JUSTICE? Whatever your footballing persuasion, you have got to feel for South Korea. Hard working, energetic and always willing, they were the antithesis to Uruguay today but unfortunately, perhaps, not the antidote. Uruguay had one thing going for them and that was Luis Suarez who hit one clinical and one sublime finish to take his side into the quarter finals. If Korea had a striker of his pedigree they surely would have sealed this game in a second half that saw them create half a dozen really good chances... So farewell to Korea - we will miss your honesty and willingness to attack. And come on Uruguay... if you are going to get past the next game then you must show more. Uruguay s(t)eal it 2-1.
ALL OVER Uruguay are through as the final whistle rings out
ONE LAST CHANCE? Korea gain possession with 90secs remaining - can they create one last chance?
THREE MINUTES The board goes up to show three minutes of added time as the rain lashes down in the East Cape
THAT WAS THE CHANCE Dong-Gook Lee is picked out with a superb pass and he bisects the central defenders to find himself with the ball at his feet and only the keeper to beat and he makes an absolute hash of it, with a really poor effort that the keeper parries. That was their chance...
TIME IS RUNNING OUT Ki Hoon Yeom is brought on for Sung-Yeung Ki as Korea make a last push to take this goal into extra-time. It's no less than they deserve...
URUGUAY CHANGE Luis Suarez - now joint top scorer in the competition - makes way for Alvaro Fernández.
AGAINST THE RUN OF PLAY You've got to say that Uruguay's goal was against the run of play... South Korea have been the better and more entertaining side in this second half.
GOOOAALLLL!!!!! Wow, straight out of nowhere... A corner comes across from the right and falls for Suarez, who cuts inside and hits an absolute screamer that curls in at the far post. One of the best goals of the competition so far.
GOOD GAME The heat has been turned up here and this is turning into a really good game of football. Uruguay seem to have been snapped out of their lethargy - about time too.
BIG CHANCE Suarez is again ignored by the Korea defence as he latches onto an up and under 5-metres out with no defender near him - but he snatches at the header and puts it over the bar. Poor.
KOREA IN THE ASCENDANCY Korea have Uruguay pegged back here and surely now the South Americans have got to try and turn up as an attacking presence now. We have seen nothing of Forlan in this game so far.
WHAT A CHANCE... Chung-Yong Lee had the chance to put Korea ahead, a superb ball from the right playing him in - but his shot was tame and straight at the keeper.
GOOOAALLLL!!!!! Uruguay's lack of ambition has been cruelly exposed as they concede thanks to.... a defensive howler. Muslera came waltzing out of his goal for absolutely no reason with the ball up in the air and the scrappy build up lands for Chung-Yong Lee to head home. Well deserved.
KEEP KNOCKING It's worth noting as Korea continue to knock on the door, that of the five goals they have scored, three have come from free-kicks and two from defensive mistakes....
UNAMBITIOUS It's hard to fathom quite why Uruguay are being quite so unambitious... Korea are putting them under pressure and one of the best ways of relieving it would surely be a little pressure of their own.
KOREAN CHANGE Dong-Gook Lee enters the fray for Jae Sung Kim
COMFORTABLE SAVE Néstor Muslera in the Uruguay goal tried to make it look as spectacular as he could but it was a comfortable save from Ji-Sung Park's header. Korea are getting closer...
MUCH BETTER Korea have definitely come out all guns blazing and, again, they get a chance to have a pop at goal - Ji-Sung Park cutting in from the left and centring only for Chu Young Park's shot to be well blocked. A much better game so far as Korea look to go for it.
WHAT A CHANCE... Korea have a bit of spark about them in this second half so far and they create another chance, but with the stage set, Chu Young Park could only blast well over from 10-metres. Superb chance wasted.
MUCH BETTER Korea get the ball out wide and a half chance is created, Young-Pyo Lee cutting in from the left and crossing the ball. It took a deflection and Chu Young Park left it, cleverly but Jae Sung Kim couldn't connect right in front of goal and the ball went out for a corner.
EASY CLAIM Suarez forces an error but rather than try and work the ball, hits a fairly tame effort straight into the arms of the Korean keeper.
WIDTH THE KEY One of the things Korea singularly failed to do in the first half was stretch the game by getting the ball out wide. Ji-Sung Park has barely had a kick of the ball and Korea must redress that if they are to get back into this game.
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY Korea kick off this second half
NOT A THRILLER Uruguay lead thanks to a howler from the South Korean defence and those of us who thought an early goal could make this game into a thriller were wrong. Very wrong. Uruguay are a good defensive unit and all the goal seemed to do was stunt their ambition and put the onus on Korea to create something. One talking point towards the end of the 45 was a handball in the box from Sung-Yeung Ki. It appeared to be unwitting but his harm was raised and we have all seen them given. 1-0 at the break and you sense the only way we are going get an end-to-end thriller is if Korea can make a break through and force Uruguay to commit men forward and try and score.
HALF TIME The first half ends, Uruguay one up against South Korea
INTO THEIR SHELL Uruguay have descended into their shell, content to keep Korea at bay. It might be a winning tactic ultimately but is making this game a strain to enjoy.
OVER Doo-Ri Cha tries one from distance and the ball dips viciously but not enough and it flies just over. As we have seen already - with this jabulani ball, taking pot shots from outside the box is a decent tactic... and at least it gives the crowd something to cheer about.
FIRST BOOKING Jung Woo Kim becomes the first player to go into the referee's notebook for a tackle with his studs showing. It didn't look malicious, just executed poorly.
DECISIONS Korea are making poor decisions in key areas and it is costing them. Uruguay have been very quiet and Korea are failing to capitalise.
GOOD EFFORT Chu Young Park looks the most likely to create something and the number 10 cuts inside and lets fly, the ball sailing narrowly wide. That's what Korea need here - to take on players and get in and amongst Uruguay.
NOT THRILLING Both sides are seemingly unwilling to take any risks here - Uruguay don't really need to now - and the game has descended into a fairly unexciting spectacle of possession football with little or no penetration - or attempt at penetration.
STAT ATTACK As mentioned, if Korea are going to get back in this game, they will need to do what no team has managed so far in this tournament and put the ball past Néstor Fernando Muslera in the Uruguay goal. It is also worth mentioning that Korea do not have a good record against South American sides in this competition having never beaten one - the closest they got was a goalless draw with Bolivia in 1994.
KEEPING IT TIGHT Korea are finding it difficult to work their way forward and Uruguay are so comfortable in possession, every time they lose the ball they are out of the game for long periods. They need to try something different here.
PROBING Both sides are picking at the other without really going for it - surprising from Uruguay's perspective as you would think they would be looking to test this defensive unit as soon as they can - see if they can force another error.
BETTER Diego Forlan swings in a free-kick from just past the halfway line on the Korea right but the ball is headed away. They still look a little rattled but at least they have got their first piece of defending out of the way.
GOOD FOOTBALL Uruguay are stroking the ball round comfortably. It might take Korea a little while to recover from that goal - but recover they must. Uruguay's next attack should be interesting.
HOWLER Heaven only knows what the defenders were doing ignoring one of the deadliest strikers in World football - but their error was compounded by keeper Sung-Ryong Jung who inexplicably came rushing out to leave Suarez an open goal. Still, it should set up an exciting game...
GOOAAAALLLL!!!! What a shocker from the Korea defence... Forlan swings a harmless looking ball across the goal and the defence are caught fast asleep, Suarez on hand to slam the ball home from a tight angle. 1-0 to Uruguay
GOOD START South Korea have made a bright start here and this game - while not the most glamorous tie - is off to a really good start.
OFF THE POST! Superb free-kick from Chu Young Park - the keeper is well beaten and knows it but watches the ball deflect off his left-hand upright. Very unlucky.
CLEAN SHEETS Uruguay are the only side in this competition yet to concede a goal and they will be hoping to maintain that here today as they face an early Korea set-piece
AND WE'RE OFF Uruguay get this game underway
THE ANTHEMS The anthems are concluded and soon we will embark on the last-16 of this 2010 World Cup. Some of the games so far have been a little turgid to say the least so here's hoping for a cracking opener to knock-out football
SOUTH KOREA TEAM 18-Jung Sung-ryong; 22-Cha Du-ri, 12-Lee Young-pyo, 4-Cho Yong-hyung, 14-Lee Jung-soo, 8-Kim Jung-woo, 16-Ki Sung-yong, 13-Kim Jae-sung, 7-Park Ji-sung, 17-Lee Chung-yong, 10-Park Chu-young
EARLY TEAM NEWS Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez is likely to name the same line-up that beat Mexico 1-0 in their final Group A game. South Korea coach Huh Jung-moo may be tempted to make changes in defence in an efort to combat Uruguay's impressive attack led brilliantly in the group matches by Atletico Madrid's Diego Forlan.
PREVIEW Uruguay and South Korea get the knockout stage of the 2010 World Cup underway when they face each other at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. The 63-year-old Oscar Tabarez was Uruguay coach when the South American beat South Korea 1-0 in a group match at Italia '90 and now in his second spell in charge will have high hopes of leading his country to their their best World Cup finish in decades. With the in-form Diego Forlan and other attacking stars such as Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez to call upon, the Uruguayans will be looking to reach the last eight for the first time since 1970. South Korea will turn to skipper Park Ji-Sung for inspiration. The Manchester United star is his country's best player and much will depend on the outcome of his midfield battle with Uruguay's Diego Perez.
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