South Korea would move onto the knockout stage of a World Cup for the first time outside of home soil with a 2-2 draw against Nigeria.
It was a match where Nigeria would have several chances but couldn’t convert. The goals for the African side were by Kalu Uche in the 12th minute and a penalty kick by Yakubu in the 69th minute. South Korea had goals from Lee Jung-Soo in the 38th minute and Park Chu-Young in the 49th minute.
Minutes before Yakubu tied the match at 2-2 with the penalty, he had a great chance from just outside goal but somehow missed it wide. It will be replayed and probably the worst miss of the World Cup up to this point.
South Korea will play Uruguay in the round of 16 while Nigeria is another African side to be eliminated. A win for Nigeria would have seen them through but their inability to capitalize scoring chances proved to be the difference.
Nigeria 2-2 South Korea Goal Videos
Nigeria 2-2 South Korea (Uche 12′, Lee Jung-Soo 38′, Park Chu-Young 49′, Yakubu 69′)
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