The drama continued as Qatar 2022's group stage came to an abrupt halt on Friday. Portugal had already done enough to secure their passage from Group H, but any of their three rivals could have joined them in the final game.
Portugal was the leader in the standings with six points. Ghana was second on three and South Korea third. Uruguay was fourth. The standings would change twice in the next 90 minutes. They changed definitively just as the games entered stoppage-time,report by judi online malaysia.
Ricardo Horta gave Portugal a lead in their meeting against South Korea. He scored after just five minutes, but it had no impact on the positions in group. Ghana missed a golden opportunity to take the lead after 21 minutes. They were then awarded a penalty but skipper Andre Ayew was able to strike his shot straight at Sergio Rochet.
Moments later, the table was turned upside down when Uruguay's Giorgian De Arrascaeta scored twice in six minutes. This lifted the South Americans from the bottom of the group to second place. Young-Gwon Kim had matched for South Korea, but it didn't matter.
The second half was quiet and there were no notable incidents. Group H's fate was sealed until Hwang HeeChan won the slot over Portugal keeper Diogo Costa in 91 minutes... It is amazing to imagine the scenes from Seoul! With that decisive goal South Korea moved up to second place and to the next round. They are level on points with Uruguay (4), level on goal difference (0), but with more goals (four to Uruguay's 2). Elation for South Korea, heartbreak for Uruguay.
Group H: How it ended
Portugal finished top of Group H with seven points (two wins, a draw), South Korea came in second on four points (W1D1 L1) - Uruguay was third on four points (W1D1 L1) - Uruguay had almost the same numbers (four points, W1D1 L1, GD 0), but scored two goals less... Uruguay's 0-2 win against Ghana was just not enough – by one goal... West Africans Ghana meanwhile finish fourth on three points.=
Who qualified for the round 16 from Group H?
- Portugal (Group H winners).
- South Korea (Group H runners-up)
- Uruguay - removed
- Ghana - removed
Who will Portugal or Uruguay play in round 16?
Portugal will face the winners of Group H at Lusail Iconic Stadium on Tuesday 6th December (kickoff at 2:00 PM ET/ 11:00 AM PT).
South Korea will face Group G winners Brazil to finish second in Group H. The all-South American showdown will take place at Doha's Stadium 974 on Monday, 5 December at (kickoff at 2:00 PM ET/ 11:00 AM PT).