Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal take on South Korea on Friday for their final Group H match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
One point at the Education City Stadium will be enough for Portugal to finish top of Group H. This would set them up with a last-16 tie against the runners-up in Group G, which consists of Brazil, Switzerland, Cameroon, and Serbia.
Can CR7 get back on the scoresheet?
Cristiano Ronaldo needs one more goal to equal Eusebio’s record of nine World Cup goals for Portugal. The forward thought he did it in the 2-0 win over Uruguay by heading home the team’s first goal. However, FIFA awarded the goal to Bruno Fernandes, who also scored the second to complete a match-winning brace.
That aside, Ronaldo put in a decent performance last time out. The star entertained the fans with some tricks and flicks, even producing a brilliant shoulder pass to William at one stage. He returned to training on Thursday, but Portugal boss Fernando Santos suggested his chances of playing against South Korea are currently 50-50.
South Korea vs Portugal: Stats & Analysis
- South Korea have failed to win 10 of their last 11 World Cup games.
- South Korea have kept a clean sheet in 10 of their last 15 games.
- Portugal have seen over 2.5 goals in 13 of their last 22 games.
- Cristiano Ronaldo has managed 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 6 international games.
Head-To-Head Record & Stats
Here is a list of past games that South Korea and Portugal have played against each other, plus relevant info from their most recent matches.
South Korea Form
For South Korea, this match is a make-or-break moment for Paulo Bento’s men. They have to beat Portugal to stand any chance of reaching the last 16, having collected just one point in Group H so far. The third-placed side drew 0-0 with Uruguay in their first World Cup match, but lost 3-2 to Ghana last time out.
Portugal are chasing a third straight World Cup win in Al Rayyan after beating Ghana 3-2 and Uruguay 2-0. They have a last-16 spot in the bag already, with six points from two group games. The target now is to seal first place in Group H.
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