However, there were few good chances to score during the match, with Uruguay’s best chances coming through Diego Godin in the 43rd minute and Federico Valverde in the 89th minute. Godin’s superb header shot towards goal but hit the left post. And Valverde’s powerful shot from long range also hit the left post.
Uruguay will now face Portugal in Group H, while South Korea will face Ghana. South Korea went on the offensive from the start of the match and the crowd went berserk every time Son went near the ball. However, he managed only one dangerous effort in the first half.
The South Korean team was much more agile in the field than Uruguay but did not look dangerous for the opposition. The team’s best chance came in the 34th minute when Hwang Ui Jo’s effort from close range went over the crossbar.
In the second half, Uruguay began to gain more control of the ball but always looked cautious and lacked the initiative despite the presence of so many experienced players. Martin Saceres was shown his first yellow card of the match in the second half.
Uruguay coach Diego Alonso sent on Edinson Cavani in place of Luis Suarez in the 64th minute. However, the match showed a lack of enthusiasm until Valverde’s last-minute effort hit the post. But according to the excellent defense of both the teams, the result was equal.