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Suarez double powersUruguay into last 8
By Martin Petty
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 27 - 06 - 2010

Luis Suarez netted two superb goals to earn Uruguay a 2-1 win over a battling South Korea Saturday and fire his team into the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in four decades.
The match looked to be headed for extra time when Suarez blasted a curling shot in off the post to clinch an 80th-minute winner after South Korea had fought its way back into the game and could have won it.
“I couldn't believe it,” Suarez said of the goal.
“Being young, this is the moment I have always dreamed of. This is an unrepeatable moment,” said the 23-year-old.
“As a football player you always want things to work out, even more so in the World Cup.”
Uruguay, which won the World Cup in 1930 and 1950, will play Ghana in the quarterfinals in Johannesburg on July 2.
The defeat was a crushing blow for 2002 World Cup semifinalists South Korea, whose players slumped to the ground in devastation after being denied a place in the last eight for the first time on foreign soil.
An early horrendous error by one of the tournament's leakiest defenses left the Koreans chasing a game they went on to dominate, with Suarez popping up in clear space to slot the ball into an empty net in the eighth minute.
Edison Cavani neatly curled the ball out wide to Diego Forlan, whose incisive low cross was missed by the keeper and the sleeping Korean defense and reached the unmarked Suarez, who coolly side-footed home to spark ecstatic celebrations.
South Korea never gave in and piled on the pressure with a steady stream of dangerous counter-attacks, with Park Ji-sung linking up well with Lee Chung-yong and Park Chu-young, whose free-kick struck the post early on.
The relentless Korean onslaught continued after the interval and they came close through Kim Jae-sung and Park Chu-young as Uruguay rarely threatened and looked to have settled for a slender victory.
South Korea almost leveled close to the hour when Park Ji-sung forced a save from Fernando Muslera, but their pressure paid off in the 68th minute when Lee Chung-yong out-jumped Muslera to head a poorly cleared free-kick into the net.
South Korea's celebrations were cut short by Suarez's clinical strike, but they kept on fighting and almost took the game into extra time in a thrilling last 10 minutes.
Lee Dong-guk's shot went through the keeper's legs but lacked the power to cross the line and the ball was hacked to safety to the despair of the Korean players.
“Our players never give up no matter what the situation,” South Korea coach Huh Jung-moo said.
“We were on a high we were doing quite well ... the reason we lost was we were unable to capitalise on our opportunities.”
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez admitted it had been a tough game but said they were delighted with the chance to repeat their 1970 feat by reaching the semi-finals.
“We waited a long time for this. I think the team put on a display of discipline, maturity and class, and luckily Suarez scored that amazing goal,” he said.
Tabarez added The Koreans had surprised Uruguay with their approach and a different style of game which had tired out his players.
“Korea had a great match. Perhaps they weren't lucky and we were, but that's football,” he said.
“The key to Uruguay's improvement was South Korea's goal,” Tabarez said.
“We stopped thinking about not conceding a goal. Luckily, Suarez scored a spectacular goal that gave us victory.”

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