South Korea defeated Portugal of their ultimate group stage match of the continuing FIFA World Cup 2022 to succeed in the Spherical of 16 on Friday. The Asian facet beat Portugal 2-1 to advance to the knockout stage courtesy of targets from Kim Younger-gwon and Hwang Hee-chan. South Korea gave the impression to be heading out of the match for almost all of the sport however the last-minute purpose from Hwang Hee-chan helped the facet end second on the Group H factors desk and qualify for the final 16.

Hwang Hee-chan scored the purpose within the 91st minute following an help from captain Son Heung-min, who dribbled the complete size of the pitch to arrange the purpose.

South Korea additionally wanted the sport between Ghana and Uruguay to finish of their favour. Uruguay would have crushed Korea to advance to the Spherical of 16 had they scored yet one more purpose of their 2-0 victory in opposition to Ghana. Nonetheless, the South American facet was knocked out of the World Cup on targets scored. 

Son Heung-min sheds ‘tears of happiness’

After the winner from Hwang Hee-chan, Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min was seen shedding “tears of happiness” as he celebrated his crew’s development to the Spherical of 16. Regardless of his common efficiency all through the group stage of the continuing World Cup, Son Heung-min produced a stellar help to assist Hwang rating the match-winning purpose in opposition to Portugal.

Son led the counter-attack throughout the added time and ran virtually 70 yards earlier than completely timing his cross to Hwang, who put the ball at the back of the web to assist his crew take the lead. 

“I consider these tears are tears of happiness. We waited actually lengthy for this second and we as gamers believed altogether we may do that. There have been moments once I wasn’t in a position to do my greatest and I’m grateful for my teammates that they have been in a position to cowl me within the moments I wasn’t in a position to fulfill my duties, and I am very happy with them,” Son Heung-min stated after the match. 

South Korea will now lock horns in opposition to former champions Brazil within the Spherical of 16 on December 6. If South Korea win the match in opposition to Brazil, they’ll make it to the quarterfinals of the World Cup. 

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