Uruguay play South Korea in Group H of the World Cup in Qatar.Two-time winners of the tournament, La Celeste are seen as dark horses this year, with Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez in fine form, while veteran forwards Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani will look for one last hurrah.Federico Valverde might be more important than anybody, and the Real Madrid midfielder will be key to dictating the tempo against South Korea.
Son Heung-min is hoping to play despite suffering a face fracture in the build-up for the tournament while playing for Tottenham in the Champions League, meaning he will wear a face mask - at least during the group stage.Both sides will be confident they can not only qualify but finish top of a wide-open group that also includes Ghana and Portugal.Follow all the action with our live blog below, after the conclusion of Switzerland vs CameroonThe teams are out and it’s time for the anthems!
Uruguay’s is so, so good. A lovely musical intro and then a huge powerful finish. Sublime. Fiery. Son Heung-min is out, face mask and all, and has his hand on his heart.
Lovely stuff. Son Heung-min’s early-season goal drought saw questions being raised about the pre-World Cup form of South Korea’s Tottenham Hotspur forward, who is fit and firing following a facial fracture.Son, South Korea’s attacking talisman, has undergone surgery to stabilise a fracture around his left eye that he suffered playing for Tottenham against Olympique de Marseille, that had led to his participation at the World Cup being in doubt.Yet for months it was his finishing that had fans worried.After finishing as the Premier League’s joint-top scorer last season, the 30-year-old went eight games in all competitions without a goal to prompt concerns that hisRead more on independent.co.uk