Day 13 of the Qatar World Cup 2022 kicked off with Portugal facing South Korea, who defied all odds to make it to the round of 16. It was an interesting day for the South Koreans as they put all their effort into ensuring they grabbed a win from sloppy Portugal. Despite their win against Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates have already made it to the knockout stages.
Ghana and Uruguay were trying to recreate history, but the Black Stars fell out after Uruguay won them by two goals. However, despite the trashing Ghana received, Uruguay didn’t make it to the knockout round after South Korea beat Portugal. This will be the last world cup for Luis Suarez, who was in tears after his country was eliminated from the competition.
Despite taking the lead in the 36th minute, Serbia failed to win the game against Switzerland as they came crashing out of the Qatar World Cup 2022. Goals from Mitrović and Vlahovic weren’t enough to keep them alive in the game.
On the other hand, Cameroon was very impressive against Brazil, who allowed the African team to cruise past them in the stoppage time. With the absence of Neymar and other starters of the Brazilian team, Anthony, Rodrygo, and Gabriel Jesus failed to convert any chances that we created for them. Despite the loss, they will be topping their group table, with Cameroon being eliminated from the competition.
Portugal vs. South Korea Highlights and Summary
Portugal vs. South Korea was the whole vibe as the Asian side played with determination to make it to the tournament’s next stage. Portugal was the first to score in the match, with Ricardo Horta scoring 5 minutes into the match. Cristiano Ronaldo was very poor during the match and practically assisted South Korea’s equalizer after he failed to clear a corner.
After scoring in the 27th minute, South Korea surprised Portugal in the stoppage time after Hwang Hee-Chan scored in the 90th minute. Son Heung-min had played a score that came right at Hee-Chan, who made a beautiful finish.
(4-2-3-1): Seung-Gyu; Moon-hwan, Young-gwonm, Kyung-won Kwon, Jin-Su; In-beom Hwang, Jung; Kang-in Lee, Jae-sung Lee, Son; Cho
(4-1-2-1-2): Diogo Costa, Dalot, Pepe, António Silva, Cancelo; Neves; Nunes, Vitinha; João Mário; Horta, Ronaldo
POR – Ricardo Horta (5th min)
KOR – Kim Young-gwon (27th min)
KOR – Hwang Hee-chan (90th+1 min)
Ghana vs. Uruguay Highlights and Summary
History was made at Ghana vs. Uruguay after the two faced each other for the first time since the 2010 world cup. In 2010, both countries faced each other, and the game ended with Uruguay making it to the semi-finals. During the game in 2010, Suarez committed a penalty that a Ghanaian striker missed.
But the game between Ghana and Uruguay ended with Uruguay beating Ghana again at the World Cup. But despite their win, it could not take them to the next stage of the competition after South Korea beat Portugal. De Arrascaeta scored all the goals recorded in the game, striking in the 26th and 32nd minutes, respectively.
(4-2-3-1): Ati-Zigi; Lamptey, Amartey, Salisu, Baba; Partey, Samed; Kudus, A Ayew, J Ayew; Williams
(4-4-2): Rochet; Olivera, Gimenez, Coates, Varela; Arrascaeta, Valverde, Bentancur, Pellistri; Nunez, Suarez
URU — De Arrascaeta (26 mins)
URU — De Arrascaeta (32 mins)
Serbia vs. Switzerland Highlights and Summary
Switzerland has made it to the next stage of the world cup after beating Serbia with three goals to 2. It was a very heated contest that ended 2-2 at halftime before Switzerland scored another in the second half.
Shaqiri was the first to score the first goal of the game for Switzerland in the 20th minute, and Mitrović equalized for Serbia about 5 minutes later. Serbia increased the tempo and scored in the 36th minute, only for Switzerland to equalize a minute before halftime. Four minutes after the second half started, Freuler made the difference for Switzerland with his goal.
Milinkovic-Savic; Milenkovic, Veljkovic, Pavlovic; Zivkovic, Lukic, SMS, Kostic; Tadic; Mitrovic, Vlahovic.
Kobel; Widmer, Akanji, Schar, Rodriguez; Freuler, Xhaka; Shaqiri, Sow, Vargas; Embolo.
Shaqiri — SWI — 20th Min
Mitrovic — SER — 25th Min
Vlahovic — SER — 36th Min
Embolo — SWI — 44th Min
Freuler — SWI — 49th Min
Cameroon vs. Brazil Highlights and Summary
Cameroon vs. Brazil was another stunning game at the Qatar World Cup 2022. However, the win wasn’t enough to take them to the round of 16. Before the game started, Brazil had shaken up their starting lineup to fit in some second-choice players such as Anthony of Manchester United, Gabriel Jesus, and Rodrygo of Real Madrid.
Brazil had largely controlled the game but failed to score again, with attempts from Anthony and Martinelli saved by the Cameroon goalkeeper. Two minutes into added time, Aboubakar of Cameroon headed the ball home from a teammate’s cross. It could be said that despite their early elimination from the tournament, Cameroon impressed many football fans.
(4-3-3): Epassy; Nouhou, Wooh, Ebosse, Fai; Kunde, Ngamaleu, Zambo Anguissa; Aboubakar, Choupo-Moting, Mbeumo
(4-2-3-1): Ederson; Telles, Bremer, Militao, Alves; Fred, Fabinho; Martinelli, Rodrygo, Antony; Jesus
CMR — Aboubakar (90+2′)