0-2→2-2→2-3…Korea-Ghana match 9th best WC match
The match between Korea and Ghana was ranked 9th in the 2022 International Football Federation (FIFA) World Cup best match in Qatar, selected by the British media.
Britain’s ‘The Athletic’ said on the 19th 토토 (Korean time), “After this 2022 Qatar World Cup, we will see top 10 records for various indicators. Therefore, we have ranked all matches held during the World Cup,” the best of this World Cup. The game rankings are listed from 1st to 64th.
The first place was the final between Argentina and France. The media said, “This final will be recorded as one of the best finals in World Cup history. Lionel Messi lifted the championship trophy at the end of the best match of the tournament.” In the final between the two teams, as many as 6 goals were scored, and the close match that went to the penalty shootout unfolded.
Korea’s Gyeonggi Province also ranked quite high. It was the match between Korea and Ghana in the second round of Group H of the group stage. At the time, Korea drew its first game 0-0 against South American powerhouse Uruguay, raising its chances of advancing to the round of 16. If Ghana were caught, it was virtually likely to pass the group stage.
But Ghana was not easy. In the 24th minute of the first half, Mohamed Salisu opened the scoring. Ten minutes later, Mohamed Kudus added a goal, widening the gap by two goals. It was not an easy situation, but Korea did not give up. Eventually, in the 13th minute of the second half, Ghana opened the goal. Lee Kang-in’s sharp cross was not missed and Cho Kyu-seong pushed it into the header.
And three minutes later, Cho Kyu-seong received Kim Jin-soo’s cross and shook the net with a header once again. It was the first time in the history of Korean football that a multi-goal record was recorded in one World Cup match. In the 23rd minute of the second half, Korea allowed a painful winning goal to Kudus and knelt down 2-3. Nevertheless, they beat Portugal in the final game and advanced to the round of 16.
‘The Athletic’ ranked the match between Korea and Ghana in 9th place and said, “It was a match where Korea’s comeback goal stood out, but Kudus showed an amazing performance by scoring multiple goals. Right before the end of the game, goalkeeper Arti-Zigi took Ghana’s lead. I also recorded a save to protect. It was a really crazy game.”
Korea’s next highest ranked match was the final match of the group stage against Portugal. Although they conceded the first goal, Korea won with Kim Young-kwon’s equalizer and Hwang Hee-chan’s come-from-behind goal at the end of the second half. The round of 16 match between Korea and Brazil ranked 37th, and the match between Korea and Uruguay ranked 54th.