If you’re not watching it, you can follow it via Al-Guardian’s min-by-min.
UPDATE: Uruguay scores on some bad goalkeeping.
But hey, if it makes the Korean fans feel any better:
Note: OK, something that kind of annoys me — the use of given names on the Korean jerseys. I mean, I understand why they do it, but I still don’t like it. I’d rather they just do it like the Yankees and leave the names off completely.
Half-time: Korea 0, Uruguay 1. Korea’s forwards are running around the pitch with a lot of energy, though, with a couple of real nice runs.
By way of half-time entertainment, I give you this video, sent to me by a reader/emailer who is convinced I hate Canada:
Cute. PS: Thanks for the Nordiques and Jets.
UPDATE: Koreans have come out fighting in the second half. They really seem to be controlling the game at this point: Uruguay can’t seem to mount any attack at all.
PS: Will somebody please tell the SBS guys to stop bitching about the lack of fouls on Uruguay?
UPDATE: GOALLLLLLLLLL! Park Chu-young. Given the way Korea has dominated this game in the second half, it had to happen. Frankly, Korea deserves to win this game the way things are going now.
UPDATE: Uruguay scores to go up 2—1. Boy, that Suarez guy is all over the pitch.
IT’S OVER: Uruguay holds on to win 2—1. The Koreans put up a hell of a fight, but man, Lee Dong-gook…
From the Marmot’s Hole’s football commentator iheartblueballs:
Korea played well, but their loss came down to the same two factors that have been apparent since day one: Crippling defensive lapses and lack of finishers.
They had plenty of opportunity, but just don’t have the elite goal-scorers that can capitalize.
Uruguay’s performance definitely makes me feel a lot better about the US chances should we advance. You know the US scouts are currently scribbling in their notebooks “heavy pressure will put Uruguay on their heels.”