South Korea knew they needed to do the impossible by beating Portugal and hoping Uruguay and Ghana does not do enough to qualify and they showed resilience in achieving this feat.
Portugal have already sealed their place in the knockout stages and this made the manager affect so many changes to the lineup. South Korea took advantage of this and beat the Portuguese team to qualify for the round of 16 despite suffering an early blow.
Manchester United right back Diogo Dalot was free on the right wing for Portugal and drifted into the box before cutting back a pass for Ricardo Horta to slot in the first goal in his first ever World Cup game.
South Korea showed their never give up attitude as they fought back and got their equalizer before the half hour mark as Kim Young-gwon reacted first to a loose ball from a South Korean corner to make it 1-1.
Portugal still displayed dominance over South Korean despite conceding and it seems as if it was done and dusted for the South Koreans in the competition until Heung Ming Son broke away from a Portuguese corner to run the entire length of the field before slotting in a well lofted pass to Wolverhampton forward Hwang Hee-chan to score the all important winner.
That goal meant South Korea will qualify as second, damming Uruguay to third position based on more goals scored.
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