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Uruguay Beats South Korea 2-1 To Reach Quarters

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa , Luis Suarez scored in each half Saturday to help Uruguay beat South Korea 2-1 and advance to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 40 years. Suarez scored

PTI [ Updated: June 26, 2010 22:12 IST ]
uruguay beats south korea 2 1 to reach quarters
uruguay beats south korea 2 1 to reach quarters

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa , Luis Suarez scored in each half Saturday to help Uruguay beat South Korea 2-1 and advance to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 40 years.


Suarez scored the winner in the 80th minute after sidestepping two defenders and curling a right-foot shot off the post from the edge of the area.

Suarez gave Uruguay the lead in the eighth with a shot from a tight angle after Diego Forlan's cross from the left. Lee Chung-yong then equalized from a header in the 68th after goalkeeper Fernando Muslera left his line to attempt to punch away a looping ball.

South Korea had dominated the second half in swirling wind and rain until Suarez's second goal. AP

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