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Saturday, 26th June 2010
Suarez Double Sinks South Korea

Second Round Match

Uruguay vs South Korea
in Port Elizabeth

The South Koreans are a busy, fit side. Uruguay looked to calm them down and hope to catch them out at the back.

As was expected, South Korea charged forward at the start and exposed themselves at the back; Diego Forlan crossing low for Luis Suarez at the far post to knock the ball in, after Jung Sung-Ryong tried to dive to cut out the cross and didn't reach it.

Once in the lead, Uruguay were content to sit deeper and let South Korea come at them.

South Korea went in at the break thinking what might have been had Park Chu-Young's free-kick not hit the post in the fourth minute.

Park Chu-Young's free-kick just before half-time hit the wall, and Cha Du-Ri fired the rebound high.

Half-time: 1:0

South Korea came out in the second-half with Lee Young-Pyo getting more forward on the left; his low cross turned out for a corner.

South Korea continued to put the pressure on Uruguay, Park Ji-Sung's header quite comfortable for Fernando Muslera though.

Eventually the continued pressure paid off as a free-kick from the left was headed up in the air. As Muslera left his line, Lee Chung-Yong beat Edinson Cavani to the header and equalised for South Korea.

Lee Chung-Yong almost added a second a couple of minutes later.

Ten minutes from time, an Uruguayan corner was poorly dealt with by the South Korean defenders; giving Luis Suarez the chance to curl the ball in off the post from the outside left side of the penalty area.

Final Score:
Uruguay 2 South Korea 1

Goalscorers Goalscorers:
1:0 Luis Suarez (9 mins)
1:1 Lee Chung-Yong (68 mins)
2:1 Luis Suarez (80 mins)

Man of The Match:
Luis Suarez - His double whammy knocks out the South Koreans.

Teams

Travel to Uruguay Uruguay:
1 Fernando Muslera; 4 Jorge Fucile, 3 Diego Godin, 2 Diego Lugano, 16 Maxi Pereira; 11 Alvaro Pereira, 17 Egidio Arevalo, 15 Diego Perez, 7 Edinson Cavani; 9 Luis Suarez, 10 Diego Forlan.

Travel to South Korea South Korea:
18 Jung Sung-Ryong; 12 Lee Young-Pyo, 14 Lee Jung-Soo, 4 Cho Yong-Hyung, 22 Cha Du-Ri; 13 Kim Jae-Sung, 16 Ki Sung-Yueng, 8 Kim Jung-Woo, 17 Lee Chung-Yong; 10 Park Chu-Young, 7 Park Ji-Sung.

Referee:
Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

Substitutions Substitutions:
46 Mins (Uruguay) - 6 Mauricio Victorino on for 3 Diego Godin
60 Mins (South Korea) - 20 Lee Dong-Gook on for 13 Kim Jae-Sung
75 Mins (Uruguay) - 14 Nicolas Lodeiro on for 11 Alvaro Pereira
84 Mins (Uruguay) - 20 Alvaro Fernandez on for 9 Luis Suarez
85 Mins (South Korea) - 19 Yeom Ki-Hun on for 16 Ki Sung-Yueng

Yellow Cards 3 Yellow Cards:
38 Mins - Kim Jung-Woo (South Korea)
69 Mins - Cha Du-Ri (South Korea)
83 Mins - Cho Yong-Hyung (South Korea)

Red Cards 0 Red Cards.

Previous Encounters:
Uruguay and South Korea met at the group stage of Italy 1990, in Udine; Uruguay winning the game (1:0).

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Second Round

Game 1
Uruguay vs South Korea
Port Elizabeth

Game 2
Argentina vs Mexico
Jo'burg Soccer City

Game 3
USA vs Ghana
Rustenburg

Game 4
Germany vs England
Bloemfontein

Game 5
Holland vs Slovakia
Durban

Game 6
Paraguay vs Japan
Pretoria

Game 7
Brazil vs Chile
Jo'burg Ellis Park

Game 8
Spain vs Portugal
Cape Town

Quarter-finals

Game A
Uruguay vs Ghana
Jo'burg Soccer City

Game B
Argentina vs Germany
Cape Town

Game C
Holland vs Brazil
Port Elizabeth

Game D
Paraguay vs Spain
Jo'burg Ellis Park

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Semi Final 1
Uruguay vs Holland
Cape Town

Semi Final 2
Germany vs Spain
Durban

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Saturday, 9th July
Uruguay vs Germany
Port Elizabeth

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