South Korea 1-1 Portugal – World Cup LIVE: Kim EQUALISES in must-win clash for South Korea as Ronaldo STARTS | The Sun
2nd December 2022

PORTUGAL are taking on South Korea RIGHT NOW in their final World Cup Group H clash -and it is 1-1!

Cristiano Ronaldo is dreaming that what is expected to be his final ever World Cup will be the crowning glory for one of the greatest players ever – and he is STARTING this afternoon.

South Korea have it all to do, as even a win might not be enough if Ghana beat Uruguay.

  • Kick-off: 3pm UK time
  • TV channel: BBC One
  • Live stream: BBC iPlayer
  • South Korea XI: Seung-gyu, Moon-hwan, Young-gwonm, Kyung-won Kwon, Jin-su, In-beom Hwang, Jung, Kang-in Lee, Jae-sung Lee, Son, Cho
  • Portugal XI: Diogo Costa, Dalot, Pepe, Antonio Silva, Cancelo, Neves, Matheus Nunes, Vitinha, Joao Mario, Ricardo Horta, Ronaldo

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  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    57, South Korea swing the ball into a busy penalty area.

    It goes through a crowd of bodies and almost finds its way to Cho who would have had a tap-in!

  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    55, South Korea break with purpose.

    Cho sweeps the ball on to Son who lines up the shot but has it blocked by Silva who had positioned himself well.

    The corner bounces out to Jae-Sung who skewed his volley over the bar.

  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    51, Vitinha floats a ball into Ronaldo who looks to take it on the volley, but it's a swing and a miss as it bobbles on through to the keeper.

    The flag is then raised against him – a relief for Ronaldo who will know he should have done better with that.

  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    50, Whatever has been said to Portugal's players at half-time, they are playing significantly higher up, knocking it around with some purpose.

    South Korea are sitting back and waiting to catch them on the counter.

  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    48, Pepe rolls back the years as he casually rolls the ball through the legs of Kang-In Lee.

    He then undoes his work after taking a heavy touch and poking a pass out of play.

  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    46, Pepe clips another ball over to Ronaldo, a ball that has been on all game.

    But Ronaldo is judged to have fouled his man as he takes it down.

  • Joe Adams

    Second half – South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    We are back underway in Qatar.

  • Joe Adams

    Half-time standings

    Here's how Group H looks at the break.

    Uruguay are 2-0 up against Ghana…

    1. Portugal (7pts) +3 GD
    2. Uruguay (4pts) 0 GD
    3. Ghana (3pts) -2 GD
    4. South Korea (2pts) -1 GD
  • Joe Adams

    Half-time stats

    Portugal have had the chances, but South Korea have that all important goal.

    One more and they are level with Uruguay…

  • Joe Adams

    Half-time – South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    The whistle is blown and the players head into the break with the scores all level.

    Second place is up for grabs!

  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    45+2, Son whips in a dangerous ball but no one in red could get on the end of it.

    Mario then curls in a corner which evades everyone before South Korea hack it clear at the second time of asking.

  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    45, The board goes up for just two added minutes time.

  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    43, Vitinha sets up Dalot after some mouth-watering feet on the edge of the area.

    He squares it to Horta who spins and strikes an effort on goal, but it lacked power and Seung-Gyu can hold on to it.

    If Portugal keep playing like this, a goal shouldn't be far away.

  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    42, Portugal work possession well and Vitinha takes on the shot, dummying a shot before whipping one across the goalkeeper.

    Seung-Gyu parries and Ronaldo is first to react, sending an instinctive header wide of the target.

  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    40, Son has a go!

    The Tottenham man controls the ball brilliantly before working it on to his left and firing an effort right down the throat of Costa.

    Oh, how he'd love a goal at this tournament.

  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    37, Beautiful football by Portugal.

    Vitinha plays a cheeky one two with Ronaldo who just overhits the final pass to Horta.

    That would have been one of the goals of the tournament.

  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    34, Dalot has a shot from distance.

    The full-back makes another great run and plucks it out of the sky before curling an effort low to the keeper's right.

    Seung-Gyu gets a strong palm to it and the scores remain level.

    Credit: AFP
  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    32, Meanwhile, Uruguay have scored two quick fire goals against Ghana in the other group H fixture.

    Meaning as things stand Uruguay are heading through.

  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    30, Ronaldo is set free over the top and is one on one with the keeper.

    Seung-Gyu does brilliantly to stand tall and deny Portugal's skipper.

    The flag is then raised against ronaldo. on the replays, he was way off.

    Young gwon Kim scores for South KoreaCredit: EPA
  • Joe Adams

    GOAL! South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    26, Kim Young-Gwon levels the scores!

    The corner is missed by Portugal's defenders, deflecting off Ronaldo's back and falling for the South Korea man who had stayed alive in the six-yard box.

    He slashes the ball past Costa and sends the South Korean fans into chaos. Game on!

  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 0-1 Portugal

    26, Nunes bundles his man to the floor and South Korea have a free-kick in a good position.

    Pepe keeps his eye on it and nicks it behind for a corner.

  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 0-1 Portugal

    The ongoing drama continues between Ghana and Uruguay as Andre Ayew has missed a penalty over in the other Group H fixture.

    Meanwhile, Nunes curls a dangerous ball in towards Ronaldo but Young-Gwon sticks out a leg to deny him a tap-in.

  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 0-1 Portugal

    16, Jin-Su has the ball in the back of the net, but it won't count.

    South Korea work the corner short and Son curled in a wicked delivery. Young-Gwon got a flick, sending it to the back post where Jin-Su was arriving.

    But the flag was promptly raised against him. That will give the Asian side some hope, though.

    Credit: Reuters
  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 0-1 Portugal

    14, Portugal use the long ball again, finding Cancelo down the left who jinks one way then the other before cannoning an effort across goal.

    Seung-Gyu manages to parry the ball away from danger.

    Credit: Reuters
  • Joe Adams

    South Korea 0-1 Portugal

    11, We mustn't forget that South Korea came back from two goals down to Ghana to get to 2-2.

    This looks like a tougher task, but Paulo Bento will take some comfort from the fact his side have come back from behind already this tournament.

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