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South Korea defeated Portugal to advance to the World Cup’s next round.

South Korea defeated Portugal 2-1 in the World Cup on Friday, a victory that appeared to put the Asian team ahead of Uruguay in the round of 16 based on goals scored.

Son Heung-min, a striker for South Korea, ran free after a Portugal corner in extra time and slipped a pass to Hwang Hee-chan, who fired past Diogo Costa to ignite wild celebrations as South Korea’s time in the tournament was running out.

Kim Young-gwon gave the Koreans hope in the 27th minute after Ricardo Horta gave Portugal the lead after a corner hit the back of the Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo and landed beautifully for the defender to swipe the ball in.

South Korea’s dramatic victory appeared to put them in second place in Group H, ahead of Uruguay, which was defeating Ghana 2-0. Portugal took first place in the group.

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