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Uruguay vs South Korea Starting Lineup!!
Uruguay: Rochet (GK), Caceres, Godin, Gimenez, Oliviera, Valverde, Vecino, Bentancur, Pellistri, Nunez, Suarez
South Korea: Seung Gyu Kim (GK), Jin-su Kim, Young-Gwon Kim, Min-Jae, Tae-hwan Kim, Chang-Hoon Kwon, Woo-Yeong Jeong, In-Beom Hwang, Heung-Min Son, Ui-Jo, Hee-chan
The South Koreans will eagerly await news of whether captain Son Heung-min is available when they need him most as the Asian giants kick off their World Cup season on Thursday against a side Uruguay who have a proven track record at the tournament can.
The Tottenham Hotspur striker suffered multiple fractures around his left eye three weeks ago and is training in Qatar wearing a black protective mask reminiscent of the dashing vigilante Zorro.
Group H also includes Portugal and Ghana meaning Son’s relentless threat and firepower against an uncertain Uruguayan defense will be crucial for South Korea to pick up some crucial early points by negating Uruguay’s attacking flair.
South Korea coach Paulo Bento has imposed a team ban over discussions about Son’s World Cup readiness, hoping to keep Uruguay’s strategists in the dark.
“We should check and analyze day by day, let him come,” Bento said ahead of Qatar.
“We have time to make the right and best decisions for all of us.”
Son is eager to play and fears the possibility of more injuries from a premature return. Last week he said he was “more than willing to take those risks”.
Uruguay are the dark horse of the tournament once again, with a squad that combines a tried and true old guard of players aged 35+ with exciting young talent keen to make their mark in their first World Cup.
These include Liverpool’s record-breaking signing Darwin Nunez, who is expected to lead the way with the aging Luis Suarez, a key figure in Uruguay’s impressive run to the 2010 World Cup semi-finals.
At 23, Nunez is 12 years younger than Suarez and fellow striker Edinson Cavani, who are playing in their fourth World Cup, as is captain and all-time cap Diego Godin.
Among the 13 debutants will be Real Madrid’s versatile midfielder Federico Valverde and Manchester United’s Facundo Pellistri, who join Tottenham’s in-form Rodrigo Bentancur in a midfield that Uruguay’s squad has plenty of room for.
Coach Diego Alonso sees the yawning age difference as a blessing and believes Uruguay could even win this World Cup like they did in 1930 and 1950.
That could be a huge challenge and commentators have identified weaknesses in the back that South Korea could exploit, particularly down the middle, while there’s no word yet on Barcelona’s Ronald Araujo being available after hamstring surgery.
Uruguay have reached 14 World Cups and South Korea 11, but neither has a good record in their opening game, with the Asian side losing or drawing at their last two World Cups and Uruguay failing to win their opening games in six of their last seven editions.
When and where is the Uruguay vs South Korea, FIFA World Cup 2022 match held?
The Group H match between Uruguay and South Korea will be played at Education City Stadium on November 24 at 18:30 IST.
Where to Watch Uruguay vs South Korea Live Broadcast at FIFA World Cup India 2022?
Live broadcast of Group H game between Uruguay and South Korea will be available on Sports18 by Viacom 18 in India.
Where to Watch Uruguay vs South Korea Live Stream at FIFA World Cup India 2022?
The live stream of Group H game between Uruguay and South Korea will be available on Voot, Jio Cinema in India.