South Korea vs Ghana — Preview

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Despite being buoyed by the availability of their star man, Son Heung-min, South Korea failed to register a shot on target in their opening game against Uruguay. Nevertheless, the Taegeuk Warriors come into this match as slight favourites, being ranked 28th in the world, 33 places higher than their opponents. Ghana scored from two of their three shots on target against Portugal but conceded three times. Inaki Williams came close to embarrassing Portuguese goalkeeper, Diogo Costa, late on, but the west Africans were left with nothing to show for their opening match.

South Korea adopts zonal marking at corners, which usually divides opinions among Football fans, and which Ghana might look to exploit at set plays. Having conceded three goals on Matchday 1, Ghana will probably feel the need to retain their 5-3-2 formation, while South Korea is expected to persist with their usual 4-2-3-1 set-up. Despite being from different Confederations, these two nations have met nine times, but never in a World Cup. Both teams have four wins apiece, and there has only been one draw, and that outcome is unlikely to suit either team here.

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