South Korea scored a last-gasp goal to beat already-qualified
Portugal 2-1 at the World Cup in a comeback win that sent the Asian
side into the last 16 ahead of Uruguay on goals scored, trend reports citing reuters .
With the clock ticking down on South Korea's time in the
tournament, striker Son Heung-min ran free after a Portugal corner
in added time and slipped a pass to Hwang Hee-chan who fired past
Diogo Costa to spark wild celebrations.
After the whistle blew, the anxious Korean players gathered in a
circle awaiting the end of the Uruguay-Ghana game and exploded with
joy when the news arrived that the South Americans had only won 2-0
in their Group H clash.
South Korea had to beat Portugal at the Education City Stadium
to stand a chance of going through to the last 16 and their win
catapulted them from fourth to second place by virtue of having
scored four goals in the tournament to Uruguay's two.
Portugal finished top despite the loss and should avoid facing
likely Group G winners Brazil in the knockout stage.
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