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South Korea vs Portugal LIVE: World Cup 2022 result, final score and reaction as Hwang Hee-chan scores late winner

Portugal play South Korea in the World Cup Group H decider at Education City Stadium.

Son Heung-min and his teammates must win here to stand a chance of making the last 16, while Cristiano Ronaldo and the Selecao need a point to guarantee top spot.

The winner of the group faces the runner up from Group G (Brazil, Switzerland, Cameroon, Serbia), while the runner-up will play the winner, likely to be the South Americans, with the five-time winners the current favourites.

The pressure is on the Taegeuk Warriors after defeat to the Black Stars, while Portugal had too much for Uruguay last time out.

Follow the action with our live blog below, including Ghana vs Uruguay updates:

South Korea vs Portugal

  • South Korea play Portugal in the World Cup, needing a win to stand a chance of making the last 16 - kick-off is at 3pm (GMT)

  • Portugal are already through and need a point to guarantee top spot in Group H

  • 90+1’ - GOAL! Hwang Hee-chan sends South Korea ahead and into the last-16 (KOR 2-1 POR)

  • 57’ - CHANCE! Son Heung-min has a shot blocked (KOR 1-1 POR)

  • 27’ - GOAL! Kim Young-Gwon swivels the ball in from a corner (KOR 1-1 POR)

  • 17’ - DISALLOWED! Kim Jin-Su scores a tap-in but is ruled offside (KOR 0-1 POR)

  • 14’ - CHANCE! Joao Cancelo has a shot from the left stopped by Kim Sein-gyu (KOR 0-1 POR)

  • 5’ - GOAL! Ricardo Horta sends Portugal in front early on (KOR 0-1 POR)

Full-time: South Korea 2-1 Portugal

16:55 , Michael Jones

90+7 mins: South Korea win! They’ve beaten Portugal and have given themselves a fantastic chance of making it through to the last-16.

The other match is still going ahead with six or seven minutes left to play. Uruguay need to score to get through ahead of South Korea.

South Korea 2-1 Portugal

16:54 , Michael Jones

90+6 mins: South Korea hold on to their lead. Son Heung-min carrying the ball down the right wing before getting brought down by Joao Cancelo.

There’s only seconds left, will South Korea close out this game?

GOAL! South Korea 2-1 Portugal (Hwang Hee-chan, 90+1')⚽️

16:49 , Michael Jones

90+1 mins: Incredible scenes! Portugal win corner that South Korea deal with easily enough. They knock the ball up to Son Hueng-min who flies down the right side on the counter-attack.

He takes on two defenders, holding the ball up on the edge of the box before slipping in Hwang Hee-chan.

He’s just got the goalkeeper to beat and laces a shot back across goal leaving Diogo Costa no chance to reach it!

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:48 , Michael Jones

90 mins: There’s going to be six minutes of added time to play. Can South Korea find a goal?

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:44 , Michael Jones

85 mins: Time is ticking by and Portugal are managing the game brilliantly. They’re not letting South Korea anywhere near the ball and are passing it around without using too much effort.

The European side are content with one point.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:39 , Michael Jones

80 mins: There’s just 10 minutes of the 90 left to play and South Korea have entered the last chance saloon. They need to score in order to reach the next round but have been creatively lacking during this second half.

They look tired yet have to dig deep and finish off this game well.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:35 , Michael Jones

76 mins: Close! Diogo Dalot has been impressive tonight. He drives down the right wing once again before sending a low teasing ball into the middle of the penalty area.

There are two or three Portugal shirts near the ball but none can reach it and Kwon Kyung-Won scoops it clear.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:34 , Michael Jones

73 mins: Hwang Hee-chan has come on for South Korea. The Wolves forward has been nursing an injury so hasn’t played a full part in South Korea’s World Cup campaign. Can he get them a goal tonight?

He’s on in place of Lee Jae-sung.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:29 , Michael Jones

70 mins: South Korea work the ball over to the right side of the penalty area where it gets brought down by Son Heung-min. He blasts a shot at goal but his effort is blocked but Joao Cancelo.

Son appeals for a handball but Cancelo made the block with his chest and nothing comes from the South Korean’s pleas.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:25 , Michael Jones

67 mins: The first half was quite exciting at times but Portugal have have stifled South Korea’s attacking capabilites meaning the only joy the Koreans are getting has come from counter-attacks.

Hwang In-Beom has a go from range and forces Diogo Costa into a sharp save! That’s more like it.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:23 , Michael Jones

64 mins: Fernando Santos is making a triple change for Portugal. Ruben Neves, Matheus Nunes and Cristiano Ronaldo are taken off with Andre Silva, Rafael Leao and Joao Palhinha all brought on.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:17 , Michael Jones

60 mins: A lovely cross field pass comes over to the right wing where Ricardo Horta is in bags of space. He brings the ball under control then lifts a high cross into the box.

Crisitano Ronaldo is the target but the ball goes over his head and bounces out for a goal kick.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:14 , Michael Jones

57 mins: Chance! A South Korean counter-attack sees Hwang In-beom bring the ball into the middle of the pitch before sending it up to Cho Gue-sung.

He threads a lovely pass into the right side of the area for Son Heung-min who shoots but sees his effort turned behind by Antonio Silva.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:12 , Michael Jones

54 mins: Ricardo Horta has taken a knock and needs a bit of treatment from the Portuguese medical team. The forward will be fine to play on but that’s taken a couple of minutes out of the match.

South Korea haven’t really got going yet in the second half. They’ve been asked to defend yet have so far been up to the task.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:10 , Michael Jones

51 mins: Chance! Portugal work the ball down the left wing before slipping it inside to Vitinha. He flicks the ball over the top as Crisitano Ronaldo makes a run between the South Korean’s centre-backs.

He tries to shoot on the turn but scuffs his effort and softly knocks the ball to Kim Seung-gyu before the offside flag goes up against him.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:08 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Slow start to the second half as both teams try to get control of the ball. There’s come scrappy play in the midfield before Portugal sweep up the pitch and have a cross into the box headed clear.

Second half: South Korea 1-1 Portugal

16:03 , Michael Jones

Portugal get the match back underway for the second half. There hasn’t been any changes during half-time so it’s as they were for both teams.

HT South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:59 , Michael Jones

As it stands Portugal are cruising into the last 16 at the break alongside Uruguay.

If Ghana come from 2-0 down to avoid defeat against Uruguay they could go through at their opponents’ expense. If South Korea go ahead against Portugal they may also be able to qualify on goal difference.

HT South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:55 , Michael Jones

Diogo Dalot has been directly involved in four goals across his last three appearances for Portugal in all competitions (2 goals, 2 assists), scoring or assisting in each match.

HT South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:51 , Michael Jones

Goals from Ricardo Horta and Kim Young-Gwon see the teams head into the break on level terms.

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Half-time: South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:47 , Michael Jones

45+2 mins: This match is delicately poised. The teams head into the break on level terms and South Korea will be more than pleased with their work in that half.

They went behind but responded brilliantly and get themselves a goal from a corner. Paulo Bento’s team must beat Portugal to reach the last-16 and they’re well set to attack the second half.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:46 , Michael Jones

45 mins: Two minutes of added time to play in this half.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:43 , Michael Jones

44 mins: Chance! Matheus Nunes brings the ball down the right wing and squares a pass to the edge of the box for Vitinha. He controls the ball and drills a good effort at goal that Kim Seung-gyu palms away.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the first to react and flings himself at the loose ball but can only head it wide of the target.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:41 , Michael Jones

41 mins: Kim Jin-Su flicks the ball over to Son Heung-min from the right side of the pitch and South Korea’s talisman dinks the ball over Pepe before striking a left-footed effort at goal from outside the box.

It’s a decent effort but Diogo Costa has no problems bringing it under control.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:40 , Michael Jones

38 mins: Lee Kang-in and Vitinha come together in the middle of the pitch with the Portguese midfielder theatrically falling down. The referee awards Portugal a free kick and puts Lee in the book.

That’s the first yellow card of the game.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:35 , Michael Jones

35 mins: Save! Diogo Dalot goes on a forward run before coming inside as a long ball is lifted over to him. He brings the ball under control before rolling it onto his left foot and blasting a decent effort at goal.

The ball is heading into the bottom left-hand corner but goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu leaps across to palm the effort wide of the goal!

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:34 , Michael Jones

33 mins: In the other Group H match happening right now Uruguay have taken a 2-0 lead over Ghana after the African side missed a penalty.

As it stands the South Americans are going through to the last-16 but if South Korea score again they will move above them into second place.

South Korea 1-1 Portugal

15:31 , Michael Jones

30 mins: Cristiano Ronaldo is played in behind and sets up a one-on-one with South Korean goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu who manages to turn the effort wide of goal before the offside flag goes up against Ronaldo.

It’s a good stop from the goalkeeper even if he didn’t need to make it.

GOAL! South Korea 1-1 Portugal (Kim Young-Gwon, 27’)⚽️

15:28 , Michael Jones

27 mins: Equaliser! South Korea’s corner ball is curled into the middle of the penalty area and drops over the head of Cho Gue-sung before hitting Cristiano Ronaldo’s back and bouncing into the six-yard area.

Kim Young-Gwon is the first to react and he shoots on the turn managing to lift the ball past Diogo Costa’s left hand to bring South Korea level in the game.

South Korea 0-1 Portugal

15:27 , Michael Jones

26 mins: South Korea send another decent free kick into the middle of the box with forward Cho Gue-Sung the target. He rises to meet the ball but is beaten in the air by Pepe who nods the ball out for a corner.

South Korea 0-1 Portugal

15:24 , Michael Jones

23 mins: Matheus Nunes twists his way out of a challenge in the middle of the pitch before sliding a pass over to Diogo Dalot on the right wing.

Dalot whips a high cross in from deep but sends it over the box. Joao Cancelo recovers the ball and passes it back to Nunes who flicks one into the six yard box towards Cristiano Ronaldo but Kwon Kyung-won manages to squeeze in front of the forward and clear his lines.

South Korea 0-1 Portugal

15:21 , Michael Jones

20 mins: The South Korean supporters are in full voice encouraging their side on. They fought back from two goals down against Ghana last time out to make it 2-2 so being behind is a familiar position for them.

Son Heung-min is sent chasing after a pass down the left but it’s too heavy for him to catch and keep in play.

South Korea 0-1 Portugal

15:18 , Michael Jones

17 mins: Disallowed goal! South Korea win a free kick over on the left wing that Son Heung-min swings into the penalty area. The ball is flicked on but Diogo Costa palms it away.

There’s a deflection off Jung Woo-Young inside the six-yard box and the ball bobbles over to Kim Jin-Su who taps it home only to get flagged for offside.

South Korea 0-1 Portugal

15:15 , Michael Jones

14 mins: The test for South Korea is whether they have the quality to recover the ball off Portugal and then break down the European’s defence.

At the minute Portugal are taking control off the game. They’re moving the ball around at ease.

Joao Cancelo goes on a run to the byline before cutting back into the box. He shoots but Kim Seun-gyu gets two hands behind the effort and punches it clear.

South Korea 0-1 Portugal

15:13 , Michael Jones

11 mins: Portugal are very comfortable in possession though they are yet to get out off first gear.

Joao Cancelo brings a diagonal pass down on his chest and tries to slip in Joao Mario but his through pass is wayward and South Korea intercept.

South Korea 0-1 Portugal

15:10 , Michael Jones

8 mins: South Korea must win this match if they want to reach the last-16 but they’ve got off to the worst possible start having conceded that early goal.

In response the Koreans bring the ball through the inside right channel before flicking it out to Kim Jin-Su on the left wing. He nods the ball into the penalty area but Diogo Costa comes out and confidently claims the ball.

GOAL! South Korea 0-1 Portugal (Horta, 5’)⚽️

15:05 , Michael Jones

5 mins: That’s too easy! A long ball from Pepe comes over to the right wing where Diogo Dalot holds his run to stay onside before storming in behind the South Korean defence.

He carries the ball into the penalty area from the right and lays it off to Ricardo Horta who turns it into the far bottom corner with his first touch!

Lovely finish. Portugal lead.

South Korea 0-0 Portugal

15:03 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Kim Young-Gwon belts a long ball up the pitch and picks out Cho Gue-sung. He lays the ball off to Lee Jae-sung who knocks it across to the right for Son Heung-min to drive into the box.

Son runs into trouble and loses possession to Pepe who clears the danger for Portugal.

Kick off: South Korea 0-0 Portugal

15:01 , Michael Jones

South Korea get the match started and work the ball over to the left wing. They send it into the middle of the pitch where a fine spin from Lee Jae-sung wins the Koreans a free kick.

South Korea vs Portugal

14:56 , Michael Jones

Here come the teams.

Portugal have already qualified for the last-16 and a draw this afternoon will see them finish top of Group H. South Korea meanwhile will give themselves a great chance of qualifying if they defeat the European side today.

The national anthems will be sung before kick off up next...

Paulo Bento proud to sing both national anthems when he faces home nation Portugal

14:52 , Michael Jones

South Korea’s Portuguese coach Paulo Bento will sing both national anthems before his side bid to recreate their result of the 2002 World Cup and beat his home nation Portugal.

The former Benfica and Sporting midfielder will serve a touchline ban against his homeland after being shown a red card by Anthony Taylor after confronting the Premier League official following the 3-2 defeat to Ghana.

And while Bento admits he remains a proud Portuguese, he is focused on securing the win which will give South Korea a chance of progression to the last 16.

Paulo Bento proud to sing both national anthems as he faces home nation Portugal

South Korea vs Portugal

14:48 , Michael Jones

South Korea have lost five of their last seven World Cup matches with one win and one draw. That’s as many as they had in their previous 16 (W5 D5 L5).

They’re looking to win their third group game for just the third time at the tournament, previously doing so in 2002 vs Portugal and 2018 vs Germany.

South Korea vs Portugal

14:44 , Michael Jones

Cristiano Ronaldo (8) needs to score just one more World Cup goal to equal Eusebio’s Portugal record of nine.

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South Korea vs Portugal

14:40 , Michael Jones

South Korea have won just five of their 23 World Cup matches against European sides (D6 L12) with each of those five wins coming against a different nation: Poland, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Germany.

They have been eliminated in the group stage in eight of their 10 previous World Cup appearances.

Qataris mock Germany over World Cup exit following LGBT+ row

14:36 , Michael Jones

Germany’s exit from the World Cup is arguably the biggest surprise of the tournament.

And the news has been greeted with lashings of schadenfreude, and not just among its traditional rivals such as those in England - where Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer, who both lost major semi-finals against the German national team - celebrated Germany’s demise.

Also thrilled at Die Mannschaft’s exit - despite beating Costa Rica 4-2 on Thursday night, they went out in a group containing Japan and Spain - was Qatar.

The delight of the World Cup hosts came following a spat earlier in the tournament over the Germans speaking out in favour of LGBT+ rights.

Qataris mock Germany over World Cup exit following LGBT+ row

South Korea vs Portugal

14:33 , Michael Jones

At 19 years and 33 days old defender Antonio Silva is the first ever teenager to appear in a World Cup match for Portugal.

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South Korea vs Portugal

14:30 , Michael Jones

Portugal have found the net in eight successive World Cup games, their longest scoring run in the competition.

They have won their opening two matches for the third time - on the previous two occasions, in 1966 and 2006, they won their final group fixture and went on to reach the semi-finals.

South Korea vs Portugal

14:26 , Michael Jones

The fans seem up for this one. South Korea’s travelling contingent in particular are flocking to the Education City stadium to see if their team get sneak into the knockout stages.

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South Korea vs Portugal

14:23 , Michael Jones

Portugal’s only defeat in five previous meetings with Asian sides at the World Cup came against South Korea in 2002 with the Portuguese having won three and drawn one of their other four matches versus Asian opponents.

South Korea vs Portugal

14:20 , Michael Jones

The only previous meeting between South Korea and Portugal was at the 2002 World Cup.

The co-hosts won 1-0 through a goal by Park Ji-sung after a Portugal team including South Korea head coach Paulo Bento had Joao Pinto and Beto sent off.

South Korea vs Portugal

14:17 , Michael Jones

Portugal have already qualified for the knockout rounds at the 2022 World having already beaten Ghana and Uruguay. They are lookgin to win all three group stage matches for just the third time having done so in 1966 and 2006.

‘The devil himself’: Ghana target World Cup revenge against Luis Suarez and Uruguay

14:13 , Michael Jones

Luis Suarez has been known to lose his temper but he sat there calmly and listened as he was told people in Ghana consider him the devil. Lest there was any scope for misunderstanding, it was translated into his native tongue: El Diablo.

A dozen years on, El Diablo remained unapologetic for one of his more notorious deeds. It is Uruguay against Ghana, the rematch, on Friday and if the stakes are high now, with the loser certain to go out of the World Cup, they were bigger still in 2010. It was the 120th minute of the quarter-final when the forward who is now Uruguay’s record goalscorer turned goalkeeper, handling to prevent Dominic Adiyah’s header from making Ghana Africa’s first World Cup semi-finalist. Exit Suarez, sent off, only for him to celebrate enthusiastically when Asamoah Gyan ballooned the resulting spot kick over the bar.

Suarez’s stance has remained consistent. “I don’t apologise about that,” he said. “I take the handball but the Ghana player misses a penalty, not me. Maybe I can say apologise if I take a tackle and injure a player and take a red card but in this situation, I take a red card and the referee says penalty. It is not my fault because I don’t miss the penalty. It is not my responsibility to shoot the penalty.”

‘The devil himself’: Ghana target World Cup revenge against Luis Suarez and Uruguay

South Korea vs Portugal team changes

14:07 , Michael Jones

Paulo Bento makes three changes to the South Korean side that lost to Ghana last time out. Kwon Kyung-won, Lee Kang-in and Lee Jae-Sung all come into the starting XI.

Fernando Santos meanwhile changes six of the Portugal team that secured qualification to the last-16. Diogo Dalot and Antonio Silva start in defence with Matheus Nunes and Vitinha brought into the midfield.

Joao Mario and Ricardo Horta start alongside Cristiano Ronaldo up top.

Why is Son Heung-min wearing a mask for South Korea at World Cup?

14:00 , Michael Jones

Son Heung-min is wearing a mask at the Qatar World Cup as South Korea look to progress from Group H.

The Tottenham striker won a fitness battle to feature at the tournament despite suffering a fracture around his left eye during a Champions League match against Marseille.

The 30-year-old was forced off injured in the first-half of the 2-1 win over OM on 1 November and subsequently required surgery.

Why is Son Heung-min wearing a mask for South Korea at World Cup?

South Korea vs Portgual line-ups

13:55 , Michael Jones

South Korea XI: Kim Seung-gyu, Kim, Kwon, Kim Young-Gwon, Kim, Jungo Woo-Young, Hwang, Lee, Lee Jae-Sung, Son, Cho

Portugal XI: Costa, Dalot, Pepe, Silva, Cancelo, Neves, Nunes, Vitinha, Mario, Ronaldo, Horta

‘An absolute catastrophe’: Germany plunged into identity crisis after World Cup exit

13:53 , Michael Jones

A few minutes had passed since the kind of scenario that, until a few years ago, no one under the age of 80 had witnessed, and Thomas Muller was waving. Germany had gone out of the World Cup at the first hurdle, just as they did in 2018, and Muller seemed to be waving goodbye to their supporters. It was a chastening end for a genuine Germany great.

It will not be remembered as the night he drew level with his former teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger on 121 caps. Not when Germany were eliminated and Muller described his fourth and final World Cup as “an absolute catastrophe”.

Like Manuel Neuer, Muller has straddled eras. He was a star of the glorious past, a struggler in the sorry present. He was always an enormously symbolic figure; the big-game player with the sharp footballing brain, he was parachuted into the 2010 team at 20 and scored five goals.

He got five more as they won the 2014 World Cup. But he has failed to score in group-stage exits in 2018 and 2022. Far from breaking his former sidekick Miroslav Klose’s record of 16 World Cup goals, he remains the second-highest scoring Muller, after his namesake Gerd. He seemed destined to cruise past Jurgen Klinsmann’s total of 11. Now he never will.

‘An absolute catastrophe’: Germany plunged into identity crisis after World Cup exit

Bruno Fernandes responds after Cristiano Ronaldo claims his World Cup goal

13:49 , Michael Jones

Bruno Fernandes says it does not matter who scored Portugal’s opener in a 2-0 victory over Uruguay that secured their place in the World Cup knockout phase.

It initially looked as though Cristiano Ronaldo had drawn level with Portugal’s record World Cup goalscorer Eusebio when he rose to try and head in Fernandes’ 54th-minute cross.

But replays showed that the Portugal captain, who has scored eight World Cup goals, did not get a touch on it and the goal was given to Fernandes as his team claimed a second successive Group H win.

Bruno Fernandes responds after Cristiano Ronaldo claims his World Cup goal

Ronaldo a doubt for the match

13:45 , Michael Jones

Portugal coach Fernando Santos has admitted that Cristiano Ronaldo’s availability was still in question for today’s final group game versus South Korea.

Ronaldo missed Wednesday’s practice and with his team already through to the knockout stages, the 37-year-old could be rested against South Korea, even if fit.

“I think it is 50-50 if he plays or not, we’ll see,” Santos told a news conference on Thursday. “It will depend on if and how he practices today, if we see he is in good condition... there is a plan for if he is not available.”

Bruno Fernandes’ role reverses as he starts World Cup as star turn

13:40 , Michael Jones

Bruno Fernandes entered Euro 2020 after the season of his life and exited it with no goals and no assists. He had a solitary shot on target, created far fewer chances than usual and only started two games. It came after a season when he had delivered 28 goals and 17 assists for Manchester United.

There were, it seemed, two Fernandeses, the United talisman, the Portugal bit-part man. His club played with a No 10 and built their side around him. His country deemed the position redundant and selected a team around Cristiano Ronaldo.

Some 18 months on, Fernandes is wearily familiar with the narrative that he delivers less when he is teamed with Ronaldo. Belatedly, in the week after his compatriot’s explosive departure from Old Trafford, is rebuffing it. Two games into the World Cup and Fernandes ranks joint top for assists and behind only Enner Valencia and Kylian Mbappe for goals. He has been directly involved in four of Portugal’s goals, Ronaldo the other one.

Bruno Fernandes’ role reverses as he starts World Cup as star turn

Everything wrong with the Qatar World Cup

13:35 , Michael Jones

Out of the many facts and figures circulated about Qatar’s problems, there is one realisation that should stand above everything. It is a disgrace that, in 2022, a country can host a World Cup where it has lured millions of people from the poorest countries on earth - often under false pretences - and then forced them into what many call “modern slavery”.

And yet this has just been accepted. The World Cup carries on, an end product of a structure that is at once Orwellian and Kafkaesque. A huge underclass of people work in an autocratic surveillance state, amid an interconnected network of issues that make it almost impossible to escape. “It’s all so embedded,” says Michael Page of Human Rights Watch.

Many will point to similar problems in the west but this isn’t the failure of a system. It is the system, global inequality taken to an extreme. “The bottom line is that these human rights abuses are not normal for a World Cup host,” says Minky Worden, also of Human Rights Watch.

Everything wrong with the Qatar World Cup

South Korea vs Portugal prediction

13:30 , Michael Jones

Portugal seem to be gradually hitting their stride, and they should have too much momentum for a valiant but vulnerable South Korea.

South Korea 1-2 Portugal.

Where can I watch South Korea vs Portgual?

13:25 , Michael Jones

South Korea vs Portugal is scheduled to kick off at 3pm GMT on Friday 2 December. The match is set to take place at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan.

In the UK, the game will air live on BBC One, and it will also stream live on the BBC iPlayer website and app.

South Korea vs Portugal early team news and predicted line-ups

13:20 , Michael Jones

Hwang Hee-chan is expected to remain absent for South Korea due to a hamstring injury, while Portugal’s Nuno Mendes is set to miss out after sustaining an injury last time out.

Danilo also remains unavailable for Portugal, as does Otavio.

Predicted line-ups

South Korea XI: Seung-gyu; Moon-hwan, Min-jae, Young-gwon, Jin-su; Woo-young, In-beom; Chang-hoon, Woo-yeong, Heung-min; Gue-sung

Portugal XI: Costa; Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; Bernardo, Neves, Carvalho; Fernandes; Ronaldo, Felix

South Korea vs Portugal

13:11 , Michael Jones

Hello and welcome to The Independent’s coverage of the final round of group stage fixtures as the last four places in the round of 16 get filled.

Groups G and H conclude this afternoon with Portugal and Brazil already sure of a spot in the next though both sides will be fighting it out to top their respective groups.

Portugal and Group H are up in the 3pm kick offs with Cristiano Ronaldo’s men taking on South Korea and Luis Suarez’s Uruguay facing Ghana.

Uruguay, Ghana and South Korea can all reach the last-16 but to do so they would need to defeat their opponents. Ghana have a slight advantage as a draw with Uruguay would send them through providing Portgual also defeat South Korea.

Stick around and follow all the action from Qatar this afternoon.