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World Cup: Hwang’s Late Goal Sends South Korea Through

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A late goal by substitute Hee-Chan Hwang was enough to send South Korea to the knockout stages of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, after coming from behind to beat Portugal 2-1, at the Education City Stadium in Doha, Qatar.

Portugal, who had already qualified for the last 16 and needed only a draw to secure top spot in Group H, opened the scoring in the 5th minute winger Ricardo Horta. In the 27th minute, Young-Gwon Kim managed to pull a goal back for South Korea as he pounced on a loose ball during a goalmouth scramble to tap the ball home.

South Korea defender Kim Young-gwon (19) scores goal against Portugal.

Late in the second half as both sides looked for a goal, South Korea struck in stoppage time to give the South Korea the lead.

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A pass from Heung-Min Son found substitute Hwang, who slotted the ball past goalkeeper Diogo Costa to send the fans at the Education City stadium into a frenzy.

South Korea players celebrate 2-1 victory against Portugal.

At this point Uruguay were beating Ghana 2-0, meaning South Korea were in the driver’s seat to secure qualification as they were leading on goals scored at the 2022 World Cp Group H.

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Portugal top the group on six points while South Korea join them having finished second in Group H. Uruguay are eliminated despite their victory over Ghana.

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