DOHA: South Korea and Uruguay shared factors in Group H after they ended on a goalless draw – fourth thus far on this FIFA World Cup – in an evenly contested recreation, right here at Education City Stadium on Thursday.
Uruguay captain Diego Godin and Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde got here closest to scoring a breakthrough in every half however discovered themselves unfortunate as each efforts ended up hitting the woodwork.
Hwang Ui-jo, nevertheless, missed Korea’s greatest probability to take lead within the 34th minute when he fired over the bar from solely 10 yards out with solely the goalkeeper to beat.
South Korea, who defeated Germany 2-Zero of their earlier World Cup match in 2018, have now saved consecutive clear sheets on the match for the primary time.
The match witnessed an equally poised defensive technique as neither Son Heung-min on one facet nor Uruguay’s veteran strikers Luis Suarez, Darwin Nunez and Edinson Cavani might discover a clear opening.
With one level every, group favourites Portugal now have a transparent probability to go forward of the 2 groups as they face Ghana later in the present day.