Uruguay will open their World Cup participation for the first time without Oscar Washington Tabarez on the bench since Germany 2006. “El Profesor” Tabarez guided Uruguay to South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018, but was finally ceased as head coach in November last year.
Their rivals, South Korea, have all their faith deposited on Tottenham’s superstar, Heung Min Son, as they look to improve their last World Cup participation, when they were eliminated in the group stage in Russia 2018.
All eyes set to turn on the Premier League stars, Darwin Nunez and Heung Min Son, as they look to steal the headlines once more. Nunez has gradually begun to find his feet in English football with him now scoring five times in the Premier League from 10 games for Liverpool, as well as a handful in the Champions League too.
For Uruguay, Nunez has only scored three times and has just 13 caps under his belt, and a lot of attention will also fall to all-time leading goal scorer, Luis Suarez, who is once again in fine form for Nacional in the Uruguayan Primera División. The former Barcelona star has netted eight goals from 14 games and is in search of goal number 69 from 135 caps for his country in this match.
As for Korea, they lost 3-0 to Japan in the EAFF East Asian Cup final not too many months back, but they qualified for the World Cup with relative ease, as they finished their qualification process by beating Iran, Syria and Lebanon with clean sheets in each game. On the other hand, they will struggle to do that again here.
Uruguay will definitely be wanting to start their World Cup participation on the right foot and want to beat South Korea, however, Son and company want to show their country that they’ve gotten better since Russia 2018 and defeating Uruguay is a great way to show that.
Uruguay vs South Korea Game Information
- Date: 11/24/2022
- Time: 08:00 AM ET
- Location: Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar
- How to Watch Uruguay vs South Korea: nbc
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Uruguay vs South Korea Betting Lines
Uruguay is –135 according to our Vegas World Cup Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $74.07.On the other side, South Korea is +435 according to the Vegas World Cup Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $435.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Uruguay at a 57.45% chance of winning the game, meanwhile South Korea has 18.69% probability of finishing the game
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