clear conviction of how far we can go," he said. "But in 2002, we made it to the semi-finals and I don't think that was just because it was on home ground. "We will do our best to prove that was not the case." Park, 29, made his name on the international stage eight years ago as the co-hosts, riding a wave of patriotic fervour, very nearly went all the way under Dutch coach Guus Hiddink before losing 1-0 to Germany in the semi-finals. They failed to make it past the group stage at the 2006 finals in Germany, but they have gone one better this time around and are determined to embark upon another big adventure. Some commentators believe the current team may be even stronger than the one which took such spectacular advantage of the comforts of home, although Park, who revealed he has received good luck messages from club boss Sir Alex Ferguson and his United team-mates, insists that can only be assessed once their tournament comes to an end. He said: "I can't compare this team to the 2002 team. That was the best team in our history. "But this 2010 team is improving and we have got through the first round of games. "Shortly, at the end of the World Cup, we are going to compare the previous team with this one and hopefully then we can say we are better."

Formation:4312Manager: Oscar Tabarez

Uruguay

Formation: 4231Manager: Jung-moo Huh

South Korea

  • Nestor Fernando Muslera
  • Victorio Maxi Pereira
  • Diego Lugano
  • Diego Godin
  • Jorge Fucile
  • Egidio Arevalo Rios
  • Diego Perez
  • Alvaro Pereira
  • Diego Forlan
  • Edinson Cavani
  • Luis Suarez
  • SUBS
  • Juan Castillo
  • Walter Gargano
  • Mauricio Victorino
  • Sebastian Eguren
  • Sebastian Abreu
  • Nicolas Lodeiro
  • Nacho Gonzalez
  • Andres Scotti
  • Alvaro Fernandez
  • Sebastian Fernandez
  • Martin Caceres
  • Martin Silva

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Match Report

Suarez sinks South Korea Luis Suarez's double booked Uruguay's place in the World Cup quarter-finals as South Korea's adventure came to a heartbreaking end with a 2-1 defeat in Port Elizabeth. The Asian side looked to have turned the game around when Bolton midfielder Lee Chung-yong cancelled out Suarez's early strike with 68 minutes gone. But amid a wintry downpour at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, the Ajax striker curled home a brilliant winner 10 minutes from time to confirm Oscar Tabarez's side as the first team to reach the last eight. Uruguay were the better side before the break and deserved their half-time lead, but they had to survive a major fightback as Korea refused to give up on their dream, and Uruguay keeper Fernando Muslera had to make a vital late save from substitute Lee Dong-gook to ensure the tie did not go to extra-time. Tight games are often decided by fine margins, and that point will not have been lost on either coach within eight minutes of kick-off. Had Park Cho-young's fifth-minute free-kick come off the inside, rather than the outside of the post with Muslera helpless, the ball might have ended up in the back of the net and Korea would have been in front. But it did not, and three minutes later with South Korea keeper Jung Sung-ryong fatally reconsidering his decision to come for Diego Forlan's teasing low cross when it was too late to do so, Suarez expertly steered the ball into the gaping net from a tight angle to double the dose for the Asian side. In a half of few clear-cut chances, neither Muslera nor Jung had another save of any real note to make, although the Uruguay man was grateful to see two speculative late efforts from full-back Cha du-ri sail just over his crossbar. South Korea, as their coach Huh Jung-moo had promised, played their usual attacking game, and Park Chu-young, as he has been throughout the competition to date, and skipper Park Ji-sung caused problems. However, Uruguay, with Forlan prompting from just behind the front two, had just that little bit more guile going forward and were streetwise enough at the back - they went in at the break still to concede a goal in South Africa - to ensure they largely held sway. South Korea returned knowing their World Cup was drawing to a close unless they could find a way back into the game, and they resumed with some intent. Kim Jae-sung only just failed to connect with full-back Lee Young-pyo's cross after it had been dummied by Park Chu-young, and the striker himself blasted over with 51 minutes gone when he might have done better. The equaliser came with 68 minutes gone after substitute Mauricio Victorino could only half-clear a free-kick and Lee Chung-yong headed home the loose ball with Muslera and defender Diego Lugano flat-footed. Uruguay's response was swift and Jung had to turn away Suarez's 73rd-minute shot, and it was he who won the game with 10 minutes remaining when, after a Forlan corner had been headed out, he picked up possession on the left and curled home a superb shot off the inside of the upright. end

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