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Title: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Bitter on June 26, 2010, 05:12:30 AM
Uruguay-Korea Republic preview (http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249717/match=300061504/preview.html)

Group A winners Uruguay take on Group B runners-up Korea Republic on the back of their impressive performances against South Africa and Mexico. Under the guidance of Oscar Tabarez, the Uruguayans have become one of the most well-balanced sides at this year’s finals, organised in defence and clinical in attack.

Meanwhile, Huh Jung-Moo’s men have nothing to lose in this match, having already fulfilled their initial goal of reaching the second round for the first time on foreign soil. The winners of this match will advance to the quarter-finals to face USA or Ghana in Johannesburg on 2 July, with the losers set to make a premature return home.

The match
Uruguay-Korea Republic, Round of 16, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, 16:00 (local time)

On paper at least, Korea Republic should be no match for Uruguay. La Celeste have an almost perfect record against the Taeguk Warriors, winning all four games, scoring seven times in the process and conceding only once. And the Uruguayans enter their fifth encounter with the South Koreans as the favourites, considering they have yet to concede a goal at South Africa 2010 and boast a couple of in-form, world-class strikers.

For their part, Korea Republic have looked vulnerable in defence, especially in their games against Argentina and Nigeria. Although the east Asians have scored five times – their most prolific form in the group stage of any FIFA World Cup – they also suffered their worst defeat in 12 years, going down 4-1 to the Argentinians. However, the Taeguk Warriors can take heart from their new-found source of goals - well-crafted free-kicks.

Players to watch
Diego Forlan v Park Ji-Sung

Having scored a brace against the hosts, Diego Forlan is at the core of Uruguay's three-prolonged attack. The Atletico Madrid forward is also the most capped player in the current squad and has completed all 270 minutes of Uruguay's matches thus far.

Korea Republic captain Park Ji-Sung became the second player from Asia to score in three FIFA World Cups when the Manchester United midfielder found the net against Greece. Coincidentally, both Forlan and Park have been named the Budweiser Man of the Match twice in the group stage.

The stat
4 – Uruguay and Korea Republic have met four times in the past, with La Celeste emerging victorious on each occasion. In their group stage meeting at Italy 1990, Daniel Fonseca scored a last-gasp goal to inspire the Uruguayans to a 1-0 victory.

What they said
“We’ve showed that we are a tough team to tackle. We’re trying to do what we had exactly in mind before the tournament. I don’t think we’ve achieved that yet, but Uruguay is now a difficult opponent for anybody,” Oscar Tabarez, Uruguay coach

“Although we haven’t had good results against the teams from South America, the group stage match against Argentina has given us some good lessons on how to deal with Latin American sides. We all know how to defend and attack against them, and we’ll show a different side of ourselves than in the group stage,” Park Ji-Sung, Korea Republic captain

Voice of the fans
“It'll be an uphill battle for Korea. The Korean team should get their defence in order if they do not want to repeat of game with Argentina... It will be an exciting game to watch, especially if both teams fight like it was their last game,” minilint (USA), FIFA.com user.

The question
Will Uruguay be able to keep their streak of clean sheets going against the lively South Koreans?
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Brownsugar on June 26, 2010, 07:42:41 AM
I backing the underdogs in this one.....

GO URUGUAY!!.... :devil: ;D
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: D.H.W on June 26, 2010, 07:51:50 AM
Uruguay is d underdog?  ::)
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Brownsugar on June 26, 2010, 07:56:41 AM
Boy ah just joking....
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: D.H.W on June 26, 2010, 08:02:45 AM
im a Korean for d day  :), then im turning Ghanaian after  :P
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Brownsugar on June 26, 2010, 08:08:58 AM
im a Korean for d day  :), then im turning Ghanaian after  :P

Yuh see why ah should support Uruguay??..... :devil: ;D
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Bitter on June 26, 2010, 08:09:28 AM
It look like the keeper should have gotten to that. At least the defenders seemed to think so.
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Jah Gol on June 26, 2010, 08:20:28 AM
The field cutting up.
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: 100% Barataria on June 26, 2010, 08:22:53 AM
Blistering pace
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: ribbit on June 26, 2010, 08:24:19 AM
Korea looking a little lethargic.
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: giggsy11 on June 26, 2010, 08:28:40 AM
Korea looking a little lethargic.


Agreed-not making good decisions either.
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: asylumseeker on June 26, 2010, 08:32:50 AM
Korea looking a little lethargic.


It's that their transition game is too slow. Too deliberate.

As far as decision-making:  They are attempting precision passes. I don't think I've seen one instance of them playing the ball into space for the attacker to run onto or of them attempting to get in behind the defence. The result is that Uruguay tends to be numbers-up in most of the battles for the ball.
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: giggsy11 on June 26, 2010, 08:36:31 AM
SK is fun to watch-they don't give up/keep trying.
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: asylumseeker on June 26, 2010, 08:37:27 AM
Now I've seen 3 attempts to play in behind since last post
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: richpy on June 26, 2010, 08:38:49 AM
Dem men running haard!
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: giggsy11 on June 26, 2010, 08:40:13 AM
Now I've seen 3 attempts to play in behind since last post

They heard you!
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: asylumseeker on June 26, 2010, 08:40:19 AM
So many empty seats ... ridiculous! At a WC ... :bs:
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Bitter on June 26, 2010, 08:40:40 AM
That Uruguay breakaway was onside, this game could have easily been 2 or 3 nil
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: asylumseeker on June 26, 2010, 08:41:45 AM
Now I've seen 3 attempts to play in behind since last post

They heard you!

Like yuh eh know Kim Jong-il gimme a borrow of de communication device since N Korea out de tourney :)
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: ribbit on June 26, 2010, 08:46:19 AM
@asylumseeker good point.

that forlan-suarez tandem working nice.
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: giggsy11 on June 26, 2010, 08:48:11 AM
It's half time-time tuh change the channel cause the Lalas about to hurl/bleet about USA's continued domination of the beautiful game!
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Bitter on June 26, 2010, 08:50:12 AM
So many empty seats ... ridiculous! At a WC ... :bs:

Jacka Zulu eh release the tickets yet...

We know Korea coming with an onslaught in the 2nd half. Uruguay have to score one more to feel safe b/c at the end of the game you know Korea still running.

That fella Duri shooting from anywhere. He probably fell that if it was the old ball, he woulda score already.
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: asylumseeker on June 26, 2010, 08:51:45 AM
SK free kick from an almost identical spot as the opening free kick that ricocheted off the bar ... and the GK's position was more or less the same on the second kick .

On the first SK kick I thought the kpr was too far to his left ... saved by the post. Kprs have to be careful in how much responsibility they allocate to the wall covering the kick. I tend to count it by steps necessary to move in one direction or the other given the possible flight of the ball ... IMV had the kick been on target the kpr would not have had a chance at meeting that ball in any form.

Would liked to have seen Lee Won-Jae in goal sometime during this tournament.
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: asylumseeker on June 26, 2010, 08:55:09 AM
It's half time-time tuh change the channel cause the Lalas about to hurl/bleet about USA's continued domination of the beautiful game!

Have been ketching it online in silence ... and enjoying it.
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: giggsy11 on June 26, 2010, 09:11:01 AM
#12 is he the Lee who use tuh run for Spurs?
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: giggsy11 on June 26, 2010, 09:12:23 AM
Chihuahuas in tugs!
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: richpy on June 26, 2010, 09:17:27 AM
It hard not to root for south Korea. These guys playing real enterprising, probing football.
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: ribbit on June 26, 2010, 09:24:21 AM
Nice
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: giggsy11 on June 26, 2010, 09:25:07 AM
Pressure dos buss pipe! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: JDB on June 26, 2010, 09:25:25 AM
game on
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Bakes on June 26, 2010, 09:26:11 AM
It hard not to root for south Korea. These guys playing real enterprising, probing football.

Agreed.

Let Uruguay haul dey ass with they cynical defensive football.
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Brownsugar on June 26, 2010, 09:26:27 AM
JDB yuh tief the words right off mih keyboards, but in an attempt to help them win ah still rooting for Uruguay... :devil: :devil: ;D

Ah love this game!!!
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: giggsy11 on June 26, 2010, 09:27:53 AM
It good for Uraguay-all dat talent all dey want tuh do is play on the counter attack! SK-all the way!
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: lefty on June 26, 2010, 09:28:21 AM
game on ;D
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: kaliman2006 on June 26, 2010, 09:29:21 AM
It hard not to root for south Korea. These guys playing real enterprising, probing football.

Agreed.

Let Uruguay haul dey ass with they cynical defensive football.

Funny you should say that, because South Korea just equalized and what is even more telling is that two South Korean players were unmarked resulting in the free header. A rare defensive lapse I'm sure.
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: ribbit on June 26, 2010, 09:30:44 AM
Suarez through that one away
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: giggsy11 on June 26, 2010, 09:36:09 AM
Ah think Park tired; he holding he waist!
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: ribbit on June 26, 2010, 09:37:13 AM
Wow suarez redeem himself
. Big goal!
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Brownsugar on June 26, 2010, 09:37:22 AM
Shit!!!....is like the Korean goal wake them up....shit, shit, shit!!!...steups!!!
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Brownsugar on June 26, 2010, 09:37:41 AM
Wow suarez redeem himself
. Big goal!

.....oh yeah, nice goal.....
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: lefty on June 26, 2010, 09:37:51 AM
lawd have mercy :o :o :o
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Bakes on June 26, 2010, 09:38:03 AM
steups

South Korea play de ass since dey score that goal.  Careless defending conceding all dem opportunities in the box to Uruguay... who finally decide tuh play some football again.

Good game though.
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: pecan on June 26, 2010, 09:38:16 AM
nice goal but steups .. come on SK, tie it up
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: ribbit on June 26, 2010, 09:44:41 AM
If it wasn't raining, ah feel that would have been a sure goal.
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: pecan on June 26, 2010, 09:50:19 AM
nice 1/2 half .. enjoyable game
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: D.H.W on June 26, 2010, 09:51:14 AM
Korea play the ass
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Bitter on June 26, 2010, 09:51:39 AM
Hard luck dey Korea, all the play, not enough of the goals.
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: giggsy11 on June 26, 2010, 09:51:52 AM
Hardluck, SK even though you loss, you made new fans!
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: ribbit on June 26, 2010, 09:53:35 AM
Good game. No diving. Feel bad for Park ChoYoung who seemed to get worse as the game went on.
South America run tings!
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: weary1969 on June 26, 2010, 09:55:06 AM
Hardluck, SK even though you loss, you made new fans!

CO-SIGNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Observer on June 26, 2010, 10:00:11 AM
Nice match! To tell you the truth I thought Uruguay were going to regret sitting back on the 1-0. It looked like SK had all the momentum. They did use up a lot of energy on a heavy pitch to find the equalizer. It was almost like Uruguay were resting, holding something in reserve. Because when SK score, they just turn it back on and served warning, before scoring a beauty.
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: just cool on June 26, 2010, 10:02:08 AM
IF! and i say IF sparingly, if USA meet this team the U.S. will dun dem!
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Mango Chow! on June 26, 2010, 10:04:15 AM
Ah vex wit S. Korea.  They had two EASY chances to take control of the game, man breakaway and only have the 'keeper to beat and BOTH TIMES hit the balls straight at the 'keeper.  LOUD friggin' steups man.  They played so well in spite of the ref lettin' Uruguay get away with some unfair physical play.  I cyah believe how these commentators practically slot the usa to beat Ghana easy, easy so.  They might as well not play the game this afternoon.
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: richpy on June 26, 2010, 10:07:26 AM
Park Ji Sung boss that midfield, awesome performance, didn't know he had it in him.

Hard luck S.Korea
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Brownsugar on June 26, 2010, 10:10:11 AM
Park Ji Sung boss that midfield, awesome performance, didn't know he had it in him.

Hard luck S.Korea

The man does play for ManU, he have to have something in him.... :-\
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Brownsugar on June 26, 2010, 10:11:27 AM
IF! and i say IF sparingly, if USA meet this team the U.S. will dun dem!

Dun who Uruguay??  Nah with all the defensive/negative football Uruguay does play they quite capable of mashing up....is just the arse they does play.....
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Mango Chow! on June 26, 2010, 10:12:31 AM
Park Ji Sung boss that midfield, awesome performance, didn't know he had it in him.

Hard luck S.Korea

The man does play for ManU, he have to have something in him.... :-\

  manu is a shit side!!
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Bakes on June 26, 2010, 10:13:23 AM
Nice match! To tell you the truth I thought Uruguay were going to regret sitting back on the 1-0. It looked like SK had all the momentum. They did use up a lot of energy on a heavy pitch to find the equalizer. It was almost like Uruguay were resting, holding something in reserve. Because when SK score, they just turn it back on and served warning, before scoring a beauty.


Perfect summary.  I was blaming S. Korea, but in trute ah wasn't taking the pitch conditions into consideration when ah say dat... that had to feel like running on de beach after a while, given how hard them men chase whole game.  Uruguay definitely showed their class by being able to dial it back up a notch when necessary.

Forlan and Suarez brings to mind Spain's dual threat of Villa and Iniesta.
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Brownsugar on June 26, 2010, 10:18:47 AM
Park Ji Sung boss that midfield, awesome performance, didn't know he had it in him.

Hard luck S.Korea

The man does play for ManU, he have to have something in him.... :-\

  manu is a shit side!!

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Hello yuh eh dragging me into dat eh....after all ah need all the US haters together over on the next thread....and US hate knows no discord among club teams..... ;D
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: davyjenny1 on June 26, 2010, 10:39:43 AM
Park Ji Sung boss that midfield, awesome performance, didn't know he had it in him.

Hard luck S.Korea

The man does play for ManU, he have to have something in him.... :-\

  manu is a shit side!!
.. Question fuh yuh: are you saying that man-u for short  equal manure ?  

Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: D.H.W on June 26, 2010, 10:41:39 AM
Park Ji Sung boss that midfield, awesome performance, didn't know he had it in him.

Hard luck S.Korea

The man does play for ManU, he have to have something in him.... :-\

  manu is a shit side!!

BUH WTF IS DIS ::) DRY SO
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Mango Chow! on June 26, 2010, 10:43:36 AM
Park Ji Sung boss that midfield, awesome performance, didn't know he had it in him.

Hard luck S.Korea

The man does play for ManU, he have to have something in him.... :-\

  manu is a shit side!!
.. Question fuh yuh: are you saying that man-u for short  equal manure ?  



 I eh really saying it....it's already been said. (but it's true!)  ;D
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: D.H.W on June 26, 2010, 10:45:24 AM
stueps  :'(, just find yuh ass in d USA thread when time come today please .
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: Mango Chow! on June 26, 2010, 10:47:38 AM
stueps  :'(, just find yuh ass in d USA thread when time come today please .

 :rotfl: :rotfl: Yess, boss man, I shall be where I am ordered to be!
Title: Re: WC 2010 - Match 49 - Round of 16 : Uruguay vs South Korea
Post by: xixgon on June 26, 2010, 11:00:27 AM

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Fergie sign him up, Fergie Fergie Sign Him Up! :)