Stephen Dunmoye

The Tigers of Asia, South Korea started their World Cup Group H campaign with a 0-0 draw against Uruguay in Qatar on Thursday.

It was not a game of few chances as neither Son nor Uruguay’s fearsome strikers Luis Suarez, Darwin Nunez and Edinson Cavani could find a clear opening.

Both coaches were satisfied with the point.

“This was a very good match from our side, we were better in the first half, we had many moments where we controlled the match,” said Korea’s Portuguese coach Paulo Bento.

“After half-time we were not at our best, we suffered a bit because they are high quality players but we also did well in that situation and conceded very little.”

Uruguay’s Diego Alonso added: “It was a good game, a tight game with two competitive nations.

“The first half, especially the first 20 minutes we struggled, we couldn’t get the ball off them.

“But it was good that we were able to adjust afterwards and we dominated the second half.”