Date: 24 November 2022
Time: 6:30 PM IST
Venue: Education City Stadium
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The truest Group of Death of the FIFA World Cup 2022 kicks off with Uruguay facing South Korea at the Education City Stadium. Both countries have some incredible players which can push their teams to the Round of 16. But both squads also have some major injury concerns which could lead to major problems as the games get more difficult in the World Cup.
Ronald Araujo fitness has been a major issue for Uruguay after he suffered a major injury while playing for Barcelona
For the Koreans, Son Heung-min's eye fracture will be their biggest fitness concern.
The Uruguayan team has an incredible pool of young players who will carry the La Celeste over the next decade. But with these young players, Uruguay also has some veteran stars who are playing in their last World Cup. Hence the youngsters would have to carry the load of the team in crunch situations. They have a free-flowing game with great offensive talent which will make a lot of noise in the World Cup.
Whereas the South Koreans haven’t been dominating Asian competition like their previous teams. The Korean squad will be with a debilitated Son Heung-min, who has been dealing with a loss of form and injury, which could be a major issue. The Taegeuk Warriors have also struggled to create and convert chances in the build-up to the World Cup.
Probable Starting XIs:
Muslera (GK); Varela, Godin (C), Gimenez, Olivera; Valverde, Vecino, Bentancur, De Arrescaeta; Nunez, Suarez
Kim Seung-gyu (GK); Kim Moon-hwan, Kim Min-jae, Kwon Kyung-won, Kim Jin-su; Kwon Chang-hoon, Jeong Woo-yeong, Hwang In-beom; Hwang Hee-chan, Hwang Ui-jo, Son Heung-min (C).
Goalkeepers: Kim Seung-gyu, Muslera
Defenders: Kim Min-jae,Kim Young-gwon , Godin, Gimenez,
Midfielders: Bentancur, Valverde, Hwang Hee-chan, Lee Jae-sung
Strikers: Nunez, Suarez, Hwang Ui-jo, Son Heung-min
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