Uruguay faces the Korea Republic in the first knockout round, Saturday June 26, after Uruguay finished first in Group A. These two have met five times with Uruguay the victor of four, with one draw. World Cup oddsmakers at BODOG.com have Uruguay as -120 moneyline favorites over Korea Republic (+350) with a DRAW at (+230). Be sure to get your Uruguay vs Korea Republic 2010 World Cup Predictions Round of 16 Odds in now at BODOG.com
Uruguay drew to a scoreless match against France, then defeated South Africa 3-0 and beat Mexico 1-0 to finish a top Group A. Uruguay has scored four goals and haven’t conceded any. They are far from finished and if you look at the history of Uruguay in the World Cup, they have what it takes to progress. Uruguay is renowned for attacking, free-flowing football. Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said, "Of course we've analyzed all the possibilities for us," he said. "I think so far in this phase we've showed that we are a tough team to tackle for the others. We are trying to do what we had exactly in mind before the tournament. Now I don't think we've achieved that yet, but Uruguay is now a difficult opponent for anybody. Uruguay will stay low profile and just keep going from round to round.
Their main goal is probably to get to the quarter-finals, which they would consider a successful World Cup.
Korea Republic beat Greece 2-0 in the opener, then lost 4-1 to Argentina and drew their final match against Nigeria 2-2 to finish second in Group B. Korea scored five but gave up six goals. Coach Huh Jung-Moo's target before the tournament was to reach the knock-out stage, which has been accomplished. However, Manchester United midfielder Ji-Sung Park is focused solely on the upcoming game against Uruguay, who the East Asians have not beaten in four previous four attempts. "We watched a few of Uruguay's games, they have quality and they are strong and their performances were great in the group stages. We have to prepare well for that game," said Park.
"We're just thinking about the next game, we don't want to think about the game after that. Our goal was the last 16, so now we just focus on every single game coming up and treat it as the final."
Uruguay vs Korea Republic
When: Saturday, June 26- 10:00 AM ET
Pick: Uruguay -120
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