Thursday, June 17, 2010

Argentina vs South Korea Time and Live Score: FIFA World Cup 2010

Argentina and South Korea are going to take on each other today (17 June) at the Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg. After winning their tournament openers, both Argentina and South Korea are now eyeing on a Round of 16 spot from Group B ahead of the match. Going into the match, both sides know a win would almost earn them a place in the next round.


The match kicks off at 11:30 GMT and 13:30 local time. In South Korea, football fans can watch the match from 20:30, while according to Argentina time, the match starts at 08:30. In USA, the match begins at 07:30 (New York time) and at 04:30 (California time).

Live Score

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Both teams clinched easy victories in their first match and now hope to continue the momentum. Argentina put on a very good performance against Nigeria, even though their defense was not as strong as it should have been. Moreover, Lionel Messi, the biggest hope of the Argentines, indicated that he would be able to transform his club form into World Cup.

So, coach Maradona could be happy to think about it. However, there are plenty of reasons this Argentine legend should be worried ahead of the South Korea fixture. First of all, his back four were not solid against Nigeria. In fact, the defense was exposed on a number of times. Their sloppy performance in the opening game would definitely lure the South Korea’s attacking line up who put on a dominating show against Greece.

South Korea would expect another special performance from their captain Park Ji-Sung. The Manchester United midfielder has been in excellent from and scored in their 2-0 victory over Greece.

South Korea’s performance was excellent against Greece, but they also know that it would not be that easy against two-time champion Argentina. However, the shaky Argentine defense would be enticing for the South Korean strikers. In the presence of Park Ji-Sung, Lee Chung-Yong, Lee Dong-Gook and Park Chu-Young, South Korea’s attacking line up poses considerable amount of threat for the Argentine defense.

It is true that Argentina created a number of scoring opportunities against Nigeria and could have won the match by a bigger margin. However, Argentina’s midfield did not feature as much creativity as it would be required to emulate their 1986 glory in South Korea.

Football fans can expect a highly entertaining match between the two sides from Asia and South America, given that they have some top class players who can pull the string for their teams.


Sergio Romero, Walter Samuel, Gabriel Heinze, Nicolas Burdisso, Martin Demichelis, Javier Mascherano, Jonas GutiƩrrez, Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Carlos Tevez

South Korea

Sung-Ryong Jung, Jung-Soo Lee, Young-Pyo Lee, Du-Ri Cha, Yong-Hyung Cho, Ji-Sung Park, Jung-Woo Kim, Chung-Yong Lee, Sung-Yueng Ki, Dong-Gook Lee, Chu-Young Park

1 comment:

  1. Argentina are not the same team as they were when Maradonna himself was playing. But so far in this World Cup teams are not playing according to predictions.