Saturday, June 26, 2010
Luis Suarez scored twice as Uruguay beat South Korea 2-1 on Saturday and advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 40 years.
Playing in swirling wind and rain, Suarez scored the winner in the 80th minute after sidestepping two defenders and curling a right-footed shot off the post from the edge of the area.
Lee Chung-yong had tied the game in the 68th on a header after goalkeeper Fernando Muslera left his line attempting to punch away a looping ball.
Uruguay took the lead in the eighth when Diego Forlan's cross from the left flank went across the goal mouth and Suarez put the ball in the net with a one-timer from a tight angle.
Uruguay will play a quarterfinal against the United States or Ghana, who play later Saturday
Uruguay: Fernando Muslera, Diego Godin (Mauricio Victorino 45'), Diego Lugano, Jorge Fucile, Maxi Pereira, Egidio Arevalo, Diego Perez, Luis Suarez (Alvaro Fernandez 84'), Diego Forlan, Alvaro Pereira (Nicolas Lodeiro), Edinson Cavani
South Korea: Jung Sung-Ryong, Lee Jung-Soo, Cho Yong-Hyung, Lee Yong-Pyo, Cha Du-Ri, Kim Sung-Yueng (Yeom Ki- Hun), Kim Jung-Woo, Kim Jae-Sung (Lee Dong-Gook 60'), Lee Chung-Yong, Park Chu-Young, Park Ji-Sung
Labels: World Cup 2010