Ghana want to avoid KO against South Korea
The Asian team seeks to get closer to the round of 16, while the Africans would be left out of Qatar if they fail to win
MADRID, 27 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The teams of South Korea and Ghana are looking for their first victory in the World Cup in Qatar this Monday at Education City (2:00 p.m. / World Goal and Movistar), in a match in which the African team is only worth victory and in the one who will be left mathematically without options to access the round of 16 if he does not succeed.
The Asians, who in their debut did not go beyond a goalless draw against Uruguay, are aware that achieving the three points this Monday seems vital, especially knowing that Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo await them on the last day of Group H.
The options of advancing to the playoffs for the third time in their history are still alive, and for this Paulo Bento will once again entrust himself to a masked Heung-Min Son who needs to vindicate himself. The Tottenham striker, who arrived right at the World Cup after undergoing surgery for a bill, went unnoticed in the match against the Charrúas, where Hee-Chan Hwang was not.
The Wolverhampton attacker, with hamstring discomfort, is once again the great doubt for the South Korean team, which will be entrusted to Ui-Jo Hwang again if he does not arrive on time for the duel against the 'Black Stars'.
Even more pressing is the need for Ghana, who suffered a painful defeat in their debut against Portugal (3-2), in which Iñaki Williams missed a very good chance after a picaresque action in the final minutes.
In the event of not winning, the African team, quarterfinalists in South Africa 2010, will be mathematically out, although coach Otto Addo has chosen to reassure the group. "There is no pressure. Being the Ghana coach is not pressure, pressure is thinking about what to eat the next day," he said at a press conference.
André Ayew, scorer against the Portuguese, and Alidu Seidu trained on the sidelines over the weekend, but may be available for the fifth game in history between the two teams; Ghana dominates 3-1 on the overall balance, with 11 goals scored and just four conceded.
COREA DEL SUR: Seung-Gyu Kim; Moon-Hwan Kim, Min-Jae Kim, Young-Gwon Kim, Jin-Su Kim; Woo-Young Jung, In-Beom Hwang; Jae-Sung Lee, Sang-Ho Na; Heung-Min Son y Ui-Jo Hwang.
GHANA: And Zigi; Seidu, Djiku, Amartey, Salisu, Baba Rahman; Thomas Partey, Abdul Samed, Kudus; Andrew Ayew and Iñaki Williams.
--REFEREE: Anthony Taylor (ING).
--ESTADIO: Education City.
--TIME: 2:00 p.m./Gol Mundial and Movistar.