South Korea vs Portugal: times, how to watch on TV, stream online, World Cup 2022
South Korea need to beat already-through Portugal if they’re to have any hope of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.
You can follow the live action of the last game of the group H between Portugal and South Korea on As.com.
Portugal are out to seal top spot in Group H when they face South Korea, who must win to have any chance of reaching the last 16.
When does South Korea vs Portugal kick off?
The match at Education City Stadium gets going on Friday 2 December 2022 at:
How to watch South Korea vs Portugal in the US
South Korea vs Portugal: preview
After opening up with a goalless draw against Uruguay, South Korea were unlucky to be beaten 3-2 by Ghana on matchday two on Monday.
Paulo Bento’s side threw everything at their opponents in search of a late equaliser, but failed to find a way through and must now beat Portugal if they’re to leapfrog the Ghanaians into the top two. Even three points will not be enough for the Koreans if Ghana beat Uruguay, though.
Meanwhile, if South Korea and the Uruguayans win, they will both leapfrog Ghana and whichever of the two teams has the better goal difference will qualify. Currently, the Asians have a one-goal advantage over the South Americans.
Portugal are already through to the knockout stages after victories over Ghana and Uruguay. Fernando Santos’ men are certain to top the group if they avoid defeat.
The Seleção could finish first even if they lose: they can only be caught by Ghana, who are three points behind, but the Africans must also overturn the Portuguese’s +3 goal-difference advantage.
South Korea vs Portugal: prediction
South Korea can feel unfortunate only to have one point to their name so far, and with more riding on this game for them than their opponents, it would be no surprise to see them get their first win of the campaign. Whether three points will be enough to take the Koreans through is another matter.
Prediction: South Korea 2-1 Portugal
Who is the referee?
The referee at Education City Stadium will be Argentina’s Facundo Tello. His assistant referees will be compatriots Ezequiel Brailovsky and Gabriel Chade, while Senegal’s Maguette N’Diaye will be the fourth official.
The video assistant referee (VAR) will be the Colombian Nicolás Gallo, and the assistant VAR will be Juan Soto, also from Colombia. Brazil’s Bruno Boschilia will be the offside VAR, and Armando Villarreal of the United States will be the support VAR.