South Korea and Portugal are two of the most successful football teams in Asia and Europe, respectively. The two teams have met on a number of occasions, both in friendly matches and in competitive tournaments.
Overall Head-to-Head Record
South Korea and Portugal have played each other a total of 11 times, with Portugal winning 6 matches, South Korea winning 1 match, and 4 matches ending in a draw.
The two teams last met in the group stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with South Korea winning 2-1. This was South Korea’s first ever victory over Portugal.
Some of the key individual stats from the South Korea vs Portugal match at the 2022 FIFA World Cup are as follows:
- Shots: South Korea 13, Portugal 13
- Shots on target: South Korea 6, Portugal 6
- Possession: South Korea 38.5%, Portugal 61.5%
- Passes: South Korea 78.7%, Portugal 87.6%
- Tackles: South Korea 54.5%, Portugal 66.7%
- Aerial duels won: South Korea 65.4%, Portugal 34.6%
Some of the key players for South Korea and Portugal include:
- South Korea: Son Heung-min, Hwang Hee-chan, Kim Min-jae, Hwang In-beom, Lee Jae-sung
- Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Diogo Jota, Rúben Dias
South Korea and Portugal are two evenly matched teams, and their matches are always closely contested. The two teams have a good record against each other, and each team has a chance of winning when they meet.
Here are some additional stats and information about the South Korea vs Portugal match at the 2022 FIFA World Cup:
- South Korea’s Hwang Hee-chan scored the winning goal in the 91st minute.
- Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty in the 73rd minute.
- South Korea’s Son Heung-min was named the man of the match.
- South Korea’s victory over Portugal was their first ever victory in a knockout match at a FIFA World Cup.
South Korea’s victory over Portugal was a surprise to many, but it was a well-deserved victory. South Korea played a well-organized and disciplined game, and they were able to take advantage of Portugal’s mistakes.
Portugal were the favorites going into the match, but they were unable to perform at their best. They made a number of mistakes in defense, and they were unable to create many clear-cut chances in attack.
South Korea’s victory over Portugal is a sign of their progress as a footballing nation. They now have a team that is capable of competing with the best teams in the world.