South Korea and Ghana, the underdogs of Group H will face each other in their second game of the World Cup. Although Uruguay and Portugal were given the most attention prior to the competition, South Korea and Ghana proved they are far from being passive spectators to the fight for knockout football. Uruguay was held to a 0-0 tie on Wednesday afternoon by Paulo Bento’s Taeguk Warriors, who only allowed the South Americans one attempt on goal. Later that day, Ghana almost missed stealing a point from Portugal with one careless move. But in the last seconds of a 3-2 loss, Inaki Williams lost his balance with the goal at his disposal.
South Korea team news
Son Heung-damaged min’s face was Bento’s top fitness concern heading into South Korea’s tenth consecutive World Cup. 51 million people were relieved to see the country’s captain play the complete 90 minutes while sporting a protective mask; if anything, he had more trouble with a captain’s armband that kept falling down to his wrist. In the second half of South Korea’s scoreless draw, center-back Kim Min-Jae injured his calf. “It’s the first time I’ve damaged a muscle, but I don’t think it’s serious,” the Napoli defender said after the game.
Ghana team news
The Ghanaian team features many fresh faces. Otto Addo called up 11 players, and 11 of them entered the competition with fewer than five caps. The lone part-time manager at the World Cup chose a more experienced starting XI for their opening match, but it is anticipated that he will have access to a completely healthy squad if the temptation to tinker strikes.
South Korea vs Ghana World Cup score prediction
In their early matches against higher-ranked opponents, both South Korea and Ghana prioritized containment over creation. The pair may use a more comprehensive strategy now that they are competing in what each would have undoubtedly labeled as their most winnable fixture of the group stage. Prior to the competition, Addo fessed up to the fact that “we need to be more attacking in the second match if we lose [the first game].”
Prediction: South Korea 2-1 Ghana
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