In the second half, Sweden made a debut on the penalties of skipper Andreas Granqvist, with the success in the FIFA World Cup. In the match played on Monday at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Sweden beaten South Africa 1-0 in midfield.
In the Asian nations, the only squad to take the World Cup semi-final, South Korea earned the opportunity to score a free kick in the sixth minute. Kim Shin-Wook tried to get a shot from the head to the goal place, but he went far from the net and missed the opportunity to open South Korea’s account.
The Swedes were engaged in trying to seize South Africa’s defense, but having unsuccessful, they were not capable to reach the team’s goal post.
Marcus Berg finally arrived at the South African goal post in the 20th minute to hit a straight shot, but the adversary goalkeeper Chu Hyun Woo clear the efforts of Sweden while saving it brightly.
In the awfully next minute Sweden got a shot from the corner, but this attempt of Sweden also unsuccessful. Both squads played 19 fouls in each of the first 30 minutes of the first half in the push.
Sweden had good chances in the first half, but South Korea’s defense did not let Swedish players succeed in their aim.
Sweden had kept football for a longer period than South Korea but still failed to score goals after so many chances and the first halves were rounded off.
After struggling for a long time in the second half, Koo Ja-Cheol approaching the goal post, penetrating Sweden’s defense, put the stress on reaching the headers in the 51st minute, but it crashed with the outer part of the net and South Korea Lost chance to put the goal
Sweden got a freak in the 56th minute, Sebastian Larsson hit it with a brilliant kick and Berg strike it on the goal post, but South Korea’s goalkeeper Chow, who performed brilliantly in this match. canceled.
Victor Klassen was in the 63rd minute trying to kick on football, despite South Korea’s Kim trying to stop Klassen incorrectly despite being away from football’s reach. Sweden on demand for penalties on this. After watching VAR, Sweden got the chance to score a penalty, and skipper Granquist opened the Swedish account with a brilliant shot. Granquist is the first Swedish player to achieve a penalty in World Cup after Henrik Larsson in 2002.
After the finish of the scheduled time, South Korea unsuccessful to achieve a goal in the additional time of four minutes and this resulted in a 1-0 beat against Sweden