While Korea and Uruguay drew without scoring in the first leg of the Group H group of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, major foreign media commented that “both teams had scoring opportunities, but failed to create clear opportunities.”
On the 24th (Korean time), the FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup Group H match between Korea and Uruguay, which was held at Education City in Doha, Qatar, ended in a 0-0 draw.
The New York Times (NYT) said, “The Korean players frustrated Uruguay, but they couldn’t create a clear chance,” and mentioned that in the 34th minute of the first half, Kim Moon-hwan’s cross was passed by Hwang Eui-jo with a right-footed shot, but it went over the post.
“Korea dominated most of the first half, but Uruguay took the lead as the game lasted longer,” he said.
The NYT reported that “Son Heung-min, who was wearing a black face mask and unfolded, drew crowds’ cheers every time he approached the ball,” but “despite several good opportunities, there was no reward for his efforts.”
In an article titled “Chance after chance, but no goal,” the BBC assessed that both teams consistently missed crucial scoring opportunities. The BBC said, “Neither team could deliver a decisive blow,” and “Every time Son Heung-min, wearing a black protective mask, caught the ball, (the crowd) buzzed, but it had little effect on the game except for a missed shot at the last minute.”
Korea, which was evaluated as inferior to Uruguay in terms of objective strength, unexpectedly took the lead until the middle of the first half.
The American media The Athletic evaluated, “Uruguay launched sharp counterattacks several times in the first half, but Korea, which was technically better, led the game.”
ESPN, an American sports media outlet, said, “The final goal share was 56% to 44%, giving Uruguay an advantage, but Korea did not allow the opponent to show real flexibility.” It is a good sign for Korea facing Ghana.”
Meanwhile, Korea, which won a valuable victory point in the first game, faces Ghana at the same place on the 28th (Korean time) at 10:00 pm.
Reporter Jeong Eun-nari [email protected]om
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