Portugal beat Republic of South Korea in Group B opener

Portugal put themselves in pole position to qualify from Group B following a 3-0 win over the Republic of South Korea. Captain Vitor Vilarinho opening the scoring on 11 minutes when his well taken corner went straight to the net. However Portugal did not have it all their own way as a well drilled Korea team put up a good fight. They restricted Portugal to very few opportunities for the next 30 minutes of the game being led by excellent left back Beomjum Choi.

With 15 minutes to go Korea's goalkeeper made a great save but unfortunately for him the ball broke to Portugal's centre forward Tiago Ramos who had an easy finish to the Korean net. A third goal soon followed as Portugal comfortably closed out the remainder of the game to secure the valuable 3 points.

The next game in the 3 team group sees Venezuela take on Korea tomorrow.



Portugal
 
Name
Class
Played
Goals Scored
Sub In
Sub Out
Yellow
Red
1
FT7 C
60'
3
FT7 C
50'
50'
5
FT7 C
60'
7
FT8 C
60'
11'
8
FT7 C
56'
47'
56'
10
FT6 RFD
59'
45'
59'
2
FT6 C
4'
56'
4
FT5 C
0'
11
FT7 RFD
1'
59'
12
FT7 RFD
0'
13
FT7 C
10'
50'
14
FT7 C
0'
Head coach: Vasco Santos Ferreira
South Korea
 
Name
Class
Played
Goals Scored
Sub In
Sub Out
Yellow
Red
1
FT6 RFD
60'
5
FT8 C
60'
6
FT2 RFD 20
60'
10
FT1 RFD 20
60'
11
FT2 RFD 20
60'
13
FT7 C
29'
29'
14
FT2 C
60'
2
FT2 RFD 20
0'
3
FT2 RFD 20
22'
29'
51'
7
FT1 RFD 20
0'
8
FT6 RFD
0'
9
FT6 CRS
0'
12
FT2 RFD 20
9'
51'
Head coach: Ilsub Kim