A member of Ghana’s backroom coaching staff attempted to take a selfie with a heartbroken Son Heung-min after his team’s exit from FIFA. Globalism 2022 Cup after losing 3-2 at the hands of Ghana.
In the video, a member of the coaching staff is clearly trying to take an embarrassing selfie.
Tempers were running out and the exciting confrontation ended with a red card for Korean coach Paulo Bento after the match. Pinto and his players vigorously protested that there was still time to take a final corner kick when referee Anthony Taylor blew the full-time whistle.
South Korea started the match with energy and determination, but it was the Ghanaians who opened the scoring that day. They managed to break the deadlock when Jordan Ayew sent in a free kick in the penalty area. There was a commotion as the Koreans failed to clear their lines and M Salisu made the most of his shot into the net.
Ghana managed to double their lead with a header from M Kodos in the 34th minute. The Black Stars went into half-time with a 2-0 lead, but the Koreans were determined to give them a tough game. The Taeguk Warriors started the second half in style, scoring two goals in the 58th and 61st minutes respectively, with superb headers from Cho Goo-sung.
The Asian nation would certainly scare them away but M Kodos buried another goal for the Ghanaians in the 68th minute to regain the lead. Lawrence Ati-Zighi made the decisive saves for Ghana amidst the wave of Korean attacks that day.
Son and his teammates had some great chances, but Andre Ayew and his teammates finally managed to hold their nerve at the end. Son Heung-Min wore a face mask for the first two matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign. The Tottenham man underwent surgery to stabilize a fracture around his left eye after sustaining an injury in Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Olympique de Marseille in the Champions League ahead of the World Cup.
Despite all the fuss, Tariq Lamptey was pictured trying to comfort Son Heung-min near the end. The former Bayer 04 Leverkusen player has scored 35 goals and recorded 17 assists in 108 appearances for South Korea in all competitions so far.
Football can be beautiful and cruel at the same time and Son’s feelings show how much it means to him. South Korea will now play Portugal in their last Group H match on December 2nd.
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