In Group H of the 2022 World Cup, Uruguay and South Korea will kick off play on November 24. Both groups of the World Cup will feature tight competition. However, the current Uruguayan team of athletes is quite promising. Despite having won the competition twice, Uruguay hasn’t gone all the way since its title-winning run in the World Cup 1950 in Brazil.
Making the semifinals in the FIFA World Cup 2002 was South Korea’s most remarkable performance at home. In their past four visits, they advanced to the elimination phase, falling to Uruguay in the contest of 16 in 2010. The other members of Group H’s opponents are Ghana and Portugal.
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Uruguay Team Overview
Ronald Araújo recently underwent surgery for an adductor injury and achieved good healing. He most likely won’t miss the first game. Uruguay has only had one opening-game victory in their previous seven world cup participation, with the other five games ending in losses or draws. They have won four of their last five World Cup matches. In this competition, they want to continue the trend.
South Korea Team Overview
South Korea competes in the FIFA World Cup for the most time of any Asian country with 11. They seek to improve their one win in their previous six world cup competitions. Before the competition, Son Heung-Min sustained a face injury that might have stopped him from participating. However, he is still a team member, which is great for South Korea.
Uruguay vs. South Korea Match
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Players to Watch
Diego Alonso and Ronald Araujo will be the men to look out for from Uruguay’s perspective. Luis Suarez and Darwin Nunez will also. Son Heung-min and Hwang Ui-jo, two strikers for South Korea, will be crucial. Kim Minjae, the center-back, will have a much to protect against Uruguay’s onslaught.
Head to Head
Uruguay and South Korea have clashed eight times in all tournaments. With one match ending in a tie, Uruguay holds a 6-1 win lead over the other teams in these meetings. Two of these meetings also took place during world cups.
Uruguay vs. South Korea Prediction
Uruguay will attempt to finish first to get past them. Portugal and Uruguay are both expected to advance from Group H. They want this game to start on the right foot. With a 4-0 victory, they will dominate the match.