Portugal, a side that has already made it through to the knockouts, will take on South Korea in Group H encounter on Friday at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Fernando Santos’s Portugal just need a draw to confirm a top-of-the-table finish in this group while South Korea have to push for a win if they stand any chance of making it through to the knockout stage.
FIFA World Cup South Korea vs Portugal Teams News
South Korea Team News
Hwang Hee-chan has not featured in this tournament so far and by all reports, his hamstring has not yet healed and hence, could miss this match as well. For them.
Cho Gue-sung, who scored twice against Ghana, will hold the key. Also, they would need Son Heung–min to step up and be at his best for this match.
Portugal Team News
With Portugal already in the knockout stage, we could see few tweaks make to their playing XI. For starters, Nuno Mendes has already been ruled out of the tournament and he could be replaced by Raphael Guerreiro as LB. Danilo is also ruled out of the game with fractured ribs and Otavio might not be fit enough to take part in this game.
Qatar FIFA WC South Korea vs Portugal Predicted Starting XI
South Korea Predicted Starting XI
Seung-gyu; Moon-hwan, Min-jae, Young-gwon, Jin-su; Woo-young, In-beom; Chang-hoon, Woo-yeong, Heung-min; Gue-sung
Portugal Predicted Starting XI
Costa; Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro; Bernardo, Neves, Carvalho; Fernandes; Ronaldo, Felix
FIFA South Korea vs Portugal Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- Both these sides have locked horns just the one back in the group stage of 2002 FIFA World Cup. South Korea won that match 1-0.
- South Korea have not had any win in 10 of their last 11 matches in the World Cup.
- Portugal, on the other hand, have been beaten in just one out their last eight games in the competition.
FIFA World Cup South Korea vs Portugal Fantasy Football Team
Defenders: Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro
Midfielders: Bernardo, Neves, Fernandes (C)
Forwards: Ronaldo, Felix, Heung-min Son(VC)
FIFA World Cup South Korea vs Portugal Details
Kick-off date: Friday, December 2
Kick-off time: 8.30 pm IST
Venue: Education City Stadium
South Korea vs Portugal Live Streaming in India
Live Telecast: Sports18 SD/HD
Live Streaming: JioCinema (App & Website)
South Korea vs Portugal Match Prediction
South Korea were superb against Ghana and can be expected to give Portugal a tough time since it is a must-win game for them. However, Portugal have been solid right through the tournament and they can well breeze past their opponents. Considering the quality of players on both sides, Portugal can be expected to win this match 2-1.