Argentina vs. South Korea: Results, Highlights (Photos, Video)

June 17, 2010

On the seventh day at this 2010 World cup in South Africa it was Argentina’s turn. They are tied with South Korea with three points on Group B, so who won? Who scored the goals? Keep reading to learn all about this match plus check out the photos and video below.

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June 17, 2010 was the date when Group B’s Argentina defeated Nigeria 1-0, and South Korea won 2-0 over Greece. Both teams are tied for first place in the group, so who will win?

Argentina is a regular at the World Cup ever since the Cup started in 1930, South Korea has made six appearances, (1950,1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006) and this one will be their seventh.

So it was that the first match of the day started directly from Soccer City, Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Here are the players:

Argentina South Korea
22 Sergio Romero 18 Jung Sung-ryong
2 Martin Demichelis 2 Oh Beom-seok
13 Walter Samuel 12 Lee Young-pyo
6 Gabriel Heinze 4 Cho Yong-hyung
17 Jonas Gutierrez 14 Lee Jung-soo
14 Javier Mascherano 8 Jim Jung woo
20 Maxi Rodriguez 16 Ki Sung-yong
7 Angel Di Maria 7 Park Ji sung
10 Lionel Messi 17 Lee Chung yong
11 Carlos Tevez 10 Park Chu-young
10 Gonzalo Higuain 19 Yeom Ki-hum
Coach: Diego Maradona Coach: Huh- Jung-moo

Argentina’s great player now turned coach Diego Armanda Maradona wasn’t so confident about their rivals. Last time he faced South Korea was at the 1986 World Cup were he recalled that Koreans played Tae Kwon Do instead of Soccer with them.

But his boys help him regained trust and enjoyed one of the best games at the Cup so far. They dominated the game and played beautifully, but the game was full of goals, four for Argentina and only one slight mistake by Martin Demichelis–that was the way that Koreans scored their one goal on the 45 minute mark by Lee Chung-Yong.

Let’s review the best moments of this game. On the 15 minute mark it was Lio Messi who threw an awesome free kick that stopped into Park Chu Young and into the goal zone scoring the first goal for Argentina and the second own goal in South Africa.

The second one came on the 32 minute pass from  Maxi Rodriguez then to Nicolas Burdesso (got in for Samuel’s place on the 22 minute) and on the head of Gonzalo Higuain who set the score 2-0.

On the 77 Minute it was Lio Messi who threw the ball near the goal zone, but it rebounded in Korea’s goalkeeper’s legs and smoothly by Gonzalo Higuain who did it again just three minutes later. The Final Score was 4-1. Argentina won with an impressive performance over a sadden South Korea.

Their next match will come on June 22nd, vs. Greece and South Korea will take on Nigeria. So what did you think about this game? Do you think Argentina deserved to win?Pretty exciting right? Check out this photos and Video Below.

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Argentina vs. South Korea Video.


Photos: News Pictures, Matthew Hines

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