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Korean football, which is challenging to advance to the World Cup round of 16 for the first time in 12 years, finished the first half of the first match against Uruguay without scoring.

The Korean national soccer team led by coach Paulo Bento tonight (24th, Korean time) held at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, in the 2022 International Football Federation Qatar World Cup Group H 1st match, a balance of 0-0 against South American powerhouse Uruguay. and finished the first half.

Bento brought out a 4-1-4-1 tactic, with Hwang Eui-jo at the forefront and Son Heung-min and Na Sang-ho as left and right flank strikers.

Both teams played cautiously in the early stages of the game.

In the 19th minute of the first half, Uruguay midfielder Valverde caught the ball from behind and connected it with a left-footed shot, which was the first shot for both teams on the day.

In the 26th minute of the first half, in the defensive camp, Son Heung-min rushed to the left side to catch the ball, which Kim Moon-hwan connected at once, and after passing the two opponents, kicked it with his right foot from the left corner of the penalty area and was blocked by the defensive head.

In the 34th minute of the first half, Hwang Eui-jo fired a right-footed non-stop shot from the front of the goal after Kim Mun-hwan poked the ball from the right side of the penalty area, but it went over the goal.

In the 39th minute of the first half, Hwang In-beom's right-footed shot from the right side of the opponent's midfield also missed the goal.

When Korea took a corner kick from the right in the 43rd minute of the first half, Godin's header following Valverde's cross hit the left post of the goal and slid down the chest.