South Korea scored a goal in the first minute of stoppage time to defeat Portugal 2-1 on Friday and with it, ended Uruguay’s chances of advancing to the Round of 16 because of a goal differential.
Uruguay held a 2-0 lead over Ghana for most of their match but a goal in the 90th minute of South Korea’s match against the eventual Group H winner, forced a tiebreaker.
Uruguay would’ve advanced if South Korea either lost or drew their match but Hwang Hee-chan’s stoppage-time goal would give them the advantage in the goal differential – meaning Uruguay would’ve needed a third goal to advance to the knockout round alongside Portugal .
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