Despite a lot of attacking talent on display in Qatar for the World Cup opening round, nothing could separate Uruguay and South Korea.
The South Koreans vexed Uruguay in front of a boisterous crowd at Education City Stadium, but they could not generate many clear-cut chances.
Before Uruguay’s captain Diego Godin headed a corner against the post, their finest effort came from Hwang Ui-jo, who shot over the crossbar in the first half.
Following the victory, Hwang stood with his head in his hands while his teammates fell to their knees in shock in front of a throng of South Korean fans who were cheering loudly the entire time behind the goal.
Uruguay nearly won the match in the final minute of regular time when Federico Valverde’s long-range shot hit the post. South Korea had dominated for the majority of the first half, but Uruguay started to take control as the game went on.
Son Heung-min, the star player for South Korea and Tottenham striker, had one final opportunity, but he dragged his shot wide, much to the relief of the Uruguayan fans.
The draw leaves Group H wide open, and many believe that Ghana could contribute to the wild upsets in the ongoing Qatar World Cup. Uruguay, South Korea, and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal could also compete for a spot in the knockout rounds.