Son celebrates South Korea win vs. Portugal

South Korea earned a spot in the FIFA World Cup knockout round with a stoppage-time winner over Portugal. Son Heung-min picked up a deflected Portugal corner and carried about 80 yards to the edge of the box. He then slipped a pass to Hwang Hee-chan, who fired it home and made South Korea supporters go crazy.

South Korea helped the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) make history by becoming the third Asian team in the round of 16 for the first time. The Tigers of Asia joined Japan and Australia who advanced earlier this week.

Tottenham’s Son couldn’t hold back tears after UruguayGhana went final and his team was officially through.

South American stalwarts Uruguay dominated the other Group H match vs. Ghana, winning 2-0, but it wasn’t enough, thanks to the goals scored tiebreaker. Both teams were even on points with four apiece, each with a goal differential of 0. It came down to goals for, and South Korea’s four topped Uruguay’s two.

Luis Suárez represented all of Uruguay with his reaction to the late South Korea goal.

Several Uruguayan players aggressively let officials know their thoughts about a controversial no-penalty call in stoppage time, along with one that wasn’t overturned with VAR.

Here’s the Édinson Cavani call La Celeste was so upset about.

Though South Korea stole the headlines, Portugal won the group, doing enough with two wins in their first two matches despite the South Korea loss. With six points, it was Portugal’s best group stage haul since 2006, when they made a run to the semifinals in Ronaldo’s first World Cup.

South Korea’s manager Paulo Bento played for Portgual in the 2002 World Cup.

Unfortunately for Ghana supporters, their high point in this tournament was an entertaining 3-2 win over South Korea on Monday.