South Korea 1-1 Portugal World Cup LIVE: Kim EQUALS in must-win clash for South Korea as Ronaldo is substituted

PORTUGAL NOW meet South Korea in their final Group H World Cup duel – and it’s 1:1!

Cristiano Ronaldo dreams that what looks set to be his last World Cup will be the crowning glory for one of the greatest players of all time – and he started this afternoon before being lifted.

South Korea must do everything because even a win might not be enough when Ghana beat Uruguay.

  • Kicking off: 3pm UK time
  • TV channel: BBC One
  • Live broadcast: BBC iPlayer
  • South Korea XI: Seung-gyu, Moon-hwan, Young-gwonm, Kyung-won Kwon, Jin-su, In-beom Hwang, Jung, Kang-in Lee, Jae-sung Lee, Son, Cho
  • Portugal XI: Diogo Costa, Dalot, Pepe, Antonio Silva, Cancelo, Neves, Matheus Nunes, Vitinha, Joao Mario, Ricardo Horta, Ronaldo


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  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    77, Andre Silva is next, trying some skill and poking it through the defender’s legs but Seung-Gyu is quick off his line to claim it.

    Goalscorer Young-Gwon appears to be struggling with an injury and is currently being treated.

  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    76, Dalot makes the overlapping run and flashes a fatal ball across the face of goal.

    Nobody in white was there to knock home but the right-back was really dangerous this afternoon.

  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    73, South Korea win a free kick from a good position and Kang-In Lee decides with a shot on goal. A decision he immediately regrets as he sails over the bar.

    He had men in the center to aim at who will grit their teeth after the effort.

    Cristiano Ronaldo is substituted
    Cristiano Ronaldo is substitutedPhoto credit: Getty
  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    71, Leao picks up the ball in a great area and as the excitement builds around him, he drags a weak shot wide of goal.

    He won’t like seeing that again.

    Ronaldo watches with a stony face. He wants that goal.

  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    69, Hwang dances through the challenges before making it wide.

    Then Son smashes one with the volley right into Cancelo, who is just getting back on his feet.

    South Korea is going for a handball, but on the replays, Cancelo did pretty well to pocket them.

  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    67, Hwang In-Beom is the next to try his luck.

    He hit it with real poison but it was too close for Costa to slam it away.

  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    66, Son sends a dive shot that hits the defender in Costa’s arms.

    Hwang of Wolves replaces Jae Sung.

  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    65, Ronaldo’s number has gone up and the 37-year-old doesn’t seem too happy with the decision and reluctantly trudges off the field.

    Neves and Nunes also make room.

    Andre Silva, Leao and Paulinha are there.

  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    62, Mario hacks one way and then the other, finally being expropriated on the sideline.

    Ronaldo berates his teammate for not getting him in the middle.

  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    60, Son drives into the 18-yard box but makes the wrong choice, going solo when he had other options and Portugal can clean up.

    Credit: EPA
  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    57, South Korea swings the ball into a busy penalty area.

    It goes through a crowd of bodies and almost finds its way to Cho, who would have had a tap-in!

  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    55, South Korea break on purpose.

    Cho sweeps the ball to Son, who lines up the shot but is blocked by Silva, who was well positioned.

    The corner bounces to Jae-Sung, who volleys over the bar.

  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    51, Vitinha flicks a ball into Ronaldo, who tries to take it with the volley, but it’s a swing and a miss as he waddles through to the goalkeeper.

    Then the flag is raised against him – a relief for Ronaldo, who will know he should have handled it better.

  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    50, Whatever was said about Portugal’s players at half-time, they play significantly higher and throw it around with a goal.

    South Korea sits back and waits to catch her on the counter.

  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    48, Pepe rolls back the years as he casually rolls the ball through Kang-In Lee’s legs.

    He then undoes his work after taking a heavy touch and knocking a pass out of play.

  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    46, Pepe slices another ball to Ronaldo, a ball played all game.

    But Ronaldo is said to have fouled his man while beating him down.

  • Second half 1-1 South Korea Portugal

    We’re on the road again in Qatar.

  • Interim score at halftime

    This is what the break in Group H looks like.

    Uruguay leads 2-0 against Ghana…

    1. Portugal (7 points) +3 GD
    2. Uruguay (4 points) 0 GD
    3. Ghana (3 points) -2 GD
    4. South Korea (2 points) -1 GD
  • halftime stats

    Portugal had the chances but South Korea have that important goal.

    One more and they are level with Uruguay…

  • Half Time South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    The whistle sounds and the players go into the break with equal points.

    The second place is up for grabs!

  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    45+2, Son whips in a dangerous ball but no one in red can get to it in the end.

    Mario then rolls into a corner dodging everyone before South Korea asks the second time.

  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    45, The board goes up for just an extra two minutes.

  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    43, Vitinha sets up Dalot after some delicious feet at the edge of the area.

    He meets Horta, who spins and has an attempt on goal, but he lacked the power and Seung-Gyu manages to save him.

    If Portugal keep playing like this, a goal shouldn’t be far away.

  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    42, Portugal are working well on possession and Vitinha takes the shot, faking a shot before whipping one over the keeper.

    Seung-Gyu saves and Ronaldo reacts first, sending an instinctive header wide of the goal.

  • South Korea 1-1 Portugal

    40, son has a try!

    The Tottenham man controls the ball brilliantly before working it down his left and shooting straight into Costa’s throat.

    Oh how he would love to score in this tournament. South Korea 1-1 Portugal World Cup LIVE: Kim EQUALS in must-win clash for South Korea as Ronaldo is substituted


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