Uruguay held by South Korea

AL RAYYAN, Qatar – Uruguay faltered in their World Cup opener against a lively and energetic South Korea after they were held to a 0-0 draw yesterday in a contest where both teams struggled to find the clinical edge despite plenty of attacking quality on show.

Clear-cut chances were rare for either side in the Group H clash at the Education City Stadium and although Uruguay created more opportunities, neither team managed a shot on target.

Uruguay captain Diego Godin was denied by the woodwork while South Korea forward Hwang Ui-jo blasted over the bar with the goal at his mercy, leaving both teams to rue missed chances before group rivals Portugal and Ghana meet later yesterday.

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