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World Cup • Group F
  • 2nd Half
  • Korea Republic
  • Mexico
  • Son
    90'
  • KimHong
    84'
  • Jung
    80'
  • MoonJung
    77'
  • VelaDos Santos
    77'
  • Lee
    72'
  • LozanoCorona
    71'
  • GuardadoMárquez
    68'
  • Hernández
    66'
  • JuLee
    64'
  • Lee
    63'
  • Kim
    58'
  • 1st Half
  • Korea Republic
  • Mexico
  • Vela (P)
    26'
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Korea Republic - Mexico
World Cup - 23 June 2018

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Too little too late for South Korea who could well be out of the tournament. They will now be at the mercy of the result of the late game between Germany and Sweden - which you can follow the live coverage of right here. That's all from me, please do join us for the late game.

90+5'
Mexico

That's it the whistle blows! Mexico are almost certainly through to the final 16!

90+4' 

That was a beautiful strike.

90+3'
Korea Republic

GOAL! Son comes from absolutely no where cutting through a cluster of the Mexico defence, curls right over the outstretched arm of Occhoa and sails into the bottom corner. Mexico 2-1 South Korea.

90+1'
Korea Republic

Five minutes of extra time to be played here with the Korean side expertly demonstrating why as they hack down yet another member of the opposition.

87' 
Korea Republic

Son makes a last-ditch effort from outside the 18-yard box, which sails over the bar. There won't be many more opportunities now.

86' 
Korea Republic

Bit of a useless effort by Lee Seung-Woo. Not enough power, and way off target wide of the goal.

82'
Korea Republic

Kim Min-woo comes off to make way for Hong Chui.

80'
Korea Republic

ANOTHER YELLOW CARD. Jun Woo-Young pretty much clotheslines Hernandez who clutches his throat as he walks away. Four yellow cards for the South Korean side now.

77'

Substitutions for both sides. Moon leaves to be replaced by Jung Woo-Young, as Carlos Vela is also subbed for Mexico by dos Santos.

75' 
Mexico

Terrible defending by Mexico there as Marquez gives away possession in the box. A period of attack by South Korea and keeper Ochoa looks to be in a bit of pain after a collision.

71'
Korea Republic

A yellow card for Lee Seung-woo who makes another horrible tackle this time on Hernandez. That's quite a lot of yellow card for South Korea, it's getting a bit silly now, to be honest.

71'
Mexico

Lozano is coming off now to be replaced by Jesus Corona.

66'
Mexico

GOAL! Hernandez strikes from Lozano's swift counter-attack and ensuing cross from the right wing. It's a beautiful low ball right under the keeper. 2-0 to Mexico.

65'
Korea Republic

Lee Seung Woo is coming on for Ju Se-Jong

64'
Korea Republic

Another yellow card for Lee Yong who strikes Lozano around the shins. Lozano looks to be in some pain there.

62' 
Mexico

The Mexico defence are called into action again as the South Koreans exert some pressure a steal by Mexico sees a swift counter attack culminating in a high shot by Vela, curling back towards the goal but it's not quite there.

57'
Korea Republic

First card of the match is forKim Young-gwon for a foul on goals scorer Vela.

56' 
Korea Republic

SHOT! Swansea's Ki Sung-Yeung strikes from the near side of the goal. The keeper is forced into action, and it's saved.

52' 
Mexico

Hernandez peaks a bit too soon there. Mexico passing well here, literally running rings around the Korean defence, but he strikes prematurely from outside the box.

50' 
Mexico

Lozano keen to get back on the score sheet, it's a right-footed strike from the edge of the 18 yard box, but it sails over the bar.

46'

We're back underway now, with Mexico starting with a 1-0 advantage over South Korea.

45+1' 
Mexico

A free kick here as Vela is man-handled by the Korean defence. He's about 30 yards out, but it's met by the wall and the ref blows the whistle. We are 1-0 to Mexico as we go into the break.

45'

One minute of extra time to be played in this half

39' 
Korea Republic

Long ball to Son on the counter attack after Korea make some risky tackles in the Mexico box. Nonetheless the keeper is all over it. A corner to Korea.

35' 
Mexico

Mexico are dominating thus far, despite the occasional opportunity for Korea. They claim 73% of possession as we head towards the halftime break.

31' 
Korea Republic

Free kick to Korea about 30 yards out. Son takes it and it's a powerful shot but it's over the bar.

25'
Mexico

GOAL! It's a clean strike by Carlos Vela straight in the back of the net as Cho drops to the left.

24' 
Mexico

The pressure shifts as the Mexican counter attack presses forward. A missed shot there by Lozano but there's a hand ball and Mexico will have a penalty.

23' 
Korea Republic

Son's corner lands in front of the box and is headed just over the bar. A second corner ensues followed by a Mexican clearance.

21' 
Korea Republic

Spurs man Son strikes not once, not even twice but THRICE and no cigar. Good effort, now for the corner.

18' 
Korea Republic

Korea manage to steal possession and find themselves on the right side of the pitch for once, but Mexico steal back quickly to shut down any threat.

17' 
Mexico

Lee blocks the ball on the near side of the goal, and it's another corner for Mexico.

14' 
Mexico

Long ball forward to last week's goal-scorer Lozano, the Korean defence chips away again.

12' 
Mexico

A lot of fouls here today, I make that seven in the opening 10 minutes. Another free-kick to Mexico.

9' 
Korea Republic

Korea playing a defensive game so far today, though Mexico haven't troubled them too much.

4' 
Mexico

Mexico have a free kick from the edge of the final third on the near side of the pitch. The ball is headed away by Korea's defensive wall.

3' 
Mexico

Mexico are quick out of the traps today, finding their way into Korea's half with ease in the opening minutes of the game.

1'

And we're off, here at the Rostov Arena!

15:56 
15:54 
Mexico

Would anyone like to guess who's supporters are filling the bulk of the stadium today? A rousing effort from the Mexico fans...

15:50 
Korea Republic

The players are on the pitch now as we sing the national anthems. A real mixture of emotions in the Korean side...

15:42 
Korea Republic

Meanwhile it's not looking so great for South Korea who lost their opening game 1-0 to Sweden. A loss today would likely see them out of the tournament.

15:30 
Mexico

Mexico will be buoyed by their fantastic opening match against Germany, and the smart money would be on them today. A win today would put them on strong footing to win their group.

15:28 

And in case you're wondering, they're here,,,

15:25 
15:18 

Mexico have made one change today with Edson Alvaraz coming on for Hugo Ayala. For South Korea, they switch it up with starts for Ju Se-Hong and Moon Seon-min.

15:14 

For those just tuning in, it may be of interest that Belgium just delivered quite the whooping of Tunisia in their Group G match. 5-2 to the Belgians.

15:08 

We have a West Ham player and a Tottenham player in this line-up, with the latter's Son Heung-min starting for South Korea, and the former's Javier Hernandez for Mexico.

15:06 

TEAM NEWS

South Korea: Cho Hyun-Woo, Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-Soo, Kim Young-Gwon, Kim Min-Woo, Moon Seon-Min, Ju Se-Jong, Ki Sung-Yueng, Lee Jae-Sung, Son Heung-Min. Subs: Kim Seung-gyu, Jung Seung-Hyun, Oh Ban-Suk, Yun Young-Sun, Kim Shin-Wook, Lee Seung-Woo, Koo Ja-Cheol, Hong Chul, Jung Woo-Young, Kim Jin-hyeon, Ko Yo-Han // Mexico: Ochoa, Alvaraz, Salcedo, Morena, Gallardo, Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano, Javier Hernandez. Subs: J Corona, Ayala, Marquez, Gutierrez, J dos Santos, Talavera, JM Corona, Peralta, Aquino.

15:00 

Welcome to today's LIVE coverage of the World Cup 2018 Group F match between South Korea and Mexico. Team news coming up...