Uruguay v South Korea Preview, Prediction, and TV Listings
The knockout stage begins with the round of 16 as Uruguay faces South Korea. The match will take place at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on Saturday, June 26, 2010. Kickoff is scheduled for 15:00 BST, 16:00 local time in South Africa, and 10:00 EST.
It will be televised on ESPN in the United States, ITV 1 in the United Kingdom, CBC in Canada, SBS in Australia, Al Jazeera in the Middle East, ZDF in Germany, and on SuperSport in Africa.
Uruguay v South Korea Preview
Both teams have surprised with their runs into the knockout stage. Uruguay won Group A while South Korea was second in Group B. It’s a great opportunity for both teams to make a deep run into the final stages as Brazil, Argentina, and Spain are all in other parts of the draw.
Uruguay are led by striker Diego Forlan who has probably been the best player in the entire tournament through the group stage. Forlan has two goals and will be main focus of the attack for Uruguay. Along with Forlan, he will get help from Luis Suarez who is very capable of taking advantage if the defense puts too much emphasis on Forlan.
South Korea advanced with a 1-1-1 record in the group stage and are not favored in this match. Park Ji Sung, captain of the team, has been one of the Koreans’ best players and a key to their success. Another player to watch from South Korea is defender Lee Jung-Soo who has two goals in three matches.
While South Korea is not a team that has surprised, they lack the quality of the South Americans. Uruguay have had great performances and are very dangerous in the final third. Forlan should once again lead them to victory with either an assist or goal.
|Goals||Diego Forlán 2||Lee Jung-Soo 2|
|Assists||Luis Suárez 1|
|Yellows||Diego Lugano 1||Lee Chung-Yong 1|
|Reds||Nicolás Lodeiro 1|
Uruguay win – 5/6
Draw – 12/5
South Korea win – 7/2
Uruguay v South Korea Prediction
Uruguay will win the 2-1.