Their best fell to Hwang Ui-jo, who fired over the bar in the first half, before Uruguay captain Diego Godin headed a corner against the post. Hwang stood with his head in hands afterwards, while team-mates fell to their knees in disbelief, all in front of a group of South Korean fans behind the goal, who were in fine voice throughout. South Korea had controlled most of the first half but Uruguay began to dominate as the game wore on and they almost won it in the final minute of normal time when Federico Valverde's long-range effort crashed off the post. There was one last chance for Tottenham striker Son Heung-min - South Korea's star man - but he dragged his shot wide, much to the relief of the Uruguayan supporters.
World Cup: Uruguay held to goalless draw by South Korea - reactionGot a TV Licence? You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law. Find out moreLive Reporting Michael EmonsAll times stated are UKThanks and goodbyeFT: Uruguay 0-0 South KoreaUruguay held by South Korea in entertaining draw - read the reportFT: Uruguay 0-0 South KoreaEmma SandersBBC Sport at Education City StadiumCopyright: Getty ImagesNothing could separate Uruguay and South Korea in their World Cup opener in Group H despite plenty of attacking quality on show in Qatar. In front of a vibrant crowd at the Education City Stadium, the South Koreans frustrated Uruguay but did not create many clear-cut opportunities.
It was a gritty performance today. It was a frustrating afternoon for Darwin Nunez, he huffed and puffed but it just wasn't his afternoon. 'Both teams will be happy with the draw'FT: Uruguay 0-0 South KoreaClinton MorrisonFormer Republic of Ireland striker on BBC Radio 5 LiveI think that is a fair result in the end, the game just lacked quality in the final third. It was difficult for Son Heung-min who had two or three men around him. You can see when the final whistle went every player was out on their feet as they put a lot of work into it. I think both teams will be happy with the draw. Post updateFT: Uruguay 0-0 South KoreaJurgen KlinsmannFormer Germany head coach on BBC OneIt was a highly frustrating game.
The draw leaves Group H wide open, with many seeing it as a three-way battle for qualification to the knockout stages between Uruguay, South Korea and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal. Highlights: Uruguay play out goalless draw with South KoreaFT: Uruguay 0-0 South KoreaVideo contentVideo caption: World Cup 2022: Uruguay play out goalless draw with South KoreaWatch highlights as neither side are able to break the deadlock as Uruguay and South Korea play out goalless draw in the World Cup Group H opener.
They both possess different qualities. Post updateUruguay 0-0 South KoreaClinton MorrisonFormer Republic of Ireland striker on BBC Radio 5 LiveOn the shot from Valverde that hit the post... Great shot from Federico Valverde. I think he has a touch of cramp, as soon as he had that shot he was down stretching his hamstrings. The heat out there plays a big part as Valverde has covered every blade of grass. Copyright: Getty ImagesPost updateUruguay 0-0 South KoreaWe only had one minute of added time in the first half but now have an extra seven at the end of the second. Post updateUruguay 0-0 South KoreaAndy CryerBBC Sport in QatarThat was his moment. The South Korean fans rose as one as the ball fell to Son Heung-min, some 25 yards. You could sense the expectation in the stands but this time he was wayward...
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Post updateFT: Uruguay 0-0 South KoreaPablo ZabaletaEx- Man City and Argentina defender on BBC OneAt times South Korea were maybe too defensive but they kept a clean sheet and that is good for them. Brick wallFT: Uruguay 0-0 South KoreaPost updateFT: Uruguay 0-0 South KoreaJurgen KlinsmannFormer Germany head coach on BBC OneSon Heung-min tried. He had a presence but not really the type we see at Spurs. He can only get better in this tournament, especially now he's got a game under his belt. Post updateFT: Uruguay 0-0 South KoreaThis was nearly a moment of magic to win it but it was not to be for Federico Valverde and Uruguay. Video contentVideo caption: Long-range Valverde strike hits the post late on'Gritty'FT: Uruguay 0-0 South KoreaAshley WilliamsFormer Wales captain on BBC OneGoing forward in the tournament South Korea are going to have to break out of that shape and expand their play.
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South Korea don't have a shot on target and escape with a point. That's four out of 14 games in this World Cup that have been goalless so far. Copyright: Getty ImagesPost updateUruguay 0-0 South KoreaThe corner is swung in from the left but it is over the Uruguay heads and Kim Seung-gyu comfortably gathers the ball. Post updateUruguay with a 96th minute corner... Post updateUruguay 0-0 South KoreaFederico Valverde is absolutely pumped up, fist pumps and roars galore after a well-timed strong sliding challenge. Post updateUruguay 0-0 South KoreaDanny MurphyFormer England midfielder on BBC OneIt has been an intriguing game watching how these two set up.
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The last piece of decisiveness was lacking but overall it was a good game, but it doesn't really help any of them. Post updateFT: Uruguay 0-0 South KoreaAshley WilliamsFormer Wales captain on BBC OneI enjoyed the game from a centre half's perspective. The two teams set up well and they didn't have that bit of quality in the final third. The last pass just let them down. Post updateFT: Uruguay 0-0 South KoreaPien MeulensteenCommentator on BBC OneUruguay just didn't have that finishing edge. FULL-TIMEUruguay 0-0 South KoreaUruguay twice hit the woodwork - with a Diego Godin header at the end of the first half and through Federcio Valverde's 25-yard piledriver at the end of the second.
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