Son Heung-min And Luis Suarez Weakened In World Cup Tie Between Uruguay And Korea

South Korea held to a 0-0 draw with Uruguay in Doha . Uruguay striker Luis Suarez and striker Edinson Cavani both played well .

The Tigers of Asia started their World Cup Group H campaign with a 0-0 draw against Uruguay on Thursday, but Son Heung-min was unable to inspire South Korea.When Uruguay captain Diego Godin and Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde came closest to breaking the deadlock in each game, Hwang Ui-jo wasted Koreas best chance by shooting a shot from 10 yards out with only the goalkeeper to beat.With games against Ghana and group favorites Portugal to come, neither Son nor Uruguay's fearsome strikers Luis Suarez, Darwin Nunez, and Edinson Cavani had a clear start.Both teams seemed to be more interested in winning than on defeating at the Education City stadium in Doha.

This was a good game from our side, we were better in the first half and we had many opportunities to control the game, Koreas Portuguese coach Paulo Bento said.After halftime we were poor, we were not at our best, but we did well in that situation and conceded little.We had a difficult start in the first half, especially in the first 20 minutes, and we couldnt get the ball off them, so it was a positive feeling to see how we were doing well in the second half.Sons are naturalisticWe were glad we were able to adapt and we dominated the second half.The South Americans held Korean danger man Son quiet in particular.Uruguay created the first real opportunities when two raking crossfield balls from centre-back Jose Maria Gimenez picked out runners coming in at an angle.Valverde clipped the first over the bar, but Nunez couldn't make proper contact on the second from just eight yards out.

Godin came closest to scoring when he hit the inside of the post from a Valverdes outswinging corner, with Son clearly not fit for the match, playing his first match since recovering from a fractured bone in his eye at the start of the month against Marseille, which Bento described as a pretty bad show.It's normal that after an injury, Suarez, Uruguay's all-time record goalscorer, would be a marginal figure, and then replaced by fellow veteran Cavani midway through the second period.On the other hand, Uruguay's all-time record goalscorer had to be a marginal figure, and Cavani added a fan-favorite Lee Kang-in to provide some vitality and grit to a flagging side.When Valverde crashed a long-range strike off the upright, Korean hearts were in their mouths, but Son fired wide up the other end, giving both teams a chance to claim the FIFA World Cup in injury time.

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