World Cup Day 16 match previews – Second round gets underway

While they might be considered the weakest quartet in the last 16, there isn’t likely to be a lack of drama and passion, and the knock-out stage of the World Cup gets underway. The first game see’s a solid, and free scoring Uruguay take on the battling South Koreans, while the late game see’s United States and Ghana continue their rollercoaster campaigns with plenty on the line.

3.00pm –Port Elizabeth Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay

The winners of Group A, Uruguay, will be looking to reach their first World Cup semi-final for 40 years, and the start of that quest begins against a South Korea side, who know all about the knock-out stages of world cup. They of course reached the semi-final in 2002, knocking out Spain and Italy before eventually being toppled by Germany, and a favorable draw could see either of these sides’ repeat their triumphs from Yesteryear.

Of course the Uruguayans have won the competition twice during its early years and will be looking to repeat that triumph during a tournament that they’ve thoroughly impressed in, not least at the back, where they are yet to concede a goal under the stewardship of skipper Diego Lugano and Diego Godin. South Korea are naturally light-weight on the ball, industrious in the middle of the park and an all together exciting outfit, but its only when you strip down the team, away from the clich


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