Uruguay denied by woodwork in 0-0 draw with South Korea

By Reuters   November 24, 2022 | 07:17 am PT
Uruguay denied by woodwork in 0-0 draw with South Korea
South Korea goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu catches the ball during a World Cup game with Uruguay in Qatar, November 24, 2022. Photo by Reuters
Uruguay defender Diego Godin and midfielder Federico Valverde both hit the woodwork as the South Americans were held to a 0-0 draw by South Korea in their opening World Cup Group H game on Thursday.

Wearing a black mask to protect a facial fracture, Son Heung-min started for the South Koreans, yet it was team mate Hwang Ui-jo who came closest to breaking the deadlock, but he scooped his shot over the bar with the goal at his mercy.

The best chance of a pulsating first half fell to Uruguay captain Godin, whose glancing header from a corner hit the foot of the left-hand post just before the break.

Valverde fired a stinging shot in the final minute of regulation time that hit the top of the post as the two sides battled to a stalemate in front of a crowd of 41,663, with group rivals Portugal set to meet Ghana later in the evening.

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