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Korea Republic beat Portugal 2-1, qualify for knockout

Both teams through for the next stage of 2022 World Cup

South Korea vs Portugal South Korea's Hwang Hee-chan celebrates scoring their second goal | Reuters

Scoring two goals against Portugal, Korea Republic has qualified for the knockout stage in the 2022 World Cup. This is for the third time the South Korean team has qualified for the knockout stage in World Cup.

South Korea scored a late goal to beat Portugal 2-1 in the World Cup on Friday, a win that looked set to send the Asian side into the last 16 ahead of Uruguay on the number of goals scored, Reuters reported.

Striker Son Heung-min ran free after a Portugal corner in added time and slipped a pass to Hwang Hee-chan who fired past Diogo Costa to spark wild celebrations, the publication reported. 

Kim Young-Gwon gave the Koreans hope in the 27th minute when a corner struck Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo on the back and fell kindly for the defender to sweep the ball home. Portugal finished top of the group, Reuters reported.

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