Home  »     »   Suarez swoops to send Uruguay through to last eight

Suarez swoops to send Uruguay through to last eight

| 26.06.2010

Uruguay have reached their first World Cup quarter-final since 1966 after Luis Suarez inspired them to a 2-1 win against South Korea.

Suarez’s wonderful, curling strike clinched victory with ten minutes to play, and the South Americans can now look forward to a last eight tie with the USA or Ghana, who face each other tonight at 7.30pm.

Suarez gave Uruguay a first half lead when he converted Diego Forlan’s cross, which should have been dealt with by Jung Sung-Ryong in the South Korean goal.

Lee Chung-Yong nodded in a 66th minute equalising goal after Uruguay were unable to clear the ball from a free-kick.

But Suarez’s late goal sealed for Uruguay what was ultimately a deserved victory.

South Korea had almost taken the lead inside five minutes as Park Chu-Young’s whipped free-kick hit the outside of the post.

Suarez also went close with a header and was adjudged to be offside when clean through on goal.

Chu-Young blasted narrowly over and Park Ji-Sung had a header saved as South Korea pressed their South American opponents in the second half.

Chu-Young had a glorious chance to equalise with just a couple of minutes left but he hit his scuffed shot straight at Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

Who’s next for Uruguay? USA or Ghana? See the full USA vs Ghana market.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.