Our players showed their fighting spirit until the final whistle blew in all games of this tournament.
Portugal gave up a goal first, but this time as well, they did not give up until the end, and in the end scored consecutive goals and achieved a miraculous come-from-behind victory.
This is Reporter Bae Jeong-hoon.
South Korea got off to an uneasy start after 5 minutes of the first half when the left flank was pierced and the opening goal was conceded.
Portugal Dallo's talent allowed Orta to score as Kim Jin-soo and Kim Young-kwon collapsed in an instant.
Our players were not in a hurry, trying to build up with short passes and aiming for the goal step by step.
And in the 27th minute of the first half, in the corner kick situation, Lee Kang-in's left-footed corner kick hit Ronaldo's back and flowed, and Kim Young-kwon rushed to finish it and cheered.
Son Heung-min and Lee Kang-in's promised play even helped Ronaldo, and Kim Young-kwon showed the aspect of a strong team killer following the match against Germany in the last tournament.
With goalkeeper Kim Seung-kyu continuing his stable defense, Son Heung-min actively shot and shook the Portuguese defense as time passed, and Hwang Hee-chan was put in in the 20th minute to add vitality to the attack.
And at the moment of 13 seconds of extra time in the second half, Heung-Min Son won the ball kicked by the defender in a corner kick situation with all his might and started sprinting, and Hee-Chan Hwang caught up with him from behind at terrifying speed and opened up space, receiving Son Heung-Min's pass and non-stop. , and scored a miraculous come-from-behind goal.
Our players entangled in cheers, and the stadium became a crucible of enthusiasm.
After winning 2-1, our players got together and watched the match against Uruguay and Ghana on their mobile phones.
And Uruguay won 2-0, equalizing Korea on points and goal difference, but we dramatically secured a ticket to the round of 16 with a 2-goal lead on most points.
[Hwang Hee-chan/Soccer team striker: I grew up dreaming after watching the 2002 World Cup, but I couldn't play much because I was sick in the first two games on this stage, but I think it's a proud moment for me to be a Korean citizen...
Despite the pressure to win, Korea won a miraculous come-from-behind victory, grabbing a ticket to the round of 16 for the first time in 12 years since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and once again producing the 'Miracle of Doha'.