Uruguay's 2022 World Cup journey begins on Thursday (November 24) by playing against South Korea. The Uruguayan team is looking forward to winning the game as they have renowned names in the squad. On the other hand, South Korea has Son Heung-min, who can be counted on to deliver for his nation in big games.
Two-time World Cup winners Uruguay will come into it as slight favourites, given their form throughout 2022 so far, where they've lost just one of their nine international outings in the calendar year. On the other side, South Korea won't be pushovers on their 11th World Cup appearance, the most by any Asian country throughout tournament history, even if they did leave at the group stage in nine of those campaigns.
Moreover, both teams are ready to face challenges, and football fans have already begun betting on their favourite team.
Uruguay vs South Korea Match Preview
- Uruguay and South Korea face each other for the third time at FIFA World Cup. They played in 1990 and 2010.
- The Uruguayan team have won six of their last eight FIFA World Cup games.
- This will be Uruguay's 14th appearance in the FIFA World Cup during the 11th time for South Korea.
- South Korea won seven of their 10 World Cup qualifiers to reach Qatar automatically.
- In the 2002 World Cup, South Korea got their best-ever outcome at home by making it to the semifinals.
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Facts About Uruguay and South Korea
Current FIFA world ranking: 14
World Cup titles: 2
World Cup appearances: 13
Coach: Diego Alonso
Captain: Diego Godin
How They Qualified For the 2022 World Cup: After changing coaches in January and winning their last four qualifying games to get in.
Predicted Lineup: Sergio Rochet, Guillermo Varela, Diego Godin, Jose Gimenez, Mathias Olivera, Rodrigo Bentancur, Matias Vecino, Federico Valverde, Georgian de Arrascaeta, Luis Suarez, Darwin Nunez
Current FIFA world ranking: 28
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 10
Coach: Paulo Bento
Captain: Son Heung-min
How They Qualified For the 2022 World Cup: After finishing second in its group, behind Iran.
Predicted Lineup: Kim Seung-gyu, Kim Moon-hwan, Kim Young-Gwon, Kim Min-jae, Kim Jin-Su, Jung Woo-Young, Hwang In-beom, Lee Jae-sung, Hwang Hee-chan, Son Heung-min, Hwang Ui-jo
How Can We Watch Uruguay vs South Korea?
The game between Uruguay and South Korea starts on Thursday, November 24, 2022. 8.00 a.m. ET; 5.00 a.m. PT at Education City Stadium. You can watch Uruguay vs South Korea on Fox and Fox Sports 1 (FS1), Sling TV, FuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu+ Live TV, Vidgo, etc.
Uruguay vs South Korea Prediction and Odds
Uruguay regularly keeps clean sheets and should have too many attacks for South Korea to handle. Luis Suarez is backed to score in a win for the South American side.
We say Uruguay 2-1 South Korea
Likewise, 56% believe Uruguay will win the game, while 17% support South Korea. And there is also a 27% chance of a game-ending draw.
Odds: Uruguay -127; Draw +235; South Korea +390