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    Soccer News: Uruguay 0-0 South Korea: Valverde hits the post in a boring meeting

    The inclusion of Son Heung-min did not inspire South Korea as his team played a disappointing 0–0 draw with Uruguay in Group H of the World Cup.

    Son’s involvement was in doubt after the Tottenham striker broke his eye socket in a Champions League clash with Marseille on 1 November.

    He was recognized as in good shape thanks to his mask, but other than a few nice touches, he couldn’t make the game the way manager Paulo Bento would have liked and it could have been a lot worse for the Asian team if the late piledriver Federico Valverde had taken the field. . rather than rumble post.

    Valverde’s effort was a rare moment of inspiration for Uruguay as Darwin Nunez and Luis Suárez worked hard with both teams with a safety based approach for fear of losing their first game and jeopardizing their qualifying hopes.

    Hwang Wui-jo had South Korea’s best chance, hitting the bar from eight yards in the 34th minute, while Diego Godin also fired into the post for Uruguay.

    A long pass from the left side of the defense to the right flank seemed to be Uruguay’s strongest attacking weapon in the early stages and gave two chances in three minutes.

    On the first try, Valverde intercepted José Jiménez’s pass and left-footed it over the net, and shortly after, Facundo Pellistri parried another Jiménez pass through the net, but Nunez missed from six yards.

    South Korea was neat and industrious, but it lacked advanced technology. And when they did open a gap, it was quickly squandered: Hwang missed after Kim Mun-hwan ran down the right flank.

    The best chance of the first half came in the 43rd minute when Godin went up the highest to meet a corner from Valverde, but headed the left post as Korea’s goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu lost.

    In the second period there was a lack of offensive cohesion, although the few chances that were created went to Uruguay.

    Nunes saw a low cross meant for Suarez, who was batted by Kim Seung Kyu, substitute Edinson Cavani got hit blocked by a sliding call from Kim Min Jae, while 10 minutes before time, Nunes rolled the ball from the side of the field. box.

    However, the best moment came in the last minute of regulation when Valverde leveled the ball from 30 yards and hit a tree.

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