There is no way for football lovers to hide their excitement as the match between South Korea and Portugal is approaching. As they are the favourites to win Group H, Portugal may be under pressure to fulfil supporters’ expectations.
Speaking of the South Koreans, they too have a lot of admirers that wish this team to advance to the next round. To see what are the possibilities and opportunities for both teams, players may go through the remaining sections of this South Korean vs Portugal prediction.
South Korea vs Portugal – Road to 2022 World Cup
The South Koreans were contenders in two separate stages of the Asian World Cup 2022 qualifiers. The Taegeuk Warriors won the group in the second qualifying phase by winning all the matches but one. Going further, South Korea was paired with much tougher opponents. Still, they positioned second in the last round of qualifiers by being victorious in seven games compared to having two draws and ending one match with no points earned.
Portugal’s road to the World Cup 2022 may have surprised many fans. Namely, the Navigators ranked below Serbia, as they won neither of the two matches against them in the qualifying group. By ending one game in a tie and losing the other, the Portuguese did not come up to scratch and concluded the group stage with three points less than the Eagles. This brought Portugal to the second round of the European qualifiers, where they triumphed over Turkey and North Macedonia.
South Korea vs Portugal – Players To Watch
The Taegeuk Warriors’ most famous player, Son Heung-min, who was also the biggest goal-getter during the qualifiers, seems to be most likely to cause the Portuguese to panic. Additionally, Shin-wook Kim was very close to Son in comparison to the number of goals scored in the qualifiers.
The Navigator’s team is just full of superstar players. To take a glimpse at them, we list footballers such as Renato Sanches, Joao Cancelo, Matheus Nunes, and Ruben Dias. The Portuguese are also lucky to have one of the best players in history, Cristiano Ronaldo, who is a multiple golden shoe winner and goal record holder as well.
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