Chung-Yong Wins 60th Cap; South Korea 0-1 Uruguay

  • September 09, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Lee Chung-Yong won his 60th international cap on Monday, playing 90 minutes in South Korea's 1-0 defeat to Uruguay.

Following on from their victory over Venezuela last week, South Korea played host to South American opposition for the second time in just four days. However, unlike their success last time out, they were second best against a Uruguayan side missing the suspended Luis Suarez.

Son Heung-Min came closest to giving the hosts a first-half lead, only to be denied by Martin Silva in the opposing goal, while Hull City forward Abel Hernandez wasted two opportunities to put the visitors ahead early in the second period.

The deadlock was broken with 20 minutes to go, though, as Jose Giminez rose highest to head a Giorgian De Arrascaeta free-kick beyond a helpless Lee Beom-Young in the Korean goal.

Ki Sung-Yong saw a header cannon back off the crossbar with five minutes to go, as the home side desperately searched for an equaliser, but they failed to find a way through as Uruguay held on to claim victory in Asia.

Chung-Yong, who captained his country once again, will likely represent his country again in October, with a double-header of games scheduled against Paraguay and Costa Rica, respectively.

South Korea: Beom-Young, Du-Ri (Yong 79), Chang-Soo, Young-Gwon, Joo-Young, Sung-Yong, Chung-Yong, Jong-Woo (Kook-Young 75), Myeong-Ju (Tae-Hee 60), Dong-Gook (Keun-Ho 71), Heung-Min
Subs Not Used: Chae-Min, Jin-Hyeon, Tae-Hwi, Min-Woo, Young-Cheol, Gyo-Won
Booked: Myeong-Ju

Uruguay: Silva, M Pereira (Aguirregaray 90), Caceres, Godin, Giminez, Rodriguez (A Pereira 24), Arevalo, Lodeiro (De Arrascaeta 62), Mayada (Corujo 90), Cavani (Stuani 57), Hernandez (Rolan 78)
Subs Not Used: Muslera
Goals: Giminez 70

Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
Venue: Goyang Stadium (Goyang, South Korea)

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