The Group H encounter of the World Cup 2022 between Uruguay and South Korea produced several attacking displays that failed to produce a single goal.
With plenty of attacking quality on show in Qatar in front of a vibrant crowd at the Education City Stadium, the fans could have been given value for their money.
After Japan had defeated Germany in their opening clash, the South Koreans showed huge courage and frustrated Uruguay.
Although the Asian side did not create many clear-cut opportunities with their best through Hwang Ui-jo, who fired over the bar in the first half, they will gladly accept a pointing this duel.
Uruguay went close to scoring when their skipper Diego Godin headed a corner against the post.
Knowing the opportunity he had lost, Hwang stood with his head in his hands as his teammates fell to their knees in disbelief, all in front of a group of South Korean fans behind the goal, who was in fine voice throughout.
Although South Korea controlled most of the first half, they seemed to lift their foot off the gas as Uruguay began to dominate as the game wore on.
The South Americans almost won it in the final minute of normal time when Federico Valverde’s long-range effort crashed off the post.
Korea star man Son Heung-min also had the last chance to score, but he dragged his shot wide, much to the relief of the Uruguayan supporters.
The Spurs striker had often been isolated on the wing, but whenever he had the ball, many Uruguay fans had their heart beating knowing his quality in front of the goal.
With this draw, Group H is wide open. This could be a three-way battle for qualification to the knockout stages between Uruguay, South Korea, and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.
Despite losing their opening match, no one can also write Ghana out.
Written by Oladipupo Mojeed