Uruguay is the world’s number 5 football team but they lost to the South Korean National Football Team. In the latest Korean National Football Team news, Uruguay lost 1-2 in a men’s friendly match last Friday. South Korea is ranked 55, and they have 1 draw and 6 losses against Uruguay in previous matches.
The Taeguk Warriors have improved so much under the tutelage of head coach Paulo Bento. They are currently 2 wins and a draw. The draw was against Chile, while the 2-0 is from beating Costa Rica twice.
South Korea Beats Uruguay
Hwang Ui-jo began scoring during a penalty rebound in the 65th minute, and after Uruguay scored as well, Jung Woo-young sealed the match in the 79th minute. The second goal drove football fans crazy, especially those who watched live at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.
The first half was not so interesting, as both teams were lacking in offense. It was mostly long ball, and a few attempted shots, but none on the net. In the second half, South Korea tried to speed up the pace, with Uruguay catching up. It was not until after the first hour that the match got really exciting, with players getting riled up and trying to hit a goal.
Matias Vecino of Uruguay was able to get through a weak period in the team’s defense and score the lone goal for his team. Meanwhile, Hwang’s goal was the first he has made internationally since way back in 2015. Jung Woo-young netted his second goal internationally in just 36 matches.
Sports betting, especially on the Korean National Football Team has been gaining popularity. Especially since their success has been more consistent since getting a new head coach. The future is definitely brighter for the Taeguk Warriors this time around.