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South Korea vs Ghana Live

Hello and good afternoon football lovers, welcome to our live coverage of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup clash between South Korea and Ghana.

South Korea vs Ghana live
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13:06

After watching what their African brothers (Cameroon) just did, Ghana will be eager to keep the momentum going aginst South Korea.

13:36

Team news. There are three changes to the South Korea side from their goalless draw with Uruguay. Midfielder Na Sang-ho, Mainz striker Lee Jae-sung and forward Hwang Ui-jo have all dropped to the bench as Tottenham star  Son Heung-min leads the side.

13:38

South Korea XI: Seung-gyu, Jin-su, Min-jae, Woo-young, In-beom, Heung-min, Gue-sung, Moon-hwan, Young-gwon, Chang-hoon, Woo-yeung.

13:38

Ghana also make the same number of changes to the side that played against Portugal. Brighton star Tariq Lamptey is in alongside Jordan Ayew and Gideon Mensah.

13:40

Ghana XI: Zigi, Lamptey, Salisu, Partey, J Ayew, A Ayew, Mensah, Amartey, Williams, Kudus, Abdul Samed.

13:40

State of play: Having lost their opener to Portugal, Ghana must avoid defeat this afternoon to stand a chance of progressing. South Korea will still be in it irrespective of today's result, but they can strengthen their position with a win.

Official line-ups for both teams.
13:45

The players are out for the national anthem before the main course.

13:56

Away we go in the second game of the day

14:00

Early aggression from Ghana unlike the conservative start against Portugal.

14:03

But it is South Korea with the first attacking threat of the game as a dangerous move almost resulted in a goal.

14:06

Two successive corners for South Korea. Ghana living on the edge.

14:07

Mix-up in Ghana's box, but they clear eventually.

14:08

It has been all Korea as they have their sixth corner of the game.

14:16

 Ghana clear their lines again, but it has been all South Korea. The Black Stars can't even get out of their own half. Disappointing performance so far.

14:20

South Korea 0-1 Ghana. What is happening at this World Cup. Ghana take the lead against the run of play as Mohammed Salisu strike home from close range after South Korea failed to clear their lines properly.

14:25

Ghana have been up against it, but they have the lead. However, VAR is reviewing it.

14:26

Goal is given. Ghana lead.

14:34

South Korea 0-2 Ghana. Just as it looked like South Korea were going for an equaliser, Ghana double their advantage with a brilliant header from Mohammed Kudus. What a game this is turning out to be for the Black Stars.

14:35

Korea pressing forward as they look to find a way back into the game, Ghana are not giving them anything. What a result this would be for the Black Stars if it stays like this.

14:41

Five minutes of added time.

14:46

Almost a third for Ghana but Partey could not connect with Ayew's header properly.

14:50

South Korea 0-2 Ghana. Partey's effort was the last action of the half. The Black Stars are in a comfortable position. What a half of football.

14:51

Second half underway

15:05

South Korea have started the second the same way they started the match, and they almost pulled one back through Gue-Sung Cho, but Lawrence Ati-Zigi did brilliantly to push his header away.

15:14

South Korea 1-2 Ghana. It has been long coming, but South Korea finally have their goal. Gue-Sung Cho heads home past Ati-Zigi following a brilliant cross from Kang-In Lee. Game on.

15:19

South Korea 2-2 Ghana. It is that man again. Gue-Sung Cho jumps highest ahead of everyone to head Korea level. What is happening today.

The header that drew Korea level
15:27

South Korea 2-3 Ghana. The game that keeps on giving has delivered yet again. Kudus scores his second of the game with a great finish following a low cross from Gideon Mensah. What do we have next in this game?

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15:32

Yellow for Lamptey after he took down Son. Korea have a freekick in a dangerous position.

The goal that drew Korea level before Kudus restored Ghana's lead
15:34

Brilliant free-kick but Ati-Zigi pushes it away for a corner.

15:35

Pressure pressure. South Korea almost equalised, but Salisu makes a vital goal-line clearance to preserve Ghana's lead. This game.

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15:37

Changes for both sides. Denis Odoi comes on for Tariq Lamptey while Daniel-Kofi Kyereh replaces Jordan Ayew. Meanwhile,  Woo-Young Jung leaves the pitch and Ui-Jo Hwang (South Korea) comes on.

15:40

Chance for Korea to draw level but Jin-Su Kim could only blaze over the bar.

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15:46

Ghana (3) and Cameroon (3) have scored a combined total of six goals today, the most ever for Africa on a single day at the World Cup.

15:47

Ghana change, Baba Rahman comes on for Mensah, who goes off injured.

15:48

Ten minutes of added time.

15:51

All South Korea now as Zigi pushes away for a corner which Ghana clear.

15:54

Danger still not over

15:55

FT. South Korea 2-3 Ghana. Korea piled on the pressure but Ghana defended resiliently to seal a thrilling victory. What a game of football. The World Cup at its best.

16:03

And that concludes my shift for the first two matches of the day. I hope you enjoyed the ride. Join my other colleague for the evening games.

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