Tabarez admits good fortune played a role in Uruguay Win

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Oscar Tabarez admitted luck was on Uruguay's side as they beat South Korea 2-1 to progress to the quarter-finals.

South Korea hit the post with a Park Cho-Young free-kick early on, but Uruguay were soon ahead through Luis Suarez after some poor defending.

Lee Chung-Yong then scored a deserved equaliser as South Korea dominated the second half, but that sparked a reaction that led to a stunning 80th-minute winner from Suarez.

"It was a difficult game to play and I think our win means more because of this," Tabarez said. "We were surprised by their play. We wanted to finish the game in the second half. Their goal was key to our win because we improved after that. We showed class in the final minutes and Suarez scored two spectacular goals for us."

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Posted June 26, 2010 at 1:21 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Kendall Harmon wrote:

The second goal by Uruguay was just a fantastic shot.

June 26, 3:27 pm | [comment link]
2. William P. Sulik wrote:

The South American teams are all playing well.

June 26, 10:02 pm | [comment link]
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