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  • Updated: September 27, 2022

Son Heads South Korea Narrowly Past Cameroon

Son Heads South Korea Narrowly Past Cameroon

Son Heung-Min Celebrates Goal

Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min's first-half header earned South Korea a narrow 1-0 win over Cameroon on Tuesday at Seoul World Cup Stadium.

Son pounced in the 35th minute after Andre Onana kept out Kim Jin-su's initial shot, the 30-year-old finding the target again after scoring a late free kick in Friday's 2-2 draw with Costa Rica.

Son carried the main threat against the visitors and it was from his deep cross in the fifth minute that the Koreans almost took the lead, Kim Jin-su nodding back across goal before Onana kept out Jeong Woo-yeong's close-range header.

Moumi Ngamaleu fired over the bar with a first-time effort from distance before the Koreans went in front 10 minutes from the interval.

Hwang fed fullback Kim Jin-su on his underlapping run from deep and, while Onana was equal to the Jeonbuk Motors' defender's strike, he was unable to stop Son's header from the rebound.

Cameroon narrowly missed out on an equaliser in the dying seconds of the half when Brian Mbeumo's strike from distance was deflected onto the crossbar

Son went close to claiming a second late in the game with a free kick that narrowly cleared the crossbar while Leandre Tawamba could have earned Cameroon a late draw, but his attempt to lob Kim Seung-gyu was too weak to clear the goalkeeper.

The Koreans, who will be appearing at their 10th consecutive World Cup, will face Ghana, Uruguay and Portugal at the finals in Qatar in November while Cameroon take on Brazil, Switzerland and Serbia.

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World Cup
No Teams P Pts
1 Netherlands 3 7
2 Senegal 3 6
3 Ecuador 3 4
4 Qatar 3 0
No Teams P Pts
1 England 3 7
2 USA 3 5
3 Iran 3 3
4 Wales 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Poland 3 7
2 Mexico 3 4
3 Argentina 3 3
4 Saudi Arabia 3 3
No Teams P Pts
1 France 3 6
2 Australia 3 6
3 Tunisia 3 4
4 Denmark 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Japan 3 6
2 Spain 3 4
3 Germany 3 4
4 Costa Rica 3 3
No Teams P Pts
1 Morocco 3 7
2 Croatia 3 5
3 Belgium 3 4
4 Canada 3 0
No Teams P Pts
1 Brazil 2 6
2 Switzerland 2 3
3 Cameroon 2 1
4 Serbia 2 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Portugal 2 6
2 Black Stars 2 3
3 South Korea 2 1
4 Uruguay 2 1
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Son Heung-min
Son
Heung-min
KR Korea (the Republic of)
  • HEIGHT

    1.83m

  • WEIGHT

    77kg

  • AGE

    30

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