Ricardo Horta of Portugal celebrates after scoring the team’s first goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group H match between Korea Republic and Portugal at the Education City Stadium on December 02, 2022, in Al Rayyan, Qatar. | Image Credit: Getty Images
South Korea are third in FIFA World Cup Group H with one point, but can still qualify for the knockout round of the competition tonight if they beat Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal at the Education City Stadium. They should also hope that Ghana lose or at least draw with Uruguay.
Portugal, which has already qualified, has its own incentive; secure top spot in Group H and avoid a tie against Brazil in the last 16.
South Korea (4-2-3-1):
Kim Seung-gyu; Kim Jin-su, Kim Young-gwon, Kwon Kyung-won, Kim Moon-hwan; Jung Woo-young, Hwang In-beom; Lee Kang-in, Lee Jae-sung, Son Heung-min (captain); Cho Gue-sung
coaches: Paulo Bento (POR)
Diogo Costa; Diogo Dalot, Antonio Silva, Pepe, Joao Cancelo; Ruben Neves, Matheus Nunes; Ricardo Horta, Joao Mario, Vitinha; Cristiano Ronaldo (captain)
coaches: Fernando Santos (POR)
Referee: Facundo Tello (ARG)
(With input from agencies)