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Participants compete in the 10th annual Run4Troops Marathon at Heritage Trail in Dyersville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Proceeds from the event will support past, present and future local military and their families. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP)
Participants compete in the 10th annual Run4Troops Marathon at Heritage Trail in Dyersville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Proceeds from the event will support past, present and future local military and their families. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP)
Participants compete in the 10th annual Run4Troops Marathon at Heritage Trail in Dyersville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Proceeds from the event will support past, present and future local military and their families. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP)
A participant competes in the 10th annual Run4Troops Marathon at Heritage Trail in Dyersville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Proceeds from the event will support past, present and future local military and their families. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP)
A participant competes in the 10th annual Run4Troops Marathon at Heritage Trail in Dyersville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Proceeds from the event will support past, present and future local military and their families. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP)
A participant competes in the 10th annual Run4Troops Marathon at Heritage Trail in Dyersville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Proceeds from the event will support past, present and future local military and their families. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP)
Participants compete in the 10th annual Run4Troops Marathon at Heritage Trail in Dyersville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Proceeds from the event will support past, present and future local military and their families. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP)
Participants compete in the 10th annual Run4Troops Marathon at Heritage Trail in Dyersville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Proceeds from the event will support past, present and future local military and their families. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP)
Participants compete in the 10th annual Run4Troops Marathon at Heritage Trail in Dyersville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Proceeds from the event will support past, present and future local military and their families. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP)
Participants compete in the 10th annual Run4Troops Marathon at Heritage Trail in Dyersville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Proceeds from the event will support past, present and future local military and their families. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP)
Participants compete in the 10th annual Run4Troops Marathon at Heritage Trail in Dyersville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Proceeds from the event will support past, present and future local military and their families. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP)
Participants compete in the 10th annual Run4Troops Marathon at Heritage Trail in Dyersville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Proceeds from the event will support past, present and future local military and their families. (Nicki Kohl/Telegraph Herald via AP)
Mother of three, Houefassi, has a crushing tumor removed from her neck in a marathon 9-hour surgery, while babies Riana and Joanes benefit from the life changing intervention of Benins Ponseti clinic.
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Mother of three, Houefassi, has a crushing tumor removed from her neck in a marathon 9-hour surgery, while babies Riana and Joanes benefit from the life changing intervention of Benins Ponseti clinic.
Ernie Els is returning to the Masters – but he will be at Augusta in the role of mentor and chief cheerleader for his nephew. Jovan Rebula on Saturday qualified for the major which has always eluded his uncle by winning the Amateur Championship. And the perks do not end there. His 3&2 victory over Ireland’s Robin Dawson in the 36-hole match at Royal Aberdeen saw Rebula, 21, land a place in next month’s Open Championship as well as the US Open at Pebble Beach next June. Els, twice a winner of the Claret Jug, will of course also be in the field at Carnoustie and the pair playing practice rounds together next month will provide a great deal of family pride. Rebula is the first golfer from his country to lift the historic title – which was first played 133 years ago – since Bobby Cole in 1966. He was in an emotional mood and that was hardly surprising considering the fact that in this six-day golfing marathon he came through six match-play encounters as well as two stroke play rounds to qualify. “It’s unreal. Being able to etch my name into history is an unbelievable feeling,” Rebula said. “It hasn’t sunk in quite yet. “I’m shattered. It’s been a long week and especially today. “I should have finished maybe a couple of holes earlier, but it’s been awesome. There’s so much adrenalin pumping through me.” The five golfers to have won a career grand slam - and the 12 three-major winners, including Jordan Spieth His Open appearance is an experience he is relishing: “I’ve never played Carnoustie and am really looking forward to it. I am just going to go out and enjoy the experience. “My uncle being there will make it even more special.” Rebula took a one-up advantage in the morning and then stretched to five-up with nine holes to play. There was a little wobble when Rebula – who is in his second year in college in Alabama – missed a three-footer for the half and victory on the 14th and when Dawson won the 15th there was a sliver of hope for the 22 year old from Tramore. But Rebula parred the 16th to close out the contest. The world's toughest golf courses - by James Corrigan “If you offered me finishing second at the start of the week I would have definitely taken it but when you get so close it’s frustrating so I have a lot of mixed emotions,” Dawson said. “I wasn’t really clawing my way back into it in the end, Jovan was giving holes away. “But to be fair to him, it was a great up and down on the 16th to win it. He’s definitely a very worthy winner this week.” At the BMW International Open in Pulheim, Martin Kaymer showed a welcomed return to form with a 71 that took him into a six-man share of the lead on five-under. Kaymer, the former world No 1 who has slipped to 127th in the rankings, is level in his home country with two Englishmen in Chris Paisley and Aaron Rai, fellow German Maximillian Kieffer, Austria’s Lucas Bjerregaard and the Australian Scott Hend.
Jovan Rebula ready to take Uncle Ernie back to the Masters
Ernie Els is returning to the Masters – but he will be at Augusta in the role of mentor and chief cheerleader for his nephew. Jovan Rebula on Saturday qualified for the major which has always eluded his uncle by winning the Amateur Championship. And the perks do not end there. His 3&2 victory over Ireland’s Robin Dawson in the 36-hole match at Royal Aberdeen saw Rebula, 21, land a place in next month’s Open Championship as well as the US Open at Pebble Beach next June. Els, twice a winner of the Claret Jug, will of course also be in the field at Carnoustie and the pair playing practice rounds together next month will provide a great deal of family pride. Rebula is the first golfer from his country to lift the historic title – which was first played 133 years ago – since Bobby Cole in 1966. He was in an emotional mood and that was hardly surprising considering the fact that in this six-day golfing marathon he came through six match-play encounters as well as two stroke play rounds to qualify. “It’s unreal. Being able to etch my name into history is an unbelievable feeling,” Rebula said. “It hasn’t sunk in quite yet. “I’m shattered. It’s been a long week and especially today. “I should have finished maybe a couple of holes earlier, but it’s been awesome. There’s so much adrenalin pumping through me.” The five golfers to have won a career grand slam - and the 12 three-major winners, including Jordan Spieth His Open appearance is an experience he is relishing: “I’ve never played Carnoustie and am really looking forward to it. I am just going to go out and enjoy the experience. “My uncle being there will make it even more special.” Rebula took a one-up advantage in the morning and then stretched to five-up with nine holes to play. There was a little wobble when Rebula – who is in his second year in college in Alabama – missed a three-footer for the half and victory on the 14th and when Dawson won the 15th there was a sliver of hope for the 22 year old from Tramore. But Rebula parred the 16th to close out the contest. The world's toughest golf courses - by James Corrigan “If you offered me finishing second at the start of the week I would have definitely taken it but when you get so close it’s frustrating so I have a lot of mixed emotions,” Dawson said. “I wasn’t really clawing my way back into it in the end, Jovan was giving holes away. “But to be fair to him, it was a great up and down on the 16th to win it. He’s definitely a very worthy winner this week.” At the BMW International Open in Pulheim, Martin Kaymer showed a welcomed return to form with a 71 that took him into a six-man share of the lead on five-under. Kaymer, the former world No 1 who has slipped to 127th in the rankings, is level in his home country with two Englishmen in Chris Paisley and Aaron Rai, fellow German Maximillian Kieffer, Austria’s Lucas Bjerregaard and the Australian Scott Hend.
Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over Germany by overpowering South Korea on Saturday to take a giant step towards the last 16. Carlos Vela put them ahead from the penalty spot in the 26th minute at the Rostov Arena, which had been taken over by Mexico’s fanatical supporters. All-time top scorer Hernandez sealed victory in the second half, finishing off an excellent counter-attack inspired by Hirving Lozano. It was Hernandez’s fourth strike at a World Cup, taking him level with Luis Hernandez as Mexico’s leading scorer in the tournament. South Korea’s talismanic forward Son Heung-min struck a scorching consolation goal in stoppage time from outside the area. Son Heung-min grabbed a late consolation goal for South Korea in Rostov-on-Don Credit: Getty Images The Koreans have no points after two matches and have only won one of their past 11 World Cup fixtures. “We came to Russia with a lot of criticism but we’re working hard and have a lot of talent. We have humility but we beat Germany and South Korea and now we have to play against Sweden and stay cool,” Hernandez said. “We cannot afford to get caught up in all this, we have to continue our job and stay humble, of course we should enjoy this but tomorrow we start working again.” As the game kicked off Mexico fans sang “We are the home team” and with green shirts dotted all over the stadium and rousing chants of “Ole!” bellowing around the arena every time their side passed the ball, it was hard to disagree. Conditioned by the dry heat that has been a feature of every game at the Rostov Arena, Mexico did not quite have the same thrust and energy as against Germany although they still controlled most of the play and looked far more dangerous. South Korea improved on their opening defeat by Sweden although their main tactic consisted of searching for Son with long balls. The closest they came to scoring in the first half was with a header from a corner which Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa tipped over the bar. Mexico’s breakthrough came when captain Andres Guardado’s cross was blocked by a stray arm from Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo, and Vela kept his nerve from the spot, sending goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way and stroking the ball home. The spot-kick means more penalties have been awarded in Russia than in the entire 2014 tournament. This is partly due to VAR, with six penalties given after video reviews, although technology was not required here. The Rostov Arena was packed with Mexico fans Credit: REUTERS Lozano proved a constant threat to the Koreans whenever he came darting down either wing, blasting over in the first half and later having a goalbound shot blocked by Ki Sung-yueng. His remarkable pace punished Korea, catching them out on the break, allowing Hernandez to finish them off, beating a defender with a flick of his left foot and tucking the ball into the net with his right. The only concern for Mexico will be their defence, which again looked capable opf shipping goals against more potent attacks than Korea’s. Mexico could face Serbia, Switzerland or Brazil in the last 16, with the prospect of a tie against Belgium or England in the quarter-finals. 6:09PM Opta's statistical pointers Mexico have won back to back matches at the World Cup for the first time since winning their first two matches at the 2002 World Cup. South Korea have lost their last four World Cup matches; their joint-worst losing run at the World Cup, also losing four between 1986 and 1990. Mexico have scored 10 penalties at the World Cup – only France, Germany and Spain have scored more penalties than they have in competition history. Javier Hernandez scored his 50th goal for Mexico, becoming the first player in the history of the Mexican national team to score 50 goals. Javier Hernandez has scored four goals at the World Cup, a joint-record for Mexico along with Luis Hernandez. In the first half, Son Heung-min had six shots (inc. blocks) – more than South Korea managed in the entirety of their first match against Sweden. Carlos Vela’s penalty was the 14th taken at this year’s World Cup – one more than was taken in the entirety of the 2014 World Cup (13). Son Heung-Min’s 90th minute consolation goal for South Korea was his eighth shot of the match, five more than any other player in the match managed. 6:03PM Group F is alive! If Germany beat Sweden and South Korea they would have six points. If Sweden lose tonight but defeat Mexico next Wednesday they would have six points, too so we could have a three-way points tie for two places. Similarly if Germany win tonight but lose to South Korea and Sweden are defeated tonight and by Mexico we could have a three-way points tie for the runners-up spot. 5:56PM Full time South Korea 1-2 Mexico South Korea's late goal gives them something to fight for against Germany if the world champions beat Sweden tonight. Mexico deserved their victory. The atacking midfield trident, Layun, Vela and Lozano, are menacingly slick and Chicharito is a scavenger of class. But they look vulnerable at the back and Old Man River Marquez almost gift-wrapped a goal late on before Son claimed some just deserts. 5:53PM 90+5 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Mexico belatedly play keepball to kill time and the game. 5:52PM 90+4 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Where there's life - he cut in from the right on to his left foot and struck a glorious curving shot that bent in unstoppably at the far post. Korea Rep 1 - 2 Mexico (Son Heung-Min, 90 + 3 min) 5:50PM GOAL!! South Korea 1-2 Mexico Son with a spectacular left-foot shot. 5:50PM 90+3 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona crosses from the free-kick towards Guerrero and heads it wide. 5:49PM 90+1 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico We'll have five minutes added in total and they begin with a Mexico free-kcik on the right for Kim Young-gwon's foul on Hererra. His foot was high and he has already been booked but there is no further sanction. 5:48PM 88 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Mexico are simply happy to stay in shape now and hold South Korea at bay on halfway. Iain Dowie and Joe Speight are actually there. It must be the distance that gives it the audio a strangely dislocated tinny resonance. Apologies. 5:46PM 86 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico In that context a goal would still be important to them here but they have run out of puff and belief. Will the kimchi be thrown at them on their return if they come away pointless from the tournament? They got one last time from a draw with Russia and were still given pelters. 5:43PM 84 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico South Korea will still be alive until 8.45 or so this evening and will still cling on if Germany beat Sweden. Their only hope is to beat Germany then in the last group game and for Mexico to do for Sweden and go for a goal difference superiority. Should Sweden get at least a point, South Korea are out. 5:40PM 82 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Alvarez goes down with an attack of tactical cramp during a South Korea surge up the left that comes to naught. Eventually he makes a miracle recovery. 5:38PM 80 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo enters the book for clotheslining Hernandez. 5:36PM 77 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico While Ochoa hams up his pain, two substitutions are made: Dos Santos comes on for Vela, Spurs reserves alumnus for Arsenal stiffs alumnus. Jung Woo-young enters for South Korea and Moon retreats to the bench. 5:35PM 75 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico A terrible backpass from Rafael Marquezis gobbled up by Lee who has only Ochoa to beat. He tries to take him on down the right but instead of rounding him he backeels it to Son who has a covering defender in his way and can't stab it past him. Ochoa recovers and makes a dive to smother it and Ki lunges in late and starts a skirmish. 5:32PM 73 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Ki shoots from 30m and into Marquez. Korea are trying to go for it. Here's Chichrito's goal: Javier Hernandez scores Mexico's second and his 50th goal for his country Credit: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky 5:29PM 71 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona comes on for Lozano who leaves to a deserved standing ovation. 5:28PM 69 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo replced Ju just before the goal. Marquez came on for Guardado just after. Chicharito, whose 50th goal for Mexico that was, takes the armband from his departing captain. 5:27PM 65 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lovely counter-attack even if he scuffed the shot. Herrera trips Ki to win the ball back but the referee deems it legal and signals play on. Lozano skates forward at top speed, losing defenders as he moves into sixth gear and approaches the box. He threads the perfect pass to Hernandez to the left of the area and he takes a touch to throw Cho off balance and commit him then shoots past him, the ball coming off the side of his foot, fairly high up with a touch of ankle too. Korea Rep 0 - 2 Mexico (Chicharito, 66 min) 5:24PM GOAL!! South Korea 0-2 Mexico Chicharito makes it 2-0 on the break. 5:23PM 63 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Danger here! And there! Attempts at both ends - Lee Jae-sung's daisycutter is blocked by Salcedo inside the box then Mexico break sharply. Layun sets up Vela to shoot and he swerves it wide of the right post. Miss: Korea Rep 0 - 1 Mexico (Carlos Vela, 62 min) 5:20PM 61 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Terrific infield run from Lozano, cutting off the right flank to trap Moreno's long ball over the top. He had crept behind the back four, stayed onside with formidable timing, stunned it and took it towards the keeper. His first effort is blocked and he can't execute the lob to score. 5:17PM 59 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Kim Young-gwon is booked for his sixth or seventh niggly foul and Mexico move the ball quickly forward from the free-kick, up to Guardado and the captain exploits a fortunate rebound from a block to lash a left-foot riser towards the top left corner but Cho, who has been magnificent, leaps up to push it over. 5:15PM 57 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ki lets fly from the right of the box, getting his knee over the ball and thunderfooting it hard and flat at Ochoa who can't hang on but grabs it when it bounces up from his inadvertent pat-down. 5:13PM 56 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ju bundles Lozano over 25m out, left of centre. Guardardo takes the free kick and floats it down Cho's throat. What a waste. What a waste. What a waaaaaaste. 5:12PM 54 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea inquire about a penalty after Moon's cross hits Salcedo in the rib cage with his hnds up by his chest as he threw himself to block. Nothing doing. 5:10PM 52 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Chicharito's turn to ignore a player in a better position (Layun) and welly a shot over the bar. For penalty box don, taking that shot on from distance was indulgence personified. 5:09PM 50 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Alvarez takes a throw-in on the right, throws it infield and it's headed on by Vela to Lozano to bomb on to it and head for the box. Again he shoots when in space and once more he gets under it and spoons it into the crowd. 5:07PM 48 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Very disjointed so far this half. Do South Korea have an alternative plan? There is no evidence I can discern. 5:05PM 46 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico kick off and begin to move the ball up the right in stages until Vela cuts in and tries to hit a left-foot pass between Jang and Lee Yong but overhits it into touch. 4:54PM Here's the penalty shout Fair enough, I'd say. His arm shouldn't be periscoped up. Jang blocks Guardado's cross with his arm Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:50PM Half-time South Korea 0-1 Mexico It's not been much of a spectacle so far. Mexico have had moments of dash and verve. South Korea have improved but could do with a broader cutting edge than simply Son. Mexico look vulnerable when balls are chipped over Salcedo and Moreno into the channels while South Korea's full-backs are being terrorised by Layun and Lozano. The pass map shows the greater industry and creativity of Mexico. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:47PM 45+1 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moon yanks Herrera's shirt and concedes a free-kick 40m out, wide on the left. Mexico take it, chipping it out to the right but while the ball is in flight, the ref blows for half-time. 4:46PM 45 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moreno blocks Son's shot from the inside-right channel and Salcedo the second effort when the ball ricochets back. South Korea corer which, weirdly given the time, they pass back to halfway instead of bending it into the box. Pusillanimous so and sos. 4:44PM 43 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lozano hares in from the left touchline and gives Lee Yong kittens, turning him left and right then speeding past on the inside shoulder and into the box. This is the moment he loses his head and instead of settling for the assist by squaring it to Chicharito, he goes for goal and thrashes a right-foot piledriver a metre over the bar. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:42PM 41 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Looking at a replay Son's first touch was too heavy and took him too close to goal. Had he caressed it with Layun's velvety softness he would have had a better angle and stopped Ochoa reaching him. 4:41PM 39 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico A long ball over the top from South Korea for Son to chase exposes Salcedo's unfamiliarity with the position he's in and lack of pace. Son gets there first and takes it on to the byline but Ochoa is alert and slides in feet first to dispossess him, playing the ball into the forward's shin for a goalkick. 4:39PM 36 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Layun has the beating of Kim min-woo when he cushions a long pass with a buttery first touch, shifts the ball past the full-back and crosses. Jang bails his team-mate out with a clearance. Carlos Vela celebrates scoring from the spot Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:35PM 33 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lee Yong is down clutching his side after a heavy fall when he lost his footing running at full pelt and tried to squirm past Guardado. Was his elbow driven into his ribs by the impact and crack one? No. After treatment he signals he's OK to continue. 4:32PM 31 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Son will take a free-kick from about 25m after he is tripped. He lines it up for an age, takes a long run up and flays it high, wide and hideously into the crowd. 4:31PM 29 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea, better than they were against Sweden, are reeling a bit now and first Vela smashes a shot over the bar as the defensive midfielders melted away and then Layun strikes straight at Cho. Here's Vela's penalty: Vela puts Mexico 1-0 up Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:29PM 26 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico' breakaway came from the second South Korea corner in quick succession and a missed tackle from Ju, I think, allowed Guardado to dash past. There was no intent in the handball but he did slide in to block on his backside with his hands up. Goal: Mexico ( 26 min ) 4:26PM Goal! South Korea 0-1 Mexico Carlos Vela thrashes it sweetly to the keeper's right after some timewasting and Grobbelaar theatrics from Cho. 4:24PM Mexico penalty! Guardado's cross is blocked by Jang's hand from very close range as the South Korea centre-back slid in to block. 4:23PM 22 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki meets the header crisply and bludgeons it towards goal. Ochoa jumps up to tip it over but it wouldn't have dipped sufficiently to creep beneath the bar. 4:22PM 21 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Three shots in half a minute when Salcedo makes an error in trying to play offside. Salcedo chases back and blocks the first and third of them, Moreno the middle one. The last bounces off the defender for a corner. 4:21PM 18 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Salcedo careers into the back of Son, an age before the ball they were supposed to be battling for aerially arrives. Free-kick just inside the Mexico half. Moon goes down the right and whips in a decent cross that Mexico scramble away. He needed more support in the box. As Mexico try to work it upfield Ki trips Chicharito and, when penalised, utters a choice Anglo-Saxon expletive that would have him drummed out of chapel in the the Mumbles. 4:17PM 16 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Mexico corner from the left, after Lee Yong's vital intervention. They take it deep again and Moreno can't get a clear jump at it and floats his header towards goal, giving Cho ample time to pluck it out of the Rostov sky. 4:16PM 13 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Very good work by Hwang down the left, skipping past Gallardo by dropping a shoulder and accelerating when he had the left-back wrongfooted. He centres the ball and it eludes the keeper and defence. Lee Yong, arriving from the right, gets there first to shoot but Lozano blocks with a bold charge that winds him but saves an almost certain goal. Possession: Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:13PM 11 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki hacks down Herrera, the sixth or seventh South Korea cynical but not harmful foul so far. Mexico free-kick maybe 40m out by the right touchline. Vela drives a diagonal into the box and Chicharito meets it by the penalty spot, back to goal, and twists his neck to steer a header wide of the left post. 4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. If so, welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
Mexico edge towards last 16 at World Cup after Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez all but end South Korea hopes
Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over Germany by overpowering South Korea on Saturday to take a giant step towards the last 16. Carlos Vela put them ahead from the penalty spot in the 26th minute at the Rostov Arena, which had been taken over by Mexico’s fanatical supporters. All-time top scorer Hernandez sealed victory in the second half, finishing off an excellent counter-attack inspired by Hirving Lozano. It was Hernandez’s fourth strike at a World Cup, taking him level with Luis Hernandez as Mexico’s leading scorer in the tournament. South Korea’s talismanic forward Son Heung-min struck a scorching consolation goal in stoppage time from outside the area. Son Heung-min grabbed a late consolation goal for South Korea in Rostov-on-Don Credit: Getty Images The Koreans have no points after two matches and have only won one of their past 11 World Cup fixtures. “We came to Russia with a lot of criticism but we’re working hard and have a lot of talent. We have humility but we beat Germany and South Korea and now we have to play against Sweden and stay cool,” Hernandez said. “We cannot afford to get caught up in all this, we have to continue our job and stay humble, of course we should enjoy this but tomorrow we start working again.” As the game kicked off Mexico fans sang “We are the home team” and with green shirts dotted all over the stadium and rousing chants of “Ole!” bellowing around the arena every time their side passed the ball, it was hard to disagree. Conditioned by the dry heat that has been a feature of every game at the Rostov Arena, Mexico did not quite have the same thrust and energy as against Germany although they still controlled most of the play and looked far more dangerous. South Korea improved on their opening defeat by Sweden although their main tactic consisted of searching for Son with long balls. The closest they came to scoring in the first half was with a header from a corner which Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa tipped over the bar. Mexico’s breakthrough came when captain Andres Guardado’s cross was blocked by a stray arm from Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo, and Vela kept his nerve from the spot, sending goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way and stroking the ball home. The spot-kick means more penalties have been awarded in Russia than in the entire 2014 tournament. This is partly due to VAR, with six penalties given after video reviews, although technology was not required here. The Rostov Arena was packed with Mexico fans Credit: REUTERS Lozano proved a constant threat to the Koreans whenever he came darting down either wing, blasting over in the first half and later having a goalbound shot blocked by Ki Sung-yueng. His remarkable pace punished Korea, catching them out on the break, allowing Hernandez to finish them off, beating a defender with a flick of his left foot and tucking the ball into the net with his right. The only concern for Mexico will be their defence, which again looked capable opf shipping goals against more potent attacks than Korea’s. Mexico could face Serbia, Switzerland or Brazil in the last 16, with the prospect of a tie against Belgium or England in the quarter-finals. 6:09PM Opta's statistical pointers Mexico have won back to back matches at the World Cup for the first time since winning their first two matches at the 2002 World Cup. South Korea have lost their last four World Cup matches; their joint-worst losing run at the World Cup, also losing four between 1986 and 1990. Mexico have scored 10 penalties at the World Cup – only France, Germany and Spain have scored more penalties than they have in competition history. Javier Hernandez scored his 50th goal for Mexico, becoming the first player in the history of the Mexican national team to score 50 goals. Javier Hernandez has scored four goals at the World Cup, a joint-record for Mexico along with Luis Hernandez. In the first half, Son Heung-min had six shots (inc. blocks) – more than South Korea managed in the entirety of their first match against Sweden. Carlos Vela’s penalty was the 14th taken at this year’s World Cup – one more than was taken in the entirety of the 2014 World Cup (13). Son Heung-Min’s 90th minute consolation goal for South Korea was his eighth shot of the match, five more than any other player in the match managed. 6:03PM Group F is alive! If Germany beat Sweden and South Korea they would have six points. If Sweden lose tonight but defeat Mexico next Wednesday they would have six points, too so we could have a three-way points tie for two places. Similarly if Germany win tonight but lose to South Korea and Sweden are defeated tonight and by Mexico we could have a three-way points tie for the runners-up spot. 5:56PM Full time South Korea 1-2 Mexico South Korea's late goal gives them something to fight for against Germany if the world champions beat Sweden tonight. Mexico deserved their victory. The atacking midfield trident, Layun, Vela and Lozano, are menacingly slick and Chicharito is a scavenger of class. But they look vulnerable at the back and Old Man River Marquez almost gift-wrapped a goal late on before Son claimed some just deserts. 5:53PM 90+5 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Mexico belatedly play keepball to kill time and the game. 5:52PM 90+4 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Where there's life - he cut in from the right on to his left foot and struck a glorious curving shot that bent in unstoppably at the far post. Korea Rep 1 - 2 Mexico (Son Heung-Min, 90 + 3 min) 5:50PM GOAL!! South Korea 1-2 Mexico Son with a spectacular left-foot shot. 5:50PM 90+3 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona crosses from the free-kick towards Guerrero and heads it wide. 5:49PM 90+1 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico We'll have five minutes added in total and they begin with a Mexico free-kcik on the right for Kim Young-gwon's foul on Hererra. His foot was high and he has already been booked but there is no further sanction. 5:48PM 88 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Mexico are simply happy to stay in shape now and hold South Korea at bay on halfway. Iain Dowie and Joe Speight are actually there. It must be the distance that gives it the audio a strangely dislocated tinny resonance. Apologies. 5:46PM 86 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico In that context a goal would still be important to them here but they have run out of puff and belief. Will the kimchi be thrown at them on their return if they come away pointless from the tournament? They got one last time from a draw with Russia and were still given pelters. 5:43PM 84 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico South Korea will still be alive until 8.45 or so this evening and will still cling on if Germany beat Sweden. Their only hope is to beat Germany then in the last group game and for Mexico to do for Sweden and go for a goal difference superiority. Should Sweden get at least a point, South Korea are out. 5:40PM 82 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Alvarez goes down with an attack of tactical cramp during a South Korea surge up the left that comes to naught. Eventually he makes a miracle recovery. 5:38PM 80 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo enters the book for clotheslining Hernandez. 5:36PM 77 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico While Ochoa hams up his pain, two substitutions are made: Dos Santos comes on for Vela, Spurs reserves alumnus for Arsenal stiffs alumnus. Jung Woo-young enters for South Korea and Moon retreats to the bench. 5:35PM 75 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico A terrible backpass from Rafael Marquezis gobbled up by Lee who has only Ochoa to beat. He tries to take him on down the right but instead of rounding him he backeels it to Son who has a covering defender in his way and can't stab it past him. Ochoa recovers and makes a dive to smother it and Ki lunges in late and starts a skirmish. 5:32PM 73 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Ki shoots from 30m and into Marquez. Korea are trying to go for it. Here's Chichrito's goal: Javier Hernandez scores Mexico's second and his 50th goal for his country Credit: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky 5:29PM 71 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona comes on for Lozano who leaves to a deserved standing ovation. 5:28PM 69 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo replced Ju just before the goal. Marquez came on for Guardado just after. Chicharito, whose 50th goal for Mexico that was, takes the armband from his departing captain. 5:27PM 65 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lovely counter-attack even if he scuffed the shot. Herrera trips Ki to win the ball back but the referee deems it legal and signals play on. Lozano skates forward at top speed, losing defenders as he moves into sixth gear and approaches the box. He threads the perfect pass to Hernandez to the left of the area and he takes a touch to throw Cho off balance and commit him then shoots past him, the ball coming off the side of his foot, fairly high up with a touch of ankle too. Korea Rep 0 - 2 Mexico (Chicharito, 66 min) 5:24PM GOAL!! South Korea 0-2 Mexico Chicharito makes it 2-0 on the break. 5:23PM 63 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Danger here! And there! Attempts at both ends - Lee Jae-sung's daisycutter is blocked by Salcedo inside the box then Mexico break sharply. Layun sets up Vela to shoot and he swerves it wide of the right post. Miss: Korea Rep 0 - 1 Mexico (Carlos Vela, 62 min) 5:20PM 61 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Terrific infield run from Lozano, cutting off the right flank to trap Moreno's long ball over the top. He had crept behind the back four, stayed onside with formidable timing, stunned it and took it towards the keeper. His first effort is blocked and he can't execute the lob to score. 5:17PM 59 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Kim Young-gwon is booked for his sixth or seventh niggly foul and Mexico move the ball quickly forward from the free-kick, up to Guardado and the captain exploits a fortunate rebound from a block to lash a left-foot riser towards the top left corner but Cho, who has been magnificent, leaps up to push it over. 5:15PM 57 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ki lets fly from the right of the box, getting his knee over the ball and thunderfooting it hard and flat at Ochoa who can't hang on but grabs it when it bounces up from his inadvertent pat-down. 5:13PM 56 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ju bundles Lozano over 25m out, left of centre. Guardardo takes the free kick and floats it down Cho's throat. What a waste. What a waste. What a waaaaaaste. 5:12PM 54 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea inquire about a penalty after Moon's cross hits Salcedo in the rib cage with his hnds up by his chest as he threw himself to block. Nothing doing. 5:10PM 52 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Chicharito's turn to ignore a player in a better position (Layun) and welly a shot over the bar. For penalty box don, taking that shot on from distance was indulgence personified. 5:09PM 50 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Alvarez takes a throw-in on the right, throws it infield and it's headed on by Vela to Lozano to bomb on to it and head for the box. Again he shoots when in space and once more he gets under it and spoons it into the crowd. 5:07PM 48 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Very disjointed so far this half. Do South Korea have an alternative plan? There is no evidence I can discern. 5:05PM 46 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico kick off and begin to move the ball up the right in stages until Vela cuts in and tries to hit a left-foot pass between Jang and Lee Yong but overhits it into touch. 4:54PM Here's the penalty shout Fair enough, I'd say. His arm shouldn't be periscoped up. Jang blocks Guardado's cross with his arm Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:50PM Half-time South Korea 0-1 Mexico It's not been much of a spectacle so far. Mexico have had moments of dash and verve. South Korea have improved but could do with a broader cutting edge than simply Son. Mexico look vulnerable when balls are chipped over Salcedo and Moreno into the channels while South Korea's full-backs are being terrorised by Layun and Lozano. The pass map shows the greater industry and creativity of Mexico. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:47PM 45+1 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moon yanks Herrera's shirt and concedes a free-kick 40m out, wide on the left. Mexico take it, chipping it out to the right but while the ball is in flight, the ref blows for half-time. 4:46PM 45 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moreno blocks Son's shot from the inside-right channel and Salcedo the second effort when the ball ricochets back. South Korea corer which, weirdly given the time, they pass back to halfway instead of bending it into the box. Pusillanimous so and sos. 4:44PM 43 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lozano hares in from the left touchline and gives Lee Yong kittens, turning him left and right then speeding past on the inside shoulder and into the box. This is the moment he loses his head and instead of settling for the assist by squaring it to Chicharito, he goes for goal and thrashes a right-foot piledriver a metre over the bar. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:42PM 41 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Looking at a replay Son's first touch was too heavy and took him too close to goal. Had he caressed it with Layun's velvety softness he would have had a better angle and stopped Ochoa reaching him. 4:41PM 39 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico A long ball over the top from South Korea for Son to chase exposes Salcedo's unfamiliarity with the position he's in and lack of pace. Son gets there first and takes it on to the byline but Ochoa is alert and slides in feet first to dispossess him, playing the ball into the forward's shin for a goalkick. 4:39PM 36 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Layun has the beating of Kim min-woo when he cushions a long pass with a buttery first touch, shifts the ball past the full-back and crosses. Jang bails his team-mate out with a clearance. Carlos Vela celebrates scoring from the spot Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:35PM 33 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lee Yong is down clutching his side after a heavy fall when he lost his footing running at full pelt and tried to squirm past Guardado. Was his elbow driven into his ribs by the impact and crack one? No. After treatment he signals he's OK to continue. 4:32PM 31 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Son will take a free-kick from about 25m after he is tripped. He lines it up for an age, takes a long run up and flays it high, wide and hideously into the crowd. 4:31PM 29 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea, better than they were against Sweden, are reeling a bit now and first Vela smashes a shot over the bar as the defensive midfielders melted away and then Layun strikes straight at Cho. Here's Vela's penalty: Vela puts Mexico 1-0 up Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:29PM 26 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico' breakaway came from the second South Korea corner in quick succession and a missed tackle from Ju, I think, allowed Guardado to dash past. There was no intent in the handball but he did slide in to block on his backside with his hands up. Goal: Mexico ( 26 min ) 4:26PM Goal! South Korea 0-1 Mexico Carlos Vela thrashes it sweetly to the keeper's right after some timewasting and Grobbelaar theatrics from Cho. 4:24PM Mexico penalty! Guardado's cross is blocked by Jang's hand from very close range as the South Korea centre-back slid in to block. 4:23PM 22 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki meets the header crisply and bludgeons it towards goal. Ochoa jumps up to tip it over but it wouldn't have dipped sufficiently to creep beneath the bar. 4:22PM 21 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Three shots in half a minute when Salcedo makes an error in trying to play offside. Salcedo chases back and blocks the first and third of them, Moreno the middle one. The last bounces off the defender for a corner. 4:21PM 18 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Salcedo careers into the back of Son, an age before the ball they were supposed to be battling for aerially arrives. Free-kick just inside the Mexico half. Moon goes down the right and whips in a decent cross that Mexico scramble away. He needed more support in the box. As Mexico try to work it upfield Ki trips Chicharito and, when penalised, utters a choice Anglo-Saxon expletive that would have him drummed out of chapel in the the Mumbles. 4:17PM 16 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Mexico corner from the left, after Lee Yong's vital intervention. They take it deep again and Moreno can't get a clear jump at it and floats his header towards goal, giving Cho ample time to pluck it out of the Rostov sky. 4:16PM 13 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Very good work by Hwang down the left, skipping past Gallardo by dropping a shoulder and accelerating when he had the left-back wrongfooted. He centres the ball and it eludes the keeper and defence. Lee Yong, arriving from the right, gets there first to shoot but Lozano blocks with a bold charge that winds him but saves an almost certain goal. Possession: Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:13PM 11 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki hacks down Herrera, the sixth or seventh South Korea cynical but not harmful foul so far. Mexico free-kick maybe 40m out by the right touchline. Vela drives a diagonal into the box and Chicharito meets it by the penalty spot, back to goal, and twists his neck to steer a header wide of the left post. 4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. If so, welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over Germany by overpowering South Korea on Saturday to take a giant step towards the last 16. Carlos Vela put them ahead from the penalty spot in the 26th minute at the Rostov Arena, which had been taken over by Mexico’s fanatical supporters. All-time top scorer Hernandez sealed victory in the second half, finishing off an excellent counter-attack inspired by Hirving Lozano. It was Hernandez’s fourth strike at a World Cup, taking him level with Luis Hernandez as Mexico’s leading scorer in the tournament. South Korea’s talismanic forward Son Heung-min struck a scorching consolation goal in stoppage time from outside the area. Son Heung-min grabbed a late consolation goal for South Korea in Rostov-on-Don Credit: Getty Images The Koreans have no points after two matches and have only won one of their past 11 World Cup fixtures. “We came to Russia with a lot of criticism but we’re working hard and have a lot of talent. We have humility but we beat Germany and South Korea and now we have to play against Sweden and stay cool,” Hernandez said. “We cannot afford to get caught up in all this, we have to continue our job and stay humble, of course we should enjoy this but tomorrow we start working again.” As the game kicked off Mexico fans sang “We are the home team” and with green shirts dotted all over the stadium and rousing chants of “Ole!” bellowing around the arena every time their side passed the ball, it was hard to disagree. Conditioned by the dry heat that has been a feature of every game at the Rostov Arena, Mexico did not quite have the same thrust and energy as against Germany although they still controlled most of the play and looked far more dangerous. South Korea improved on their opening defeat by Sweden although their main tactic consisted of searching for Son with long balls. The closest they came to scoring in the first half was with a header from a corner which Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa tipped over the bar. Mexico’s breakthrough came when captain Andres Guardado’s cross was blocked by a stray arm from Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo, and Vela kept his nerve from the spot, sending goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way and stroking the ball home. The spot-kick means more penalties have been awarded in Russia than in the entire 2014 tournament. This is partly due to VAR, with six penalties given after video reviews, although technology was not required here. The Rostov Arena was packed with Mexico fans Credit: REUTERS Lozano proved a constant threat to the Koreans whenever he came darting down either wing, blasting over in the first half and later having a goalbound shot blocked by Ki Sung-yueng. His remarkable pace punished Korea, catching them out on the break, allowing Hernandez to finish them off, beating a defender with a flick of his left foot and tucking the ball into the net with his right. The only concern for Mexico will be their defence, which again looked capable opf shipping goals against more potent attacks than Korea’s. Mexico could face Serbia, Switzerland or Brazil in the last 16, with the prospect of a tie against Belgium or England in the quarter-finals. 6:09PM Opta's statistical pointers Mexico have won back to back matches at the World Cup for the first time since winning their first two matches at the 2002 World Cup. South Korea have lost their last four World Cup matches; their joint-worst losing run at the World Cup, also losing four between 1986 and 1990. Mexico have scored 10 penalties at the World Cup – only France, Germany and Spain have scored more penalties than they have in competition history. Javier Hernandez scored his 50th goal for Mexico, becoming the first player in the history of the Mexican national team to score 50 goals. Javier Hernandez has scored four goals at the World Cup, a joint-record for Mexico along with Luis Hernandez. In the first half, Son Heung-min had six shots (inc. blocks) – more than South Korea managed in the entirety of their first match against Sweden. Carlos Vela’s penalty was the 14th taken at this year’s World Cup – one more than was taken in the entirety of the 2014 World Cup (13). Son Heung-Min’s 90th minute consolation goal for South Korea was his eighth shot of the match, five more than any other player in the match managed. 6:03PM Group F is alive! If Germany beat Sweden and South Korea they would have six points. If Sweden lose tonight but defeat Mexico next Wednesday they would have six points, too so we could have a three-way points tie for two places. Similarly if Germany win tonight but lose to South Korea and Sweden are defeated tonight and by Mexico we could have a three-way points tie for the runners-up spot. 5:56PM Full time South Korea 1-2 Mexico South Korea's late goal gives them something to fight for against Germany if the world champions beat Sweden tonight. Mexico deserved their victory. The atacking midfield trident, Layun, Vela and Lozano, are menacingly slick and Chicharito is a scavenger of class. But they look vulnerable at the back and Old Man River Marquez almost gift-wrapped a goal late on before Son claimed some just deserts. 5:53PM 90+5 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Mexico belatedly play keepball to kill time and the game. 5:52PM 90+4 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Where there's life - he cut in from the right on to his left foot and struck a glorious curving shot that bent in unstoppably at the far post. Korea Rep 1 - 2 Mexico (Son Heung-Min, 90 + 3 min) 5:50PM GOAL!! South Korea 1-2 Mexico Son with a spectacular left-foot shot. 5:50PM 90+3 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona crosses from the free-kick towards Guerrero and heads it wide. 5:49PM 90+1 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico We'll have five minutes added in total and they begin with a Mexico free-kcik on the right for Kim Young-gwon's foul on Hererra. His foot was high and he has already been booked but there is no further sanction. 5:48PM 88 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Mexico are simply happy to stay in shape now and hold South Korea at bay on halfway. Iain Dowie and Joe Speight are actually there. It must be the distance that gives it the audio a strangely dislocated tinny resonance. Apologies. 5:46PM 86 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico In that context a goal would still be important to them here but they have run out of puff and belief. Will the kimchi be thrown at them on their return if they come away pointless from the tournament? They got one last time from a draw with Russia and were still given pelters. 5:43PM 84 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico South Korea will still be alive until 8.45 or so this evening and will still cling on if Germany beat Sweden. Their only hope is to beat Germany then in the last group game and for Mexico to do for Sweden and go for a goal difference superiority. Should Sweden get at least a point, South Korea are out. 5:40PM 82 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Alvarez goes down with an attack of tactical cramp during a South Korea surge up the left that comes to naught. Eventually he makes a miracle recovery. 5:38PM 80 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo enters the book for clotheslining Hernandez. 5:36PM 77 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico While Ochoa hams up his pain, two substitutions are made: Dos Santos comes on for Vela, Spurs reserves alumnus for Arsenal stiffs alumnus. Jung Woo-young enters for South Korea and Moon retreats to the bench. 5:35PM 75 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico A terrible backpass from Rafael Marquezis gobbled up by Lee who has only Ochoa to beat. He tries to take him on down the right but instead of rounding him he backeels it to Son who has a covering defender in his way and can't stab it past him. Ochoa recovers and makes a dive to smother it and Ki lunges in late and starts a skirmish. 5:32PM 73 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Ki shoots from 30m and into Marquez. Korea are trying to go for it. Here's Chichrito's goal: Javier Hernandez scores Mexico's second and his 50th goal for his country Credit: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky 5:29PM 71 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona comes on for Lozano who leaves to a deserved standing ovation. 5:28PM 69 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo replced Ju just before the goal. Marquez came on for Guardado just after. Chicharito, whose 50th goal for Mexico that was, takes the armband from his departing captain. 5:27PM 65 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lovely counter-attack even if he scuffed the shot. Herrera trips Ki to win the ball back but the referee deems it legal and signals play on. Lozano skates forward at top speed, losing defenders as he moves into sixth gear and approaches the box. He threads the perfect pass to Hernandez to the left of the area and he takes a touch to throw Cho off balance and commit him then shoots past him, the ball coming off the side of his foot, fairly high up with a touch of ankle too. Korea Rep 0 - 2 Mexico (Chicharito, 66 min) 5:24PM GOAL!! South Korea 0-2 Mexico Chicharito makes it 2-0 on the break. 5:23PM 63 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Danger here! And there! Attempts at both ends - Lee Jae-sung's daisycutter is blocked by Salcedo inside the box then Mexico break sharply. Layun sets up Vela to shoot and he swerves it wide of the right post. Miss: Korea Rep 0 - 1 Mexico (Carlos Vela, 62 min) 5:20PM 61 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Terrific infield run from Lozano, cutting off the right flank to trap Moreno's long ball over the top. He had crept behind the back four, stayed onside with formidable timing, stunned it and took it towards the keeper. His first effort is blocked and he can't execute the lob to score. 5:17PM 59 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Kim Young-gwon is booked for his sixth or seventh niggly foul and Mexico move the ball quickly forward from the free-kick, up to Guardado and the captain exploits a fortunate rebound from a block to lash a left-foot riser towards the top left corner but Cho, who has been magnificent, leaps up to push it over. 5:15PM 57 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ki lets fly from the right of the box, getting his knee over the ball and thunderfooting it hard and flat at Ochoa who can't hang on but grabs it when it bounces up from his inadvertent pat-down. 5:13PM 56 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ju bundles Lozano over 25m out, left of centre. Guardardo takes the free kick and floats it down Cho's throat. What a waste. What a waste. What a waaaaaaste. 5:12PM 54 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea inquire about a penalty after Moon's cross hits Salcedo in the rib cage with his hnds up by his chest as he threw himself to block. Nothing doing. 5:10PM 52 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Chicharito's turn to ignore a player in a better position (Layun) and welly a shot over the bar. For penalty box don, taking that shot on from distance was indulgence personified. 5:09PM 50 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Alvarez takes a throw-in on the right, throws it infield and it's headed on by Vela to Lozano to bomb on to it and head for the box. Again he shoots when in space and once more he gets under it and spoons it into the crowd. 5:07PM 48 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Very disjointed so far this half. Do South Korea have an alternative plan? There is no evidence I can discern. 5:05PM 46 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico kick off and begin to move the ball up the right in stages until Vela cuts in and tries to hit a left-foot pass between Jang and Lee Yong but overhits it into touch. 4:54PM Here's the penalty shout Fair enough, I'd say. His arm shouldn't be periscoped up. Jang blocks Guardado's cross with his arm Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:50PM Half-time South Korea 0-1 Mexico It's not been much of a spectacle so far. Mexico have had moments of dash and verve. South Korea have improved but could do with a broader cutting edge than simply Son. Mexico look vulnerable when balls are chipped over Salcedo and Moreno into the channels while South Korea's full-backs are being terrorised by Layun and Lozano. The pass map shows the greater industry and creativity of Mexico. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:47PM 45+1 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moon yanks Herrera's shirt and concedes a free-kick 40m out, wide on the left. Mexico take it, chipping it out to the right but while the ball is in flight, the ref blows for half-time. 4:46PM 45 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moreno blocks Son's shot from the inside-right channel and Salcedo the second effort when the ball ricochets back. South Korea corer which, weirdly given the time, they pass back to halfway instead of bending it into the box. Pusillanimous so and sos. 4:44PM 43 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lozano hares in from the left touchline and gives Lee Yong kittens, turning him left and right then speeding past on the inside shoulder and into the box. This is the moment he loses his head and instead of settling for the assist by squaring it to Chicharito, he goes for goal and thrashes a right-foot piledriver a metre over the bar. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:42PM 41 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Looking at a replay Son's first touch was too heavy and took him too close to goal. Had he caressed it with Layun's velvety softness he would have had a better angle and stopped Ochoa reaching him. 4:41PM 39 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico A long ball over the top from South Korea for Son to chase exposes Salcedo's unfamiliarity with the position he's in and lack of pace. Son gets there first and takes it on to the byline but Ochoa is alert and slides in feet first to dispossess him, playing the ball into the forward's shin for a goalkick. 4:39PM 36 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Layun has the beating of Kim min-woo when he cushions a long pass with a buttery first touch, shifts the ball past the full-back and crosses. Jang bails his team-mate out with a clearance. Carlos Vela celebrates scoring from the spot Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:35PM 33 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lee Yong is down clutching his side after a heavy fall when he lost his footing running at full pelt and tried to squirm past Guardado. Was his elbow driven into his ribs by the impact and crack one? No. After treatment he signals he's OK to continue. 4:32PM 31 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Son will take a free-kick from about 25m after he is tripped. He lines it up for an age, takes a long run up and flays it high, wide and hideously into the crowd. 4:31PM 29 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea, better than they were against Sweden, are reeling a bit now and first Vela smashes a shot over the bar as the defensive midfielders melted away and then Layun strikes straight at Cho. Here's Vela's penalty: Vela puts Mexico 1-0 up Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:29PM 26 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico' breakaway came from the second South Korea corner in quick succession and a missed tackle from Ju, I think, allowed Guardado to dash past. There was no intent in the handball but he did slide in to block on his backside with his hands up. Goal: Mexico ( 26 min ) 4:26PM Goal! South Korea 0-1 Mexico Carlos Vela thrashes it sweetly to the keeper's right after some timewasting and Grobbelaar theatrics from Cho. 4:24PM Mexico penalty! Guardado's cross is blocked by Jang's hand from very close range as the South Korea centre-back slid in to block. 4:23PM 22 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki meets the header crisply and bludgeons it towards goal. Ochoa jumps up to tip it over but it wouldn't have dipped sufficiently to creep beneath the bar. 4:22PM 21 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Three shots in half a minute when Salcedo makes an error in trying to play offside. Salcedo chases back and blocks the first and third of them, Moreno the middle one. The last bounces off the defender for a corner. 4:21PM 18 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Salcedo careers into the back of Son, an age before the ball they were supposed to be battling for aerially arrives. Free-kick just inside the Mexico half. Moon goes down the right and whips in a decent cross that Mexico scramble away. He needed more support in the box. As Mexico try to work it upfield Ki trips Chicharito and, when penalised, utters a choice Anglo-Saxon expletive that would have him drummed out of chapel in the the Mumbles. 4:17PM 16 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Mexico corner from the left, after Lee Yong's vital intervention. They take it deep again and Moreno can't get a clear jump at it and floats his header towards goal, giving Cho ample time to pluck it out of the Rostov sky. 4:16PM 13 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Very good work by Hwang down the left, skipping past Gallardo by dropping a shoulder and accelerating when he had the left-back wrongfooted. He centres the ball and it eludes the keeper and defence. Lee Yong, arriving from the right, gets there first to shoot but Lozano blocks with a bold charge that winds him but saves an almost certain goal. Possession: Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:13PM 11 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki hacks down Herrera, the sixth or seventh South Korea cynical but not harmful foul so far. Mexico free-kick maybe 40m out by the right touchline. Vela drives a diagonal into the box and Chicharito meets it by the penalty spot, back to goal, and twists his neck to steer a header wide of the left post. 4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. If so, welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
Mexico edge towards last 16 at World Cup after Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez all but end South Korea hopes
Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over Germany by overpowering South Korea on Saturday to take a giant step towards the last 16. Carlos Vela put them ahead from the penalty spot in the 26th minute at the Rostov Arena, which had been taken over by Mexico’s fanatical supporters. All-time top scorer Hernandez sealed victory in the second half, finishing off an excellent counter-attack inspired by Hirving Lozano. It was Hernandez’s fourth strike at a World Cup, taking him level with Luis Hernandez as Mexico’s leading scorer in the tournament. South Korea’s talismanic forward Son Heung-min struck a scorching consolation goal in stoppage time from outside the area. Son Heung-min grabbed a late consolation goal for South Korea in Rostov-on-Don Credit: Getty Images The Koreans have no points after two matches and have only won one of their past 11 World Cup fixtures. “We came to Russia with a lot of criticism but we’re working hard and have a lot of talent. We have humility but we beat Germany and South Korea and now we have to play against Sweden and stay cool,” Hernandez said. “We cannot afford to get caught up in all this, we have to continue our job and stay humble, of course we should enjoy this but tomorrow we start working again.” As the game kicked off Mexico fans sang “We are the home team” and with green shirts dotted all over the stadium and rousing chants of “Ole!” bellowing around the arena every time their side passed the ball, it was hard to disagree. Conditioned by the dry heat that has been a feature of every game at the Rostov Arena, Mexico did not quite have the same thrust and energy as against Germany although they still controlled most of the play and looked far more dangerous. South Korea improved on their opening defeat by Sweden although their main tactic consisted of searching for Son with long balls. The closest they came to scoring in the first half was with a header from a corner which Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa tipped over the bar. Mexico’s breakthrough came when captain Andres Guardado’s cross was blocked by a stray arm from Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo, and Vela kept his nerve from the spot, sending goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way and stroking the ball home. The spot-kick means more penalties have been awarded in Russia than in the entire 2014 tournament. This is partly due to VAR, with six penalties given after video reviews, although technology was not required here. The Rostov Arena was packed with Mexico fans Credit: REUTERS Lozano proved a constant threat to the Koreans whenever he came darting down either wing, blasting over in the first half and later having a goalbound shot blocked by Ki Sung-yueng. His remarkable pace punished Korea, catching them out on the break, allowing Hernandez to finish them off, beating a defender with a flick of his left foot and tucking the ball into the net with his right. The only concern for Mexico will be their defence, which again looked capable opf shipping goals against more potent attacks than Korea’s. Mexico could face Serbia, Switzerland or Brazil in the last 16, with the prospect of a tie against Belgium or England in the quarter-finals. 6:09PM Opta's statistical pointers Mexico have won back to back matches at the World Cup for the first time since winning their first two matches at the 2002 World Cup. South Korea have lost their last four World Cup matches; their joint-worst losing run at the World Cup, also losing four between 1986 and 1990. Mexico have scored 10 penalties at the World Cup – only France, Germany and Spain have scored more penalties than they have in competition history. Javier Hernandez scored his 50th goal for Mexico, becoming the first player in the history of the Mexican national team to score 50 goals. Javier Hernandez has scored four goals at the World Cup, a joint-record for Mexico along with Luis Hernandez. In the first half, Son Heung-min had six shots (inc. blocks) – more than South Korea managed in the entirety of their first match against Sweden. Carlos Vela’s penalty was the 14th taken at this year’s World Cup – one more than was taken in the entirety of the 2014 World Cup (13). Son Heung-Min’s 90th minute consolation goal for South Korea was his eighth shot of the match, five more than any other player in the match managed. 6:03PM Group F is alive! If Germany beat Sweden and South Korea they would have six points. If Sweden lose tonight but defeat Mexico next Wednesday they would have six points, too so we could have a three-way points tie for two places. Similarly if Germany win tonight but lose to South Korea and Sweden are defeated tonight and by Mexico we could have a three-way points tie for the runners-up spot. 5:56PM Full time South Korea 1-2 Mexico South Korea's late goal gives them something to fight for against Germany if the world champions beat Sweden tonight. Mexico deserved their victory. The atacking midfield trident, Layun, Vela and Lozano, are menacingly slick and Chicharito is a scavenger of class. But they look vulnerable at the back and Old Man River Marquez almost gift-wrapped a goal late on before Son claimed some just deserts. 5:53PM 90+5 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Mexico belatedly play keepball to kill time and the game. 5:52PM 90+4 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Where there's life - he cut in from the right on to his left foot and struck a glorious curving shot that bent in unstoppably at the far post. Korea Rep 1 - 2 Mexico (Son Heung-Min, 90 + 3 min) 5:50PM GOAL!! South Korea 1-2 Mexico Son with a spectacular left-foot shot. 5:50PM 90+3 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona crosses from the free-kick towards Guerrero and heads it wide. 5:49PM 90+1 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico We'll have five minutes added in total and they begin with a Mexico free-kcik on the right for Kim Young-gwon's foul on Hererra. His foot was high and he has already been booked but there is no further sanction. 5:48PM 88 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Mexico are simply happy to stay in shape now and hold South Korea at bay on halfway. Iain Dowie and Joe Speight are actually there. It must be the distance that gives it the audio a strangely dislocated tinny resonance. Apologies. 5:46PM 86 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico In that context a goal would still be important to them here but they have run out of puff and belief. Will the kimchi be thrown at them on their return if they come away pointless from the tournament? They got one last time from a draw with Russia and were still given pelters. 5:43PM 84 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico South Korea will still be alive until 8.45 or so this evening and will still cling on if Germany beat Sweden. Their only hope is to beat Germany then in the last group game and for Mexico to do for Sweden and go for a goal difference superiority. Should Sweden get at least a point, South Korea are out. 5:40PM 82 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Alvarez goes down with an attack of tactical cramp during a South Korea surge up the left that comes to naught. Eventually he makes a miracle recovery. 5:38PM 80 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo enters the book for clotheslining Hernandez. 5:36PM 77 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico While Ochoa hams up his pain, two substitutions are made: Dos Santos comes on for Vela, Spurs reserves alumnus for Arsenal stiffs alumnus. Jung Woo-young enters for South Korea and Moon retreats to the bench. 5:35PM 75 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico A terrible backpass from Rafael Marquezis gobbled up by Lee who has only Ochoa to beat. He tries to take him on down the right but instead of rounding him he backeels it to Son who has a covering defender in his way and can't stab it past him. Ochoa recovers and makes a dive to smother it and Ki lunges in late and starts a skirmish. 5:32PM 73 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Ki shoots from 30m and into Marquez. Korea are trying to go for it. Here's Chichrito's goal: Javier Hernandez scores Mexico's second and his 50th goal for his country Credit: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky 5:29PM 71 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona comes on for Lozano who leaves to a deserved standing ovation. 5:28PM 69 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo replced Ju just before the goal. Marquez came on for Guardado just after. Chicharito, whose 50th goal for Mexico that was, takes the armband from his departing captain. 5:27PM 65 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lovely counter-attack even if he scuffed the shot. Herrera trips Ki to win the ball back but the referee deems it legal and signals play on. Lozano skates forward at top speed, losing defenders as he moves into sixth gear and approaches the box. He threads the perfect pass to Hernandez to the left of the area and he takes a touch to throw Cho off balance and commit him then shoots past him, the ball coming off the side of his foot, fairly high up with a touch of ankle too. Korea Rep 0 - 2 Mexico (Chicharito, 66 min) 5:24PM GOAL!! South Korea 0-2 Mexico Chicharito makes it 2-0 on the break. 5:23PM 63 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Danger here! And there! Attempts at both ends - Lee Jae-sung's daisycutter is blocked by Salcedo inside the box then Mexico break sharply. Layun sets up Vela to shoot and he swerves it wide of the right post. Miss: Korea Rep 0 - 1 Mexico (Carlos Vela, 62 min) 5:20PM 61 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Terrific infield run from Lozano, cutting off the right flank to trap Moreno's long ball over the top. He had crept behind the back four, stayed onside with formidable timing, stunned it and took it towards the keeper. His first effort is blocked and he can't execute the lob to score. 5:17PM 59 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Kim Young-gwon is booked for his sixth or seventh niggly foul and Mexico move the ball quickly forward from the free-kick, up to Guardado and the captain exploits a fortunate rebound from a block to lash a left-foot riser towards the top left corner but Cho, who has been magnificent, leaps up to push it over. 5:15PM 57 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ki lets fly from the right of the box, getting his knee over the ball and thunderfooting it hard and flat at Ochoa who can't hang on but grabs it when it bounces up from his inadvertent pat-down. 5:13PM 56 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ju bundles Lozano over 25m out, left of centre. Guardardo takes the free kick and floats it down Cho's throat. What a waste. What a waste. What a waaaaaaste. 5:12PM 54 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea inquire about a penalty after Moon's cross hits Salcedo in the rib cage with his hnds up by his chest as he threw himself to block. Nothing doing. 5:10PM 52 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Chicharito's turn to ignore a player in a better position (Layun) and welly a shot over the bar. For penalty box don, taking that shot on from distance was indulgence personified. 5:09PM 50 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Alvarez takes a throw-in on the right, throws it infield and it's headed on by Vela to Lozano to bomb on to it and head for the box. Again he shoots when in space and once more he gets under it and spoons it into the crowd. 5:07PM 48 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Very disjointed so far this half. Do South Korea have an alternative plan? There is no evidence I can discern. 5:05PM 46 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico kick off and begin to move the ball up the right in stages until Vela cuts in and tries to hit a left-foot pass between Jang and Lee Yong but overhits it into touch. 4:54PM Here's the penalty shout Fair enough, I'd say. His arm shouldn't be periscoped up. Jang blocks Guardado's cross with his arm Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:50PM Half-time South Korea 0-1 Mexico It's not been much of a spectacle so far. Mexico have had moments of dash and verve. South Korea have improved but could do with a broader cutting edge than simply Son. Mexico look vulnerable when balls are chipped over Salcedo and Moreno into the channels while South Korea's full-backs are being terrorised by Layun and Lozano. The pass map shows the greater industry and creativity of Mexico. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:47PM 45+1 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moon yanks Herrera's shirt and concedes a free-kick 40m out, wide on the left. Mexico take it, chipping it out to the right but while the ball is in flight, the ref blows for half-time. 4:46PM 45 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moreno blocks Son's shot from the inside-right channel and Salcedo the second effort when the ball ricochets back. South Korea corer which, weirdly given the time, they pass back to halfway instead of bending it into the box. Pusillanimous so and sos. 4:44PM 43 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lozano hares in from the left touchline and gives Lee Yong kittens, turning him left and right then speeding past on the inside shoulder and into the box. This is the moment he loses his head and instead of settling for the assist by squaring it to Chicharito, he goes for goal and thrashes a right-foot piledriver a metre over the bar. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:42PM 41 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Looking at a replay Son's first touch was too heavy and took him too close to goal. Had he caressed it with Layun's velvety softness he would have had a better angle and stopped Ochoa reaching him. 4:41PM 39 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico A long ball over the top from South Korea for Son to chase exposes Salcedo's unfamiliarity with the position he's in and lack of pace. Son gets there first and takes it on to the byline but Ochoa is alert and slides in feet first to dispossess him, playing the ball into the forward's shin for a goalkick. 4:39PM 36 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Layun has the beating of Kim min-woo when he cushions a long pass with a buttery first touch, shifts the ball past the full-back and crosses. Jang bails his team-mate out with a clearance. Carlos Vela celebrates scoring from the spot Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:35PM 33 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lee Yong is down clutching his side after a heavy fall when he lost his footing running at full pelt and tried to squirm past Guardado. Was his elbow driven into his ribs by the impact and crack one? No. After treatment he signals he's OK to continue. 4:32PM 31 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Son will take a free-kick from about 25m after he is tripped. He lines it up for an age, takes a long run up and flays it high, wide and hideously into the crowd. 4:31PM 29 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea, better than they were against Sweden, are reeling a bit now and first Vela smashes a shot over the bar as the defensive midfielders melted away and then Layun strikes straight at Cho. Here's Vela's penalty: Vela puts Mexico 1-0 up Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:29PM 26 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico' breakaway came from the second South Korea corner in quick succession and a missed tackle from Ju, I think, allowed Guardado to dash past. There was no intent in the handball but he did slide in to block on his backside with his hands up. Goal: Mexico ( 26 min ) 4:26PM Goal! South Korea 0-1 Mexico Carlos Vela thrashes it sweetly to the keeper's right after some timewasting and Grobbelaar theatrics from Cho. 4:24PM Mexico penalty! Guardado's cross is blocked by Jang's hand from very close range as the South Korea centre-back slid in to block. 4:23PM 22 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki meets the header crisply and bludgeons it towards goal. Ochoa jumps up to tip it over but it wouldn't have dipped sufficiently to creep beneath the bar. 4:22PM 21 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Three shots in half a minute when Salcedo makes an error in trying to play offside. Salcedo chases back and blocks the first and third of them, Moreno the middle one. The last bounces off the defender for a corner. 4:21PM 18 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Salcedo careers into the back of Son, an age before the ball they were supposed to be battling for aerially arrives. Free-kick just inside the Mexico half. Moon goes down the right and whips in a decent cross that Mexico scramble away. He needed more support in the box. As Mexico try to work it upfield Ki trips Chicharito and, when penalised, utters a choice Anglo-Saxon expletive that would have him drummed out of chapel in the the Mumbles. 4:17PM 16 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Mexico corner from the left, after Lee Yong's vital intervention. They take it deep again and Moreno can't get a clear jump at it and floats his header towards goal, giving Cho ample time to pluck it out of the Rostov sky. 4:16PM 13 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Very good work by Hwang down the left, skipping past Gallardo by dropping a shoulder and accelerating when he had the left-back wrongfooted. He centres the ball and it eludes the keeper and defence. Lee Yong, arriving from the right, gets there first to shoot but Lozano blocks with a bold charge that winds him but saves an almost certain goal. Possession: Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:13PM 11 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki hacks down Herrera, the sixth or seventh South Korea cynical but not harmful foul so far. Mexico free-kick maybe 40m out by the right touchline. Vela drives a diagonal into the box and Chicharito meets it by the penalty spot, back to goal, and twists his neck to steer a header wide of the left post. 4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. If so, welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over Germany by overpowering South Korea on Saturday to take a giant step towards the last 16. Carlos Vela put them ahead from the penalty spot in the 26th minute at the Rostov Arena, which had been taken over by Mexico’s fanatical supporters. All-time top scorer Hernandez sealed victory in the second half, finishing off an excellent counter-attack inspired by Hirving Lozano. It was Hernandez’s fourth strike at a World Cup, taking him level with Luis Hernandez as Mexico’s leading scorer in the tournament. South Korea’s talismanic forward Son Heung-min struck a scorching consolation goal in stoppage time from outside the area. Son Heung-min grabbed a late consolation goal for South Korea in Rostov-on-Don Credit: Getty Images The Koreans have no points after two matches and have only won one of their past 11 World Cup fixtures. “We came to Russia with a lot of criticism but we’re working hard and have a lot of talent. We have humility but we beat Germany and South Korea and now we have to play against Sweden and stay cool,” Hernandez said. “We cannot afford to get caught up in all this, we have to continue our job and stay humble, of course we should enjoy this but tomorrow we start working again.” As the game kicked off Mexico fans sang “We are the home team” and with green shirts dotted all over the stadium and rousing chants of “Ole!” bellowing around the arena every time their side passed the ball, it was hard to disagree. Conditioned by the dry heat that has been a feature of every game at the Rostov Arena, Mexico did not quite have the same thrust and energy as against Germany although they still controlled most of the play and looked far more dangerous. South Korea improved on their opening defeat by Sweden although their main tactic consisted of searching for Son with long balls. The closest they came to scoring in the first half was with a header from a corner which Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa tipped over the bar. Mexico’s breakthrough came when captain Andres Guardado’s cross was blocked by a stray arm from Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo, and Vela kept his nerve from the spot, sending goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way and stroking the ball home. The spot-kick means more penalties have been awarded in Russia than in the entire 2014 tournament. This is partly due to VAR, with six penalties given after video reviews, although technology was not required here. The Rostov Arena was packed with Mexico fans Credit: REUTERS Lozano proved a constant threat to the Koreans whenever he came darting down either wing, blasting over in the first half and later having a goalbound shot blocked by Ki Sung-yueng. His remarkable pace punished Korea, catching them out on the break, allowing Hernandez to finish them off, beating a defender with a flick of his left foot and tucking the ball into the net with his right. The only concern for Mexico will be their defence, which again looked capable opf shipping goals against more potent attacks than Korea’s. Mexico could face Serbia, Switzerland or Brazil in the last 16, with the prospect of a tie against Belgium or England in the quarter-finals. 6:09PM Opta's statistical pointers Mexico have won back to back matches at the World Cup for the first time since winning their first two matches at the 2002 World Cup. South Korea have lost their last four World Cup matches; their joint-worst losing run at the World Cup, also losing four between 1986 and 1990. Mexico have scored 10 penalties at the World Cup – only France, Germany and Spain have scored more penalties than they have in competition history. Javier Hernandez scored his 50th goal for Mexico, becoming the first player in the history of the Mexican national team to score 50 goals. Javier Hernandez has scored four goals at the World Cup, a joint-record for Mexico along with Luis Hernandez. In the first half, Son Heung-min had six shots (inc. blocks) – more than South Korea managed in the entirety of their first match against Sweden. Carlos Vela’s penalty was the 14th taken at this year’s World Cup – one more than was taken in the entirety of the 2014 World Cup (13). Son Heung-Min’s 90th minute consolation goal for South Korea was his eighth shot of the match, five more than any other player in the match managed. 6:03PM Group F is alive! If Germany beat Sweden and South Korea they would have six points. If Sweden lose tonight but defeat Mexico next Wednesday they would have six points, too so we could have a three-way points tie for two places. Similarly if Germany win tonight but lose to South Korea and Sweden are defeated tonight and by Mexico we could have a three-way points tie for the runners-up spot. 5:56PM Full time South Korea 1-2 Mexico South Korea's late goal gives them something to fight for against Germany if the world champions beat Sweden tonight. Mexico deserved their victory. The atacking midfield trident, Layun, Vela and Lozano, are menacingly slick and Chicharito is a scavenger of class. But they look vulnerable at the back and Old Man River Marquez almost gift-wrapped a goal late on before Son claimed some just deserts. 5:53PM 90+5 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Mexico belatedly play keepball to kill time and the game. 5:52PM 90+4 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Where there's life - he cut in from the right on to his left foot and struck a glorious curving shot that bent in unstoppably at the far post. Korea Rep 1 - 2 Mexico (Son Heung-Min, 90 + 3 min) 5:50PM GOAL!! South Korea 1-2 Mexico Son with a spectacular left-foot shot. 5:50PM 90+3 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona crosses from the free-kick towards Guerrero and heads it wide. 5:49PM 90+1 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico We'll have five minutes added in total and they begin with a Mexico free-kcik on the right for Kim Young-gwon's foul on Hererra. His foot was high and he has already been booked but there is no further sanction. 5:48PM 88 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Mexico are simply happy to stay in shape now and hold South Korea at bay on halfway. Iain Dowie and Joe Speight are actually there. It must be the distance that gives it the audio a strangely dislocated tinny resonance. Apologies. 5:46PM 86 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico In that context a goal would still be important to them here but they have run out of puff and belief. Will the kimchi be thrown at them on their return if they come away pointless from the tournament? They got one last time from a draw with Russia and were still given pelters. 5:43PM 84 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico South Korea will still be alive until 8.45 or so this evening and will still cling on if Germany beat Sweden. Their only hope is to beat Germany then in the last group game and for Mexico to do for Sweden and go for a goal difference superiority. Should Sweden get at least a point, South Korea are out. 5:40PM 82 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Alvarez goes down with an attack of tactical cramp during a South Korea surge up the left that comes to naught. Eventually he makes a miracle recovery. 5:38PM 80 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo enters the book for clotheslining Hernandez. 5:36PM 77 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico While Ochoa hams up his pain, two substitutions are made: Dos Santos comes on for Vela, Spurs reserves alumnus for Arsenal stiffs alumnus. Jung Woo-young enters for South Korea and Moon retreats to the bench. 5:35PM 75 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico A terrible backpass from Rafael Marquezis gobbled up by Lee who has only Ochoa to beat. He tries to take him on down the right but instead of rounding him he backeels it to Son who has a covering defender in his way and can't stab it past him. Ochoa recovers and makes a dive to smother it and Ki lunges in late and starts a skirmish. 5:32PM 73 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Ki shoots from 30m and into Marquez. Korea are trying to go for it. Here's Chichrito's goal: Javier Hernandez scores Mexico's second and his 50th goal for his country Credit: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky 5:29PM 71 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona comes on for Lozano who leaves to a deserved standing ovation. 5:28PM 69 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo replced Ju just before the goal. Marquez came on for Guardado just after. Chicharito, whose 50th goal for Mexico that was, takes the armband from his departing captain. 5:27PM 65 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lovely counter-attack even if he scuffed the shot. Herrera trips Ki to win the ball back but the referee deems it legal and signals play on. Lozano skates forward at top speed, losing defenders as he moves into sixth gear and approaches the box. He threads the perfect pass to Hernandez to the left of the area and he takes a touch to throw Cho off balance and commit him then shoots past him, the ball coming off the side of his foot, fairly high up with a touch of ankle too. Korea Rep 0 - 2 Mexico (Chicharito, 66 min) 5:24PM GOAL!! South Korea 0-2 Mexico Chicharito makes it 2-0 on the break. 5:23PM 63 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Danger here! And there! Attempts at both ends - Lee Jae-sung's daisycutter is blocked by Salcedo inside the box then Mexico break sharply. Layun sets up Vela to shoot and he swerves it wide of the right post. Miss: Korea Rep 0 - 1 Mexico (Carlos Vela, 62 min) 5:20PM 61 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Terrific infield run from Lozano, cutting off the right flank to trap Moreno's long ball over the top. He had crept behind the back four, stayed onside with formidable timing, stunned it and took it towards the keeper. His first effort is blocked and he can't execute the lob to score. 5:17PM 59 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Kim Young-gwon is booked for his sixth or seventh niggly foul and Mexico move the ball quickly forward from the free-kick, up to Guardado and the captain exploits a fortunate rebound from a block to lash a left-foot riser towards the top left corner but Cho, who has been magnificent, leaps up to push it over. 5:15PM 57 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ki lets fly from the right of the box, getting his knee over the ball and thunderfooting it hard and flat at Ochoa who can't hang on but grabs it when it bounces up from his inadvertent pat-down. 5:13PM 56 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ju bundles Lozano over 25m out, left of centre. Guardardo takes the free kick and floats it down Cho's throat. What a waste. What a waste. What a waaaaaaste. 5:12PM 54 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea inquire about a penalty after Moon's cross hits Salcedo in the rib cage with his hnds up by his chest as he threw himself to block. Nothing doing. 5:10PM 52 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Chicharito's turn to ignore a player in a better position (Layun) and welly a shot over the bar. For penalty box don, taking that shot on from distance was indulgence personified. 5:09PM 50 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Alvarez takes a throw-in on the right, throws it infield and it's headed on by Vela to Lozano to bomb on to it and head for the box. Again he shoots when in space and once more he gets under it and spoons it into the crowd. 5:07PM 48 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Very disjointed so far this half. Do South Korea have an alternative plan? There is no evidence I can discern. 5:05PM 46 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico kick off and begin to move the ball up the right in stages until Vela cuts in and tries to hit a left-foot pass between Jang and Lee Yong but overhits it into touch. 4:54PM Here's the penalty shout Fair enough, I'd say. His arm shouldn't be periscoped up. Jang blocks Guardado's cross with his arm Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:50PM Half-time South Korea 0-1 Mexico It's not been much of a spectacle so far. Mexico have had moments of dash and verve. South Korea have improved but could do with a broader cutting edge than simply Son. Mexico look vulnerable when balls are chipped over Salcedo and Moreno into the channels while South Korea's full-backs are being terrorised by Layun and Lozano. The pass map shows the greater industry and creativity of Mexico. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:47PM 45+1 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moon yanks Herrera's shirt and concedes a free-kick 40m out, wide on the left. Mexico take it, chipping it out to the right but while the ball is in flight, the ref blows for half-time. 4:46PM 45 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moreno blocks Son's shot from the inside-right channel and Salcedo the second effort when the ball ricochets back. South Korea corer which, weirdly given the time, they pass back to halfway instead of bending it into the box. Pusillanimous so and sos. 4:44PM 43 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lozano hares in from the left touchline and gives Lee Yong kittens, turning him left and right then speeding past on the inside shoulder and into the box. This is the moment he loses his head and instead of settling for the assist by squaring it to Chicharito, he goes for goal and thrashes a right-foot piledriver a metre over the bar. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:42PM 41 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Looking at a replay Son's first touch was too heavy and took him too close to goal. Had he caressed it with Layun's velvety softness he would have had a better angle and stopped Ochoa reaching him. 4:41PM 39 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico A long ball over the top from South Korea for Son to chase exposes Salcedo's unfamiliarity with the position he's in and lack of pace. Son gets there first and takes it on to the byline but Ochoa is alert and slides in feet first to dispossess him, playing the ball into the forward's shin for a goalkick. 4:39PM 36 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Layun has the beating of Kim min-woo when he cushions a long pass with a buttery first touch, shifts the ball past the full-back and crosses. Jang bails his team-mate out with a clearance. Carlos Vela celebrates scoring from the spot Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:35PM 33 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lee Yong is down clutching his side after a heavy fall when he lost his footing running at full pelt and tried to squirm past Guardado. Was his elbow driven into his ribs by the impact and crack one? No. After treatment he signals he's OK to continue. 4:32PM 31 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Son will take a free-kick from about 25m after he is tripped. He lines it up for an age, takes a long run up and flays it high, wide and hideously into the crowd. 4:31PM 29 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea, better than they were against Sweden, are reeling a bit now and first Vela smashes a shot over the bar as the defensive midfielders melted away and then Layun strikes straight at Cho. Here's Vela's penalty: Vela puts Mexico 1-0 up Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:29PM 26 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico' breakaway came from the second South Korea corner in quick succession and a missed tackle from Ju, I think, allowed Guardado to dash past. There was no intent in the handball but he did slide in to block on his backside with his hands up. Goal: Mexico ( 26 min ) 4:26PM Goal! South Korea 0-1 Mexico Carlos Vela thrashes it sweetly to the keeper's right after some timewasting and Grobbelaar theatrics from Cho. 4:24PM Mexico penalty! Guardado's cross is blocked by Jang's hand from very close range as the South Korea centre-back slid in to block. 4:23PM 22 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki meets the header crisply and bludgeons it towards goal. Ochoa jumps up to tip it over but it wouldn't have dipped sufficiently to creep beneath the bar. 4:22PM 21 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Three shots in half a minute when Salcedo makes an error in trying to play offside. Salcedo chases back and blocks the first and third of them, Moreno the middle one. The last bounces off the defender for a corner. 4:21PM 18 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Salcedo careers into the back of Son, an age before the ball they were supposed to be battling for aerially arrives. Free-kick just inside the Mexico half. Moon goes down the right and whips in a decent cross that Mexico scramble away. He needed more support in the box. As Mexico try to work it upfield Ki trips Chicharito and, when penalised, utters a choice Anglo-Saxon expletive that would have him drummed out of chapel in the the Mumbles. 4:17PM 16 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Mexico corner from the left, after Lee Yong's vital intervention. They take it deep again and Moreno can't get a clear jump at it and floats his header towards goal, giving Cho ample time to pluck it out of the Rostov sky. 4:16PM 13 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Very good work by Hwang down the left, skipping past Gallardo by dropping a shoulder and accelerating when he had the left-back wrongfooted. He centres the ball and it eludes the keeper and defence. Lee Yong, arriving from the right, gets there first to shoot but Lozano blocks with a bold charge that winds him but saves an almost certain goal. Possession: Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:13PM 11 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki hacks down Herrera, the sixth or seventh South Korea cynical but not harmful foul so far. Mexico free-kick maybe 40m out by the right touchline. Vela drives a diagonal into the box and Chicharito meets it by the penalty spot, back to goal, and twists his neck to steer a header wide of the left post. 4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. If so, welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
Mexico edge towards last 16 at World Cup after Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez all but end South Korea hopes
Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over Germany by overpowering South Korea on Saturday to take a giant step towards the last 16. Carlos Vela put them ahead from the penalty spot in the 26th minute at the Rostov Arena, which had been taken over by Mexico’s fanatical supporters. All-time top scorer Hernandez sealed victory in the second half, finishing off an excellent counter-attack inspired by Hirving Lozano. It was Hernandez’s fourth strike at a World Cup, taking him level with Luis Hernandez as Mexico’s leading scorer in the tournament. South Korea’s talismanic forward Son Heung-min struck a scorching consolation goal in stoppage time from outside the area. Son Heung-min grabbed a late consolation goal for South Korea in Rostov-on-Don Credit: Getty Images The Koreans have no points after two matches and have only won one of their past 11 World Cup fixtures. “We came to Russia with a lot of criticism but we’re working hard and have a lot of talent. We have humility but we beat Germany and South Korea and now we have to play against Sweden and stay cool,” Hernandez said. “We cannot afford to get caught up in all this, we have to continue our job and stay humble, of course we should enjoy this but tomorrow we start working again.” As the game kicked off Mexico fans sang “We are the home team” and with green shirts dotted all over the stadium and rousing chants of “Ole!” bellowing around the arena every time their side passed the ball, it was hard to disagree. Conditioned by the dry heat that has been a feature of every game at the Rostov Arena, Mexico did not quite have the same thrust and energy as against Germany although they still controlled most of the play and looked far more dangerous. South Korea improved on their opening defeat by Sweden although their main tactic consisted of searching for Son with long balls. The closest they came to scoring in the first half was with a header from a corner which Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa tipped over the bar. Mexico’s breakthrough came when captain Andres Guardado’s cross was blocked by a stray arm from Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo, and Vela kept his nerve from the spot, sending goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way and stroking the ball home. The spot-kick means more penalties have been awarded in Russia than in the entire 2014 tournament. This is partly due to VAR, with six penalties given after video reviews, although technology was not required here. The Rostov Arena was packed with Mexico fans Credit: REUTERS Lozano proved a constant threat to the Koreans whenever he came darting down either wing, blasting over in the first half and later having a goalbound shot blocked by Ki Sung-yueng. His remarkable pace punished Korea, catching them out on the break, allowing Hernandez to finish them off, beating a defender with a flick of his left foot and tucking the ball into the net with his right. The only concern for Mexico will be their defence, which again looked capable opf shipping goals against more potent attacks than Korea’s. Mexico could face Serbia, Switzerland or Brazil in the last 16, with the prospect of a tie against Belgium or England in the quarter-finals. 6:09PM Opta's statistical pointers Mexico have won back to back matches at the World Cup for the first time since winning their first two matches at the 2002 World Cup. South Korea have lost their last four World Cup matches; their joint-worst losing run at the World Cup, also losing four between 1986 and 1990. Mexico have scored 10 penalties at the World Cup – only France, Germany and Spain have scored more penalties than they have in competition history. Javier Hernandez scored his 50th goal for Mexico, becoming the first player in the history of the Mexican national team to score 50 goals. Javier Hernandez has scored four goals at the World Cup, a joint-record for Mexico along with Luis Hernandez. In the first half, Son Heung-min had six shots (inc. blocks) – more than South Korea managed in the entirety of their first match against Sweden. Carlos Vela’s penalty was the 14th taken at this year’s World Cup – one more than was taken in the entirety of the 2014 World Cup (13). Son Heung-Min’s 90th minute consolation goal for South Korea was his eighth shot of the match, five more than any other player in the match managed. 6:03PM Group F is alive! If Germany beat Sweden and South Korea they would have six points. If Sweden lose tonight but defeat Mexico next Wednesday they would have six points, too so we could have a three-way points tie for two places. Similarly if Germany win tonight but lose to South Korea and Sweden are defeated tonight and by Mexico we could have a three-way points tie for the runners-up spot. 5:56PM Full time South Korea 1-2 Mexico South Korea's late goal gives them something to fight for against Germany if the world champions beat Sweden tonight. Mexico deserved their victory. The atacking midfield trident, Layun, Vela and Lozano, are menacingly slick and Chicharito is a scavenger of class. But they look vulnerable at the back and Old Man River Marquez almost gift-wrapped a goal late on before Son claimed some just deserts. 5:53PM 90+5 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Mexico belatedly play keepball to kill time and the game. 5:52PM 90+4 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Where there's life - he cut in from the right on to his left foot and struck a glorious curving shot that bent in unstoppably at the far post. Korea Rep 1 - 2 Mexico (Son Heung-Min, 90 + 3 min) 5:50PM GOAL!! South Korea 1-2 Mexico Son with a spectacular left-foot shot. 5:50PM 90+3 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona crosses from the free-kick towards Guerrero and heads it wide. 5:49PM 90+1 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico We'll have five minutes added in total and they begin with a Mexico free-kcik on the right for Kim Young-gwon's foul on Hererra. His foot was high and he has already been booked but there is no further sanction. 5:48PM 88 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Mexico are simply happy to stay in shape now and hold South Korea at bay on halfway. Iain Dowie and Joe Speight are actually there. It must be the distance that gives it the audio a strangely dislocated tinny resonance. Apologies. 5:46PM 86 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico In that context a goal would still be important to them here but they have run out of puff and belief. Will the kimchi be thrown at them on their return if they come away pointless from the tournament? They got one last time from a draw with Russia and were still given pelters. 5:43PM 84 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico South Korea will still be alive until 8.45 or so this evening and will still cling on if Germany beat Sweden. Their only hope is to beat Germany then in the last group game and for Mexico to do for Sweden and go for a goal difference superiority. Should Sweden get at least a point, South Korea are out. 5:40PM 82 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Alvarez goes down with an attack of tactical cramp during a South Korea surge up the left that comes to naught. Eventually he makes a miracle recovery. 5:38PM 80 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo enters the book for clotheslining Hernandez. 5:36PM 77 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico While Ochoa hams up his pain, two substitutions are made: Dos Santos comes on for Vela, Spurs reserves alumnus for Arsenal stiffs alumnus. Jung Woo-young enters for South Korea and Moon retreats to the bench. 5:35PM 75 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico A terrible backpass from Rafael Marquezis gobbled up by Lee who has only Ochoa to beat. He tries to take him on down the right but instead of rounding him he backeels it to Son who has a covering defender in his way and can't stab it past him. Ochoa recovers and makes a dive to smother it and Ki lunges in late and starts a skirmish. 5:32PM 73 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Ki shoots from 30m and into Marquez. Korea are trying to go for it. Here's Chichrito's goal: Javier Hernandez scores Mexico's second and his 50th goal for his country Credit: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky 5:29PM 71 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona comes on for Lozano who leaves to a deserved standing ovation. 5:28PM 69 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo replced Ju just before the goal. Marquez came on for Guardado just after. Chicharito, whose 50th goal for Mexico that was, takes the armband from his departing captain. 5:27PM 65 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lovely counter-attack even if he scuffed the shot. Herrera trips Ki to win the ball back but the referee deems it legal and signals play on. Lozano skates forward at top speed, losing defenders as he moves into sixth gear and approaches the box. He threads the perfect pass to Hernandez to the left of the area and he takes a touch to throw Cho off balance and commit him then shoots past him, the ball coming off the side of his foot, fairly high up with a touch of ankle too. Korea Rep 0 - 2 Mexico (Chicharito, 66 min) 5:24PM GOAL!! South Korea 0-2 Mexico Chicharito makes it 2-0 on the break. 5:23PM 63 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Danger here! And there! Attempts at both ends - Lee Jae-sung's daisycutter is blocked by Salcedo inside the box then Mexico break sharply. Layun sets up Vela to shoot and he swerves it wide of the right post. Miss: Korea Rep 0 - 1 Mexico (Carlos Vela, 62 min) 5:20PM 61 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Terrific infield run from Lozano, cutting off the right flank to trap Moreno's long ball over the top. He had crept behind the back four, stayed onside with formidable timing, stunned it and took it towards the keeper. His first effort is blocked and he can't execute the lob to score. 5:17PM 59 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Kim Young-gwon is booked for his sixth or seventh niggly foul and Mexico move the ball quickly forward from the free-kick, up to Guardado and the captain exploits a fortunate rebound from a block to lash a left-foot riser towards the top left corner but Cho, who has been magnificent, leaps up to push it over. 5:15PM 57 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ki lets fly from the right of the box, getting his knee over the ball and thunderfooting it hard and flat at Ochoa who can't hang on but grabs it when it bounces up from his inadvertent pat-down. 5:13PM 56 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ju bundles Lozano over 25m out, left of centre. Guardardo takes the free kick and floats it down Cho's throat. What a waste. What a waste. What a waaaaaaste. 5:12PM 54 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea inquire about a penalty after Moon's cross hits Salcedo in the rib cage with his hnds up by his chest as he threw himself to block. Nothing doing. 5:10PM 52 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Chicharito's turn to ignore a player in a better position (Layun) and welly a shot over the bar. For penalty box don, taking that shot on from distance was indulgence personified. 5:09PM 50 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Alvarez takes a throw-in on the right, throws it infield and it's headed on by Vela to Lozano to bomb on to it and head for the box. Again he shoots when in space and once more he gets under it and spoons it into the crowd. 5:07PM 48 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Very disjointed so far this half. Do South Korea have an alternative plan? There is no evidence I can discern. 5:05PM 46 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico kick off and begin to move the ball up the right in stages until Vela cuts in and tries to hit a left-foot pass between Jang and Lee Yong but overhits it into touch. 4:54PM Here's the penalty shout Fair enough, I'd say. His arm shouldn't be periscoped up. Jang blocks Guardado's cross with his arm Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:50PM Half-time South Korea 0-1 Mexico It's not been much of a spectacle so far. Mexico have had moments of dash and verve. South Korea have improved but could do with a broader cutting edge than simply Son. Mexico look vulnerable when balls are chipped over Salcedo and Moreno into the channels while South Korea's full-backs are being terrorised by Layun and Lozano. The pass map shows the greater industry and creativity of Mexico. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:47PM 45+1 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moon yanks Herrera's shirt and concedes a free-kick 40m out, wide on the left. Mexico take it, chipping it out to the right but while the ball is in flight, the ref blows for half-time. 4:46PM 45 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moreno blocks Son's shot from the inside-right channel and Salcedo the second effort when the ball ricochets back. South Korea corer which, weirdly given the time, they pass back to halfway instead of bending it into the box. Pusillanimous so and sos. 4:44PM 43 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lozano hares in from the left touchline and gives Lee Yong kittens, turning him left and right then speeding past on the inside shoulder and into the box. This is the moment he loses his head and instead of settling for the assist by squaring it to Chicharito, he goes for goal and thrashes a right-foot piledriver a metre over the bar. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:42PM 41 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Looking at a replay Son's first touch was too heavy and took him too close to goal. Had he caressed it with Layun's velvety softness he would have had a better angle and stopped Ochoa reaching him. 4:41PM 39 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico A long ball over the top from South Korea for Son to chase exposes Salcedo's unfamiliarity with the position he's in and lack of pace. Son gets there first and takes it on to the byline but Ochoa is alert and slides in feet first to dispossess him, playing the ball into the forward's shin for a goalkick. 4:39PM 36 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Layun has the beating of Kim min-woo when he cushions a long pass with a buttery first touch, shifts the ball past the full-back and crosses. Jang bails his team-mate out with a clearance. Carlos Vela celebrates scoring from the spot Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:35PM 33 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lee Yong is down clutching his side after a heavy fall when he lost his footing running at full pelt and tried to squirm past Guardado. Was his elbow driven into his ribs by the impact and crack one? No. After treatment he signals he's OK to continue. 4:32PM 31 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Son will take a free-kick from about 25m after he is tripped. He lines it up for an age, takes a long run up and flays it high, wide and hideously into the crowd. 4:31PM 29 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea, better than they were against Sweden, are reeling a bit now and first Vela smashes a shot over the bar as the defensive midfielders melted away and then Layun strikes straight at Cho. Here's Vela's penalty: Vela puts Mexico 1-0 up Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:29PM 26 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico' breakaway came from the second South Korea corner in quick succession and a missed tackle from Ju, I think, allowed Guardado to dash past. There was no intent in the handball but he did slide in to block on his backside with his hands up. Goal: Mexico ( 26 min ) 4:26PM Goal! South Korea 0-1 Mexico Carlos Vela thrashes it sweetly to the keeper's right after some timewasting and Grobbelaar theatrics from Cho. 4:24PM Mexico penalty! Guardado's cross is blocked by Jang's hand from very close range as the South Korea centre-back slid in to block. 4:23PM 22 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki meets the header crisply and bludgeons it towards goal. Ochoa jumps up to tip it over but it wouldn't have dipped sufficiently to creep beneath the bar. 4:22PM 21 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Three shots in half a minute when Salcedo makes an error in trying to play offside. Salcedo chases back and blocks the first and third of them, Moreno the middle one. The last bounces off the defender for a corner. 4:21PM 18 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Salcedo careers into the back of Son, an age before the ball they were supposed to be battling for aerially arrives. Free-kick just inside the Mexico half. Moon goes down the right and whips in a decent cross that Mexico scramble away. He needed more support in the box. As Mexico try to work it upfield Ki trips Chicharito and, when penalised, utters a choice Anglo-Saxon expletive that would have him drummed out of chapel in the the Mumbles. 4:17PM 16 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Mexico corner from the left, after Lee Yong's vital intervention. They take it deep again and Moreno can't get a clear jump at it and floats his header towards goal, giving Cho ample time to pluck it out of the Rostov sky. 4:16PM 13 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Very good work by Hwang down the left, skipping past Gallardo by dropping a shoulder and accelerating when he had the left-back wrongfooted. He centres the ball and it eludes the keeper and defence. Lee Yong, arriving from the right, gets there first to shoot but Lozano blocks with a bold charge that winds him but saves an almost certain goal. Possession: Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:13PM 11 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki hacks down Herrera, the sixth or seventh South Korea cynical but not harmful foul so far. Mexico free-kick maybe 40m out by the right touchline. Vela drives a diagonal into the box and Chicharito meets it by the penalty spot, back to goal, and twists his neck to steer a header wide of the left post. 4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. If so, welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over Germany by overpowering South Korea on Saturday to take a giant step towards the last 16. Carlos Vela put them ahead from the penalty spot in the 26th minute at the Rostov Arena, which had been taken over by Mexico’s fanatical supporters. All-time top scorer Hernandez sealed victory in the second half, finishing off an excellent counter-attack inspired by Hirving Lozano. It was Hernandez’s fourth strike at a World Cup, taking him level with Luis Hernandez as Mexico’s leading scorer in the tournament. South Korea’s talismanic forward Son Heung-min struck a scorching consolation goal in stoppage time from outside the area. Son Heung-min grabbed a late consolation goal for South Korea in Rostov-on-Don Credit: Getty Images The Koreans have no points after two matches and have only won one of their past 11 World Cup fixtures. “We came to Russia with a lot of criticism but we’re working hard and have a lot of talent. We have humility but we beat Germany and South Korea and now we have to play against Sweden and stay cool,” Hernandez said. “We cannot afford to get caught up in all this, we have to continue our job and stay humble, of course we should enjoy this but tomorrow we start working again.” As the game kicked off Mexico fans sang “We are the home team” and with green shirts dotted all over the stadium and rousing chants of “Ole!” bellowing around the arena every time their side passed the ball, it was hard to disagree. Conditioned by the dry heat that has been a feature of every game at the Rostov Arena, Mexico did not quite have the same thrust and energy as against Germany although they still controlled most of the play and looked far more dangerous. South Korea improved on their opening defeat by Sweden although their main tactic consisted of searching for Son with long balls. The closest they came to scoring in the first half was with a header from a corner which Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa tipped over the bar. Mexico’s breakthrough came when captain Andres Guardado’s cross was blocked by a stray arm from Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo, and Vela kept his nerve from the spot, sending goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way and stroking the ball home. The spot-kick means more penalties have been awarded in Russia than in the entire 2014 tournament. This is partly due to VAR, with six penalties given after video reviews, although technology was not required here. The Rostov Arena was packed with Mexico fans Credit: REUTERS Lozano proved a constant threat to the Koreans whenever he came darting down either wing, blasting over in the first half and later having a goalbound shot blocked by Ki Sung-yueng. His remarkable pace punished Korea, catching them out on the break, allowing Hernandez to finish them off, beating a defender with a flick of his left foot and tucking the ball into the net with his right. The only concern for Mexico will be their defence, which again looked capable opf shipping goals against more potent attacks than Korea’s. Mexico could face Serbia, Switzerland or Brazil in the last 16, with the prospect of a tie against Belgium or England in the quarter-finals. 6:09PM Opta's statistical pointers Mexico have won back to back matches at the World Cup for the first time since winning their first two matches at the 2002 World Cup. South Korea have lost their last four World Cup matches; their joint-worst losing run at the World Cup, also losing four between 1986 and 1990. Mexico have scored 10 penalties at the World Cup – only France, Germany and Spain have scored more penalties than they have in competition history. Javier Hernandez scored his 50th goal for Mexico, becoming the first player in the history of the Mexican national team to score 50 goals. Javier Hernandez has scored four goals at the World Cup, a joint-record for Mexico along with Luis Hernandez. In the first half, Son Heung-min had six shots (inc. blocks) – more than South Korea managed in the entirety of their first match against Sweden. Carlos Vela’s penalty was the 14th taken at this year’s World Cup – one more than was taken in the entirety of the 2014 World Cup (13). Son Heung-Min’s 90th minute consolation goal for South Korea was his eighth shot of the match, five more than any other player in the match managed. 6:03PM Group F is alive! If Germany beat Sweden and South Korea they would have six points. If Sweden lose tonight but defeat Mexico next Wednesday they would have six points, too so we could have a three-way points tie for two places. Similarly if Germany win tonight but lose to South Korea and Sweden are defeated tonight and by Mexico we could have a three-way points tie for the runners-up spot. 5:56PM Full time South Korea 1-2 Mexico South Korea's late goal gives them something to fight for against Germany if the world champions beat Sweden tonight. Mexico deserved their victory. The atacking midfield trident, Layun, Vela and Lozano, are menacingly slick and Chicharito is a scavenger of class. But they look vulnerable at the back and Old Man River Marquez almost gift-wrapped a goal late on before Son claimed some just deserts. 5:53PM 90+5 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Mexico belatedly play keepball to kill time and the game. 5:52PM 90+4 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Where there's life - he cut in from the right on to his left foot and struck a glorious curving shot that bent in unstoppably at the far post. Korea Rep 1 - 2 Mexico (Son Heung-Min, 90 + 3 min) 5:50PM GOAL!! South Korea 1-2 Mexico Son with a spectacular left-foot shot. 5:50PM 90+3 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona crosses from the free-kick towards Guerrero and heads it wide. 5:49PM 90+1 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico We'll have five minutes added in total and they begin with a Mexico free-kcik on the right for Kim Young-gwon's foul on Hererra. His foot was high and he has already been booked but there is no further sanction. 5:48PM 88 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Mexico are simply happy to stay in shape now and hold South Korea at bay on halfway. Iain Dowie and Joe Speight are actually there. It must be the distance that gives it the audio a strangely dislocated tinny resonance. Apologies. 5:46PM 86 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico In that context a goal would still be important to them here but they have run out of puff and belief. Will the kimchi be thrown at them on their return if they come away pointless from the tournament? They got one last time from a draw with Russia and were still given pelters. 5:43PM 84 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico South Korea will still be alive until 8.45 or so this evening and will still cling on if Germany beat Sweden. Their only hope is to beat Germany then in the last group game and for Mexico to do for Sweden and go for a goal difference superiority. Should Sweden get at least a point, South Korea are out. 5:40PM 82 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Alvarez goes down with an attack of tactical cramp during a South Korea surge up the left that comes to naught. Eventually he makes a miracle recovery. 5:38PM 80 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo enters the book for clotheslining Hernandez. 5:36PM 77 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico While Ochoa hams up his pain, two substitutions are made: Dos Santos comes on for Vela, Spurs reserves alumnus for Arsenal stiffs alumnus. Jung Woo-young enters for South Korea and Moon retreats to the bench. 5:35PM 75 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico A terrible backpass from Rafael Marquezis gobbled up by Lee who has only Ochoa to beat. He tries to take him on down the right but instead of rounding him he backeels it to Son who has a covering defender in his way and can't stab it past him. Ochoa recovers and makes a dive to smother it and Ki lunges in late and starts a skirmish. 5:32PM 73 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Ki shoots from 30m and into Marquez. Korea are trying to go for it. Here's Chichrito's goal: Javier Hernandez scores Mexico's second and his 50th goal for his country Credit: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky 5:29PM 71 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona comes on for Lozano who leaves to a deserved standing ovation. 5:28PM 69 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo replced Ju just before the goal. Marquez came on for Guardado just after. Chicharito, whose 50th goal for Mexico that was, takes the armband from his departing captain. 5:27PM 65 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lovely counter-attack even if he scuffed the shot. Herrera trips Ki to win the ball back but the referee deems it legal and signals play on. Lozano skates forward at top speed, losing defenders as he moves into sixth gear and approaches the box. He threads the perfect pass to Hernandez to the left of the area and he takes a touch to throw Cho off balance and commit him then shoots past him, the ball coming off the side of his foot, fairly high up with a touch of ankle too. Korea Rep 0 - 2 Mexico (Chicharito, 66 min) 5:24PM GOAL!! South Korea 0-2 Mexico Chicharito makes it 2-0 on the break. 5:23PM 63 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Danger here! And there! Attempts at both ends - Lee Jae-sung's daisycutter is blocked by Salcedo inside the box then Mexico break sharply. Layun sets up Vela to shoot and he swerves it wide of the right post. Miss: Korea Rep 0 - 1 Mexico (Carlos Vela, 62 min) 5:20PM 61 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Terrific infield run from Lozano, cutting off the right flank to trap Moreno's long ball over the top. He had crept behind the back four, stayed onside with formidable timing, stunned it and took it towards the keeper. His first effort is blocked and he can't execute the lob to score. 5:17PM 59 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Kim Young-gwon is booked for his sixth or seventh niggly foul and Mexico move the ball quickly forward from the free-kick, up to Guardado and the captain exploits a fortunate rebound from a block to lash a left-foot riser towards the top left corner but Cho, who has been magnificent, leaps up to push it over. 5:15PM 57 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ki lets fly from the right of the box, getting his knee over the ball and thunderfooting it hard and flat at Ochoa who can't hang on but grabs it when it bounces up from his inadvertent pat-down. 5:13PM 56 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ju bundles Lozano over 25m out, left of centre. Guardardo takes the free kick and floats it down Cho's throat. What a waste. What a waste. What a waaaaaaste. 5:12PM 54 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea inquire about a penalty after Moon's cross hits Salcedo in the rib cage with his hnds up by his chest as he threw himself to block. Nothing doing. 5:10PM 52 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Chicharito's turn to ignore a player in a better position (Layun) and welly a shot over the bar. For penalty box don, taking that shot on from distance was indulgence personified. 5:09PM 50 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Alvarez takes a throw-in on the right, throws it infield and it's headed on by Vela to Lozano to bomb on to it and head for the box. Again he shoots when in space and once more he gets under it and spoons it into the crowd. 5:07PM 48 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Very disjointed so far this half. Do South Korea have an alternative plan? There is no evidence I can discern. 5:05PM 46 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico kick off and begin to move the ball up the right in stages until Vela cuts in and tries to hit a left-foot pass between Jang and Lee Yong but overhits it into touch. 4:54PM Here's the penalty shout Fair enough, I'd say. His arm shouldn't be periscoped up. Jang blocks Guardado's cross with his arm Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:50PM Half-time South Korea 0-1 Mexico It's not been much of a spectacle so far. Mexico have had moments of dash and verve. South Korea have improved but could do with a broader cutting edge than simply Son. Mexico look vulnerable when balls are chipped over Salcedo and Moreno into the channels while South Korea's full-backs are being terrorised by Layun and Lozano. The pass map shows the greater industry and creativity of Mexico. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:47PM 45+1 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moon yanks Herrera's shirt and concedes a free-kick 40m out, wide on the left. Mexico take it, chipping it out to the right but while the ball is in flight, the ref blows for half-time. 4:46PM 45 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moreno blocks Son's shot from the inside-right channel and Salcedo the second effort when the ball ricochets back. South Korea corer which, weirdly given the time, they pass back to halfway instead of bending it into the box. Pusillanimous so and sos. 4:44PM 43 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lozano hares in from the left touchline and gives Lee Yong kittens, turning him left and right then speeding past on the inside shoulder and into the box. This is the moment he loses his head and instead of settling for the assist by squaring it to Chicharito, he goes for goal and thrashes a right-foot piledriver a metre over the bar. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:42PM 41 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Looking at a replay Son's first touch was too heavy and took him too close to goal. Had he caressed it with Layun's velvety softness he would have had a better angle and stopped Ochoa reaching him. 4:41PM 39 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico A long ball over the top from South Korea for Son to chase exposes Salcedo's unfamiliarity with the position he's in and lack of pace. Son gets there first and takes it on to the byline but Ochoa is alert and slides in feet first to dispossess him, playing the ball into the forward's shin for a goalkick. 4:39PM 36 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Layun has the beating of Kim min-woo when he cushions a long pass with a buttery first touch, shifts the ball past the full-back and crosses. Jang bails his team-mate out with a clearance. Carlos Vela celebrates scoring from the spot Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:35PM 33 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lee Yong is down clutching his side after a heavy fall when he lost his footing running at full pelt and tried to squirm past Guardado. Was his elbow driven into his ribs by the impact and crack one? No. After treatment he signals he's OK to continue. 4:32PM 31 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Son will take a free-kick from about 25m after he is tripped. He lines it up for an age, takes a long run up and flays it high, wide and hideously into the crowd. 4:31PM 29 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea, better than they were against Sweden, are reeling a bit now and first Vela smashes a shot over the bar as the defensive midfielders melted away and then Layun strikes straight at Cho. Here's Vela's penalty: Vela puts Mexico 1-0 up Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:29PM 26 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico' breakaway came from the second South Korea corner in quick succession and a missed tackle from Ju, I think, allowed Guardado to dash past. There was no intent in the handball but he did slide in to block on his backside with his hands up. Goal: Mexico ( 26 min ) 4:26PM Goal! South Korea 0-1 Mexico Carlos Vela thrashes it sweetly to the keeper's right after some timewasting and Grobbelaar theatrics from Cho. 4:24PM Mexico penalty! Guardado's cross is blocked by Jang's hand from very close range as the South Korea centre-back slid in to block. 4:23PM 22 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki meets the header crisply and bludgeons it towards goal. Ochoa jumps up to tip it over but it wouldn't have dipped sufficiently to creep beneath the bar. 4:22PM 21 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Three shots in half a minute when Salcedo makes an error in trying to play offside. Salcedo chases back and blocks the first and third of them, Moreno the middle one. The last bounces off the defender for a corner. 4:21PM 18 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Salcedo careers into the back of Son, an age before the ball they were supposed to be battling for aerially arrives. Free-kick just inside the Mexico half. Moon goes down the right and whips in a decent cross that Mexico scramble away. He needed more support in the box. As Mexico try to work it upfield Ki trips Chicharito and, when penalised, utters a choice Anglo-Saxon expletive that would have him drummed out of chapel in the the Mumbles. 4:17PM 16 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Mexico corner from the left, after Lee Yong's vital intervention. They take it deep again and Moreno can't get a clear jump at it and floats his header towards goal, giving Cho ample time to pluck it out of the Rostov sky. 4:16PM 13 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Very good work by Hwang down the left, skipping past Gallardo by dropping a shoulder and accelerating when he had the left-back wrongfooted. He centres the ball and it eludes the keeper and defence. Lee Yong, arriving from the right, gets there first to shoot but Lozano blocks with a bold charge that winds him but saves an almost certain goal. Possession: Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:13PM 11 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki hacks down Herrera, the sixth or seventh South Korea cynical but not harmful foul so far. Mexico free-kick maybe 40m out by the right touchline. Vela drives a diagonal into the box and Chicharito meets it by the penalty spot, back to goal, and twists his neck to steer a header wide of the left post. 4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. If so, welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
Mexico edge towards last 16 at World Cup after Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez all but end South Korea hopes
Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over Germany by overpowering South Korea on Saturday to take a giant step towards the last 16. Carlos Vela put them ahead from the penalty spot in the 26th minute at the Rostov Arena, which had been taken over by Mexico’s fanatical supporters. All-time top scorer Hernandez sealed victory in the second half, finishing off an excellent counter-attack inspired by Hirving Lozano. It was Hernandez’s fourth strike at a World Cup, taking him level with Luis Hernandez as Mexico’s leading scorer in the tournament. South Korea’s talismanic forward Son Heung-min struck a scorching consolation goal in stoppage time from outside the area. Son Heung-min grabbed a late consolation goal for South Korea in Rostov-on-Don Credit: Getty Images The Koreans have no points after two matches and have only won one of their past 11 World Cup fixtures. “We came to Russia with a lot of criticism but we’re working hard and have a lot of talent. We have humility but we beat Germany and South Korea and now we have to play against Sweden and stay cool,” Hernandez said. “We cannot afford to get caught up in all this, we have to continue our job and stay humble, of course we should enjoy this but tomorrow we start working again.” As the game kicked off Mexico fans sang “We are the home team” and with green shirts dotted all over the stadium and rousing chants of “Ole!” bellowing around the arena every time their side passed the ball, it was hard to disagree. Conditioned by the dry heat that has been a feature of every game at the Rostov Arena, Mexico did not quite have the same thrust and energy as against Germany although they still controlled most of the play and looked far more dangerous. South Korea improved on their opening defeat by Sweden although their main tactic consisted of searching for Son with long balls. The closest they came to scoring in the first half was with a header from a corner which Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa tipped over the bar. Mexico’s breakthrough came when captain Andres Guardado’s cross was blocked by a stray arm from Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo, and Vela kept his nerve from the spot, sending goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way and stroking the ball home. The spot-kick means more penalties have been awarded in Russia than in the entire 2014 tournament. This is partly due to VAR, with six penalties given after video reviews, although technology was not required here. The Rostov Arena was packed with Mexico fans Credit: REUTERS Lozano proved a constant threat to the Koreans whenever he came darting down either wing, blasting over in the first half and later having a goalbound shot blocked by Ki Sung-yueng. His remarkable pace punished Korea, catching them out on the break, allowing Hernandez to finish them off, beating a defender with a flick of his left foot and tucking the ball into the net with his right. The only concern for Mexico will be their defence, which again looked capable opf shipping goals against more potent attacks than Korea’s. Mexico could face Serbia, Switzerland or Brazil in the last 16, with the prospect of a tie against Belgium or England in the quarter-finals. 6:09PM Opta's statistical pointers Mexico have won back to back matches at the World Cup for the first time since winning their first two matches at the 2002 World Cup. South Korea have lost their last four World Cup matches; their joint-worst losing run at the World Cup, also losing four between 1986 and 1990. Mexico have scored 10 penalties at the World Cup – only France, Germany and Spain have scored more penalties than they have in competition history. Javier Hernandez scored his 50th goal for Mexico, becoming the first player in the history of the Mexican national team to score 50 goals. Javier Hernandez has scored four goals at the World Cup, a joint-record for Mexico along with Luis Hernandez. In the first half, Son Heung-min had six shots (inc. blocks) – more than South Korea managed in the entirety of their first match against Sweden. Carlos Vela’s penalty was the 14th taken at this year’s World Cup – one more than was taken in the entirety of the 2014 World Cup (13). Son Heung-Min’s 90th minute consolation goal for South Korea was his eighth shot of the match, five more than any other player in the match managed. 6:03PM Group F is alive! If Germany beat Sweden and South Korea they would have six points. If Sweden lose tonight but defeat Mexico next Wednesday they would have six points, too so we could have a three-way points tie for two places. Similarly if Germany win tonight but lose to South Korea and Sweden are defeated tonight and by Mexico we could have a three-way points tie for the runners-up spot. 5:56PM Full time South Korea 1-2 Mexico South Korea's late goal gives them something to fight for against Germany if the world champions beat Sweden tonight. Mexico deserved their victory. The atacking midfield trident, Layun, Vela and Lozano, are menacingly slick and Chicharito is a scavenger of class. But they look vulnerable at the back and Old Man River Marquez almost gift-wrapped a goal late on before Son claimed some just deserts. 5:53PM 90+5 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Mexico belatedly play keepball to kill time and the game. 5:52PM 90+4 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Where there's life - he cut in from the right on to his left foot and struck a glorious curving shot that bent in unstoppably at the far post. Korea Rep 1 - 2 Mexico (Son Heung-Min, 90 + 3 min) 5:50PM GOAL!! South Korea 1-2 Mexico Son with a spectacular left-foot shot. 5:50PM 90+3 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona crosses from the free-kick towards Guerrero and heads it wide. 5:49PM 90+1 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico We'll have five minutes added in total and they begin with a Mexico free-kcik on the right for Kim Young-gwon's foul on Hererra. His foot was high and he has already been booked but there is no further sanction. 5:48PM 88 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Mexico are simply happy to stay in shape now and hold South Korea at bay on halfway. Iain Dowie and Joe Speight are actually there. It must be the distance that gives it the audio a strangely dislocated tinny resonance. Apologies. 5:46PM 86 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico In that context a goal would still be important to them here but they have run out of puff and belief. Will the kimchi be thrown at them on their return if they come away pointless from the tournament? They got one last time from a draw with Russia and were still given pelters. 5:43PM 84 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico South Korea will still be alive until 8.45 or so this evening and will still cling on if Germany beat Sweden. Their only hope is to beat Germany then in the last group game and for Mexico to do for Sweden and go for a goal difference superiority. Should Sweden get at least a point, South Korea are out. 5:40PM 82 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Alvarez goes down with an attack of tactical cramp during a South Korea surge up the left that comes to naught. Eventually he makes a miracle recovery. 5:38PM 80 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo enters the book for clotheslining Hernandez. 5:36PM 77 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico While Ochoa hams up his pain, two substitutions are made: Dos Santos comes on for Vela, Spurs reserves alumnus for Arsenal stiffs alumnus. Jung Woo-young enters for South Korea and Moon retreats to the bench. 5:35PM 75 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico A terrible backpass from Rafael Marquezis gobbled up by Lee who has only Ochoa to beat. He tries to take him on down the right but instead of rounding him he backeels it to Son who has a covering defender in his way and can't stab it past him. Ochoa recovers and makes a dive to smother it and Ki lunges in late and starts a skirmish. 5:32PM 73 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Ki shoots from 30m and into Marquez. Korea are trying to go for it. Here's Chichrito's goal: Javier Hernandez scores Mexico's second and his 50th goal for his country Credit: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky 5:29PM 71 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona comes on for Lozano who leaves to a deserved standing ovation. 5:28PM 69 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo replced Ju just before the goal. Marquez came on for Guardado just after. Chicharito, whose 50th goal for Mexico that was, takes the armband from his departing captain. 5:27PM 65 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lovely counter-attack even if he scuffed the shot. Herrera trips Ki to win the ball back but the referee deems it legal and signals play on. Lozano skates forward at top speed, losing defenders as he moves into sixth gear and approaches the box. He threads the perfect pass to Hernandez to the left of the area and he takes a touch to throw Cho off balance and commit him then shoots past him, the ball coming off the side of his foot, fairly high up with a touch of ankle too. Korea Rep 0 - 2 Mexico (Chicharito, 66 min) 5:24PM GOAL!! South Korea 0-2 Mexico Chicharito makes it 2-0 on the break. 5:23PM 63 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Danger here! And there! Attempts at both ends - Lee Jae-sung's daisycutter is blocked by Salcedo inside the box then Mexico break sharply. Layun sets up Vela to shoot and he swerves it wide of the right post. Miss: Korea Rep 0 - 1 Mexico (Carlos Vela, 62 min) 5:20PM 61 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Terrific infield run from Lozano, cutting off the right flank to trap Moreno's long ball over the top. He had crept behind the back four, stayed onside with formidable timing, stunned it and took it towards the keeper. His first effort is blocked and he can't execute the lob to score. 5:17PM 59 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Kim Young-gwon is booked for his sixth or seventh niggly foul and Mexico move the ball quickly forward from the free-kick, up to Guardado and the captain exploits a fortunate rebound from a block to lash a left-foot riser towards the top left corner but Cho, who has been magnificent, leaps up to push it over. 5:15PM 57 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ki lets fly from the right of the box, getting his knee over the ball and thunderfooting it hard and flat at Ochoa who can't hang on but grabs it when it bounces up from his inadvertent pat-down. 5:13PM 56 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ju bundles Lozano over 25m out, left of centre. Guardardo takes the free kick and floats it down Cho's throat. What a waste. What a waste. What a waaaaaaste. 5:12PM 54 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea inquire about a penalty after Moon's cross hits Salcedo in the rib cage with his hnds up by his chest as he threw himself to block. Nothing doing. 5:10PM 52 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Chicharito's turn to ignore a player in a better position (Layun) and welly a shot over the bar. For penalty box don, taking that shot on from distance was indulgence personified. 5:09PM 50 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Alvarez takes a throw-in on the right, throws it infield and it's headed on by Vela to Lozano to bomb on to it and head for the box. Again he shoots when in space and once more he gets under it and spoons it into the crowd. 5:07PM 48 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Very disjointed so far this half. Do South Korea have an alternative plan? There is no evidence I can discern. 5:05PM 46 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico kick off and begin to move the ball up the right in stages until Vela cuts in and tries to hit a left-foot pass between Jang and Lee Yong but overhits it into touch. 4:54PM Here's the penalty shout Fair enough, I'd say. His arm shouldn't be periscoped up. Jang blocks Guardado's cross with his arm Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:50PM Half-time South Korea 0-1 Mexico It's not been much of a spectacle so far. Mexico have had moments of dash and verve. South Korea have improved but could do with a broader cutting edge than simply Son. Mexico look vulnerable when balls are chipped over Salcedo and Moreno into the channels while South Korea's full-backs are being terrorised by Layun and Lozano. The pass map shows the greater industry and creativity of Mexico. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:47PM 45+1 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moon yanks Herrera's shirt and concedes a free-kick 40m out, wide on the left. Mexico take it, chipping it out to the right but while the ball is in flight, the ref blows for half-time. 4:46PM 45 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moreno blocks Son's shot from the inside-right channel and Salcedo the second effort when the ball ricochets back. South Korea corer which, weirdly given the time, they pass back to halfway instead of bending it into the box. Pusillanimous so and sos. 4:44PM 43 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lozano hares in from the left touchline and gives Lee Yong kittens, turning him left and right then speeding past on the inside shoulder and into the box. This is the moment he loses his head and instead of settling for the assist by squaring it to Chicharito, he goes for goal and thrashes a right-foot piledriver a metre over the bar. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:42PM 41 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Looking at a replay Son's first touch was too heavy and took him too close to goal. Had he caressed it with Layun's velvety softness he would have had a better angle and stopped Ochoa reaching him. 4:41PM 39 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico A long ball over the top from South Korea for Son to chase exposes Salcedo's unfamiliarity with the position he's in and lack of pace. Son gets there first and takes it on to the byline but Ochoa is alert and slides in feet first to dispossess him, playing the ball into the forward's shin for a goalkick. 4:39PM 36 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Layun has the beating of Kim min-woo when he cushions a long pass with a buttery first touch, shifts the ball past the full-back and crosses. Jang bails his team-mate out with a clearance. Carlos Vela celebrates scoring from the spot Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:35PM 33 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lee Yong is down clutching his side after a heavy fall when he lost his footing running at full pelt and tried to squirm past Guardado. Was his elbow driven into his ribs by the impact and crack one? No. After treatment he signals he's OK to continue. 4:32PM 31 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Son will take a free-kick from about 25m after he is tripped. He lines it up for an age, takes a long run up and flays it high, wide and hideously into the crowd. 4:31PM 29 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea, better than they were against Sweden, are reeling a bit now and first Vela smashes a shot over the bar as the defensive midfielders melted away and then Layun strikes straight at Cho. Here's Vela's penalty: Vela puts Mexico 1-0 up Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:29PM 26 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico' breakaway came from the second South Korea corner in quick succession and a missed tackle from Ju, I think, allowed Guardado to dash past. There was no intent in the handball but he did slide in to block on his backside with his hands up. Goal: Mexico ( 26 min ) 4:26PM Goal! South Korea 0-1 Mexico Carlos Vela thrashes it sweetly to the keeper's right after some timewasting and Grobbelaar theatrics from Cho. 4:24PM Mexico penalty! Guardado's cross is blocked by Jang's hand from very close range as the South Korea centre-back slid in to block. 4:23PM 22 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki meets the header crisply and bludgeons it towards goal. Ochoa jumps up to tip it over but it wouldn't have dipped sufficiently to creep beneath the bar. 4:22PM 21 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Three shots in half a minute when Salcedo makes an error in trying to play offside. Salcedo chases back and blocks the first and third of them, Moreno the middle one. The last bounces off the defender for a corner. 4:21PM 18 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Salcedo careers into the back of Son, an age before the ball they were supposed to be battling for aerially arrives. Free-kick just inside the Mexico half. Moon goes down the right and whips in a decent cross that Mexico scramble away. He needed more support in the box. As Mexico try to work it upfield Ki trips Chicharito and, when penalised, utters a choice Anglo-Saxon expletive that would have him drummed out of chapel in the the Mumbles. 4:17PM 16 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Mexico corner from the left, after Lee Yong's vital intervention. They take it deep again and Moreno can't get a clear jump at it and floats his header towards goal, giving Cho ample time to pluck it out of the Rostov sky. 4:16PM 13 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Very good work by Hwang down the left, skipping past Gallardo by dropping a shoulder and accelerating when he had the left-back wrongfooted. He centres the ball and it eludes the keeper and defence. Lee Yong, arriving from the right, gets there first to shoot but Lozano blocks with a bold charge that winds him but saves an almost certain goal. Possession: Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:13PM 11 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki hacks down Herrera, the sixth or seventh South Korea cynical but not harmful foul so far. Mexico free-kick maybe 40m out by the right touchline. Vela drives a diagonal into the box and Chicharito meets it by the penalty spot, back to goal, and twists his neck to steer a header wide of the left post. 4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. If so, welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over Germany by overpowering South Korea on Saturday to take a giant step towards the last 16. Carlos Vela put them ahead from the penalty spot in the 26th minute at the Rostov Arena, which had been taken over by Mexico’s fanatical supporters. All-time top scorer Hernandez sealed victory in the second half, finishing off an excellent counter-attack inspired by Hirving Lozano. It was Hernandez’s fourth strike at a World Cup, taking him level with Luis Hernandez as Mexico’s leading scorer in the tournament. South Korea’s talismanic forward Son Heung-min struck a scorching consolation goal in stoppage time from outside the area. Son Heung-min grabbed a late consolation goal for South Korea in Rostov-on-Don Credit: Getty Images The Koreans have no points after two matches and have only won one of their past 11 World Cup fixtures. “We came to Russia with a lot of criticism but we’re working hard and have a lot of talent. We have humility but we beat Germany and South Korea and now we have to play against Sweden and stay cool,” Hernandez said. “We cannot afford to get caught up in all this, we have to continue our job and stay humble, of course we should enjoy this but tomorrow we start working again.” As the game kicked off Mexico fans sang “We are the home team” and with green shirts dotted all over the stadium and rousing chants of “Ole!” bellowing around the arena every time their side passed the ball, it was hard to disagree. Conditioned by the dry heat that has been a feature of every game at the Rostov Arena, Mexico did not quite have the same thrust and energy as against Germany although they still controlled most of the play and looked far more dangerous. South Korea improved on their opening defeat by Sweden although their main tactic consisted of searching for Son with long balls. The closest they came to scoring in the first half was with a header from a corner which Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa tipped over the bar. Mexico’s breakthrough came when captain Andres Guardado’s cross was blocked by a stray arm from Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo, and Vela kept his nerve from the spot, sending goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way and stroking the ball home. The spot-kick means more penalties have been awarded in Russia than in the entire 2014 tournament. This is partly due to VAR, with six penalties given after video reviews, although technology was not required here. The Rostov Arena was packed with Mexico fans Credit: REUTERS Lozano proved a constant threat to the Koreans whenever he came darting down either wing, blasting over in the first half and later having a goalbound shot blocked by Ki Sung-yueng. His remarkable pace punished Korea, catching them out on the break, allowing Hernandez to finish them off, beating a defender with a flick of his left foot and tucking the ball into the net with his right. The only concern for Mexico will be their defence, which again looked capable opf shipping goals against more potent attacks than Korea’s. Mexico could face Serbia, Switzerland or Brazil in the last 16, with the prospect of a tie against Belgium or England in the quarter-finals. 6:09PM Opta's statistical pointers Mexico have won back to back matches at the World Cup for the first time since winning their first two matches at the 2002 World Cup. South Korea have lost their last four World Cup matches; their joint-worst losing run at the World Cup, also losing four between 1986 and 1990. Mexico have scored 10 penalties at the World Cup – only France, Germany and Spain have scored more penalties than they have in competition history. Javier Hernandez scored his 50th goal for Mexico, becoming the first player in the history of the Mexican national team to score 50 goals. Javier Hernandez has scored four goals at the World Cup, a joint-record for Mexico along with Luis Hernandez. In the first half, Son Heung-min had six shots (inc. blocks) – more than South Korea managed in the entirety of their first match against Sweden. Carlos Vela’s penalty was the 14th taken at this year’s World Cup – one more than was taken in the entirety of the 2014 World Cup (13). Son Heung-Min’s 90th minute consolation goal for South Korea was his eighth shot of the match, five more than any other player in the match managed. 6:03PM Group F is alive! If Germany beat Sweden and South Korea they would have six points. If Sweden lose tonight but defeat Mexico next Wednesday they would have six points, too so we could have a three-way points tie for two places. Similarly if Germany win tonight but lose to South Korea and Sweden are defeated tonight and by Mexico we could have a three-way points tie for the runners-up spot. 5:56PM Full time South Korea 1-2 Mexico South Korea's late goal gives them something to fight for against Germany if the world champions beat Sweden tonight. Mexico deserved their victory. The atacking midfield trident, Layun, Vela and Lozano, are menacingly slick and Chicharito is a scavenger of class. But they look vulnerable at the back and Old Man River Marquez almost gift-wrapped a goal late on before Son claimed some just deserts. 5:53PM 90+5 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Mexico belatedly play keepball to kill time and the game. 5:52PM 90+4 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Where there's life - he cut in from the right on to his left foot and struck a glorious curving shot that bent in unstoppably at the far post. Korea Rep 1 - 2 Mexico (Son Heung-Min, 90 + 3 min) 5:50PM GOAL!! South Korea 1-2 Mexico Son with a spectacular left-foot shot. 5:50PM 90+3 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona crosses from the free-kick towards Guerrero and heads it wide. 5:49PM 90+1 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico We'll have five minutes added in total and they begin with a Mexico free-kcik on the right for Kim Young-gwon's foul on Hererra. His foot was high and he has already been booked but there is no further sanction. 5:48PM 88 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Mexico are simply happy to stay in shape now and hold South Korea at bay on halfway. Iain Dowie and Joe Speight are actually there. It must be the distance that gives it the audio a strangely dislocated tinny resonance. Apologies. 5:46PM 86 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico In that context a goal would still be important to them here but they have run out of puff and belief. Will the kimchi be thrown at them on their return if they come away pointless from the tournament? They got one last time from a draw with Russia and were still given pelters. 5:43PM 84 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico South Korea will still be alive until 8.45 or so this evening and will still cling on if Germany beat Sweden. Their only hope is to beat Germany then in the last group game and for Mexico to do for Sweden and go for a goal difference superiority. Should Sweden get at least a point, South Korea are out. 5:40PM 82 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Alvarez goes down with an attack of tactical cramp during a South Korea surge up the left that comes to naught. Eventually he makes a miracle recovery. 5:38PM 80 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo enters the book for clotheslining Hernandez. 5:36PM 77 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico While Ochoa hams up his pain, two substitutions are made: Dos Santos comes on for Vela, Spurs reserves alumnus for Arsenal stiffs alumnus. Jung Woo-young enters for South Korea and Moon retreats to the bench. 5:35PM 75 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico A terrible backpass from Rafael Marquezis gobbled up by Lee who has only Ochoa to beat. He tries to take him on down the right but instead of rounding him he backeels it to Son who has a covering defender in his way and can't stab it past him. Ochoa recovers and makes a dive to smother it and Ki lunges in late and starts a skirmish. 5:32PM 73 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Ki shoots from 30m and into Marquez. Korea are trying to go for it. Here's Chichrito's goal: Javier Hernandez scores Mexico's second and his 50th goal for his country Credit: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky 5:29PM 71 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona comes on for Lozano who leaves to a deserved standing ovation. 5:28PM 69 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo replced Ju just before the goal. Marquez came on for Guardado just after. Chicharito, whose 50th goal for Mexico that was, takes the armband from his departing captain. 5:27PM 65 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lovely counter-attack even if he scuffed the shot. Herrera trips Ki to win the ball back but the referee deems it legal and signals play on. Lozano skates forward at top speed, losing defenders as he moves into sixth gear and approaches the box. He threads the perfect pass to Hernandez to the left of the area and he takes a touch to throw Cho off balance and commit him then shoots past him, the ball coming off the side of his foot, fairly high up with a touch of ankle too. Korea Rep 0 - 2 Mexico (Chicharito, 66 min) 5:24PM GOAL!! South Korea 0-2 Mexico Chicharito makes it 2-0 on the break. 5:23PM 63 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Danger here! And there! Attempts at both ends - Lee Jae-sung's daisycutter is blocked by Salcedo inside the box then Mexico break sharply. Layun sets up Vela to shoot and he swerves it wide of the right post. Miss: Korea Rep 0 - 1 Mexico (Carlos Vela, 62 min) 5:20PM 61 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Terrific infield run from Lozano, cutting off the right flank to trap Moreno's long ball over the top. He had crept behind the back four, stayed onside with formidable timing, stunned it and took it towards the keeper. His first effort is blocked and he can't execute the lob to score. 5:17PM 59 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Kim Young-gwon is booked for his sixth or seventh niggly foul and Mexico move the ball quickly forward from the free-kick, up to Guardado and the captain exploits a fortunate rebound from a block to lash a left-foot riser towards the top left corner but Cho, who has been magnificent, leaps up to push it over. 5:15PM 57 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ki lets fly from the right of the box, getting his knee over the ball and thunderfooting it hard and flat at Ochoa who can't hang on but grabs it when it bounces up from his inadvertent pat-down. 5:13PM 56 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ju bundles Lozano over 25m out, left of centre. Guardardo takes the free kick and floats it down Cho's throat. What a waste. What a waste. What a waaaaaaste. 5:12PM 54 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea inquire about a penalty after Moon's cross hits Salcedo in the rib cage with his hnds up by his chest as he threw himself to block. Nothing doing. 5:10PM 52 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Chicharito's turn to ignore a player in a better position (Layun) and welly a shot over the bar. For penalty box don, taking that shot on from distance was indulgence personified. 5:09PM 50 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Alvarez takes a throw-in on the right, throws it infield and it's headed on by Vela to Lozano to bomb on to it and head for the box. Again he shoots when in space and once more he gets under it and spoons it into the crowd. 5:07PM 48 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Very disjointed so far this half. Do South Korea have an alternative plan? There is no evidence I can discern. 5:05PM 46 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico kick off and begin to move the ball up the right in stages until Vela cuts in and tries to hit a left-foot pass between Jang and Lee Yong but overhits it into touch. 4:54PM Here's the penalty shout Fair enough, I'd say. His arm shouldn't be periscoped up. Jang blocks Guardado's cross with his arm Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:50PM Half-time South Korea 0-1 Mexico It's not been much of a spectacle so far. Mexico have had moments of dash and verve. South Korea have improved but could do with a broader cutting edge than simply Son. Mexico look vulnerable when balls are chipped over Salcedo and Moreno into the channels while South Korea's full-backs are being terrorised by Layun and Lozano. The pass map shows the greater industry and creativity of Mexico. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:47PM 45+1 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moon yanks Herrera's shirt and concedes a free-kick 40m out, wide on the left. Mexico take it, chipping it out to the right but while the ball is in flight, the ref blows for half-time. 4:46PM 45 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moreno blocks Son's shot from the inside-right channel and Salcedo the second effort when the ball ricochets back. South Korea corer which, weirdly given the time, they pass back to halfway instead of bending it into the box. Pusillanimous so and sos. 4:44PM 43 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lozano hares in from the left touchline and gives Lee Yong kittens, turning him left and right then speeding past on the inside shoulder and into the box. This is the moment he loses his head and instead of settling for the assist by squaring it to Chicharito, he goes for goal and thrashes a right-foot piledriver a metre over the bar. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:42PM 41 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Looking at a replay Son's first touch was too heavy and took him too close to goal. Had he caressed it with Layun's velvety softness he would have had a better angle and stopped Ochoa reaching him. 4:41PM 39 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico A long ball over the top from South Korea for Son to chase exposes Salcedo's unfamiliarity with the position he's in and lack of pace. Son gets there first and takes it on to the byline but Ochoa is alert and slides in feet first to dispossess him, playing the ball into the forward's shin for a goalkick. 4:39PM 36 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Layun has the beating of Kim min-woo when he cushions a long pass with a buttery first touch, shifts the ball past the full-back and crosses. Jang bails his team-mate out with a clearance. Carlos Vela celebrates scoring from the spot Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:35PM 33 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lee Yong is down clutching his side after a heavy fall when he lost his footing running at full pelt and tried to squirm past Guardado. Was his elbow driven into his ribs by the impact and crack one? No. After treatment he signals he's OK to continue. 4:32PM 31 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Son will take a free-kick from about 25m after he is tripped. He lines it up for an age, takes a long run up and flays it high, wide and hideously into the crowd. 4:31PM 29 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea, better than they were against Sweden, are reeling a bit now and first Vela smashes a shot over the bar as the defensive midfielders melted away and then Layun strikes straight at Cho. Here's Vela's penalty: Vela puts Mexico 1-0 up Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:29PM 26 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico' breakaway came from the second South Korea corner in quick succession and a missed tackle from Ju, I think, allowed Guardado to dash past. There was no intent in the handball but he did slide in to block on his backside with his hands up. Goal: Mexico ( 26 min ) 4:26PM Goal! South Korea 0-1 Mexico Carlos Vela thrashes it sweetly to the keeper's right after some timewasting and Grobbelaar theatrics from Cho. 4:24PM Mexico penalty! Guardado's cross is blocked by Jang's hand from very close range as the South Korea centre-back slid in to block. 4:23PM 22 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki meets the header crisply and bludgeons it towards goal. Ochoa jumps up to tip it over but it wouldn't have dipped sufficiently to creep beneath the bar. 4:22PM 21 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Three shots in half a minute when Salcedo makes an error in trying to play offside. Salcedo chases back and blocks the first and third of them, Moreno the middle one. The last bounces off the defender for a corner. 4:21PM 18 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Salcedo careers into the back of Son, an age before the ball they were supposed to be battling for aerially arrives. Free-kick just inside the Mexico half. Moon goes down the right and whips in a decent cross that Mexico scramble away. He needed more support in the box. As Mexico try to work it upfield Ki trips Chicharito and, when penalised, utters a choice Anglo-Saxon expletive that would have him drummed out of chapel in the the Mumbles. 4:17PM 16 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Mexico corner from the left, after Lee Yong's vital intervention. They take it deep again and Moreno can't get a clear jump at it and floats his header towards goal, giving Cho ample time to pluck it out of the Rostov sky. 4:16PM 13 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Very good work by Hwang down the left, skipping past Gallardo by dropping a shoulder and accelerating when he had the left-back wrongfooted. He centres the ball and it eludes the keeper and defence. Lee Yong, arriving from the right, gets there first to shoot but Lozano blocks with a bold charge that winds him but saves an almost certain goal. Possession: Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:13PM 11 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki hacks down Herrera, the sixth or seventh South Korea cynical but not harmful foul so far. Mexico free-kick maybe 40m out by the right touchline. Vela drives a diagonal into the box and Chicharito meets it by the penalty spot, back to goal, and twists his neck to steer a header wide of the left post. 4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. If so, welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
Mexico edge towards last 16 at World Cup after Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez all but end South Korea hopes
Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over Germany by overpowering South Korea on Saturday to take a giant step towards the last 16. Carlos Vela put them ahead from the penalty spot in the 26th minute at the Rostov Arena, which had been taken over by Mexico’s fanatical supporters. All-time top scorer Hernandez sealed victory in the second half, finishing off an excellent counter-attack inspired by Hirving Lozano. It was Hernandez’s fourth strike at a World Cup, taking him level with Luis Hernandez as Mexico’s leading scorer in the tournament. South Korea’s talismanic forward Son Heung-min struck a scorching consolation goal in stoppage time from outside the area. Son Heung-min grabbed a late consolation goal for South Korea in Rostov-on-Don Credit: Getty Images The Koreans have no points after two matches and have only won one of their past 11 World Cup fixtures. “We came to Russia with a lot of criticism but we’re working hard and have a lot of talent. We have humility but we beat Germany and South Korea and now we have to play against Sweden and stay cool,” Hernandez said. “We cannot afford to get caught up in all this, we have to continue our job and stay humble, of course we should enjoy this but tomorrow we start working again.” As the game kicked off Mexico fans sang “We are the home team” and with green shirts dotted all over the stadium and rousing chants of “Ole!” bellowing around the arena every time their side passed the ball, it was hard to disagree. Conditioned by the dry heat that has been a feature of every game at the Rostov Arena, Mexico did not quite have the same thrust and energy as against Germany although they still controlled most of the play and looked far more dangerous. South Korea improved on their opening defeat by Sweden although their main tactic consisted of searching for Son with long balls. The closest they came to scoring in the first half was with a header from a corner which Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa tipped over the bar. Mexico’s breakthrough came when captain Andres Guardado’s cross was blocked by a stray arm from Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo, and Vela kept his nerve from the spot, sending goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way and stroking the ball home. The spot-kick means more penalties have been awarded in Russia than in the entire 2014 tournament. This is partly due to VAR, with six penalties given after video reviews, although technology was not required here. The Rostov Arena was packed with Mexico fans Credit: REUTERS Lozano proved a constant threat to the Koreans whenever he came darting down either wing, blasting over in the first half and later having a goalbound shot blocked by Ki Sung-yueng. His remarkable pace punished Korea, catching them out on the break, allowing Hernandez to finish them off, beating a defender with a flick of his left foot and tucking the ball into the net with his right. The only concern for Mexico will be their defence, which again looked capable opf shipping goals against more potent attacks than Korea’s. Mexico could face Serbia, Switzerland or Brazil in the last 16, with the prospect of a tie against Belgium or England in the quarter-finals. 6:09PM Opta's statistical pointers Mexico have won back to back matches at the World Cup for the first time since winning their first two matches at the 2002 World Cup. South Korea have lost their last four World Cup matches; their joint-worst losing run at the World Cup, also losing four between 1986 and 1990. Mexico have scored 10 penalties at the World Cup – only France, Germany and Spain have scored more penalties than they have in competition history. Javier Hernandez scored his 50th goal for Mexico, becoming the first player in the history of the Mexican national team to score 50 goals. Javier Hernandez has scored four goals at the World Cup, a joint-record for Mexico along with Luis Hernandez. In the first half, Son Heung-min had six shots (inc. blocks) – more than South Korea managed in the entirety of their first match against Sweden. Carlos Vela’s penalty was the 14th taken at this year’s World Cup – one more than was taken in the entirety of the 2014 World Cup (13). Son Heung-Min’s 90th minute consolation goal for South Korea was his eighth shot of the match, five more than any other player in the match managed. 6:03PM Group F is alive! If Germany beat Sweden and South Korea they would have six points. If Sweden lose tonight but defeat Mexico next Wednesday they would have six points, too so we could have a three-way points tie for two places. Similarly if Germany win tonight but lose to South Korea and Sweden are defeated tonight and by Mexico we could have a three-way points tie for the runners-up spot. 5:56PM Full time South Korea 1-2 Mexico South Korea's late goal gives them something to fight for against Germany if the world champions beat Sweden tonight. Mexico deserved their victory. The atacking midfield trident, Layun, Vela and Lozano, are menacingly slick and Chicharito is a scavenger of class. But they look vulnerable at the back and Old Man River Marquez almost gift-wrapped a goal late on before Son claimed some just deserts. 5:53PM 90+5 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Mexico belatedly play keepball to kill time and the game. 5:52PM 90+4 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Where there's life - he cut in from the right on to his left foot and struck a glorious curving shot that bent in unstoppably at the far post. Korea Rep 1 - 2 Mexico (Son Heung-Min, 90 + 3 min) 5:50PM GOAL!! South Korea 1-2 Mexico Son with a spectacular left-foot shot. 5:50PM 90+3 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona crosses from the free-kick towards Guerrero and heads it wide. 5:49PM 90+1 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico We'll have five minutes added in total and they begin with a Mexico free-kcik on the right for Kim Young-gwon's foul on Hererra. His foot was high and he has already been booked but there is no further sanction. 5:48PM 88 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Mexico are simply happy to stay in shape now and hold South Korea at bay on halfway. Iain Dowie and Joe Speight are actually there. It must be the distance that gives it the audio a strangely dislocated tinny resonance. Apologies. 5:46PM 86 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico In that context a goal would still be important to them here but they have run out of puff and belief. Will the kimchi be thrown at them on their return if they come away pointless from the tournament? They got one last time from a draw with Russia and were still given pelters. 5:43PM 84 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico South Korea will still be alive until 8.45 or so this evening and will still cling on if Germany beat Sweden. Their only hope is to beat Germany then in the last group game and for Mexico to do for Sweden and go for a goal difference superiority. Should Sweden get at least a point, South Korea are out. 5:40PM 82 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Alvarez goes down with an attack of tactical cramp during a South Korea surge up the left that comes to naught. Eventually he makes a miracle recovery. 5:38PM 80 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo enters the book for clotheslining Hernandez. 5:36PM 77 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico While Ochoa hams up his pain, two substitutions are made: Dos Santos comes on for Vela, Spurs reserves alumnus for Arsenal stiffs alumnus. Jung Woo-young enters for South Korea and Moon retreats to the bench. 5:35PM 75 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico A terrible backpass from Rafael Marquezis gobbled up by Lee who has only Ochoa to beat. He tries to take him on down the right but instead of rounding him he backeels it to Son who has a covering defender in his way and can't stab it past him. Ochoa recovers and makes a dive to smother it and Ki lunges in late and starts a skirmish. 5:32PM 73 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Ki shoots from 30m and into Marquez. Korea are trying to go for it. Here's Chichrito's goal: Javier Hernandez scores Mexico's second and his 50th goal for his country Credit: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky 5:29PM 71 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona comes on for Lozano who leaves to a deserved standing ovation. 5:28PM 69 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo replced Ju just before the goal. Marquez came on for Guardado just after. Chicharito, whose 50th goal for Mexico that was, takes the armband from his departing captain. 5:27PM 65 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lovely counter-attack even if he scuffed the shot. Herrera trips Ki to win the ball back but the referee deems it legal and signals play on. Lozano skates forward at top speed, losing defenders as he moves into sixth gear and approaches the box. He threads the perfect pass to Hernandez to the left of the area and he takes a touch to throw Cho off balance and commit him then shoots past him, the ball coming off the side of his foot, fairly high up with a touch of ankle too. Korea Rep 0 - 2 Mexico (Chicharito, 66 min) 5:24PM GOAL!! South Korea 0-2 Mexico Chicharito makes it 2-0 on the break. 5:23PM 63 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Danger here! And there! Attempts at both ends - Lee Jae-sung's daisycutter is blocked by Salcedo inside the box then Mexico break sharply. Layun sets up Vela to shoot and he swerves it wide of the right post. Miss: Korea Rep 0 - 1 Mexico (Carlos Vela, 62 min) 5:20PM 61 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Terrific infield run from Lozano, cutting off the right flank to trap Moreno's long ball over the top. He had crept behind the back four, stayed onside with formidable timing, stunned it and took it towards the keeper. His first effort is blocked and he can't execute the lob to score. 5:17PM 59 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Kim Young-gwon is booked for his sixth or seventh niggly foul and Mexico move the ball quickly forward from the free-kick, up to Guardado and the captain exploits a fortunate rebound from a block to lash a left-foot riser towards the top left corner but Cho, who has been magnificent, leaps up to push it over. 5:15PM 57 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ki lets fly from the right of the box, getting his knee over the ball and thunderfooting it hard and flat at Ochoa who can't hang on but grabs it when it bounces up from his inadvertent pat-down. 5:13PM 56 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ju bundles Lozano over 25m out, left of centre. Guardardo takes the free kick and floats it down Cho's throat. What a waste. What a waste. What a waaaaaaste. 5:12PM 54 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea inquire about a penalty after Moon's cross hits Salcedo in the rib cage with his hnds up by his chest as he threw himself to block. Nothing doing. 5:10PM 52 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Chicharito's turn to ignore a player in a better position (Layun) and welly a shot over the bar. For penalty box don, taking that shot on from distance was indulgence personified. 5:09PM 50 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Alvarez takes a throw-in on the right, throws it infield and it's headed on by Vela to Lozano to bomb on to it and head for the box. Again he shoots when in space and once more he gets under it and spoons it into the crowd. 5:07PM 48 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Very disjointed so far this half. Do South Korea have an alternative plan? There is no evidence I can discern. 5:05PM 46 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico kick off and begin to move the ball up the right in stages until Vela cuts in and tries to hit a left-foot pass between Jang and Lee Yong but overhits it into touch. 4:54PM Here's the penalty shout Fair enough, I'd say. His arm shouldn't be periscoped up. Jang blocks Guardado's cross with his arm Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:50PM Half-time South Korea 0-1 Mexico It's not been much of a spectacle so far. Mexico have had moments of dash and verve. South Korea have improved but could do with a broader cutting edge than simply Son. Mexico look vulnerable when balls are chipped over Salcedo and Moreno into the channels while South Korea's full-backs are being terrorised by Layun and Lozano. The pass map shows the greater industry and creativity of Mexico. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:47PM 45+1 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moon yanks Herrera's shirt and concedes a free-kick 40m out, wide on the left. Mexico take it, chipping it out to the right but while the ball is in flight, the ref blows for half-time. 4:46PM 45 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moreno blocks Son's shot from the inside-right channel and Salcedo the second effort when the ball ricochets back. South Korea corer which, weirdly given the time, they pass back to halfway instead of bending it into the box. Pusillanimous so and sos. 4:44PM 43 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lozano hares in from the left touchline and gives Lee Yong kittens, turning him left and right then speeding past on the inside shoulder and into the box. This is the moment he loses his head and instead of settling for the assist by squaring it to Chicharito, he goes for goal and thrashes a right-foot piledriver a metre over the bar. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:42PM 41 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Looking at a replay Son's first touch was too heavy and took him too close to goal. Had he caressed it with Layun's velvety softness he would have had a better angle and stopped Ochoa reaching him. 4:41PM 39 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico A long ball over the top from South Korea for Son to chase exposes Salcedo's unfamiliarity with the position he's in and lack of pace. Son gets there first and takes it on to the byline but Ochoa is alert and slides in feet first to dispossess him, playing the ball into the forward's shin for a goalkick. 4:39PM 36 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Layun has the beating of Kim min-woo when he cushions a long pass with a buttery first touch, shifts the ball past the full-back and crosses. Jang bails his team-mate out with a clearance. Carlos Vela celebrates scoring from the spot Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:35PM 33 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lee Yong is down clutching his side after a heavy fall when he lost his footing running at full pelt and tried to squirm past Guardado. Was his elbow driven into his ribs by the impact and crack one? No. After treatment he signals he's OK to continue. 4:32PM 31 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Son will take a free-kick from about 25m after he is tripped. He lines it up for an age, takes a long run up and flays it high, wide and hideously into the crowd. 4:31PM 29 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea, better than they were against Sweden, are reeling a bit now and first Vela smashes a shot over the bar as the defensive midfielders melted away and then Layun strikes straight at Cho. Here's Vela's penalty: Vela puts Mexico 1-0 up Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:29PM 26 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico' breakaway came from the second South Korea corner in quick succession and a missed tackle from Ju, I think, allowed Guardado to dash past. There was no intent in the handball but he did slide in to block on his backside with his hands up. Goal: Mexico ( 26 min ) 4:26PM Goal! South Korea 0-1 Mexico Carlos Vela thrashes it sweetly to the keeper's right after some timewasting and Grobbelaar theatrics from Cho. 4:24PM Mexico penalty! Guardado's cross is blocked by Jang's hand from very close range as the South Korea centre-back slid in to block. 4:23PM 22 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki meets the header crisply and bludgeons it towards goal. Ochoa jumps up to tip it over but it wouldn't have dipped sufficiently to creep beneath the bar. 4:22PM 21 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Three shots in half a minute when Salcedo makes an error in trying to play offside. Salcedo chases back and blocks the first and third of them, Moreno the middle one. The last bounces off the defender for a corner. 4:21PM 18 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Salcedo careers into the back of Son, an age before the ball they were supposed to be battling for aerially arrives. Free-kick just inside the Mexico half. Moon goes down the right and whips in a decent cross that Mexico scramble away. He needed more support in the box. As Mexico try to work it upfield Ki trips Chicharito and, when penalised, utters a choice Anglo-Saxon expletive that would have him drummed out of chapel in the the Mumbles. 4:17PM 16 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Mexico corner from the left, after Lee Yong's vital intervention. They take it deep again and Moreno can't get a clear jump at it and floats his header towards goal, giving Cho ample time to pluck it out of the Rostov sky. 4:16PM 13 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Very good work by Hwang down the left, skipping past Gallardo by dropping a shoulder and accelerating when he had the left-back wrongfooted. He centres the ball and it eludes the keeper and defence. Lee Yong, arriving from the right, gets there first to shoot but Lozano blocks with a bold charge that winds him but saves an almost certain goal. Possession: Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:13PM 11 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki hacks down Herrera, the sixth or seventh South Korea cynical but not harmful foul so far. Mexico free-kick maybe 40m out by the right touchline. Vela drives a diagonal into the box and Chicharito meets it by the penalty spot, back to goal, and twists his neck to steer a header wide of the left post. 4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. If so, welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over Germany by overpowering South Korea on Saturday to take a giant step towards the last 16. Carlos Vela put them ahead from the penalty spot in the 26th minute at the Rostov Arena, which had been taken over by Mexico’s fanatical supporters. All-time top scorer Hernandez sealed victory in the second half, finishing off an excellent counter-attack inspired by Hirving Lozano. It was Hernandez’s fourth strike at a World Cup, taking him level with Luis Hernandez as Mexico’s leading scorer in the tournament. South Korea’s talismanic forward Son Heung-min struck a scorching consolation goal in stoppage time from outside the area. Son Heung-min grabbed a late consolation goal for South Korea in Rostov-on-Don Credit: Getty Images The Koreans have no points after two matches and have only won one of their past 11 World Cup fixtures. “We came to Russia with a lot of criticism but we’re working hard and have a lot of talent. We have humility but we beat Germany and South Korea and now we have to play against Sweden and stay cool,” Hernandez said. “We cannot afford to get caught up in all this, we have to continue our job and stay humble, of course we should enjoy this but tomorrow we start working again.” As the game kicked off Mexico fans sang “We are the home team” and with green shirts dotted all over the stadium and rousing chants of “Ole!” bellowing around the arena every time their side passed the ball, it was hard to disagree. Conditioned by the dry heat that has been a feature of every game at the Rostov Arena, Mexico did not quite have the same thrust and energy as against Germany although they still controlled most of the play and looked far more dangerous. South Korea improved on their opening defeat by Sweden although their main tactic consisted of searching for Son with long balls. The closest they came to scoring in the first half was with a header from a corner which Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa tipped over the bar. Mexico’s breakthrough came when captain Andres Guardado’s cross was blocked by a stray arm from Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo, and Vela kept his nerve from the spot, sending goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way and stroking the ball home. The spot-kick means more penalties have been awarded in Russia than in the entire 2014 tournament. This is partly due to VAR, with six penalties given after video reviews, although technology was not required here. The Rostov Arena was packed with Mexico fans Credit: REUTERS Lozano proved a constant threat to the Koreans whenever he came darting down either wing, blasting over in the first half and later having a goalbound shot blocked by Ki Sung-yueng. His remarkable pace punished Korea, catching them out on the break, allowing Hernandez to finish them off, beating a defender with a flick of his left foot and tucking the ball into the net with his right. The only concern for Mexico will be their defence, which again looked capable opf shipping goals against more potent attacks than Korea’s. Mexico could face Serbia, Switzerland or Brazil in the last 16, with the prospect of a tie against Belgium or England in the quarter-finals. 6:09PM Opta's statistical pointers Mexico have won back to back matches at the World Cup for the first time since winning their first two matches at the 2002 World Cup. South Korea have lost their last four World Cup matches; their joint-worst losing run at the World Cup, also losing four between 1986 and 1990. Mexico have scored 10 penalties at the World Cup – only France, Germany and Spain have scored more penalties than they have in competition history. Javier Hernandez scored his 50th goal for Mexico, becoming the first player in the history of the Mexican national team to score 50 goals. Javier Hernandez has scored four goals at the World Cup, a joint-record for Mexico along with Luis Hernandez. In the first half, Son Heung-min had six shots (inc. blocks) – more than South Korea managed in the entirety of their first match against Sweden. Carlos Vela’s penalty was the 14th taken at this year’s World Cup – one more than was taken in the entirety of the 2014 World Cup (13). Son Heung-Min’s 90th minute consolation goal for South Korea was his eighth shot of the match, five more than any other player in the match managed. 6:03PM Group F is alive! If Germany beat Sweden and South Korea they would have six points. If Sweden lose tonight but defeat Mexico next Wednesday they would have six points, too so we could have a three-way points tie for two places. Similarly if Germany win tonight but lose to South Korea and Sweden are defeated tonight and by Mexico we could have a three-way points tie for the runners-up spot. 5:56PM Full time South Korea 1-2 Mexico South Korea's late goal gives them something to fight for against Germany if the world champions beat Sweden tonight. Mexico deserved their victory. The atacking midfield trident, Layun, Vela and Lozano, are menacingly slick and Chicharito is a scavenger of class. But they look vulnerable at the back and Old Man River Marquez almost gift-wrapped a goal late on before Son claimed some just deserts. 5:53PM 90+5 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Mexico belatedly play keepball to kill time and the game. 5:52PM 90+4 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Where there's life - he cut in from the right on to his left foot and struck a glorious curving shot that bent in unstoppably at the far post. Korea Rep 1 - 2 Mexico (Son Heung-Min, 90 + 3 min) 5:50PM GOAL!! South Korea 1-2 Mexico Son with a spectacular left-foot shot. 5:50PM 90+3 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona crosses from the free-kick towards Guerrero and heads it wide. 5:49PM 90+1 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico We'll have five minutes added in total and they begin with a Mexico free-kcik on the right for Kim Young-gwon's foul on Hererra. His foot was high and he has already been booked but there is no further sanction. 5:48PM 88 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Mexico are simply happy to stay in shape now and hold South Korea at bay on halfway. Iain Dowie and Joe Speight are actually there. It must be the distance that gives it the audio a strangely dislocated tinny resonance. Apologies. 5:46PM 86 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico In that context a goal would still be important to them here but they have run out of puff and belief. Will the kimchi be thrown at them on their return if they come away pointless from the tournament? They got one last time from a draw with Russia and were still given pelters. 5:43PM 84 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico South Korea will still be alive until 8.45 or so this evening and will still cling on if Germany beat Sweden. Their only hope is to beat Germany then in the last group game and for Mexico to do for Sweden and go for a goal difference superiority. Should Sweden get at least a point, South Korea are out. 5:40PM 82 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Alvarez goes down with an attack of tactical cramp during a South Korea surge up the left that comes to naught. Eventually he makes a miracle recovery. 5:38PM 80 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo enters the book for clotheslining Hernandez. 5:36PM 77 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico While Ochoa hams up his pain, two substitutions are made: Dos Santos comes on for Vela, Spurs reserves alumnus for Arsenal stiffs alumnus. Jung Woo-young enters for South Korea and Moon retreats to the bench. 5:35PM 75 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico A terrible backpass from Rafael Marquezis gobbled up by Lee who has only Ochoa to beat. He tries to take him on down the right but instead of rounding him he backeels it to Son who has a covering defender in his way and can't stab it past him. Ochoa recovers and makes a dive to smother it and Ki lunges in late and starts a skirmish. 5:32PM 73 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Ki shoots from 30m and into Marquez. Korea are trying to go for it. Here's Chichrito's goal: Javier Hernandez scores Mexico's second and his 50th goal for his country Credit: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky 5:29PM 71 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona comes on for Lozano who leaves to a deserved standing ovation. 5:28PM 69 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo replced Ju just before the goal. Marquez came on for Guardado just after. Chicharito, whose 50th goal for Mexico that was, takes the armband from his departing captain. 5:27PM 65 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lovely counter-attack even if he scuffed the shot. Herrera trips Ki to win the ball back but the referee deems it legal and signals play on. Lozano skates forward at top speed, losing defenders as he moves into sixth gear and approaches the box. He threads the perfect pass to Hernandez to the left of the area and he takes a touch to throw Cho off balance and commit him then shoots past him, the ball coming off the side of his foot, fairly high up with a touch of ankle too. Korea Rep 0 - 2 Mexico (Chicharito, 66 min) 5:24PM GOAL!! South Korea 0-2 Mexico Chicharito makes it 2-0 on the break. 5:23PM 63 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Danger here! And there! Attempts at both ends - Lee Jae-sung's daisycutter is blocked by Salcedo inside the box then Mexico break sharply. Layun sets up Vela to shoot and he swerves it wide of the right post. Miss: Korea Rep 0 - 1 Mexico (Carlos Vela, 62 min) 5:20PM 61 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Terrific infield run from Lozano, cutting off the right flank to trap Moreno's long ball over the top. He had crept behind the back four, stayed onside with formidable timing, stunned it and took it towards the keeper. His first effort is blocked and he can't execute the lob to score. 5:17PM 59 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Kim Young-gwon is booked for his sixth or seventh niggly foul and Mexico move the ball quickly forward from the free-kick, up to Guardado and the captain exploits a fortunate rebound from a block to lash a left-foot riser towards the top left corner but Cho, who has been magnificent, leaps up to push it over. 5:15PM 57 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ki lets fly from the right of the box, getting his knee over the ball and thunderfooting it hard and flat at Ochoa who can't hang on but grabs it when it bounces up from his inadvertent pat-down. 5:13PM 56 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ju bundles Lozano over 25m out, left of centre. Guardardo takes the free kick and floats it down Cho's throat. What a waste. What a waste. What a waaaaaaste. 5:12PM 54 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea inquire about a penalty after Moon's cross hits Salcedo in the rib cage with his hnds up by his chest as he threw himself to block. Nothing doing. 5:10PM 52 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Chicharito's turn to ignore a player in a better position (Layun) and welly a shot over the bar. For penalty box don, taking that shot on from distance was indulgence personified. 5:09PM 50 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Alvarez takes a throw-in on the right, throws it infield and it's headed on by Vela to Lozano to bomb on to it and head for the box. Again he shoots when in space and once more he gets under it and spoons it into the crowd. 5:07PM 48 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Very disjointed so far this half. Do South Korea have an alternative plan? There is no evidence I can discern. 5:05PM 46 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico kick off and begin to move the ball up the right in stages until Vela cuts in and tries to hit a left-foot pass between Jang and Lee Yong but overhits it into touch. 4:54PM Here's the penalty shout Fair enough, I'd say. His arm shouldn't be periscoped up. Jang blocks Guardado's cross with his arm Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:50PM Half-time South Korea 0-1 Mexico It's not been much of a spectacle so far. Mexico have had moments of dash and verve. South Korea have improved but could do with a broader cutting edge than simply Son. Mexico look vulnerable when balls are chipped over Salcedo and Moreno into the channels while South Korea's full-backs are being terrorised by Layun and Lozano. The pass map shows the greater industry and creativity of Mexico. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:47PM 45+1 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moon yanks Herrera's shirt and concedes a free-kick 40m out, wide on the left. Mexico take it, chipping it out to the right but while the ball is in flight, the ref blows for half-time. 4:46PM 45 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moreno blocks Son's shot from the inside-right channel and Salcedo the second effort when the ball ricochets back. South Korea corer which, weirdly given the time, they pass back to halfway instead of bending it into the box. Pusillanimous so and sos. 4:44PM 43 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lozano hares in from the left touchline and gives Lee Yong kittens, turning him left and right then speeding past on the inside shoulder and into the box. This is the moment he loses his head and instead of settling for the assist by squaring it to Chicharito, he goes for goal and thrashes a right-foot piledriver a metre over the bar. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:42PM 41 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Looking at a replay Son's first touch was too heavy and took him too close to goal. Had he caressed it with Layun's velvety softness he would have had a better angle and stopped Ochoa reaching him. 4:41PM 39 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico A long ball over the top from South Korea for Son to chase exposes Salcedo's unfamiliarity with the position he's in and lack of pace. Son gets there first and takes it on to the byline but Ochoa is alert and slides in feet first to dispossess him, playing the ball into the forward's shin for a goalkick. 4:39PM 36 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Layun has the beating of Kim min-woo when he cushions a long pass with a buttery first touch, shifts the ball past the full-back and crosses. Jang bails his team-mate out with a clearance. Carlos Vela celebrates scoring from the spot Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:35PM 33 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lee Yong is down clutching his side after a heavy fall when he lost his footing running at full pelt and tried to squirm past Guardado. Was his elbow driven into his ribs by the impact and crack one? No. After treatment he signals he's OK to continue. 4:32PM 31 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Son will take a free-kick from about 25m after he is tripped. He lines it up for an age, takes a long run up and flays it high, wide and hideously into the crowd. 4:31PM 29 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea, better than they were against Sweden, are reeling a bit now and first Vela smashes a shot over the bar as the defensive midfielders melted away and then Layun strikes straight at Cho. Here's Vela's penalty: Vela puts Mexico 1-0 up Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:29PM 26 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico' breakaway came from the second South Korea corner in quick succession and a missed tackle from Ju, I think, allowed Guardado to dash past. There was no intent in the handball but he did slide in to block on his backside with his hands up. Goal: Mexico ( 26 min ) 4:26PM Goal! South Korea 0-1 Mexico Carlos Vela thrashes it sweetly to the keeper's right after some timewasting and Grobbelaar theatrics from Cho. 4:24PM Mexico penalty! Guardado's cross is blocked by Jang's hand from very close range as the South Korea centre-back slid in to block. 4:23PM 22 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki meets the header crisply and bludgeons it towards goal. Ochoa jumps up to tip it over but it wouldn't have dipped sufficiently to creep beneath the bar. 4:22PM 21 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Three shots in half a minute when Salcedo makes an error in trying to play offside. Salcedo chases back and blocks the first and third of them, Moreno the middle one. The last bounces off the defender for a corner. 4:21PM 18 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Salcedo careers into the back of Son, an age before the ball they were supposed to be battling for aerially arrives. Free-kick just inside the Mexico half. Moon goes down the right and whips in a decent cross that Mexico scramble away. He needed more support in the box. As Mexico try to work it upfield Ki trips Chicharito and, when penalised, utters a choice Anglo-Saxon expletive that would have him drummed out of chapel in the the Mumbles. 4:17PM 16 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Mexico corner from the left, after Lee Yong's vital intervention. They take it deep again and Moreno can't get a clear jump at it and floats his header towards goal, giving Cho ample time to pluck it out of the Rostov sky. 4:16PM 13 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Very good work by Hwang down the left, skipping past Gallardo by dropping a shoulder and accelerating when he had the left-back wrongfooted. He centres the ball and it eludes the keeper and defence. Lee Yong, arriving from the right, gets there first to shoot but Lozano blocks with a bold charge that winds him but saves an almost certain goal. Possession: Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:13PM 11 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki hacks down Herrera, the sixth or seventh South Korea cynical but not harmful foul so far. Mexico free-kick maybe 40m out by the right touchline. Vela drives a diagonal into the box and Chicharito meets it by the penalty spot, back to goal, and twists his neck to steer a header wide of the left post. 4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. If so, welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
Mexico edge towards last 16 at World Cup after Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez all but end South Korea hopes
Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over Germany by overpowering South Korea on Saturday to take a giant step towards the last 16. Carlos Vela put them ahead from the penalty spot in the 26th minute at the Rostov Arena, which had been taken over by Mexico’s fanatical supporters. All-time top scorer Hernandez sealed victory in the second half, finishing off an excellent counter-attack inspired by Hirving Lozano. It was Hernandez’s fourth strike at a World Cup, taking him level with Luis Hernandez as Mexico’s leading scorer in the tournament. South Korea’s talismanic forward Son Heung-min struck a scorching consolation goal in stoppage time from outside the area. Son Heung-min grabbed a late consolation goal for South Korea in Rostov-on-Don Credit: Getty Images The Koreans have no points after two matches and have only won one of their past 11 World Cup fixtures. “We came to Russia with a lot of criticism but we’re working hard and have a lot of talent. We have humility but we beat Germany and South Korea and now we have to play against Sweden and stay cool,” Hernandez said. “We cannot afford to get caught up in all this, we have to continue our job and stay humble, of course we should enjoy this but tomorrow we start working again.” As the game kicked off Mexico fans sang “We are the home team” and with green shirts dotted all over the stadium and rousing chants of “Ole!” bellowing around the arena every time their side passed the ball, it was hard to disagree. Conditioned by the dry heat that has been a feature of every game at the Rostov Arena, Mexico did not quite have the same thrust and energy as against Germany although they still controlled most of the play and looked far more dangerous. South Korea improved on their opening defeat by Sweden although their main tactic consisted of searching for Son with long balls. The closest they came to scoring in the first half was with a header from a corner which Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa tipped over the bar. Mexico’s breakthrough came when captain Andres Guardado’s cross was blocked by a stray arm from Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo, and Vela kept his nerve from the spot, sending goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way and stroking the ball home. The spot-kick means more penalties have been awarded in Russia than in the entire 2014 tournament. This is partly due to VAR, with six penalties given after video reviews, although technology was not required here. The Rostov Arena was packed with Mexico fans Credit: REUTERS Lozano proved a constant threat to the Koreans whenever he came darting down either wing, blasting over in the first half and later having a goalbound shot blocked by Ki Sung-yueng. His remarkable pace punished Korea, catching them out on the break, allowing Hernandez to finish them off, beating a defender with a flick of his left foot and tucking the ball into the net with his right. The only concern for Mexico will be their defence, which again looked capable opf shipping goals against more potent attacks than Korea’s. Mexico could face Serbia, Switzerland or Brazil in the last 16, with the prospect of a tie against Belgium or England in the quarter-finals. 6:09PM Opta's statistical pointers Mexico have won back to back matches at the World Cup for the first time since winning their first two matches at the 2002 World Cup. South Korea have lost their last four World Cup matches; their joint-worst losing run at the World Cup, also losing four between 1986 and 1990. Mexico have scored 10 penalties at the World Cup – only France, Germany and Spain have scored more penalties than they have in competition history. Javier Hernandez scored his 50th goal for Mexico, becoming the first player in the history of the Mexican national team to score 50 goals. Javier Hernandez has scored four goals at the World Cup, a joint-record for Mexico along with Luis Hernandez. In the first half, Son Heung-min had six shots (inc. blocks) – more than South Korea managed in the entirety of their first match against Sweden. Carlos Vela’s penalty was the 14th taken at this year’s World Cup – one more than was taken in the entirety of the 2014 World Cup (13). Son Heung-Min’s 90th minute consolation goal for South Korea was his eighth shot of the match, five more than any other player in the match managed. 6:03PM Group F is alive! If Germany beat Sweden and South Korea they would have six points. If Sweden lose tonight but defeat Mexico next Wednesday they would have six points, too so we could have a three-way points tie for two places. Similarly if Germany win tonight but lose to South Korea and Sweden are defeated tonight and by Mexico we could have a three-way points tie for the runners-up spot. 5:56PM Full time South Korea 1-2 Mexico South Korea's late goal gives them something to fight for against Germany if the world champions beat Sweden tonight. Mexico deserved their victory. The atacking midfield trident, Layun, Vela and Lozano, are menacingly slick and Chicharito is a scavenger of class. But they look vulnerable at the back and Old Man River Marquez almost gift-wrapped a goal late on before Son claimed some just deserts. 5:53PM 90+5 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Mexico belatedly play keepball to kill time and the game. 5:52PM 90+4 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Where there's life - he cut in from the right on to his left foot and struck a glorious curving shot that bent in unstoppably at the far post. Korea Rep 1 - 2 Mexico (Son Heung-Min, 90 + 3 min) 5:50PM GOAL!! South Korea 1-2 Mexico Son with a spectacular left-foot shot. 5:50PM 90+3 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona crosses from the free-kick towards Guerrero and heads it wide. 5:49PM 90+1 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico We'll have five minutes added in total and they begin with a Mexico free-kcik on the right for Kim Young-gwon's foul on Hererra. His foot was high and he has already been booked but there is no further sanction. 5:48PM 88 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Mexico are simply happy to stay in shape now and hold South Korea at bay on halfway. Iain Dowie and Joe Speight are actually there. It must be the distance that gives it the audio a strangely dislocated tinny resonance. Apologies. 5:46PM 86 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico In that context a goal would still be important to them here but they have run out of puff and belief. Will the kimchi be thrown at them on their return if they come away pointless from the tournament? They got one last time from a draw with Russia and were still given pelters. 5:43PM 84 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico South Korea will still be alive until 8.45 or so this evening and will still cling on if Germany beat Sweden. Their only hope is to beat Germany then in the last group game and for Mexico to do for Sweden and go for a goal difference superiority. Should Sweden get at least a point, South Korea are out. 5:40PM 82 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Alvarez goes down with an attack of tactical cramp during a South Korea surge up the left that comes to naught. Eventually he makes a miracle recovery. 5:38PM 80 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo enters the book for clotheslining Hernandez. 5:36PM 77 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico While Ochoa hams up his pain, two substitutions are made: Dos Santos comes on for Vela, Spurs reserves alumnus for Arsenal stiffs alumnus. Jung Woo-young enters for South Korea and Moon retreats to the bench. 5:35PM 75 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico A terrible backpass from Rafael Marquezis gobbled up by Lee who has only Ochoa to beat. He tries to take him on down the right but instead of rounding him he backeels it to Son who has a covering defender in his way and can't stab it past him. Ochoa recovers and makes a dive to smother it and Ki lunges in late and starts a skirmish. 5:32PM 73 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Ki shoots from 30m and into Marquez. Korea are trying to go for it. Here's Chichrito's goal: Javier Hernandez scores Mexico's second and his 50th goal for his country Credit: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky 5:29PM 71 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona comes on for Lozano who leaves to a deserved standing ovation. 5:28PM 69 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo replced Ju just before the goal. Marquez came on for Guardado just after. Chicharito, whose 50th goal for Mexico that was, takes the armband from his departing captain. 5:27PM 65 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lovely counter-attack even if he scuffed the shot. Herrera trips Ki to win the ball back but the referee deems it legal and signals play on. Lozano skates forward at top speed, losing defenders as he moves into sixth gear and approaches the box. He threads the perfect pass to Hernandez to the left of the area and he takes a touch to throw Cho off balance and commit him then shoots past him, the ball coming off the side of his foot, fairly high up with a touch of ankle too. Korea Rep 0 - 2 Mexico (Chicharito, 66 min) 5:24PM GOAL!! South Korea 0-2 Mexico Chicharito makes it 2-0 on the break. 5:23PM 63 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Danger here! And there! Attempts at both ends - Lee Jae-sung's daisycutter is blocked by Salcedo inside the box then Mexico break sharply. Layun sets up Vela to shoot and he swerves it wide of the right post. Miss: Korea Rep 0 - 1 Mexico (Carlos Vela, 62 min) 5:20PM 61 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Terrific infield run from Lozano, cutting off the right flank to trap Moreno's long ball over the top. He had crept behind the back four, stayed onside with formidable timing, stunned it and took it towards the keeper. His first effort is blocked and he can't execute the lob to score. 5:17PM 59 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Kim Young-gwon is booked for his sixth or seventh niggly foul and Mexico move the ball quickly forward from the free-kick, up to Guardado and the captain exploits a fortunate rebound from a block to lash a left-foot riser towards the top left corner but Cho, who has been magnificent, leaps up to push it over. 5:15PM 57 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ki lets fly from the right of the box, getting his knee over the ball and thunderfooting it hard and flat at Ochoa who can't hang on but grabs it when it bounces up from his inadvertent pat-down. 5:13PM 56 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ju bundles Lozano over 25m out, left of centre. Guardardo takes the free kick and floats it down Cho's throat. What a waste. What a waste. What a waaaaaaste. 5:12PM 54 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea inquire about a penalty after Moon's cross hits Salcedo in the rib cage with his hnds up by his chest as he threw himself to block. Nothing doing. 5:10PM 52 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Chicharito's turn to ignore a player in a better position (Layun) and welly a shot over the bar. For penalty box don, taking that shot on from distance was indulgence personified. 5:09PM 50 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Alvarez takes a throw-in on the right, throws it infield and it's headed on by Vela to Lozano to bomb on to it and head for the box. Again he shoots when in space and once more he gets under it and spoons it into the crowd. 5:07PM 48 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Very disjointed so far this half. Do South Korea have an alternative plan? There is no evidence I can discern. 5:05PM 46 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico kick off and begin to move the ball up the right in stages until Vela cuts in and tries to hit a left-foot pass between Jang and Lee Yong but overhits it into touch. 4:54PM Here's the penalty shout Fair enough, I'd say. His arm shouldn't be periscoped up. Jang blocks Guardado's cross with his arm Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:50PM Half-time South Korea 0-1 Mexico It's not been much of a spectacle so far. Mexico have had moments of dash and verve. South Korea have improved but could do with a broader cutting edge than simply Son. Mexico look vulnerable when balls are chipped over Salcedo and Moreno into the channels while South Korea's full-backs are being terrorised by Layun and Lozano. The pass map shows the greater industry and creativity of Mexico. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:47PM 45+1 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moon yanks Herrera's shirt and concedes a free-kick 40m out, wide on the left. Mexico take it, chipping it out to the right but while the ball is in flight, the ref blows for half-time. 4:46PM 45 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moreno blocks Son's shot from the inside-right channel and Salcedo the second effort when the ball ricochets back. South Korea corer which, weirdly given the time, they pass back to halfway instead of bending it into the box. Pusillanimous so and sos. 4:44PM 43 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lozano hares in from the left touchline and gives Lee Yong kittens, turning him left and right then speeding past on the inside shoulder and into the box. This is the moment he loses his head and instead of settling for the assist by squaring it to Chicharito, he goes for goal and thrashes a right-foot piledriver a metre over the bar. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:42PM 41 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Looking at a replay Son's first touch was too heavy and took him too close to goal. Had he caressed it with Layun's velvety softness he would have had a better angle and stopped Ochoa reaching him. 4:41PM 39 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico A long ball over the top from South Korea for Son to chase exposes Salcedo's unfamiliarity with the position he's in and lack of pace. Son gets there first and takes it on to the byline but Ochoa is alert and slides in feet first to dispossess him, playing the ball into the forward's shin for a goalkick. 4:39PM 36 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Layun has the beating of Kim min-woo when he cushions a long pass with a buttery first touch, shifts the ball past the full-back and crosses. Jang bails his team-mate out with a clearance. Carlos Vela celebrates scoring from the spot Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:35PM 33 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lee Yong is down clutching his side after a heavy fall when he lost his footing running at full pelt and tried to squirm past Guardado. Was his elbow driven into his ribs by the impact and crack one? No. After treatment he signals he's OK to continue. 4:32PM 31 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Son will take a free-kick from about 25m after he is tripped. He lines it up for an age, takes a long run up and flays it high, wide and hideously into the crowd. 4:31PM 29 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea, better than they were against Sweden, are reeling a bit now and first Vela smashes a shot over the bar as the defensive midfielders melted away and then Layun strikes straight at Cho. Here's Vela's penalty: Vela puts Mexico 1-0 up Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:29PM 26 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico' breakaway came from the second South Korea corner in quick succession and a missed tackle from Ju, I think, allowed Guardado to dash past. There was no intent in the handball but he did slide in to block on his backside with his hands up. Goal: Mexico ( 26 min ) 4:26PM Goal! South Korea 0-1 Mexico Carlos Vela thrashes it sweetly to the keeper's right after some timewasting and Grobbelaar theatrics from Cho. 4:24PM Mexico penalty! Guardado's cross is blocked by Jang's hand from very close range as the South Korea centre-back slid in to block. 4:23PM 22 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki meets the header crisply and bludgeons it towards goal. Ochoa jumps up to tip it over but it wouldn't have dipped sufficiently to creep beneath the bar. 4:22PM 21 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Three shots in half a minute when Salcedo makes an error in trying to play offside. Salcedo chases back and blocks the first and third of them, Moreno the middle one. The last bounces off the defender for a corner. 4:21PM 18 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Salcedo careers into the back of Son, an age before the ball they were supposed to be battling for aerially arrives. Free-kick just inside the Mexico half. Moon goes down the right and whips in a decent cross that Mexico scramble away. He needed more support in the box. As Mexico try to work it upfield Ki trips Chicharito and, when penalised, utters a choice Anglo-Saxon expletive that would have him drummed out of chapel in the the Mumbles. 4:17PM 16 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Mexico corner from the left, after Lee Yong's vital intervention. They take it deep again and Moreno can't get a clear jump at it and floats his header towards goal, giving Cho ample time to pluck it out of the Rostov sky. 4:16PM 13 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Very good work by Hwang down the left, skipping past Gallardo by dropping a shoulder and accelerating when he had the left-back wrongfooted. He centres the ball and it eludes the keeper and defence. Lee Yong, arriving from the right, gets there first to shoot but Lozano blocks with a bold charge that winds him but saves an almost certain goal. Possession: Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:13PM 11 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki hacks down Herrera, the sixth or seventh South Korea cynical but not harmful foul so far. Mexico free-kick maybe 40m out by the right touchline. Vela drives a diagonal into the box and Chicharito meets it by the penalty spot, back to goal, and twists his neck to steer a header wide of the left post. 4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. If so, welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over Germany by overpowering South Korea on Saturday to take a giant step towards the last 16. Carlos Vela put them ahead from the penalty spot in the 26th minute at the Rostov Arena, which had been taken over by Mexico’s fanatical supporters. All-time top scorer Hernandez sealed victory in the second half, finishing off an excellent counter-attack inspired by Hirving Lozano. It was Hernandez’s fourth strike at a World Cup, taking him level with Luis Hernandez as Mexico’s leading scorer in the tournament. South Korea’s talismanic forward Son Heung-min struck a scorching consolation goal in stoppage time from outside the area. Son Heung-min grabbed a late consolation goal for South Korea in Rostov-on-Don Credit: Getty Images The Koreans have no points after two matches and have only won one of their past 11 World Cup fixtures. “We came to Russia with a lot of criticism but we’re working hard and have a lot of talent. We have humility but we beat Germany and South Korea and now we have to play against Sweden and stay cool,” Hernandez said. “We cannot afford to get caught up in all this, we have to continue our job and stay humble, of course we should enjoy this but tomorrow we start working again.” As the game kicked off Mexico fans sang “We are the home team” and with green shirts dotted all over the stadium and rousing chants of “Ole!” bellowing around the arena every time their side passed the ball, it was hard to disagree. Conditioned by the dry heat that has been a feature of every game at the Rostov Arena, Mexico did not quite have the same thrust and energy as against Germany although they still controlled most of the play and looked far more dangerous. South Korea improved on their opening defeat by Sweden although their main tactic consisted of searching for Son with long balls. The closest they came to scoring in the first half was with a header from a corner which Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa tipped over the bar. Mexico’s breakthrough came when captain Andres Guardado’s cross was blocked by a stray arm from Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo, and Vela kept his nerve from the spot, sending goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way and stroking the ball home. The spot-kick means more penalties have been awarded in Russia than in the entire 2014 tournament. This is partly due to VAR, with six penalties given after video reviews, although technology was not required here. The Rostov Arena was packed with Mexico fans Credit: REUTERS Lozano proved a constant threat to the Koreans whenever he came darting down either wing, blasting over in the first half and later having a goalbound shot blocked by Ki Sung-yueng. His remarkable pace punished Korea, catching them out on the break, allowing Hernandez to finish them off, beating a defender with a flick of his left foot and tucking the ball into the net with his right. The only concern for Mexico will be their defence, which again looked capable opf shipping goals against more potent attacks than Korea’s. Mexico could face Serbia, Switzerland or Brazil in the last 16, with the prospect of a tie against Belgium or England in the quarter-finals. 6:09PM Opta's statistical pointers Mexico have won back to back matches at the World Cup for the first time since winning their first two matches at the 2002 World Cup. South Korea have lost their last four World Cup matches; their joint-worst losing run at the World Cup, also losing four between 1986 and 1990. Mexico have scored 10 penalties at the World Cup – only France, Germany and Spain have scored more penalties than they have in competition history. Javier Hernandez scored his 50th goal for Mexico, becoming the first player in the history of the Mexican national team to score 50 goals. Javier Hernandez has scored four goals at the World Cup, a joint-record for Mexico along with Luis Hernandez. In the first half, Son Heung-min had six shots (inc. blocks) – more than South Korea managed in the entirety of their first match against Sweden. Carlos Vela’s penalty was the 14th taken at this year’s World Cup – one more than was taken in the entirety of the 2014 World Cup (13). Son Heung-Min’s 90th minute consolation goal for South Korea was his eighth shot of the match, five more than any other player in the match managed. 6:03PM Group F is alive! If Germany beat Sweden and South Korea they would have six points. If Sweden lose tonight but defeat Mexico next Wednesday they would have six points, too so we could have a three-way points tie for two places. Similarly if Germany win tonight but lose to South Korea and Sweden are defeated tonight and by Mexico we could have a three-way points tie for the runners-up spot. 5:56PM Full time South Korea 1-2 Mexico South Korea's late goal gives them something to fight for against Germany if the world champions beat Sweden tonight. Mexico deserved their victory. The atacking midfield trident, Layun, Vela and Lozano, are menacingly slick and Chicharito is a scavenger of class. But they look vulnerable at the back and Old Man River Marquez almost gift-wrapped a goal late on before Son claimed some just deserts. 5:53PM 90+5 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Mexico belatedly play keepball to kill time and the game. 5:52PM 90+4 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Where there's life - he cut in from the right on to his left foot and struck a glorious curving shot that bent in unstoppably at the far post. Korea Rep 1 - 2 Mexico (Son Heung-Min, 90 + 3 min) 5:50PM GOAL!! South Korea 1-2 Mexico Son with a spectacular left-foot shot. 5:50PM 90+3 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona crosses from the free-kick towards Guerrero and heads it wide. 5:49PM 90+1 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico We'll have five minutes added in total and they begin with a Mexico free-kcik on the right for Kim Young-gwon's foul on Hererra. His foot was high and he has already been booked but there is no further sanction. 5:48PM 88 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Mexico are simply happy to stay in shape now and hold South Korea at bay on halfway. Iain Dowie and Joe Speight are actually there. It must be the distance that gives it the audio a strangely dislocated tinny resonance. Apologies. 5:46PM 86 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico In that context a goal would still be important to them here but they have run out of puff and belief. Will the kimchi be thrown at them on their return if they come away pointless from the tournament? They got one last time from a draw with Russia and were still given pelters. 5:43PM 84 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico South Korea will still be alive until 8.45 or so this evening and will still cling on if Germany beat Sweden. Their only hope is to beat Germany then in the last group game and for Mexico to do for Sweden and go for a goal difference superiority. Should Sweden get at least a point, South Korea are out. 5:40PM 82 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Alvarez goes down with an attack of tactical cramp during a South Korea surge up the left that comes to naught. Eventually he makes a miracle recovery. 5:38PM 80 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo enters the book for clotheslining Hernandez. 5:36PM 77 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico While Ochoa hams up his pain, two substitutions are made: Dos Santos comes on for Vela, Spurs reserves alumnus for Arsenal stiffs alumnus. Jung Woo-young enters for South Korea and Moon retreats to the bench. 5:35PM 75 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico A terrible backpass from Rafael Marquezis gobbled up by Lee who has only Ochoa to beat. He tries to take him on down the right but instead of rounding him he backeels it to Son who has a covering defender in his way and can't stab it past him. Ochoa recovers and makes a dive to smother it and Ki lunges in late and starts a skirmish. 5:32PM 73 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Ki shoots from 30m and into Marquez. Korea are trying to go for it. Here's Chichrito's goal: Javier Hernandez scores Mexico's second and his 50th goal for his country Credit: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky 5:29PM 71 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona comes on for Lozano who leaves to a deserved standing ovation. 5:28PM 69 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo replced Ju just before the goal. Marquez came on for Guardado just after. Chicharito, whose 50th goal for Mexico that was, takes the armband from his departing captain. 5:27PM 65 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lovely counter-attack even if he scuffed the shot. Herrera trips Ki to win the ball back but the referee deems it legal and signals play on. Lozano skates forward at top speed, losing defenders as he moves into sixth gear and approaches the box. He threads the perfect pass to Hernandez to the left of the area and he takes a touch to throw Cho off balance and commit him then shoots past him, the ball coming off the side of his foot, fairly high up with a touch of ankle too. Korea Rep 0 - 2 Mexico (Chicharito, 66 min) 5:24PM GOAL!! South Korea 0-2 Mexico Chicharito makes it 2-0 on the break. 5:23PM 63 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Danger here! And there! Attempts at both ends - Lee Jae-sung's daisycutter is blocked by Salcedo inside the box then Mexico break sharply. Layun sets up Vela to shoot and he swerves it wide of the right post. Miss: Korea Rep 0 - 1 Mexico (Carlos Vela, 62 min) 5:20PM 61 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Terrific infield run from Lozano, cutting off the right flank to trap Moreno's long ball over the top. He had crept behind the back four, stayed onside with formidable timing, stunned it and took it towards the keeper. His first effort is blocked and he can't execute the lob to score. 5:17PM 59 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Kim Young-gwon is booked for his sixth or seventh niggly foul and Mexico move the ball quickly forward from the free-kick, up to Guardado and the captain exploits a fortunate rebound from a block to lash a left-foot riser towards the top left corner but Cho, who has been magnificent, leaps up to push it over. 5:15PM 57 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ki lets fly from the right of the box, getting his knee over the ball and thunderfooting it hard and flat at Ochoa who can't hang on but grabs it when it bounces up from his inadvertent pat-down. 5:13PM 56 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ju bundles Lozano over 25m out, left of centre. Guardardo takes the free kick and floats it down Cho's throat. What a waste. What a waste. What a waaaaaaste. 5:12PM 54 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea inquire about a penalty after Moon's cross hits Salcedo in the rib cage with his hnds up by his chest as he threw himself to block. Nothing doing. 5:10PM 52 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Chicharito's turn to ignore a player in a better position (Layun) and welly a shot over the bar. For penalty box don, taking that shot on from distance was indulgence personified. 5:09PM 50 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Alvarez takes a throw-in on the right, throws it infield and it's headed on by Vela to Lozano to bomb on to it and head for the box. Again he shoots when in space and once more he gets under it and spoons it into the crowd. 5:07PM 48 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Very disjointed so far this half. Do South Korea have an alternative plan? There is no evidence I can discern. 5:05PM 46 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico kick off and begin to move the ball up the right in stages until Vela cuts in and tries to hit a left-foot pass between Jang and Lee Yong but overhits it into touch. 4:54PM Here's the penalty shout Fair enough, I'd say. His arm shouldn't be periscoped up. Jang blocks Guardado's cross with his arm Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:50PM Half-time South Korea 0-1 Mexico It's not been much of a spectacle so far. Mexico have had moments of dash and verve. South Korea have improved but could do with a broader cutting edge than simply Son. Mexico look vulnerable when balls are chipped over Salcedo and Moreno into the channels while South Korea's full-backs are being terrorised by Layun and Lozano. The pass map shows the greater industry and creativity of Mexico. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:47PM 45+1 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moon yanks Herrera's shirt and concedes a free-kick 40m out, wide on the left. Mexico take it, chipping it out to the right but while the ball is in flight, the ref blows for half-time. 4:46PM 45 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moreno blocks Son's shot from the inside-right channel and Salcedo the second effort when the ball ricochets back. South Korea corer which, weirdly given the time, they pass back to halfway instead of bending it into the box. Pusillanimous so and sos. 4:44PM 43 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lozano hares in from the left touchline and gives Lee Yong kittens, turning him left and right then speeding past on the inside shoulder and into the box. This is the moment he loses his head and instead of settling for the assist by squaring it to Chicharito, he goes for goal and thrashes a right-foot piledriver a metre over the bar. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:42PM 41 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Looking at a replay Son's first touch was too heavy and took him too close to goal. Had he caressed it with Layun's velvety softness he would have had a better angle and stopped Ochoa reaching him. 4:41PM 39 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico A long ball over the top from South Korea for Son to chase exposes Salcedo's unfamiliarity with the position he's in and lack of pace. Son gets there first and takes it on to the byline but Ochoa is alert and slides in feet first to dispossess him, playing the ball into the forward's shin for a goalkick. 4:39PM 36 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Layun has the beating of Kim min-woo when he cushions a long pass with a buttery first touch, shifts the ball past the full-back and crosses. Jang bails his team-mate out with a clearance. Carlos Vela celebrates scoring from the spot Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:35PM 33 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lee Yong is down clutching his side after a heavy fall when he lost his footing running at full pelt and tried to squirm past Guardado. Was his elbow driven into his ribs by the impact and crack one? No. After treatment he signals he's OK to continue. 4:32PM 31 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Son will take a free-kick from about 25m after he is tripped. He lines it up for an age, takes a long run up and flays it high, wide and hideously into the crowd. 4:31PM 29 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea, better than they were against Sweden, are reeling a bit now and first Vela smashes a shot over the bar as the defensive midfielders melted away and then Layun strikes straight at Cho. Here's Vela's penalty: Vela puts Mexico 1-0 up Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:29PM 26 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico' breakaway came from the second South Korea corner in quick succession and a missed tackle from Ju, I think, allowed Guardado to dash past. There was no intent in the handball but he did slide in to block on his backside with his hands up. Goal: Mexico ( 26 min ) 4:26PM Goal! South Korea 0-1 Mexico Carlos Vela thrashes it sweetly to the keeper's right after some timewasting and Grobbelaar theatrics from Cho. 4:24PM Mexico penalty! Guardado's cross is blocked by Jang's hand from very close range as the South Korea centre-back slid in to block. 4:23PM 22 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki meets the header crisply and bludgeons it towards goal. Ochoa jumps up to tip it over but it wouldn't have dipped sufficiently to creep beneath the bar. 4:22PM 21 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Three shots in half a minute when Salcedo makes an error in trying to play offside. Salcedo chases back and blocks the first and third of them, Moreno the middle one. The last bounces off the defender for a corner. 4:21PM 18 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Salcedo careers into the back of Son, an age before the ball they were supposed to be battling for aerially arrives. Free-kick just inside the Mexico half. Moon goes down the right and whips in a decent cross that Mexico scramble away. He needed more support in the box. As Mexico try to work it upfield Ki trips Chicharito and, when penalised, utters a choice Anglo-Saxon expletive that would have him drummed out of chapel in the the Mumbles. 4:17PM 16 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Mexico corner from the left, after Lee Yong's vital intervention. They take it deep again and Moreno can't get a clear jump at it and floats his header towards goal, giving Cho ample time to pluck it out of the Rostov sky. 4:16PM 13 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Very good work by Hwang down the left, skipping past Gallardo by dropping a shoulder and accelerating when he had the left-back wrongfooted. He centres the ball and it eludes the keeper and defence. Lee Yong, arriving from the right, gets there first to shoot but Lozano blocks with a bold charge that winds him but saves an almost certain goal. Possession: Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:13PM 11 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki hacks down Herrera, the sixth or seventh South Korea cynical but not harmful foul so far. Mexico free-kick maybe 40m out by the right touchline. Vela drives a diagonal into the box and Chicharito meets it by the penalty spot, back to goal, and twists his neck to steer a header wide of the left post. 4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. If so, welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
Mexico edge towards last 16 at World Cup after Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez all but end South Korea hopes
Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over Germany by overpowering South Korea on Saturday to take a giant step towards the last 16. Carlos Vela put them ahead from the penalty spot in the 26th minute at the Rostov Arena, which had been taken over by Mexico’s fanatical supporters. All-time top scorer Hernandez sealed victory in the second half, finishing off an excellent counter-attack inspired by Hirving Lozano. It was Hernandez’s fourth strike at a World Cup, taking him level with Luis Hernandez as Mexico’s leading scorer in the tournament. South Korea’s talismanic forward Son Heung-min struck a scorching consolation goal in stoppage time from outside the area. Son Heung-min grabbed a late consolation goal for South Korea in Rostov-on-Don Credit: Getty Images The Koreans have no points after two matches and have only won one of their past 11 World Cup fixtures. “We came to Russia with a lot of criticism but we’re working hard and have a lot of talent. We have humility but we beat Germany and South Korea and now we have to play against Sweden and stay cool,” Hernandez said. “We cannot afford to get caught up in all this, we have to continue our job and stay humble, of course we should enjoy this but tomorrow we start working again.” As the game kicked off Mexico fans sang “We are the home team” and with green shirts dotted all over the stadium and rousing chants of “Ole!” bellowing around the arena every time their side passed the ball, it was hard to disagree. Conditioned by the dry heat that has been a feature of every game at the Rostov Arena, Mexico did not quite have the same thrust and energy as against Germany although they still controlled most of the play and looked far more dangerous. South Korea improved on their opening defeat by Sweden although their main tactic consisted of searching for Son with long balls. The closest they came to scoring in the first half was with a header from a corner which Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa tipped over the bar. Mexico’s breakthrough came when captain Andres Guardado’s cross was blocked by a stray arm from Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo, and Vela kept his nerve from the spot, sending goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way and stroking the ball home. The spot-kick means more penalties have been awarded in Russia than in the entire 2014 tournament. This is partly due to VAR, with six penalties given after video reviews, although technology was not required here. The Rostov Arena was packed with Mexico fans Credit: REUTERS Lozano proved a constant threat to the Koreans whenever he came darting down either wing, blasting over in the first half and later having a goalbound shot blocked by Ki Sung-yueng. His remarkable pace punished Korea, catching them out on the break, allowing Hernandez to finish them off, beating a defender with a flick of his left foot and tucking the ball into the net with his right. The only concern for Mexico will be their defence, which again looked capable opf shipping goals against more potent attacks than Korea’s. Mexico could face Serbia, Switzerland or Brazil in the last 16, with the prospect of a tie against Belgium or England in the quarter-finals. 6:09PM Opta's statistical pointers Mexico have won back to back matches at the World Cup for the first time since winning their first two matches at the 2002 World Cup. South Korea have lost their last four World Cup matches; their joint-worst losing run at the World Cup, also losing four between 1986 and 1990. Mexico have scored 10 penalties at the World Cup – only France, Germany and Spain have scored more penalties than they have in competition history. Javier Hernandez scored his 50th goal for Mexico, becoming the first player in the history of the Mexican national team to score 50 goals. Javier Hernandez has scored four goals at the World Cup, a joint-record for Mexico along with Luis Hernandez. In the first half, Son Heung-min had six shots (inc. blocks) – more than South Korea managed in the entirety of their first match against Sweden. Carlos Vela’s penalty was the 14th taken at this year’s World Cup – one more than was taken in the entirety of the 2014 World Cup (13). Son Heung-Min’s 90th minute consolation goal for South Korea was his eighth shot of the match, five more than any other player in the match managed. 6:03PM Group F is alive! If Germany beat Sweden and South Korea they would have six points. If Sweden lose tonight but defeat Mexico next Wednesday they would have six points, too so we could have a three-way points tie for two places. Similarly if Germany win tonight but lose to South Korea and Sweden are defeated tonight and by Mexico we could have a three-way points tie for the runners-up spot. 5:56PM Full time South Korea 1-2 Mexico South Korea's late goal gives them something to fight for against Germany if the world champions beat Sweden tonight. Mexico deserved their victory. The atacking midfield trident, Layun, Vela and Lozano, are menacingly slick and Chicharito is a scavenger of class. But they look vulnerable at the back and Old Man River Marquez almost gift-wrapped a goal late on before Son claimed some just deserts. 5:53PM 90+5 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Mexico belatedly play keepball to kill time and the game. 5:52PM 90+4 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Where there's life - he cut in from the right on to his left foot and struck a glorious curving shot that bent in unstoppably at the far post. Korea Rep 1 - 2 Mexico (Son Heung-Min, 90 + 3 min) 5:50PM GOAL!! South Korea 1-2 Mexico Son with a spectacular left-foot shot. 5:50PM 90+3 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona crosses from the free-kick towards Guerrero and heads it wide. 5:49PM 90+1 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico We'll have five minutes added in total and they begin with a Mexico free-kcik on the right for Kim Young-gwon's foul on Hererra. His foot was high and he has already been booked but there is no further sanction. 5:48PM 88 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Mexico are simply happy to stay in shape now and hold South Korea at bay on halfway. Iain Dowie and Joe Speight are actually there. It must be the distance that gives it the audio a strangely dislocated tinny resonance. Apologies. 5:46PM 86 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico In that context a goal would still be important to them here but they have run out of puff and belief. Will the kimchi be thrown at them on their return if they come away pointless from the tournament? They got one last time from a draw with Russia and were still given pelters. 5:43PM 84 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico South Korea will still be alive until 8.45 or so this evening and will still cling on if Germany beat Sweden. Their only hope is to beat Germany then in the last group game and for Mexico to do for Sweden and go for a goal difference superiority. Should Sweden get at least a point, South Korea are out. 5:40PM 82 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Alvarez goes down with an attack of tactical cramp during a South Korea surge up the left that comes to naught. Eventually he makes a miracle recovery. 5:38PM 80 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo enters the book for clotheslining Hernandez. 5:36PM 77 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico While Ochoa hams up his pain, two substitutions are made: Dos Santos comes on for Vela, Spurs reserves alumnus for Arsenal stiffs alumnus. Jung Woo-young enters for South Korea and Moon retreats to the bench. 5:35PM 75 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico A terrible backpass from Rafael Marquezis gobbled up by Lee who has only Ochoa to beat. He tries to take him on down the right but instead of rounding him he backeels it to Son who has a covering defender in his way and can't stab it past him. Ochoa recovers and makes a dive to smother it and Ki lunges in late and starts a skirmish. 5:32PM 73 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Ki shoots from 30m and into Marquez. Korea are trying to go for it. Here's Chichrito's goal: Javier Hernandez scores Mexico's second and his 50th goal for his country Credit: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky 5:29PM 71 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona comes on for Lozano who leaves to a deserved standing ovation. 5:28PM 69 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo replced Ju just before the goal. Marquez came on for Guardado just after. Chicharito, whose 50th goal for Mexico that was, takes the armband from his departing captain. 5:27PM 65 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lovely counter-attack even if he scuffed the shot. Herrera trips Ki to win the ball back but the referee deems it legal and signals play on. Lozano skates forward at top speed, losing defenders as he moves into sixth gear and approaches the box. He threads the perfect pass to Hernandez to the left of the area and he takes a touch to throw Cho off balance and commit him then shoots past him, the ball coming off the side of his foot, fairly high up with a touch of ankle too. Korea Rep 0 - 2 Mexico (Chicharito, 66 min) 5:24PM GOAL!! South Korea 0-2 Mexico Chicharito makes it 2-0 on the break. 5:23PM 63 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Danger here! And there! Attempts at both ends - Lee Jae-sung's daisycutter is blocked by Salcedo inside the box then Mexico break sharply. Layun sets up Vela to shoot and he swerves it wide of the right post. Miss: Korea Rep 0 - 1 Mexico (Carlos Vela, 62 min) 5:20PM 61 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Terrific infield run from Lozano, cutting off the right flank to trap Moreno's long ball over the top. He had crept behind the back four, stayed onside with formidable timing, stunned it and took it towards the keeper. His first effort is blocked and he can't execute the lob to score. 5:17PM 59 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Kim Young-gwon is booked for his sixth or seventh niggly foul and Mexico move the ball quickly forward from the free-kick, up to Guardado and the captain exploits a fortunate rebound from a block to lash a left-foot riser towards the top left corner but Cho, who has been magnificent, leaps up to push it over. 5:15PM 57 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ki lets fly from the right of the box, getting his knee over the ball and thunderfooting it hard and flat at Ochoa who can't hang on but grabs it when it bounces up from his inadvertent pat-down. 5:13PM 56 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ju bundles Lozano over 25m out, left of centre. Guardardo takes the free kick and floats it down Cho's throat. What a waste. What a waste. What a waaaaaaste. 5:12PM 54 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea inquire about a penalty after Moon's cross hits Salcedo in the rib cage with his hnds up by his chest as he threw himself to block. Nothing doing. 5:10PM 52 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Chicharito's turn to ignore a player in a better position (Layun) and welly a shot over the bar. For penalty box don, taking that shot on from distance was indulgence personified. 5:09PM 50 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Alvarez takes a throw-in on the right, throws it infield and it's headed on by Vela to Lozano to bomb on to it and head for the box. Again he shoots when in space and once more he gets under it and spoons it into the crowd. 5:07PM 48 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Very disjointed so far this half. Do South Korea have an alternative plan? There is no evidence I can discern. 5:05PM 46 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico kick off and begin to move the ball up the right in stages until Vela cuts in and tries to hit a left-foot pass between Jang and Lee Yong but overhits it into touch. 4:54PM Here's the penalty shout Fair enough, I'd say. His arm shouldn't be periscoped up. Jang blocks Guardado's cross with his arm Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:50PM Half-time South Korea 0-1 Mexico It's not been much of a spectacle so far. Mexico have had moments of dash and verve. South Korea have improved but could do with a broader cutting edge than simply Son. Mexico look vulnerable when balls are chipped over Salcedo and Moreno into the channels while South Korea's full-backs are being terrorised by Layun and Lozano. The pass map shows the greater industry and creativity of Mexico. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:47PM 45+1 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moon yanks Herrera's shirt and concedes a free-kick 40m out, wide on the left. Mexico take it, chipping it out to the right but while the ball is in flight, the ref blows for half-time. 4:46PM 45 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moreno blocks Son's shot from the inside-right channel and Salcedo the second effort when the ball ricochets back. South Korea corer which, weirdly given the time, they pass back to halfway instead of bending it into the box. Pusillanimous so and sos. 4:44PM 43 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lozano hares in from the left touchline and gives Lee Yong kittens, turning him left and right then speeding past on the inside shoulder and into the box. This is the moment he loses his head and instead of settling for the assist by squaring it to Chicharito, he goes for goal and thrashes a right-foot piledriver a metre over the bar. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:42PM 41 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Looking at a replay Son's first touch was too heavy and took him too close to goal. Had he caressed it with Layun's velvety softness he would have had a better angle and stopped Ochoa reaching him. 4:41PM 39 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico A long ball over the top from South Korea for Son to chase exposes Salcedo's unfamiliarity with the position he's in and lack of pace. Son gets there first and takes it on to the byline but Ochoa is alert and slides in feet first to dispossess him, playing the ball into the forward's shin for a goalkick. 4:39PM 36 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Layun has the beating of Kim min-woo when he cushions a long pass with a buttery first touch, shifts the ball past the full-back and crosses. Jang bails his team-mate out with a clearance. Carlos Vela celebrates scoring from the spot Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:35PM 33 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lee Yong is down clutching his side after a heavy fall when he lost his footing running at full pelt and tried to squirm past Guardado. Was his elbow driven into his ribs by the impact and crack one? No. After treatment he signals he's OK to continue. 4:32PM 31 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Son will take a free-kick from about 25m after he is tripped. He lines it up for an age, takes a long run up and flays it high, wide and hideously into the crowd. 4:31PM 29 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea, better than they were against Sweden, are reeling a bit now and first Vela smashes a shot over the bar as the defensive midfielders melted away and then Layun strikes straight at Cho. Here's Vela's penalty: Vela puts Mexico 1-0 up Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:29PM 26 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico' breakaway came from the second South Korea corner in quick succession and a missed tackle from Ju, I think, allowed Guardado to dash past. There was no intent in the handball but he did slide in to block on his backside with his hands up. Goal: Mexico ( 26 min ) 4:26PM Goal! South Korea 0-1 Mexico Carlos Vela thrashes it sweetly to the keeper's right after some timewasting and Grobbelaar theatrics from Cho. 4:24PM Mexico penalty! Guardado's cross is blocked by Jang's hand from very close range as the South Korea centre-back slid in to block. 4:23PM 22 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki meets the header crisply and bludgeons it towards goal. Ochoa jumps up to tip it over but it wouldn't have dipped sufficiently to creep beneath the bar. 4:22PM 21 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Three shots in half a minute when Salcedo makes an error in trying to play offside. Salcedo chases back and blocks the first and third of them, Moreno the middle one. The last bounces off the defender for a corner. 4:21PM 18 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Salcedo careers into the back of Son, an age before the ball they were supposed to be battling for aerially arrives. Free-kick just inside the Mexico half. Moon goes down the right and whips in a decent cross that Mexico scramble away. He needed more support in the box. As Mexico try to work it upfield Ki trips Chicharito and, when penalised, utters a choice Anglo-Saxon expletive that would have him drummed out of chapel in the the Mumbles. 4:17PM 16 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Mexico corner from the left, after Lee Yong's vital intervention. They take it deep again and Moreno can't get a clear jump at it and floats his header towards goal, giving Cho ample time to pluck it out of the Rostov sky. 4:16PM 13 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Very good work by Hwang down the left, skipping past Gallardo by dropping a shoulder and accelerating when he had the left-back wrongfooted. He centres the ball and it eludes the keeper and defence. Lee Yong, arriving from the right, gets there first to shoot but Lozano blocks with a bold charge that winds him but saves an almost certain goal. Possession: Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:13PM 11 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki hacks down Herrera, the sixth or seventh South Korea cynical but not harmful foul so far. Mexico free-kick maybe 40m out by the right touchline. Vela drives a diagonal into the box and Chicharito meets it by the penalty spot, back to goal, and twists his neck to steer a header wide of the left post. 4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. If so, welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over Germany by overpowering South Korea on Saturday to take a giant step towards the last 16. Carlos Vela put them ahead from the penalty spot in the 26th minute at the Rostov Arena, which had been taken over by Mexico’s fanatical supporters. All-time top scorer Hernandez sealed victory in the second half, finishing off an excellent counter-attack inspired by Hirving Lozano. It was Hernandez’s fourth strike at a World Cup, taking him level with Luis Hernandez as Mexico’s leading scorer in the tournament. South Korea’s talismanic forward Son Heung-min struck a scorching consolation goal in stoppage time from outside the area. Son Heung-min grabbed a late consolation goal for South Korea in Rostov-on-Don Credit: Getty Images The Koreans have no points after two matches and have only won one of their past 11 World Cup fixtures. “We came to Russia with a lot of criticism but we’re working hard and have a lot of talent. We have humility but we beat Germany and South Korea and now we have to play against Sweden and stay cool,” Hernandez said. “We cannot afford to get caught up in all this, we have to continue our job and stay humble, of course we should enjoy this but tomorrow we start working again.” As the game kicked off Mexico fans sang “We are the home team” and with green shirts dotted all over the stadium and rousing chants of “Ole!” bellowing around the arena every time their side passed the ball, it was hard to disagree. Conditioned by the dry heat that has been a feature of every game at the Rostov Arena, Mexico did not quite have the same thrust and energy as against Germany although they still controlled most of the play and looked far more dangerous. South Korea improved on their opening defeat by Sweden although their main tactic consisted of searching for Son with long balls. The closest they came to scoring in the first half was with a header from a corner which Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa tipped over the bar. Mexico’s breakthrough came when captain Andres Guardado’s cross was blocked by a stray arm from Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo, and Vela kept his nerve from the spot, sending goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way and stroking the ball home. The spot-kick means more penalties have been awarded in Russia than in the entire 2014 tournament. This is partly due to VAR, with six penalties given after video reviews, although technology was not required here. The Rostov Arena was packed with Mexico fans Credit: REUTERS Lozano proved a constant threat to the Koreans whenever he came darting down either wing, blasting over in the first half and later having a goalbound shot blocked by Ki Sung-yueng. His remarkable pace punished Korea, catching them out on the break, allowing Hernandez to finish them off, beating a defender with a flick of his left foot and tucking the ball into the net with his right. The only concern for Mexico will be their defence, which again looked capable opf shipping goals against more potent attacks than Korea’s. Mexico could face Serbia, Switzerland or Brazil in the last 16, with the prospect of a tie against Belgium or England in the quarter-finals. 6:09PM Opta's statistical pointers Mexico have won back to back matches at the World Cup for the first time since winning their first two matches at the 2002 World Cup. South Korea have lost their last four World Cup matches; their joint-worst losing run at the World Cup, also losing four between 1986 and 1990. Mexico have scored 10 penalties at the World Cup – only France, Germany and Spain have scored more penalties than they have in competition history. Javier Hernandez scored his 50th goal for Mexico, becoming the first player in the history of the Mexican national team to score 50 goals. Javier Hernandez has scored four goals at the World Cup, a joint-record for Mexico along with Luis Hernandez. In the first half, Son Heung-min had six shots (inc. blocks) – more than South Korea managed in the entirety of their first match against Sweden. Carlos Vela’s penalty was the 14th taken at this year’s World Cup – one more than was taken in the entirety of the 2014 World Cup (13). Son Heung-Min’s 90th minute consolation goal for South Korea was his eighth shot of the match, five more than any other player in the match managed. 6:03PM Group F is alive! If Germany beat Sweden and South Korea they would have six points. If Sweden lose tonight but defeat Mexico next Wednesday they would have six points, too so we could have a three-way points tie for two places. Similarly if Germany win tonight but lose to South Korea and Sweden are defeated tonight and by Mexico we could have a three-way points tie for the runners-up spot. 5:56PM Full time South Korea 1-2 Mexico South Korea's late goal gives them something to fight for against Germany if the world champions beat Sweden tonight. Mexico deserved their victory. The atacking midfield trident, Layun, Vela and Lozano, are menacingly slick and Chicharito is a scavenger of class. But they look vulnerable at the back and Old Man River Marquez almost gift-wrapped a goal late on before Son claimed some just deserts. 5:53PM 90+5 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Mexico belatedly play keepball to kill time and the game. 5:52PM 90+4 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Where there's life - he cut in from the right on to his left foot and struck a glorious curving shot that bent in unstoppably at the far post. Korea Rep 1 - 2 Mexico (Son Heung-Min, 90 + 3 min) 5:50PM GOAL!! South Korea 1-2 Mexico Son with a spectacular left-foot shot. 5:50PM 90+3 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona crosses from the free-kick towards Guerrero and heads it wide. 5:49PM 90+1 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico We'll have five minutes added in total and they begin with a Mexico free-kcik on the right for Kim Young-gwon's foul on Hererra. His foot was high and he has already been booked but there is no further sanction. 5:48PM 88 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Mexico are simply happy to stay in shape now and hold South Korea at bay on halfway. Iain Dowie and Joe Speight are actually there. It must be the distance that gives it the audio a strangely dislocated tinny resonance. Apologies. 5:46PM 86 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico In that context a goal would still be important to them here but they have run out of puff and belief. Will the kimchi be thrown at them on their return if they come away pointless from the tournament? They got one last time from a draw with Russia and were still given pelters. 5:43PM 84 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico South Korea will still be alive until 8.45 or so this evening and will still cling on if Germany beat Sweden. Their only hope is to beat Germany then in the last group game and for Mexico to do for Sweden and go for a goal difference superiority. Should Sweden get at least a point, South Korea are out. 5:40PM 82 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Alvarez goes down with an attack of tactical cramp during a South Korea surge up the left that comes to naught. Eventually he makes a miracle recovery. 5:38PM 80 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo enters the book for clotheslining Hernandez. 5:36PM 77 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico While Ochoa hams up his pain, two substitutions are made: Dos Santos comes on for Vela, Spurs reserves alumnus for Arsenal stiffs alumnus. Jung Woo-young enters for South Korea and Moon retreats to the bench. 5:35PM 75 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico A terrible backpass from Rafael Marquezis gobbled up by Lee who has only Ochoa to beat. He tries to take him on down the right but instead of rounding him he backeels it to Son who has a covering defender in his way and can't stab it past him. Ochoa recovers and makes a dive to smother it and Ki lunges in late and starts a skirmish. 5:32PM 73 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Ki shoots from 30m and into Marquez. Korea are trying to go for it. Here's Chichrito's goal: Javier Hernandez scores Mexico's second and his 50th goal for his country Credit: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky 5:29PM 71 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona comes on for Lozano who leaves to a deserved standing ovation. 5:28PM 69 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo replced Ju just before the goal. Marquez came on for Guardado just after. Chicharito, whose 50th goal for Mexico that was, takes the armband from his departing captain. 5:27PM 65 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lovely counter-attack even if he scuffed the shot. Herrera trips Ki to win the ball back but the referee deems it legal and signals play on. Lozano skates forward at top speed, losing defenders as he moves into sixth gear and approaches the box. He threads the perfect pass to Hernandez to the left of the area and he takes a touch to throw Cho off balance and commit him then shoots past him, the ball coming off the side of his foot, fairly high up with a touch of ankle too. Korea Rep 0 - 2 Mexico (Chicharito, 66 min) 5:24PM GOAL!! South Korea 0-2 Mexico Chicharito makes it 2-0 on the break. 5:23PM 63 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Danger here! And there! Attempts at both ends - Lee Jae-sung's daisycutter is blocked by Salcedo inside the box then Mexico break sharply. Layun sets up Vela to shoot and he swerves it wide of the right post. Miss: Korea Rep 0 - 1 Mexico (Carlos Vela, 62 min) 5:20PM 61 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Terrific infield run from Lozano, cutting off the right flank to trap Moreno's long ball over the top. He had crept behind the back four, stayed onside with formidable timing, stunned it and took it towards the keeper. His first effort is blocked and he can't execute the lob to score. 5:17PM 59 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Kim Young-gwon is booked for his sixth or seventh niggly foul and Mexico move the ball quickly forward from the free-kick, up to Guardado and the captain exploits a fortunate rebound from a block to lash a left-foot riser towards the top left corner but Cho, who has been magnificent, leaps up to push it over. 5:15PM 57 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ki lets fly from the right of the box, getting his knee over the ball and thunderfooting it hard and flat at Ochoa who can't hang on but grabs it when it bounces up from his inadvertent pat-down. 5:13PM 56 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ju bundles Lozano over 25m out, left of centre. Guardardo takes the free kick and floats it down Cho's throat. What a waste. What a waste. What a waaaaaaste. 5:12PM 54 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea inquire about a penalty after Moon's cross hits Salcedo in the rib cage with his hnds up by his chest as he threw himself to block. Nothing doing. 5:10PM 52 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Chicharito's turn to ignore a player in a better position (Layun) and welly a shot over the bar. For penalty box don, taking that shot on from distance was indulgence personified. 5:09PM 50 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Alvarez takes a throw-in on the right, throws it infield and it's headed on by Vela to Lozano to bomb on to it and head for the box. Again he shoots when in space and once more he gets under it and spoons it into the crowd. 5:07PM 48 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Very disjointed so far this half. Do South Korea have an alternative plan? There is no evidence I can discern. 5:05PM 46 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico kick off and begin to move the ball up the right in stages until Vela cuts in and tries to hit a left-foot pass between Jang and Lee Yong but overhits it into touch. 4:54PM Here's the penalty shout Fair enough, I'd say. His arm shouldn't be periscoped up. Jang blocks Guardado's cross with his arm Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:50PM Half-time South Korea 0-1 Mexico It's not been much of a spectacle so far. Mexico have had moments of dash and verve. South Korea have improved but could do with a broader cutting edge than simply Son. Mexico look vulnerable when balls are chipped over Salcedo and Moreno into the channels while South Korea's full-backs are being terrorised by Layun and Lozano. The pass map shows the greater industry and creativity of Mexico. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:47PM 45+1 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moon yanks Herrera's shirt and concedes a free-kick 40m out, wide on the left. Mexico take it, chipping it out to the right but while the ball is in flight, the ref blows for half-time. 4:46PM 45 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moreno blocks Son's shot from the inside-right channel and Salcedo the second effort when the ball ricochets back. South Korea corer which, weirdly given the time, they pass back to halfway instead of bending it into the box. Pusillanimous so and sos. 4:44PM 43 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lozano hares in from the left touchline and gives Lee Yong kittens, turning him left and right then speeding past on the inside shoulder and into the box. This is the moment he loses his head and instead of settling for the assist by squaring it to Chicharito, he goes for goal and thrashes a right-foot piledriver a metre over the bar. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:42PM 41 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Looking at a replay Son's first touch was too heavy and took him too close to goal. Had he caressed it with Layun's velvety softness he would have had a better angle and stopped Ochoa reaching him. 4:41PM 39 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico A long ball over the top from South Korea for Son to chase exposes Salcedo's unfamiliarity with the position he's in and lack of pace. Son gets there first and takes it on to the byline but Ochoa is alert and slides in feet first to dispossess him, playing the ball into the forward's shin for a goalkick. 4:39PM 36 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Layun has the beating of Kim min-woo when he cushions a long pass with a buttery first touch, shifts the ball past the full-back and crosses. Jang bails his team-mate out with a clearance. Carlos Vela celebrates scoring from the spot Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:35PM 33 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lee Yong is down clutching his side after a heavy fall when he lost his footing running at full pelt and tried to squirm past Guardado. Was his elbow driven into his ribs by the impact and crack one? No. After treatment he signals he's OK to continue. 4:32PM 31 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Son will take a free-kick from about 25m after he is tripped. He lines it up for an age, takes a long run up and flays it high, wide and hideously into the crowd. 4:31PM 29 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea, better than they were against Sweden, are reeling a bit now and first Vela smashes a shot over the bar as the defensive midfielders melted away and then Layun strikes straight at Cho. Here's Vela's penalty: Vela puts Mexico 1-0 up Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:29PM 26 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico' breakaway came from the second South Korea corner in quick succession and a missed tackle from Ju, I think, allowed Guardado to dash past. There was no intent in the handball but he did slide in to block on his backside with his hands up. Goal: Mexico ( 26 min ) 4:26PM Goal! South Korea 0-1 Mexico Carlos Vela thrashes it sweetly to the keeper's right after some timewasting and Grobbelaar theatrics from Cho. 4:24PM Mexico penalty! Guardado's cross is blocked by Jang's hand from very close range as the South Korea centre-back slid in to block. 4:23PM 22 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki meets the header crisply and bludgeons it towards goal. Ochoa jumps up to tip it over but it wouldn't have dipped sufficiently to creep beneath the bar. 4:22PM 21 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Three shots in half a minute when Salcedo makes an error in trying to play offside. Salcedo chases back and blocks the first and third of them, Moreno the middle one. The last bounces off the defender for a corner. 4:21PM 18 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Salcedo careers into the back of Son, an age before the ball they were supposed to be battling for aerially arrives. Free-kick just inside the Mexico half. Moon goes down the right and whips in a decent cross that Mexico scramble away. He needed more support in the box. As Mexico try to work it upfield Ki trips Chicharito and, when penalised, utters a choice Anglo-Saxon expletive that would have him drummed out of chapel in the the Mumbles. 4:17PM 16 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Mexico corner from the left, after Lee Yong's vital intervention. They take it deep again and Moreno can't get a clear jump at it and floats his header towards goal, giving Cho ample time to pluck it out of the Rostov sky. 4:16PM 13 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Very good work by Hwang down the left, skipping past Gallardo by dropping a shoulder and accelerating when he had the left-back wrongfooted. He centres the ball and it eludes the keeper and defence. Lee Yong, arriving from the right, gets there first to shoot but Lozano blocks with a bold charge that winds him but saves an almost certain goal. Possession: Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:13PM 11 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki hacks down Herrera, the sixth or seventh South Korea cynical but not harmful foul so far. Mexico free-kick maybe 40m out by the right touchline. Vela drives a diagonal into the box and Chicharito meets it by the penalty spot, back to goal, and twists his neck to steer a header wide of the left post. 4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. If so, welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
Mexico edge towards last 16 at World Cup after Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez all but end South Korea hopes
Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over Germany by overpowering South Korea on Saturday to take a giant step towards the last 16. Carlos Vela put them ahead from the penalty spot in the 26th minute at the Rostov Arena, which had been taken over by Mexico’s fanatical supporters. All-time top scorer Hernandez sealed victory in the second half, finishing off an excellent counter-attack inspired by Hirving Lozano. It was Hernandez’s fourth strike at a World Cup, taking him level with Luis Hernandez as Mexico’s leading scorer in the tournament. South Korea’s talismanic forward Son Heung-min struck a scorching consolation goal in stoppage time from outside the area. Son Heung-min grabbed a late consolation goal for South Korea in Rostov-on-Don Credit: Getty Images The Koreans have no points after two matches and have only won one of their past 11 World Cup fixtures. “We came to Russia with a lot of criticism but we’re working hard and have a lot of talent. We have humility but we beat Germany and South Korea and now we have to play against Sweden and stay cool,” Hernandez said. “We cannot afford to get caught up in all this, we have to continue our job and stay humble, of course we should enjoy this but tomorrow we start working again.” As the game kicked off Mexico fans sang “We are the home team” and with green shirts dotted all over the stadium and rousing chants of “Ole!” bellowing around the arena every time their side passed the ball, it was hard to disagree. Conditioned by the dry heat that has been a feature of every game at the Rostov Arena, Mexico did not quite have the same thrust and energy as against Germany although they still controlled most of the play and looked far more dangerous. South Korea improved on their opening defeat by Sweden although their main tactic consisted of searching for Son with long balls. The closest they came to scoring in the first half was with a header from a corner which Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa tipped over the bar. Mexico’s breakthrough came when captain Andres Guardado’s cross was blocked by a stray arm from Korean defender Jang Hyun-soo, and Vela kept his nerve from the spot, sending goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo the wrong way and stroking the ball home. The spot-kick means more penalties have been awarded in Russia than in the entire 2014 tournament. This is partly due to VAR, with six penalties given after video reviews, although technology was not required here. The Rostov Arena was packed with Mexico fans Credit: REUTERS Lozano proved a constant threat to the Koreans whenever he came darting down either wing, blasting over in the first half and later having a goalbound shot blocked by Ki Sung-yueng. His remarkable pace punished Korea, catching them out on the break, allowing Hernandez to finish them off, beating a defender with a flick of his left foot and tucking the ball into the net with his right. The only concern for Mexico will be their defence, which again looked capable opf shipping goals against more potent attacks than Korea’s. Mexico could face Serbia, Switzerland or Brazil in the last 16, with the prospect of a tie against Belgium or England in the quarter-finals. 6:09PM Opta's statistical pointers Mexico have won back to back matches at the World Cup for the first time since winning their first two matches at the 2002 World Cup. South Korea have lost their last four World Cup matches; their joint-worst losing run at the World Cup, also losing four between 1986 and 1990. Mexico have scored 10 penalties at the World Cup – only France, Germany and Spain have scored more penalties than they have in competition history. Javier Hernandez scored his 50th goal for Mexico, becoming the first player in the history of the Mexican national team to score 50 goals. Javier Hernandez has scored four goals at the World Cup, a joint-record for Mexico along with Luis Hernandez. In the first half, Son Heung-min had six shots (inc. blocks) – more than South Korea managed in the entirety of their first match against Sweden. Carlos Vela’s penalty was the 14th taken at this year’s World Cup – one more than was taken in the entirety of the 2014 World Cup (13). Son Heung-Min’s 90th minute consolation goal for South Korea was his eighth shot of the match, five more than any other player in the match managed. 6:03PM Group F is alive! If Germany beat Sweden and South Korea they would have six points. If Sweden lose tonight but defeat Mexico next Wednesday they would have six points, too so we could have a three-way points tie for two places. Similarly if Germany win tonight but lose to South Korea and Sweden are defeated tonight and by Mexico we could have a three-way points tie for the runners-up spot. 5:56PM Full time South Korea 1-2 Mexico South Korea's late goal gives them something to fight for against Germany if the world champions beat Sweden tonight. Mexico deserved their victory. The atacking midfield trident, Layun, Vela and Lozano, are menacingly slick and Chicharito is a scavenger of class. But they look vulnerable at the back and Old Man River Marquez almost gift-wrapped a goal late on before Son claimed some just deserts. 5:53PM 90+5 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Mexico belatedly play keepball to kill time and the game. 5:52PM 90+4 min South Korea 1-2 Mexico Where there's life - he cut in from the right on to his left foot and struck a glorious curving shot that bent in unstoppably at the far post. Korea Rep 1 - 2 Mexico (Son Heung-Min, 90 + 3 min) 5:50PM GOAL!! South Korea 1-2 Mexico Son with a spectacular left-foot shot. 5:50PM 90+3 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona crosses from the free-kick towards Guerrero and heads it wide. 5:49PM 90+1 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico We'll have five minutes added in total and they begin with a Mexico free-kcik on the right for Kim Young-gwon's foul on Hererra. His foot was high and he has already been booked but there is no further sanction. 5:48PM 88 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Mexico are simply happy to stay in shape now and hold South Korea at bay on halfway. Iain Dowie and Joe Speight are actually there. It must be the distance that gives it the audio a strangely dislocated tinny resonance. Apologies. 5:46PM 86 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico In that context a goal would still be important to them here but they have run out of puff and belief. Will the kimchi be thrown at them on their return if they come away pointless from the tournament? They got one last time from a draw with Russia and were still given pelters. 5:43PM 84 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico South Korea will still be alive until 8.45 or so this evening and will still cling on if Germany beat Sweden. Their only hope is to beat Germany then in the last group game and for Mexico to do for Sweden and go for a goal difference superiority. Should Sweden get at least a point, South Korea are out. 5:40PM 82 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Alvarez goes down with an attack of tactical cramp during a South Korea surge up the left that comes to naught. Eventually he makes a miracle recovery. 5:38PM 80 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo enters the book for clotheslining Hernandez. 5:36PM 77 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico While Ochoa hams up his pain, two substitutions are made: Dos Santos comes on for Vela, Spurs reserves alumnus for Arsenal stiffs alumnus. Jung Woo-young enters for South Korea and Moon retreats to the bench. 5:35PM 75 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico A terrible backpass from Rafael Marquezis gobbled up by Lee who has only Ochoa to beat. He tries to take him on down the right but instead of rounding him he backeels it to Son who has a covering defender in his way and can't stab it past him. Ochoa recovers and makes a dive to smother it and Ki lunges in late and starts a skirmish. 5:32PM 73 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Ki shoots from 30m and into Marquez. Korea are trying to go for it. Here's Chichrito's goal: Javier Hernandez scores Mexico's second and his 50th goal for his country Credit: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky 5:29PM 71 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona comes on for Lozano who leaves to a deserved standing ovation. 5:28PM 69 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo replced Ju just before the goal. Marquez came on for Guardado just after. Chicharito, whose 50th goal for Mexico that was, takes the armband from his departing captain. 5:27PM 65 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lovely counter-attack even if he scuffed the shot. Herrera trips Ki to win the ball back but the referee deems it legal and signals play on. Lozano skates forward at top speed, losing defenders as he moves into sixth gear and approaches the box. He threads the perfect pass to Hernandez to the left of the area and he takes a touch to throw Cho off balance and commit him then shoots past him, the ball coming off the side of his foot, fairly high up with a touch of ankle too. Korea Rep 0 - 2 Mexico (Chicharito, 66 min) 5:24PM GOAL!! South Korea 0-2 Mexico Chicharito makes it 2-0 on the break. 5:23PM 63 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Danger here! And there! Attempts at both ends - Lee Jae-sung's daisycutter is blocked by Salcedo inside the box then Mexico break sharply. Layun sets up Vela to shoot and he swerves it wide of the right post. Miss: Korea Rep 0 - 1 Mexico (Carlos Vela, 62 min) 5:20PM 61 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Terrific infield run from Lozano, cutting off the right flank to trap Moreno's long ball over the top. He had crept behind the back four, stayed onside with formidable timing, stunned it and took it towards the keeper. His first effort is blocked and he can't execute the lob to score. 5:17PM 59 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Kim Young-gwon is booked for his sixth or seventh niggly foul and Mexico move the ball quickly forward from the free-kick, up to Guardado and the captain exploits a fortunate rebound from a block to lash a left-foot riser towards the top left corner but Cho, who has been magnificent, leaps up to push it over. 5:15PM 57 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ki lets fly from the right of the box, getting his knee over the ball and thunderfooting it hard and flat at Ochoa who can't hang on but grabs it when it bounces up from his inadvertent pat-down. 5:13PM 56 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ju bundles Lozano over 25m out, left of centre. Guardardo takes the free kick and floats it down Cho's throat. What a waste. What a waste. What a waaaaaaste. 5:12PM 54 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea inquire about a penalty after Moon's cross hits Salcedo in the rib cage with his hnds up by his chest as he threw himself to block. Nothing doing. 5:10PM 52 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Chicharito's turn to ignore a player in a better position (Layun) and welly a shot over the bar. For penalty box don, taking that shot on from distance was indulgence personified. 5:09PM 50 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Alvarez takes a throw-in on the right, throws it infield and it's headed on by Vela to Lozano to bomb on to it and head for the box. Again he shoots when in space and once more he gets under it and spoons it into the crowd. 5:07PM 48 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Very disjointed so far this half. Do South Korea have an alternative plan? There is no evidence I can discern. 5:05PM 46 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico kick off and begin to move the ball up the right in stages until Vela cuts in and tries to hit a left-foot pass between Jang and Lee Yong but overhits it into touch. 4:54PM Here's the penalty shout Fair enough, I'd say. His arm shouldn't be periscoped up. Jang blocks Guardado's cross with his arm Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:50PM Half-time South Korea 0-1 Mexico It's not been much of a spectacle so far. Mexico have had moments of dash and verve. South Korea have improved but could do with a broader cutting edge than simply Son. Mexico look vulnerable when balls are chipped over Salcedo and Moreno into the channels while South Korea's full-backs are being terrorised by Layun and Lozano. The pass map shows the greater industry and creativity of Mexico. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:47PM 45+1 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moon yanks Herrera's shirt and concedes a free-kick 40m out, wide on the left. Mexico take it, chipping it out to the right but while the ball is in flight, the ref blows for half-time. 4:46PM 45 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moreno blocks Son's shot from the inside-right channel and Salcedo the second effort when the ball ricochets back. South Korea corer which, weirdly given the time, they pass back to halfway instead of bending it into the box. Pusillanimous so and sos. 4:44PM 43 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lozano hares in from the left touchline and gives Lee Yong kittens, turning him left and right then speeding past on the inside shoulder and into the box. This is the moment he loses his head and instead of settling for the assist by squaring it to Chicharito, he goes for goal and thrashes a right-foot piledriver a metre over the bar. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:42PM 41 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Looking at a replay Son's first touch was too heavy and took him too close to goal. Had he caressed it with Layun's velvety softness he would have had a better angle and stopped Ochoa reaching him. 4:41PM 39 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico A long ball over the top from South Korea for Son to chase exposes Salcedo's unfamiliarity with the position he's in and lack of pace. Son gets there first and takes it on to the byline but Ochoa is alert and slides in feet first to dispossess him, playing the ball into the forward's shin for a goalkick. 4:39PM 36 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Layun has the beating of Kim min-woo when he cushions a long pass with a buttery first touch, shifts the ball past the full-back and crosses. Jang bails his team-mate out with a clearance. Carlos Vela celebrates scoring from the spot Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:35PM 33 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lee Yong is down clutching his side after a heavy fall when he lost his footing running at full pelt and tried to squirm past Guardado. Was his elbow driven into his ribs by the impact and crack one? No. After treatment he signals he's OK to continue. 4:32PM 31 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Son will take a free-kick from about 25m after he is tripped. He lines it up for an age, takes a long run up and flays it high, wide and hideously into the crowd. 4:31PM 29 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea, better than they were against Sweden, are reeling a bit now and first Vela smashes a shot over the bar as the defensive midfielders melted away and then Layun strikes straight at Cho. Here's Vela's penalty: Vela puts Mexico 1-0 up Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:29PM 26 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico' breakaway came from the second South Korea corner in quick succession and a missed tackle from Ju, I think, allowed Guardado to dash past. There was no intent in the handball but he did slide in to block on his backside with his hands up. Goal: Mexico ( 26 min ) 4:26PM Goal! South Korea 0-1 Mexico Carlos Vela thrashes it sweetly to the keeper's right after some timewasting and Grobbelaar theatrics from Cho. 4:24PM Mexico penalty! Guardado's cross is blocked by Jang's hand from very close range as the South Korea centre-back slid in to block. 4:23PM 22 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki meets the header crisply and bludgeons it towards goal. Ochoa jumps up to tip it over but it wouldn't have dipped sufficiently to creep beneath the bar. 4:22PM 21 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Three shots in half a minute when Salcedo makes an error in trying to play offside. Salcedo chases back and blocks the first and third of them, Moreno the middle one. The last bounces off the defender for a corner. 4:21PM 18 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Salcedo careers into the back of Son, an age before the ball they were supposed to be battling for aerially arrives. Free-kick just inside the Mexico half. Moon goes down the right and whips in a decent cross that Mexico scramble away. He needed more support in the box. As Mexico try to work it upfield Ki trips Chicharito and, when penalised, utters a choice Anglo-Saxon expletive that would have him drummed out of chapel in the the Mumbles. 4:17PM 16 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Mexico corner from the left, after Lee Yong's vital intervention. They take it deep again and Moreno can't get a clear jump at it and floats his header towards goal, giving Cho ample time to pluck it out of the Rostov sky. 4:16PM 13 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Very good work by Hwang down the left, skipping past Gallardo by dropping a shoulder and accelerating when he had the left-back wrongfooted. He centres the ball and it eludes the keeper and defence. Lee Yong, arriving from the right, gets there first to shoot but Lozano blocks with a bold charge that winds him but saves an almost certain goal. Possession: Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:13PM 11 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki hacks down Herrera, the sixth or seventh South Korea cynical but not harmful foul so far. Mexico free-kick maybe 40m out by the right touchline. Vela drives a diagonal into the box and Chicharito meets it by the penalty spot, back to goal, and twists his neck to steer a header wide of the left post. 4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. If so, welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
5:32PM 73 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Ki shoots from 30m and into Marquez. Korea are trying to go for it. Here's Chichrito's goal: Javier Hernandez scores Mexico's second and his 50th goal for his country Credit: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky 5:29PM 71 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona comes on for Lozano who leaves to a deserved standing ovation. 5:28PM 69 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo replced Ju just before the goal. Marquez came on for Guardado just after. Chicharito, whose 50th goal for Mexico that was, takes the armband from his departing captain. 5:27PM 65 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lovely counter-attack even if he scuffed the shot. Herrera trips Ki to win the ball back but the referee deems it legal and signals play on. Lozano skates forward at top speed, losing defenders as he moves into sixth gear and approaches the box. He threads the perfect pass to Hernandez to the left of the area and he takes a touch to throw Cho off balance then shoots past him, the ball coming off the side of his foot, fairly high up with a youch of ankle too. Korea Rep 0 - 2 Mexico (Chicharito, 66 min) 5:24PM GOAL!! South Korea 0-2 Mexico Chicharito makes it 2-0 on the break. 5:23PM 63 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Danger here! And there! Attempts at both ends - Lee Jae-sung's daisycutter is blocked by Salcedo inside the box then Mexico break sharply. Layun sets up Vela to shoot and he swerves it wide of the right post. Miss: Korea Rep 0 - 1 Mexico (Carlos Vela, 62 min) 5:20PM 61 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Terrific infield run from Lozano, cutting off the right flank to trap Moreno's long ball over the top. He had crept behind the back four, stayed onside with formidable timing, stunned it and took it towards the keeper. His first effort is blocked and he can't execute the lob to score. 5:17PM 59 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Kim Young-gwon is booked for his sixth or seventh niggly foul and Mexico move the ball quickly forward from the free-kick, up to Guardado and the captain exploits a fortunate rebound from a block to lash a left-foot riser towards the top left corner but Cho, who has been magnificent, leaps up to push it over. 5:15PM 57 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ki lets fly from the right of the box, getting his knee over the ball and thunderfooting it hard and flat at Ochoa who can't hang on but grabs it when it bounces up from his inadvertent pat-down. 5:13PM 56 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ju bundles Lozano over 25m out, left of centre. Guardardo takes the free kick and floats it down Cho's throat. What a waste. What a waste. What a waaaaaaste. 5:12PM 54 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea inquire about a penalty after Moon's cross hits Salcedo in the rib cage with his hnds up by his chest as he threw himself to block. Nothing doing. 5:10PM 52 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Chicharito's turn to ignore a player in a better position (Layun) and welly a shot over the bar. For penalty box don, taking that shot on from distance was indulgence personified. 5:09PM 50 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Alvarez takes a throw-in on the right, throws it infield and it's headed on by Vela to Lozano to bomb on to it and head for the box. Again he shoots when in space and once more he gets under it and spoons it into the crowd. 5:07PM 48 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Very disjointed so far this half. Do South Korea have an alternative plan? There is no evidence I can discern. 5:05PM 46 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico kick off and begin to move the ball up the right in stages until Vela cuts in and tries to hit a left-foot pass between Jang and Lee Yong but overhits it into touch. 4:54PM Here's the penalty shout Fair enough, I'd say. His arm shouldn't be periscoped up. Jang blocks Guardado's cross with his arm Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:50PM Half-time South Korea 0-1 Mexico It's not been much of a spectacle so far. Mexico have had moments of dash and verve. South Korea have improved but could do with a broader cutting edge than simply Son. Mexico look vulnerable when balls are chipped over Salcedo and Moreno into the channels while South Korea's full-backs are being terrorised by Layun and Lozano. The pass map shows the greater industry and creativity of Mexico. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:47PM 45+1 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moon yanks Herrera's shirt and concedes a free-kick 40m out, wide on the left. Mexico take it, chipping it out to the right but while the ball is in flight, the ref blows for half-time. 4:46PM 45 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moreno blocks Son's shot from the inside-right channel and Salcedo the second effort when the ball ricochets back. South Korea corer which, weirdly given the time, they pass back to halfway instead of bending it into the box. Pusillanimous so and sos. 4:44PM 43 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lozano hares in from the left touchline and gives Lee Yong kittens, turning him left and right then speeding past on the inside shoulder and into the box. This is the moment he loses his head and instead of settling for the assist by squaring it to Chicharito, he goes for goal and thrashes a right-foot piledriver a metre over the bar. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:42PM 41 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Looking at a replay Son's first touch was too heavy and took him too close to goal. Had he caressed it with Layun's velvety softness he would have had a better angle and stopped Ochoa reaching him. 4:41PM 39 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico A long ball over the top from South Korea for Son to chase exposes Salcedo's unfamiliarity with the position he's in and lack of pace. Son gets there first and takes it on to the byline but Ochoa is alert and slides in feet first to dispossess him, playing the ball into the forward's shin for a goalkick. 4:39PM 36 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Layun has the beating of Kim min-woo when he cushions a long pass with a buttery first touch, shifts the ball past the full-back and crosses. Jang bails his team-mate out with a clearance. Carlos Vela celebrates scoring from the spot Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:35PM 33 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lee Yong is down clutching his side after a heavy fall when he lost his footing running at full pelt and tried to squirm past Guardado. Was his elbow driven into his ribs by the impact and crack one? No. After treatment he signals he's OK to continue. 4:32PM 31 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Son will take a free-kick from about 25m after he is tripped. He lines it up for an age, takes a long run up and flays it high, wide and hideously into the crowd. 4:31PM 29 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea, better than they were against Sweden, are reeling a bit now and first Vela smashes a shot over the bar as the defensive midfielders melted away and then Layun strikes straight at Cho. Here's Vela's penalty: Vela puts Mexico 1-0 up Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:29PM 26 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico' breakaway came from the second South Korea corner in quick succession and a missed tackle from Ju, I think, allowed Guardado to dash past. There was no intent in the handball but he did slide in to block on his backside with his hands up. Goal: Mexico ( 26 min ) 4:26PM Goal! South Korea 0-1 Mexico Carlos Vela thrashes it sweetly to the keeper's right after some timewasting and Grobbelaar theatrics from Cho. 4:24PM Mexico penalty! Guardado's cross is blocked by Jang's hand from very close range as the South Korea centre-back slid in to block. 4:23PM 22 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki meets the header crisply and bludgeons it towards goal. Ochoa jumps up to tip it over but it wouldn't have dipped sufficiently to creep beneath the bar. 4:22PM 21 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Three shots in half a minute when Salcedo makes an error in trying to play offside. Salcedo chases back and blocks the first and third of them, Moreno the middle one. The last bounces off the defender for a corner. 4:21PM 18 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Salcedo careers into the back of Son, an age before the ball they were supposed to be battling for aerially arrives. Free-kick just inside the Mexico half. Moon goes down the right and whips in a decent cross that Mexico scramble away. He needed more support in the box. As Mexico try to work it upfield Ki trips Chicharito and, when penalised, utters a choice Anglo-Saxon expletive that would have him drummed out of chapel in the the Mumbles. 4:17PM 16 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Mexico corner from the left, after Lee Yong's vital intervention. They take it deep again and Moreno can't get a clear jump at it and floats his header towards goal, giving Cho ample time to pluck it out of the Rostov sky. 4:16PM 13 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Very good work by Hwang down the left, skipping past Gallardo by dropping a shoulder and accelerating when he had the left-back wrongfooted. He centres the ball and it eludes the keeper and defence. Lee Yong, arriving from the right, gets there first to shoot but Lozano blocks with a bold charge that winds him but saves an almost certain goal. Possession: Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:13PM 11 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki hacks down Herrera, the sixth or seventh South Korea cynical but not harmful foul so far. Mexico free-kick maybe 40m out by the right touchline. Vela drives a diagonal into the box and Chicharito meets it by the penalty spot, back to goal, and twists his neck to steer a header wide of the left post. 4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. If so, welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
South Korea vs Mexico, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates
5:32PM 73 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Ki shoots from 30m and into Marquez. Korea are trying to go for it. Here's Chichrito's goal: Javier Hernandez scores Mexico's second and his 50th goal for his country Credit: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky 5:29PM 71 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Corona comes on for Lozano who leaves to a deserved standing ovation. 5:28PM 69 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lee Seung-woo replced Ju just before the goal. Marquez came on for Guardado just after. Chicharito, whose 50th goal for Mexico that was, takes the armband from his departing captain. 5:27PM 65 min South Korea 0-2 Mexico Lovely counter-attack even if he scuffed the shot. Herrera trips Ki to win the ball back but the referee deems it legal and signals play on. Lozano skates forward at top speed, losing defenders as he moves into sixth gear and approaches the box. He threads the perfect pass to Hernandez to the left of the area and he takes a touch to throw Cho off balance then shoots past him, the ball coming off the side of his foot, fairly high up with a youch of ankle too. Korea Rep 0 - 2 Mexico (Chicharito, 66 min) 5:24PM GOAL!! South Korea 0-2 Mexico Chicharito makes it 2-0 on the break. 5:23PM 63 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Danger here! And there! Attempts at both ends - Lee Jae-sung's daisycutter is blocked by Salcedo inside the box then Mexico break sharply. Layun sets up Vela to shoot and he swerves it wide of the right post. Miss: Korea Rep 0 - 1 Mexico (Carlos Vela, 62 min) 5:20PM 61 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Terrific infield run from Lozano, cutting off the right flank to trap Moreno's long ball over the top. He had crept behind the back four, stayed onside with formidable timing, stunned it and took it towards the keeper. His first effort is blocked and he can't execute the lob to score. 5:17PM 59 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Kim Young-gwon is booked for his sixth or seventh niggly foul and Mexico move the ball quickly forward from the free-kick, up to Guardado and the captain exploits a fortunate rebound from a block to lash a left-foot riser towards the top left corner but Cho, who has been magnificent, leaps up to push it over. 5:15PM 57 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ki lets fly from the right of the box, getting his knee over the ball and thunderfooting it hard and flat at Ochoa who can't hang on but grabs it when it bounces up from his inadvertent pat-down. 5:13PM 56 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Ju bundles Lozano over 25m out, left of centre. Guardardo takes the free kick and floats it down Cho's throat. What a waste. What a waste. What a waaaaaaste. 5:12PM 54 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea inquire about a penalty after Moon's cross hits Salcedo in the rib cage with his hnds up by his chest as he threw himself to block. Nothing doing. 5:10PM 52 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Chicharito's turn to ignore a player in a better position (Layun) and welly a shot over the bar. For penalty box don, taking that shot on from distance was indulgence personified. 5:09PM 50 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Alvarez takes a throw-in on the right, throws it infield and it's headed on by Vela to Lozano to bomb on to it and head for the box. Again he shoots when in space and once more he gets under it and spoons it into the crowd. 5:07PM 48 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Very disjointed so far this half. Do South Korea have an alternative plan? There is no evidence I can discern. 5:05PM 46 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico kick off and begin to move the ball up the right in stages until Vela cuts in and tries to hit a left-foot pass between Jang and Lee Yong but overhits it into touch. 4:54PM Here's the penalty shout Fair enough, I'd say. His arm shouldn't be periscoped up. Jang blocks Guardado's cross with his arm Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:50PM Half-time South Korea 0-1 Mexico It's not been much of a spectacle so far. Mexico have had moments of dash and verve. South Korea have improved but could do with a broader cutting edge than simply Son. Mexico look vulnerable when balls are chipped over Salcedo and Moreno into the channels while South Korea's full-backs are being terrorised by Layun and Lozano. The pass map shows the greater industry and creativity of Mexico. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:47PM 45+1 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moon yanks Herrera's shirt and concedes a free-kick 40m out, wide on the left. Mexico take it, chipping it out to the right but while the ball is in flight, the ref blows for half-time. 4:46PM 45 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Moreno blocks Son's shot from the inside-right channel and Salcedo the second effort when the ball ricochets back. South Korea corer which, weirdly given the time, they pass back to halfway instead of bending it into the box. Pusillanimous so and sos. 4:44PM 43 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lozano hares in from the left touchline and gives Lee Yong kittens, turning him left and right then speeding past on the inside shoulder and into the box. This is the moment he loses his head and instead of settling for the assist by squaring it to Chicharito, he goes for goal and thrashes a right-foot piledriver a metre over the bar. Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:42PM 41 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Looking at a replay Son's first touch was too heavy and took him too close to goal. Had he caressed it with Layun's velvety softness he would have had a better angle and stopped Ochoa reaching him. 4:41PM 39 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico A long ball over the top from South Korea for Son to chase exposes Salcedo's unfamiliarity with the position he's in and lack of pace. Son gets there first and takes it on to the byline but Ochoa is alert and slides in feet first to dispossess him, playing the ball into the forward's shin for a goalkick. 4:39PM 36 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Layun has the beating of Kim min-woo when he cushions a long pass with a buttery first touch, shifts the ball past the full-back and crosses. Jang bails his team-mate out with a clearance. Carlos Vela celebrates scoring from the spot Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:35PM 33 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Lee Yong is down clutching his side after a heavy fall when he lost his footing running at full pelt and tried to squirm past Guardado. Was his elbow driven into his ribs by the impact and crack one? No. After treatment he signals he's OK to continue. 4:32PM 31 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Son will take a free-kick from about 25m after he is tripped. He lines it up for an age, takes a long run up and flays it high, wide and hideously into the crowd. 4:31PM 29 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico South Korea, better than they were against Sweden, are reeling a bit now and first Vela smashes a shot over the bar as the defensive midfielders melted away and then Layun strikes straight at Cho. Here's Vela's penalty: Vela puts Mexico 1-0 up Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images 4:29PM 26 min South Korea 0-1 Mexico Mexico' breakaway came from the second South Korea corner in quick succession and a missed tackle from Ju, I think, allowed Guardado to dash past. There was no intent in the handball but he did slide in to block on his backside with his hands up. Goal: Mexico ( 26 min ) 4:26PM Goal! South Korea 0-1 Mexico Carlos Vela thrashes it sweetly to the keeper's right after some timewasting and Grobbelaar theatrics from Cho. 4:24PM Mexico penalty! Guardado's cross is blocked by Jang's hand from very close range as the South Korea centre-back slid in to block. 4:23PM 22 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki meets the header crisply and bludgeons it towards goal. Ochoa jumps up to tip it over but it wouldn't have dipped sufficiently to creep beneath the bar. 4:22PM 21 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Three shots in half a minute when Salcedo makes an error in trying to play offside. Salcedo chases back and blocks the first and third of them, Moreno the middle one. The last bounces off the defender for a corner. 4:21PM 18 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Salcedo careers into the back of Son, an age before the ball they were supposed to be battling for aerially arrives. Free-kick just inside the Mexico half. Moon goes down the right and whips in a decent cross that Mexico scramble away. He needed more support in the box. As Mexico try to work it upfield Ki trips Chicharito and, when penalised, utters a choice Anglo-Saxon expletive that would have him drummed out of chapel in the the Mumbles. 4:17PM 16 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Mexico corner from the left, after Lee Yong's vital intervention. They take it deep again and Moreno can't get a clear jump at it and floats his header towards goal, giving Cho ample time to pluck it out of the Rostov sky. 4:16PM 13 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Very good work by Hwang down the left, skipping past Gallardo by dropping a shoulder and accelerating when he had the left-back wrongfooted. He centres the ball and it eludes the keeper and defence. Lee Yong, arriving from the right, gets there first to shoot but Lozano blocks with a bold charge that winds him but saves an almost certain goal. Possession: Korea Rep vs Mexico 4:13PM 11 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Ki hacks down Herrera, the sixth or seventh South Korea cynical but not harmful foul so far. Mexico free-kick maybe 40m out by the right touchline. Vela drives a diagonal into the box and Chicharito meets it by the penalty spot, back to goal, and twists his neck to steer a header wide of the left post. 4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. If so, welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. Welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
South Korea vs Mexico, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates
4:09PM 9 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico The corner is perhaps 30cm too high for the jumping forward by the penalty spot and he catches it on the crown of his napper and knocks it up vertically. South Korea win the second ball and send it out to the left to Hwang who sets off on a 60m dash towards the box. Lozano hounds him all the way, catches up and gets in a crisp tackle. 4:07PM 7 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Layun takes Kim Min-woo, the replacement left-back who conceded the penalty against Sweden, to the corner flag and tries to round him but can't get past him with the ball and settles for a corner. 4:05PM 5 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Good skill from Jang, flicking a backheel to turn Lozano and the PSV winger, once diddled, clips his ankle to trip him. 4:05PM 4 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico Lee Yong fouls Lozano again, shoving him over. Layun will take the free-kick, wide on the left, 10m from the penalty box. He bends in a cross that Jang heads clear. 4:03PM 2 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea have not gone for the 4-4-2 we thought they might employ but Hwang is behind Son in a 4-4-1-1. Lee Yong wraps his studs into Lozano's calf. Should have been a yellow card but he gets away with just a free-kick against him. We've seen some filthy tackles over the past few days. 4:01PM 1 min South Korea 0-0 Mexico South Korea kick off and move the ball backwards to the back four who pass it form side to side patiently, knovk it forward then lose it in midfield. 3:57PM Rostov is rocking with Mexico fans Some South Korea players, those that have undertaken national service one would think, saluted their president during the anthem. Mexico fans are belting out their marathon anthem. Chicharito is beaming broadly as he finished. Today's commentators sound as though they are not at the stadium and are doing it off the box. Welcome to my world. 3:54PM Out come the teams Mexico in their lovely away kit presumably to help the colour blind by eliminating the red vs green confusion. Here's what The Clothes Show's Thom Gibbs makes of it: World Cup kits ranked 3:46PM There are 20,000 Mexico fans in Rostov today Not all of them dressed like this, sadly. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images 3:39PM South Korea Have gone seven World Cup finals games since their last victory over Greece at Port Elizabeth in 2010. It's long overdue. 3:21PM The teams and their records in black and white South Korea Cho Hyun-woo; Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-soo, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Min-woo; Moon Seon-min, Ju Se-jong, Ki Sung-yeong, Lee jae-sung; Hwang Hee-chan; Son Heung-min. World Cup record: South Korea Mexico Ochoa; Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado, Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez. World Cup record: Mexico Referee Milorad Mazic (Serbia) 3:04PM Cut out the 90 minutes And go straight to the result. Who said we're living in a culture of instant gratification? World Cup 2018 Simulator Single Game 2:55PM The teams are in Meanwhile, in Rostov-on-Don... We have the teams for #KORMEX!#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/fS5ufeqSot— FIFA World Cup �� (@FIFAWorldCup) June 23, 2018 2:35PM Totally Mexico! Mexico have already given us one imperishable moment at the 2018 World Cup and even though they have made it through to the knockout rounds at the last six World Cups in succession and were quarter-finalists twice at home, it felt like a watershed moment for a nation that should be among the world’s elite, given the vibrancy of their league and the skill of the players they have habitually developed. Other conquerors of the champions in the opening group match of the following World Cup - Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, Holland in 2014, made it at least as far as the quarter-finals and that has to be the minimum target for this dynamic, energised and brilliantly-inspired side. Their manager, Juan Carlos Osorio, who has a touch of the Shankly spirit about him, perhaps inhaled during his days at Liverpool’s John Moores University, sent them out against Germany with the famous instruction: “Focus on the beautiful game. Play for the love of winning, not the fear of losing.” Given his character it seems unlikely that anything will change today and the prospect of a victory sealing qualification will not give them altitude sickness. Raf Marquez As for their opponents, South Korea didn’t play badly in defeat by Sweden and could have grabbed a late equaliser when Hwang Hee-chan had a headed chance but couldn’t summon the poise or precision to earn the point. The goalkeeper, Jo Hyeon-woo, a controversial selection, played very well but they are going to need spirit, ambition and a clinical ruthlessness of their own to withstand the Mexico storm. If they can force their opponents to run themselves into the ground with their unstintingly electric tempo, chances to stay in the tournament will emerge for this instinctively counter-attacking side. Gird themselves, think ‘Courage, brother, do not stumble’ and find the rhythm to play for their lives.
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MARKETS: The biggest OPEC news is that OPEC might be irrelevant
Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre joins Seana Smith from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest market moves after OPEC decided to increase oil production by 1 million barrels per day on a nominal basis. Here's the performance of select energy stocks as of 1:00 pm ET: MRO Marathon Oil Corp 7.76% APC Anadarko Petro 6.67% FTI(HB) TechnipFMC plc 6.57% CVE(HB) Cenovus Energy Inc 6.30% PE Parsley Energy Inc 5.90% CLR Continental Resources Inc 5.86% NFX Newfield Exploration 5.58% DVN Devon Energy 5.48% HES Hess Corporation 5.28% CNQ Canadian Natural Resources 5.07% EGN Energen Corp 4.86% HAL Halliburton Co 4.64% SLB Schlumberger Ltd 4.63% COP ConocoPhillips 4.61% NBL Noble Energy 4.61% LNG Cheniere Energy 4.54% TOT Total 'B' ADS 4.55% XEC Cimarex Energy 4.38% CQH(HB) Cheniere Energy Partners LP 4.37% ECA EnCana Corporation 4.18% BP BP P.L.C. ADS 4.13% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources 4.07% E(HB) Eni S.P.A. ADS 3.98% ETP(HB) Energy Transfer Partners LP 3.85% CEO(HB) CNOOC Ltd ADS 3.53% BHGE Baker Hughes a GE Co Cl A 3.53% NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc 3.36% TRGP Targa Resources Corp 3.30% HP Helmerich & Payne 3.10% EC Ecopetrol S.A. 2.92% SU(HB) Suncor Energy (New) 2.78% CVX Chevron Corporation 2.71% UGP Ultrapar Participacoes SA ADS 2.54% AM(HB) Antero Res Midstream LLC 2.52% CQP Cheniere Energy Partners LP Un 2.51% XOM Exxon Mobil 2.40% FANG Diamondback Energy Inc 2.38% EOG EOG Resources 2.31% ETE(HB) Energy Transfer Equity L.P. 2.20% CXO Concho Resources Inc 2.19% RSPP RSP Permian Inc 2.17% OKE Oneok Inc 2.17% PTR(HB) Petrochina Co Ltd ADR 2.10% WGP(HB) Western Gas Equity Partners LP 2.08% EEP Enbridge Energy Ptnrs L.p. 1.87% OXY Occidental Petro 1.73% PSX Phillips 66 1.63% WES Western Gas Partners LP 1.58% DCP(HB) DCP Midstream LP 1.56% PAGP Plains GP Hldgs L.P Cl A 1.54% ENB(HB) Enbridge Inc 1.34% MPC Marathon Petro Corp 1.31% SEP(HB) Spectra Energy Partners 1.29% AR Antero Resources Corp 1.21% WPZ Williams Partners LP 1.18% ANDV Andeavor 1.17% WMB Williams Companies 1.16% ANDX(HB) Andeavor Logistics LP 1.15% VLO Valero Energy 1.14% RRC Range Resources 1.13% APA Apache Corp 1.13% MMP Magellan Midstream Partners LP 1.05% PAA(HB) Plains All American Pipeline 1.03% IMO(HB) Imperial Oil Ltd 1.02% UGI UGI Corp 0.99% EPD Enterprise Products Partners 0.99% PBR Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. ADS 0.58% BPL Buckeye Ptnrs L.P. 0.60% ATO Atmos Energy Corp 0.56% PSXP(HB) Phillips 66 Partners LP 0.47% TRP Transcanada Corp 0.23% VVC Vectren Corp -0.04% SHLX Shell Midstream Partners LP -0.27% MPLX MPLX LP -0.29% YPF(HB) YPF Sociedad Anonima ADS -0.41% ENBL(HB) Enable Midstream Partners LP -0.58% ENLK Crosstex Energy LP -1.35% HFC HollyFrontier Corporation -1.58% EQT EQT Corporation -1.77% EQGP EQT GP Hldgs LP -2.01% COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp -2.63% EQM EQT Midstream Partners LP -3.60% RDS-B RDS-A PBR-A
Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre joins Seana Smith from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest market moves after OPEC decided to increase oil production by 1 million barrels per day on a nominal basis. Here's the performance of select energy stocks as of 1:00 pm ET: MRO Marathon Oil Corp 7.76% APC Anadarko Petro 6.67% FTI(HB) TechnipFMC plc 6.57% CVE(HB) Cenovus Energy Inc 6.30% PE Parsley Energy Inc 5.90% CLR Continental Resources Inc 5.86% NFX Newfield Exploration 5.58% DVN Devon Energy 5.48% HES Hess Corporation 5.28% CNQ Canadian Natural Resources 5.07% EGN Energen Corp 4.86% HAL Halliburton Co 4.64% SLB Schlumberger Ltd 4.63% COP ConocoPhillips 4.61% NBL Noble Energy 4.61% LNG Cheniere Energy 4.54% TOT Total 'B' ADS 4.55% XEC Cimarex Energy 4.38% CQH(HB) Cheniere Energy Partners LP 4.37% ECA EnCana Corporation 4.18% BP BP P.L.C. ADS 4.13% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources 4.07% E(HB) Eni S.P.A. ADS 3.98% ETP(HB) Energy Transfer Partners LP 3.85% CEO(HB) CNOOC Ltd ADS 3.53% BHGE Baker Hughes a GE Co Cl A 3.53% NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc 3.36% TRGP Targa Resources Corp 3.30% HP Helmerich & Payne 3.10% EC Ecopetrol S.A. 2.92% SU(HB) Suncor Energy (New) 2.78% CVX Chevron Corporation 2.71% UGP Ultrapar Participacoes SA ADS 2.54% AM(HB) Antero Res Midstream LLC 2.52% CQP Cheniere Energy Partners LP Un 2.51% XOM Exxon Mobil 2.40% FANG Diamondback Energy Inc 2.38% EOG EOG Resources 2.31% ETE(HB) Energy Transfer Equity L.P. 2.20% CXO Concho Resources Inc 2.19% RSPP RSP Permian Inc 2.17% OKE Oneok Inc 2.17% PTR(HB) Petrochina Co Ltd ADR 2.10% WGP(HB) Western Gas Equity Partners LP 2.08% EEP Enbridge Energy Ptnrs L.p. 1.87% OXY Occidental Petro 1.73% PSX Phillips 66 1.63% WES Western Gas Partners LP 1.58% DCP(HB) DCP Midstream LP 1.56% PAGP Plains GP Hldgs L.P Cl A 1.54% ENB(HB) Enbridge Inc 1.34% MPC Marathon Petro Corp 1.31% SEP(HB) Spectra Energy Partners 1.29% AR Antero Resources Corp 1.21% WPZ Williams Partners LP 1.18% ANDV Andeavor 1.17% WMB Williams Companies 1.16% ANDX(HB) Andeavor Logistics LP 1.15% VLO Valero Energy 1.14% RRC Range Resources 1.13% APA Apache Corp 1.13% MMP Magellan Midstream Partners LP 1.05% PAA(HB) Plains All American Pipeline 1.03% IMO(HB) Imperial Oil Ltd 1.02% UGI UGI Corp 0.99% EPD Enterprise Products Partners 0.99% PBR Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. ADS 0.58% BPL Buckeye Ptnrs L.P. 0.60% ATO Atmos Energy Corp 0.56% PSXP(HB) Phillips 66 Partners LP 0.47% TRP Transcanada Corp 0.23% VVC Vectren Corp -0.04% SHLX Shell Midstream Partners LP -0.27% MPLX MPLX LP -0.29% YPF(HB) YPF Sociedad Anonima ADS -0.41% ENBL(HB) Enable Midstream Partners LP -0.58% ENLK Crosstex Energy LP -1.35% HFC HollyFrontier Corporation -1.58% EQT EQT Corporation -1.77% EQGP EQT GP Hldgs LP -2.01% COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp -2.63% EQM EQT Midstream Partners LP -3.60% RDS-B RDS-A PBR-A
MARKETS: The biggest OPEC news is that OPEC might be irrelevant
Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre joins Seana Smith from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest market moves after OPEC decided to increase oil production by 1 million barrels per day on a nominal basis. Here's the performance of select energy stocks as of 1:00 pm ET: MRO Marathon Oil Corp 7.76% APC Anadarko Petro 6.67% FTI(HB) TechnipFMC plc 6.57% CVE(HB) Cenovus Energy Inc 6.30% PE Parsley Energy Inc 5.90% CLR Continental Resources Inc 5.86% NFX Newfield Exploration 5.58% DVN Devon Energy 5.48% HES Hess Corporation 5.28% CNQ Canadian Natural Resources 5.07% EGN Energen Corp 4.86% HAL Halliburton Co 4.64% SLB Schlumberger Ltd 4.63% COP ConocoPhillips 4.61% NBL Noble Energy 4.61% LNG Cheniere Energy 4.54% TOT Total 'B' ADS 4.55% XEC Cimarex Energy 4.38% CQH(HB) Cheniere Energy Partners LP 4.37% ECA EnCana Corporation 4.18% BP BP P.L.C. ADS 4.13% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources 4.07% E(HB) Eni S.P.A. ADS 3.98% ETP(HB) Energy Transfer Partners LP 3.85% CEO(HB) CNOOC Ltd ADS 3.53% BHGE Baker Hughes a GE Co Cl A 3.53% NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc 3.36% TRGP Targa Resources Corp 3.30% HP Helmerich & Payne 3.10% EC Ecopetrol S.A. 2.92% SU(HB) Suncor Energy (New) 2.78% CVX Chevron Corporation 2.71% UGP Ultrapar Participacoes SA ADS 2.54% AM(HB) Antero Res Midstream LLC 2.52% CQP Cheniere Energy Partners LP Un 2.51% XOM Exxon Mobil 2.40% FANG Diamondback Energy Inc 2.38% EOG EOG Resources 2.31% ETE(HB) Energy Transfer Equity L.P. 2.20% CXO Concho Resources Inc 2.19% RSPP RSP Permian Inc 2.17% OKE Oneok Inc 2.17% PTR(HB) Petrochina Co Ltd ADR 2.10% WGP(HB) Western Gas Equity Partners LP 2.08% EEP Enbridge Energy Ptnrs L.p. 1.87% OXY Occidental Petro 1.73% PSX Phillips 66 1.63% WES Western Gas Partners LP 1.58% DCP(HB) DCP Midstream LP 1.56% PAGP Plains GP Hldgs L.P Cl A 1.54% ENB(HB) Enbridge Inc 1.34% MPC Marathon Petro Corp 1.31% SEP(HB) Spectra Energy Partners 1.29% AR Antero Resources Corp 1.21% WPZ Williams Partners LP 1.18% ANDV Andeavor 1.17% WMB Williams Companies 1.16% ANDX(HB) Andeavor Logistics LP 1.15% VLO Valero Energy 1.14% RRC Range Resources 1.13% APA Apache Corp 1.13% MMP Magellan Midstream Partners LP 1.05% PAA(HB) Plains All American Pipeline 1.03% IMO(HB) Imperial Oil Ltd 1.02% UGI UGI Corp 0.99% EPD Enterprise Products Partners 0.99% PBR Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. ADS 0.58% BPL Buckeye Ptnrs L.P. 0.60% ATO Atmos Energy Corp 0.56% PSXP(HB) Phillips 66 Partners LP 0.47% TRP Transcanada Corp 0.23% VVC Vectren Corp -0.04% SHLX Shell Midstream Partners LP -0.27% MPLX MPLX LP -0.29% YPF(HB) YPF Sociedad Anonima ADS -0.41% ENBL(HB) Enable Midstream Partners LP -0.58% ENLK Crosstex Energy LP -1.35% HFC HollyFrontier Corporation -1.58% EQT EQT Corporation -1.77% EQGP EQT GP Hldgs LP -2.01% COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp -2.63% EQM EQT Midstream Partners LP -3.60% RDS-B RDS-A PBR-A
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The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
Anil Kapoor: Many People Felt I Won't Make It--- Moochen, Chhoti Aankhen, Lambe Baal, Patla
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
Anil Kapoor: Many People Felt I Won't Make It--- Moochen, Chhoti Aankhen, Lambe Baal, Patla
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
Anil Kapoor: Many People Felt I Won't Make It--- Moochen, Chhoti Aankhen, Lambe Baal, Patla
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
Anil Kapoor: Many People Felt I Won't Make It--- Moochen, Chhoti Aankhen, Lambe Baal, Patla.
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
Anil Kapoor: Many People Felt I Won't Make It--- Moochen, Chhoti Aankhen, Lambe Baal, Patla
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
Anil Kapoor: Many People Felt I Won't Make It--- Moochen, Chhoti Aankhen, Lambe Baal, Patla
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
Anil Kapoor: Many People Felt I Won't Make It--- Moochen, Chhoti Aankhen, Lambe Baal, Patla
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
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The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
Anil Kapoor: Many People Felt I Won't Make It--- Moochen, Chhoti Aankhen, Lambe Baal, Patla
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
Anil Kapoor: Many People Felt I Won't Make It--- Moochen, Chhoti Aankhen, Lambe Baal, Patla
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
Anil Kapoor: Many People Felt I Won't Make It--- Moochen, Chhoti Aankhen, Lambe Baal, Patla
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
Anil Kapoor: Many People Felt I Won't Make It--- Moochen, Chhoti Aankhen, Lambe Baal, Patla
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
Anil Kapoor: Many People Felt I Won't Make It--- Moochen, Chhoti Aankhen, Lambe Baal, Patla
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
Anil Kapoor: Many People Felt I Won't Make It--- Moochen, Chhoti Aankhen, Lambe Baal, Patla
The ageless talented Anil Kapoor in a MARATHON & EXCLUSIVE Interview with SpotboyE.com talks about his 35-year long career. Man, isn't he still going great guns and would give any youngster a run for his money!
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action after OPEC reached an agreement to increase oil production by one million barrels per day on a nominal basis. On a net basis, various figures around 600,000 to 800,000 are being touted. Here's the performance of select energy stocks as of 10:30 am ET: MRO Marathon Oil Corp 8.76% APC Anadarko Petro 6.68% PE Parsley Energy Inc 6.44% FTI(HB) TechnipFMC plc 5.95% DVN Devon Energy 5.95% NFX Newfield Exploration 5.95% CLR Continental Resources Inc 5.84% CVE(HB) Cenovus Energy Inc 5.49% NBL Noble Energy 5.06% COP ConocoPhillips 4.70% HES Hess Corporation 4.51% CNQ Canadian Natural Resources 4.47% TRGP Targa Resources Corp 4.44% EGN Energen Corp 4.39% ECA EnCana Corporation 4.31% HAL Halliburton Co 4.23% BP BP P.L.C. ADS 4.14% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources 4.13% CQH(HB) Cheniere Energy Partners LP 4.12% LNG Cheniere Energy 4.11% SLB Schlumberger Ltd 4.04% TOT Total 'B' ADS 3.96% NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc 3.57% HP Helmerich & Payne 3.56% CXO Concho Resources Inc 3.47% E(HB) Eni S.P.A. ADS 3.53% RSPP RSP Permian Inc 3.42% ETP(HB) Energy Transfer Partners LP 3.23% EOG EOG Resources 3.38% BHGE Baker Hughes a GE Co Cl A 3.31% XEC Cimarex Energy 3.25% ETE(HB) Energy Transfer Equity L.P. 3.17% APA Apache Corp 3.16% CEO(HB) CNOOC Ltd ADS 2.97% EC Ecopetrol S.A. 2.89% SU(HB) Suncor Energy (New) 2.83% FANG Diamondback Energy Inc 2.85% CVX Chevron Corporation 2.55% PSX Phillips 66 2.48% PAGP Plains GP Hldgs L.P Cl A 2.35% XOM Exxon Mobil 2.31% AM(HB) Antero Res Midstream LLC 2.32% PAA(HB) Plains All American Pipeline 2.32% UGP Ultrapar Participacoes SA ADS 2.25% DCP(HB) DCP Midstream LP 1.97% MPC Marathon Petro Corp 1.89% IMO(HB) Imperial Oil Ltd 1.89% EEP Enbridge Energy Ptnrs L.p. 1.87% OKE Oneok Inc 1.86% WGP(HB) Western Gas Equity Partners LP 1.80% CQP Cheniere Energy Partners LP Un 1.79% ANDV Andeavor 1.72% WPZ Williams Partners LP 1.66% WMB Williams Companies 1.68% OXY Occidental Petro 1.56% ANDX(HB) Andeavor Logistics LP 1.55% ENB(HB) Enbridge Inc 1.46% PSXP(HB) Phillips 66 Partners LP 1.44% EPD Enterprise Products Partners 1.29% VLO Valero Energy 1.35% SEP(HB) Spectra Energy Partners 1.32% PTR(HB) Petrochina Co Ltd ADR 1.28% MMP Magellan Midstream Partners LP 1.19% PBR Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. ADS 1.17% AR Antero Resources Corp 1.06% HFC HollyFrontier Corporation 0.94% MPLX MPLX LP 0.77% WES Western Gas Partners LP 0.72% RRC Range Resources 0.71% ENLK Crosstex Energy LP 0.67% SHLX Shell Midstream Partners LP 0.62% UGI UGI Corp 0.62% TRP Transcanada Corp 0.58% BPL Buckeye Ptnrs L.P. 0.49% YPF(HB) YPF Sociedad Anonima ADS 0.35% ATO Atmos Energy Corp 0.17% VVC Vectren Corp -0.03% ENBL(HB) Enable Midstream Partners LP -0.58% EQGP EQT GP Hldgs LP -1.21% COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp -1.47% EQT EQT Corporation -2.34% EQM EQT Midstream Partners LP -2.91% RDS-B RDS-A PBR-A
MARKETS: OPEC reaches a deal as Russia set to formalize new OPEC+ cartel
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action after OPEC reached an agreement to increase oil production by one million barrels per day on a nominal basis. On a net basis, various figures around 600,000 to 800,000 are being touted. Here's the performance of select energy stocks as of 10:30 am ET: MRO Marathon Oil Corp 8.76% APC Anadarko Petro 6.68% PE Parsley Energy Inc 6.44% FTI(HB) TechnipFMC plc 5.95% DVN Devon Energy 5.95% NFX Newfield Exploration 5.95% CLR Continental Resources Inc 5.84% CVE(HB) Cenovus Energy Inc 5.49% NBL Noble Energy 5.06% COP ConocoPhillips 4.70% HES Hess Corporation 4.51% CNQ Canadian Natural Resources 4.47% TRGP Targa Resources Corp 4.44% EGN Energen Corp 4.39% ECA EnCana Corporation 4.31% HAL Halliburton Co 4.23% BP BP P.L.C. ADS 4.14% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources 4.13% CQH(HB) Cheniere Energy Partners LP 4.12% LNG Cheniere Energy 4.11% SLB Schlumberger Ltd 4.04% TOT Total 'B' ADS 3.96% NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc 3.57% HP Helmerich & Payne 3.56% CXO Concho Resources Inc 3.47% E(HB) Eni S.P.A. ADS 3.53% RSPP RSP Permian Inc 3.42% ETP(HB) Energy Transfer Partners LP 3.23% EOG EOG Resources 3.38% BHGE Baker Hughes a GE Co Cl A 3.31% XEC Cimarex Energy 3.25% ETE(HB) Energy Transfer Equity L.P. 3.17% APA Apache Corp 3.16% CEO(HB) CNOOC Ltd ADS 2.97% EC Ecopetrol S.A. 2.89% SU(HB) Suncor Energy (New) 2.83% FANG Diamondback Energy Inc 2.85% CVX Chevron Corporation 2.55% PSX Phillips 66 2.48% PAGP Plains GP Hldgs L.P Cl A 2.35% XOM Exxon Mobil 2.31% AM(HB) Antero Res Midstream LLC 2.32% PAA(HB) Plains All American Pipeline 2.32% UGP Ultrapar Participacoes SA ADS 2.25% DCP(HB) DCP Midstream LP 1.97% MPC Marathon Petro Corp 1.89% IMO(HB) Imperial Oil Ltd 1.89% EEP Enbridge Energy Ptnrs L.p. 1.87% OKE Oneok Inc 1.86% WGP(HB) Western Gas Equity Partners LP 1.80% CQP Cheniere Energy Partners LP Un 1.79% ANDV Andeavor 1.72% WPZ Williams Partners LP 1.66% WMB Williams Companies 1.68% OXY Occidental Petro 1.56% ANDX(HB) Andeavor Logistics LP 1.55% ENB(HB) Enbridge Inc 1.46% PSXP(HB) Phillips 66 Partners LP 1.44% EPD Enterprise Products Partners 1.29% VLO Valero Energy 1.35% SEP(HB) Spectra Energy Partners 1.32% PTR(HB) Petrochina Co Ltd ADR 1.28% MMP Magellan Midstream Partners LP 1.19% PBR Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. ADS 1.17% AR Antero Resources Corp 1.06% HFC HollyFrontier Corporation 0.94% MPLX MPLX LP 0.77% WES Western Gas Partners LP 0.72% RRC Range Resources 0.71% ENLK Crosstex Energy LP 0.67% SHLX Shell Midstream Partners LP 0.62% UGI UGI Corp 0.62% TRP Transcanada Corp 0.58% BPL Buckeye Ptnrs L.P. 0.49% YPF(HB) YPF Sociedad Anonima ADS 0.35% ATO Atmos Energy Corp 0.17% VVC Vectren Corp -0.03% ENBL(HB) Enable Midstream Partners LP -0.58% EQGP EQT GP Hldgs LP -1.21% COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp -1.47% EQT EQT Corporation -2.34% EQM EQT Midstream Partners LP -2.91% RDS-B RDS-A PBR-A
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action after OPEC reached an agreement to increase oil production by one million barrels per day on a nominal basis. On a net basis, various figures around 600,000 to 800,000 are being touted. Here's the performance of select energy stocks as of 10:30 am ET: MRO Marathon Oil Corp 8.76% APC Anadarko Petro 6.68% PE Parsley Energy Inc 6.44% FTI(HB) TechnipFMC plc 5.95% DVN Devon Energy 5.95% NFX Newfield Exploration 5.95% CLR Continental Resources Inc 5.84% CVE(HB) Cenovus Energy Inc 5.49% NBL Noble Energy 5.06% COP ConocoPhillips 4.70% HES Hess Corporation 4.51% CNQ Canadian Natural Resources 4.47% TRGP Targa Resources Corp 4.44% EGN Energen Corp 4.39% ECA EnCana Corporation 4.31% HAL Halliburton Co 4.23% BP BP P.L.C. ADS 4.14% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources 4.13% CQH(HB) Cheniere Energy Partners LP 4.12% LNG Cheniere Energy 4.11% SLB Schlumberger Ltd 4.04% TOT Total 'B' ADS 3.96% NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc 3.57% HP Helmerich & Payne 3.56% CXO Concho Resources Inc 3.47% E(HB) Eni S.P.A. ADS 3.53% RSPP RSP Permian Inc 3.42% ETP(HB) Energy Transfer Partners LP 3.23% EOG EOG Resources 3.38% BHGE Baker Hughes a GE Co Cl A 3.31% XEC Cimarex Energy 3.25% ETE(HB) Energy Transfer Equity L.P. 3.17% APA Apache Corp 3.16% CEO(HB) CNOOC Ltd ADS 2.97% EC Ecopetrol S.A. 2.89% SU(HB) Suncor Energy (New) 2.83% FANG Diamondback Energy Inc 2.85% CVX Chevron Corporation 2.55% PSX Phillips 66 2.48% PAGP Plains GP Hldgs L.P Cl A 2.35% XOM Exxon Mobil 2.31% AM(HB) Antero Res Midstream LLC 2.32% PAA(HB) Plains All American Pipeline 2.32% UGP Ultrapar Participacoes SA ADS 2.25% DCP(HB) DCP Midstream LP 1.97% MPC Marathon Petro Corp 1.89% IMO(HB) Imperial Oil Ltd 1.89% EEP Enbridge Energy Ptnrs L.p. 1.87% OKE Oneok Inc 1.86% WGP(HB) Western Gas Equity Partners LP 1.80% CQP Cheniere Energy Partners LP Un 1.79% ANDV Andeavor 1.72% WPZ Williams Partners LP 1.66% WMB Williams Companies 1.68% OXY Occidental Petro 1.56% ANDX(HB) Andeavor Logistics LP 1.55% ENB(HB) Enbridge Inc 1.46% PSXP(HB) Phillips 66 Partners LP 1.44% EPD Enterprise Products Partners 1.29% VLO Valero Energy 1.35% SEP(HB) Spectra Energy Partners 1.32% PTR(HB) Petrochina Co Ltd ADR 1.28% MMP Magellan Midstream Partners LP 1.19% PBR Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. ADS 1.17% AR Antero Resources Corp 1.06% HFC HollyFrontier Corporation 0.94% MPLX MPLX LP 0.77% WES Western Gas Partners LP 0.72% RRC Range Resources 0.71% ENLK Crosstex Energy LP 0.67% SHLX Shell Midstream Partners LP 0.62% UGI UGI Corp 0.62% TRP Transcanada Corp 0.58% BPL Buckeye Ptnrs L.P. 0.49% YPF(HB) YPF Sociedad Anonima ADS 0.35% ATO Atmos Energy Corp 0.17% VVC Vectren Corp -0.03% ENBL(HB) Enable Midstream Partners LP -0.58% EQGP EQT GP Hldgs LP -1.21% COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp -1.47% EQT EQT Corporation -2.34% EQM EQT Midstream Partners LP -2.91% RDS-B RDS-A PBR-A
MARKETS: OPEC reaches a deal as Russia set to formalize new OPEC+ cartel
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action after OPEC reached an agreement to increase oil production by one million barrels per day on a nominal basis. On a net basis, various figures around 600,000 to 800,000 are being touted. Here's the performance of select energy stocks as of 10:30 am ET: MRO Marathon Oil Corp 8.76% APC Anadarko Petro 6.68% PE Parsley Energy Inc 6.44% FTI(HB) TechnipFMC plc 5.95% DVN Devon Energy 5.95% NFX Newfield Exploration 5.95% CLR Continental Resources Inc 5.84% CVE(HB) Cenovus Energy Inc 5.49% NBL Noble Energy 5.06% COP ConocoPhillips 4.70% HES Hess Corporation 4.51% CNQ Canadian Natural Resources 4.47% TRGP Targa Resources Corp 4.44% EGN Energen Corp 4.39% ECA EnCana Corporation 4.31% HAL Halliburton Co 4.23% BP BP P.L.C. ADS 4.14% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources 4.13% CQH(HB) Cheniere Energy Partners LP 4.12% LNG Cheniere Energy 4.11% SLB Schlumberger Ltd 4.04% TOT Total 'B' ADS 3.96% NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc 3.57% HP Helmerich & Payne 3.56% CXO Concho Resources Inc 3.47% E(HB) Eni S.P.A. ADS 3.53% RSPP RSP Permian Inc 3.42% ETP(HB) Energy Transfer Partners LP 3.23% EOG EOG Resources 3.38% BHGE Baker Hughes a GE Co Cl A 3.31% XEC Cimarex Energy 3.25% ETE(HB) Energy Transfer Equity L.P. 3.17% APA Apache Corp 3.16% CEO(HB) CNOOC Ltd ADS 2.97% EC Ecopetrol S.A. 2.89% SU(HB) Suncor Energy (New) 2.83% FANG Diamondback Energy Inc 2.85% CVX Chevron Corporation 2.55% PSX Phillips 66 2.48% PAGP Plains GP Hldgs L.P Cl A 2.35% XOM Exxon Mobil 2.31% AM(HB) Antero Res Midstream LLC 2.32% PAA(HB) Plains All American Pipeline 2.32% UGP Ultrapar Participacoes SA ADS 2.25% DCP(HB) DCP Midstream LP 1.97% MPC Marathon Petro Corp 1.89% IMO(HB) Imperial Oil Ltd 1.89% EEP Enbridge Energy Ptnrs L.p. 1.87% OKE Oneok Inc 1.86% WGP(HB) Western Gas Equity Partners LP 1.80% CQP Cheniere Energy Partners LP Un 1.79% ANDV Andeavor 1.72% WPZ Williams Partners LP 1.66% WMB Williams Companies 1.68% OXY Occidental Petro 1.56% ANDX(HB) Andeavor Logistics LP 1.55% ENB(HB) Enbridge Inc 1.46% PSXP(HB) Phillips 66 Partners LP 1.44% EPD Enterprise Products Partners 1.29% VLO Valero Energy 1.35% SEP(HB) Spectra Energy Partners 1.32% PTR(HB) Petrochina Co Ltd ADR 1.28% MMP Magellan Midstream Partners LP 1.19% PBR Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. ADS 1.17% AR Antero Resources Corp 1.06% HFC HollyFrontier Corporation 0.94% MPLX MPLX LP 0.77% WES Western Gas Partners LP 0.72% RRC Range Resources 0.71% ENLK Crosstex Energy LP 0.67% SHLX Shell Midstream Partners LP 0.62% UGI UGI Corp 0.62% TRP Transcanada Corp 0.58% BPL Buckeye Ptnrs L.P. 0.49% YPF(HB) YPF Sociedad Anonima ADS 0.35% ATO Atmos Energy Corp 0.17% VVC Vectren Corp -0.03% ENBL(HB) Enable Midstream Partners LP -0.58% EQGP EQT GP Hldgs LP -1.21% COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp -1.47% EQT EQT Corporation -2.34% EQM EQT Midstream Partners LP -2.91% RDS-B RDS-A PBR-A
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action after OPEC reached an agreement to increase oil production by one million barrels per day on a nominal basis. On a net basis, various figures around 600,000 to 800,000 are being touted. Here's the performance of select energy stocks as of 10:30 am ET: MRO Marathon Oil Corp 8.76% APC Anadarko Petro 6.68% PE Parsley Energy Inc 6.44% FTI(HB) TechnipFMC plc 5.95% DVN Devon Energy 5.95% NFX Newfield Exploration 5.95% CLR Continental Resources Inc 5.84% CVE(HB) Cenovus Energy Inc 5.49% NBL Noble Energy 5.06% COP ConocoPhillips 4.70% HES Hess Corporation 4.51% CNQ Canadian Natural Resources 4.47% TRGP Targa Resources Corp 4.44% EGN Energen Corp 4.39% ECA EnCana Corporation 4.31% HAL Halliburton Co 4.23% BP BP P.L.C. ADS 4.14% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources 4.13% CQH(HB) Cheniere Energy Partners LP 4.12% LNG Cheniere Energy 4.11% SLB Schlumberger Ltd 4.04% TOT Total 'B' ADS 3.96% NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc 3.57% HP Helmerich & Payne 3.56% CXO Concho Resources Inc 3.47% E(HB) Eni S.P.A. ADS 3.53% RSPP RSP Permian Inc 3.42% ETP(HB) Energy Transfer Partners LP 3.23% EOG EOG Resources 3.38% BHGE Baker Hughes a GE Co Cl A 3.31% XEC Cimarex Energy 3.25% ETE(HB) Energy Transfer Equity L.P. 3.17% APA Apache Corp 3.16% CEO(HB) CNOOC Ltd ADS 2.97% EC Ecopetrol S.A. 2.89% SU(HB) Suncor Energy (New) 2.83% FANG Diamondback Energy Inc 2.85% CVX Chevron Corporation 2.55% PSX Phillips 66 2.48% PAGP Plains GP Hldgs L.P Cl A 2.35% XOM Exxon Mobil 2.31% AM(HB) Antero Res Midstream LLC 2.32% PAA(HB) Plains All American Pipeline 2.32% UGP Ultrapar Participacoes SA ADS 2.25% DCP(HB) DCP Midstream LP 1.97% MPC Marathon Petro Corp 1.89% IMO(HB) Imperial Oil Ltd 1.89% EEP Enbridge Energy Ptnrs L.p. 1.87% OKE Oneok Inc 1.86% WGP(HB) Western Gas Equity Partners LP 1.80% CQP Cheniere Energy Partners LP Un 1.79% ANDV Andeavor 1.72% WPZ Williams Partners LP 1.66% WMB Williams Companies 1.68% OXY Occidental Petro 1.56% ANDX(HB) Andeavor Logistics LP 1.55% ENB(HB) Enbridge Inc 1.46% PSXP(HB) Phillips 66 Partners LP 1.44% EPD Enterprise Products Partners 1.29% VLO Valero Energy 1.35% SEP(HB) Spectra Energy Partners 1.32% PTR(HB) Petrochina Co Ltd ADR 1.28% MMP Magellan Midstream Partners LP 1.19% PBR Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. ADS 1.17% AR Antero Resources Corp 1.06% HFC HollyFrontier Corporation 0.94% MPLX MPLX LP 0.77% WES Western Gas Partners LP 0.72% RRC Range Resources 0.71% ENLK Crosstex Energy LP 0.67% SHLX Shell Midstream Partners LP 0.62% UGI UGI Corp 0.62% TRP Transcanada Corp 0.58% BPL Buckeye Ptnrs L.P. 0.49% YPF(HB) YPF Sociedad Anonima ADS 0.35% ATO Atmos Energy Corp 0.17% VVC Vectren Corp -0.03% ENBL(HB) Enable Midstream Partners LP -0.58% EQGP EQT GP Hldgs LP -1.21% COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp -1.47% EQT EQT Corporation -2.34% EQM EQT Midstream Partners LP -2.91% RDS-B RDS-A PBR-A
MARKETS: OPEC reaches a deal as Russia set to formalize new OPEC+ cartel
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action after OPEC reached an agreement to increase oil production by one million barrels per day on a nominal basis. On a net basis, various figures around 600,000 to 800,000 are being touted. Here's the performance of select energy stocks as of 10:30 am ET: MRO Marathon Oil Corp 8.76% APC Anadarko Petro 6.68% PE Parsley Energy Inc 6.44% FTI(HB) TechnipFMC plc 5.95% DVN Devon Energy 5.95% NFX Newfield Exploration 5.95% CLR Continental Resources Inc 5.84% CVE(HB) Cenovus Energy Inc 5.49% NBL Noble Energy 5.06% COP ConocoPhillips 4.70% HES Hess Corporation 4.51% CNQ Canadian Natural Resources 4.47% TRGP Targa Resources Corp 4.44% EGN Energen Corp 4.39% ECA EnCana Corporation 4.31% HAL Halliburton Co 4.23% BP BP P.L.C. ADS 4.14% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources 4.13% CQH(HB) Cheniere Energy Partners LP 4.12% LNG Cheniere Energy 4.11% SLB Schlumberger Ltd 4.04% TOT Total 'B' ADS 3.96% NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc 3.57% HP Helmerich & Payne 3.56% CXO Concho Resources Inc 3.47% E(HB) Eni S.P.A. ADS 3.53% RSPP RSP Permian Inc 3.42% ETP(HB) Energy Transfer Partners LP 3.23% EOG EOG Resources 3.38% BHGE Baker Hughes a GE Co Cl A 3.31% XEC Cimarex Energy 3.25% ETE(HB) Energy Transfer Equity L.P. 3.17% APA Apache Corp 3.16% CEO(HB) CNOOC Ltd ADS 2.97% EC Ecopetrol S.A. 2.89% SU(HB) Suncor Energy (New) 2.83% FANG Diamondback Energy Inc 2.85% CVX Chevron Corporation 2.55% PSX Phillips 66 2.48% PAGP Plains GP Hldgs L.P Cl A 2.35% XOM Exxon Mobil 2.31% AM(HB) Antero Res Midstream LLC 2.32% PAA(HB) Plains All American Pipeline 2.32% UGP Ultrapar Participacoes SA ADS 2.25% DCP(HB) DCP Midstream LP 1.97% MPC Marathon Petro Corp 1.89% IMO(HB) Imperial Oil Ltd 1.89% EEP Enbridge Energy Ptnrs L.p. 1.87% OKE Oneok Inc 1.86% WGP(HB) Western Gas Equity Partners LP 1.80% CQP Cheniere Energy Partners LP Un 1.79% ANDV Andeavor 1.72% WPZ Williams Partners LP 1.66% WMB Williams Companies 1.68% OXY Occidental Petro 1.56% ANDX(HB) Andeavor Logistics LP 1.55% ENB(HB) Enbridge Inc 1.46% PSXP(HB) Phillips 66 Partners LP 1.44% EPD Enterprise Products Partners 1.29% VLO Valero Energy 1.35% SEP(HB) Spectra Energy Partners 1.32% PTR(HB) Petrochina Co Ltd ADR 1.28% MMP Magellan Midstream Partners LP 1.19% PBR Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. ADS 1.17% AR Antero Resources Corp 1.06% HFC HollyFrontier Corporation 0.94% MPLX MPLX LP 0.77% WES Western Gas Partners LP 0.72% RRC Range Resources 0.71% ENLK Crosstex Energy LP 0.67% SHLX Shell Midstream Partners LP 0.62% UGI UGI Corp 0.62% TRP Transcanada Corp 0.58% BPL Buckeye Ptnrs L.P. 0.49% YPF(HB) YPF Sociedad Anonima ADS 0.35% ATO Atmos Energy Corp 0.17% VVC Vectren Corp -0.03% ENBL(HB) Enable Midstream Partners LP -0.58% EQGP EQT GP Hldgs LP -1.21% COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp -1.47% EQT EQT Corporation -2.34% EQM EQT Midstream Partners LP -2.91% RDS-B RDS-A PBR-A
S&P 500’s Top Losses: Marathon Oil Declined
S&P 500’s Top Losses: Marathon Oil Declined
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This #Pride2018, The Quint joins hands with Twitter India to host a marathon of panel discussions on LGBTQ+ rights.
#Pride2018: Twitter India & The Quint Talk LGBTQ+ Rights
This #Pride2018, The Quint joins hands with Twitter India to host a marathon of panel discussions on LGBTQ+ rights.
This #Pride2018, The Quint joins hands with Twitter India to host a marathon of panel discussions on LGBTQ+ rights.
#Pride2018: Twitter India & The Quint Talk LGBTQ+ Rights
This #Pride2018, The Quint joins hands with Twitter India to host a marathon of panel discussions on LGBTQ+ rights.
This #Pride2018, The Quint joins hands with Twitter India to host a marathon of panel discussions on LGBTQ+ rights.
#Pride2018: Twitter India & The Quint Talk LGBTQ+ Rights
This #Pride2018, The Quint joins hands with Twitter India to host a marathon of panel discussions on LGBTQ+ rights.
This #Pride2018, The Quint joins hands with Twitter India to host a marathon of panel discussions on LGBTQ+ rights.
#Pride2018: Twitter India & The Quint Talk LGBTQ+ Rights
This #Pride2018, The Quint joins hands with Twitter India to host a marathon of panel discussions on LGBTQ+ rights.
This #Pride2018, The Quint joins hands with Twitter India to host a marathon of panel discussions on LGBTQ+ rights.
#Pride2018: Twitter India & The Quint Talk LGBTQ+ Rights
This #Pride2018, The Quint joins hands with Twitter India to host a marathon of panel discussions on LGBTQ+ rights.
This #Pride2018, The Quint joins hands with Twitter India to host a marathon of panel discussions on LGBTQ+ rights.
#Pride2018: Twitter India & The Quint Talk LGBTQ+ Rights
This #Pride2018, The Quint joins hands with Twitter India to host a marathon of panel discussions on LGBTQ+ rights.
A group of runners in Tulsa is making running in a marathon possible for people who otherwise could not.
Runners making it posible for disabled people to compete in marathons
A group of runners in Tulsa is making running in a marathon possible for people who otherwise could not.
A group of runners in Tulsa is making running in a marathon possible for people who otherwise could not.
Runners making it posible for disabled people to compete in marathons
A group of runners in Tulsa is making running in a marathon possible for people who otherwise could not.
A group of runners in Tulsa is making running in a marathon possible for people who otherwise could not.
Runners making it posible for disabled people to compete in marathons
A group of runners in Tulsa is making running in a marathon possible for people who otherwise could not.
A group of runners in Tulsa is making running in a marathon possible for people who otherwise could not.
Runners making it posible for disabled people to compete in marathons
A group of runners in Tulsa is making running in a marathon possible for people who otherwise could not.
Man jailed after taking lost London marathon race number and claiming finisher’s medal
Man jailed after taking lost London marathon race number and claiming finisher’s medal
Man jailed after taking lost London marathon race number and claiming finisher’s medal
Man jailed after taking lost London marathon race number and claiming finisher’s medal
Man jailed after taking lost London marathon race number and claiming finisher’s medal
Man jailed after taking lost London marathon race number and claiming finisher’s medal
Ernie Els’s nephew is just three steps away from a place at the Masters, the major which famously eluded the graceful South African. Jovan Rebula upheld family honour by progressing to the quarter-finals of the Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen. Rebula, who is the son of Els’s sister, Carina, survived a tense encounter with Yorkshire’s Ben Hutchinson before prevailing on the 18th. This morning, Rebula, who is in college in Alabama, plays Tom Sloman and once again the confident 21-year-old will feed off the influence of the Big Easy, as he targets all the perks that come with this historic trophy, including berths at Augusta and at next month’s Open Championship. “He’s done a lot for me over my career,” Rebula said. “We’ve got a very good relationship. It’s always special to have someone like that you can talk to who’s been in way bigger moments than this.” Sloman will provide stern opposition. He was the underdog against 18-year-old South African Wilco Nienaber, who topped the strokeplay section, but the English international from Somerset battled back from one-down with five to play to prevail on the 18th. Tom Sloman is the man standing in Rebula's way Credit: getty images Should Sloman come through the Rebula test then he could face Mitch Waite - another West Countryman playing out of Filton Golf Club in Bristol - in the afternoon semi-final. Waite was four up with four to play against Germany’s Timo Vahlenkamp and seemed to be cruising into a showdown with the Swede Christoffer Palsson. But Waite saw his lead disappear and was taken to sudden death. However, a par on the first saw a very relieved Waite scrape through. There are also three Irishmen still standing in this marathon tournament, which featured 288 players going out in the 36-hole strokeplay stages, with 64 players plus ties going through to the knockout matchplay. Conor Purcell, Robin Dawson and John Murphy are in the last eight, hoping to emulate Alan Dunbar, the only Irish winner in the last 17 years. Meanwhile, Tommy Fleetwood showed the effects of finishing second in last week’s US Open in New York, by carding a sluggish opening two-over 74 in the first round of the BMW International in Germany. That is six off the pace set by France’s Sebastien Gros, with Scotland’s Scott Jamieson in a group in second on three-under. Meanwhile, Rory Mcilroy bounced back from last week's US Open missed cut with a six-under 64 in the first round of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut which left him one off the pace set by Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson.
Ernie Els's nephew moves closer to place at the Masters
Ernie Els’s nephew is just three steps away from a place at the Masters, the major which famously eluded the graceful South African. Jovan Rebula upheld family honour by progressing to the quarter-finals of the Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen. Rebula, who is the son of Els’s sister, Carina, survived a tense encounter with Yorkshire’s Ben Hutchinson before prevailing on the 18th. This morning, Rebula, who is in college in Alabama, plays Tom Sloman and once again the confident 21-year-old will feed off the influence of the Big Easy, as he targets all the perks that come with this historic trophy, including berths at Augusta and at next month’s Open Championship. “He’s done a lot for me over my career,” Rebula said. “We’ve got a very good relationship. It’s always special to have someone like that you can talk to who’s been in way bigger moments than this.” Sloman will provide stern opposition. He was the underdog against 18-year-old South African Wilco Nienaber, who topped the strokeplay section, but the English international from Somerset battled back from one-down with five to play to prevail on the 18th. Tom Sloman is the man standing in Rebula's way Credit: getty images Should Sloman come through the Rebula test then he could face Mitch Waite - another West Countryman playing out of Filton Golf Club in Bristol - in the afternoon semi-final. Waite was four up with four to play against Germany’s Timo Vahlenkamp and seemed to be cruising into a showdown with the Swede Christoffer Palsson. But Waite saw his lead disappear and was taken to sudden death. However, a par on the first saw a very relieved Waite scrape through. There are also three Irishmen still standing in this marathon tournament, which featured 288 players going out in the 36-hole strokeplay stages, with 64 players plus ties going through to the knockout matchplay. Conor Purcell, Robin Dawson and John Murphy are in the last eight, hoping to emulate Alan Dunbar, the only Irish winner in the last 17 years. Meanwhile, Tommy Fleetwood showed the effects of finishing second in last week’s US Open in New York, by carding a sluggish opening two-over 74 in the first round of the BMW International in Germany. That is six off the pace set by France’s Sebastien Gros, with Scotland’s Scott Jamieson in a group in second on three-under. Meanwhile, Rory Mcilroy bounced back from last week's US Open missed cut with a six-under 64 in the first round of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut which left him one off the pace set by Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson.
Ernie Els’s nephew is just three steps away from a place at the Masters, the major which famously eluded the graceful South African. Jovan Rebula upheld family honour by progressing to the quarter-finals of the Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen. Rebula, who is the son of Els’s sister, Carina, survived a tense encounter with Yorkshire’s Ben Hutchinson before prevailing on the 18th. This morning, Rebula, who is in college in Alabama, plays Tom Sloman and once again the confident 21-year-old will feed off the influence of the Big Easy, as he targets all the perks that come with this historic trophy, including berths at Augusta and at next month’s Open Championship. “He’s done a lot for me over my career,” Rebula said. “We’ve got a very good relationship. It’s always special to have someone like that you can talk to who’s been in way bigger moments than this.” Sloman will provide stern opposition. He was the underdog against 18-year-old South African Wilco Nienaber, who topped the strokeplay section, but the English international from Somerset battled back from one-down with five to play to prevail on the 18th. Tom Sloman is the man standing in Rebula's way Credit: getty images Should Sloman come through the Rebula test then he could face Mitch Waite - another West Countryman playing out of Filton Golf Club in Bristol - in the afternoon semi-final. Waite was four up with four to play against Germany’s Timo Vahlenkamp and seemed to be cruising into a showdown with the Swede Christoffer Palsson. But Waite saw his lead disappear and was taken to sudden death. However, a par on the first saw a very relieved Waite scrape through. There are also three Irishmen still standing in this marathon tournament, which featured 288 players going out in the 36-hole strokeplay stages, with 64 players plus ties going through to the knockout matchplay. Conor Purcell, Robin Dawson and John Murphy are in the last eight, hoping to emulate Alan Dunbar, the only Irish winner in the last 17 years. Meanwhile, Tommy Fleetwood showed the effects of finishing second in last week’s US Open in New York, by carding a sluggish opening two-over 74 in the first round of the BMW International in Germany. That is six off the pace set by France’s Sebastien Gros, with Scotland’s Scott Jamieson in a group in second on three-under. Meanwhile, Rory Mcilroy bounced back from last week's US Open missed cut with a six-under 64 in the first round of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut which left him one off the pace set by Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson.
Ernie Els's nephew moves closer to place at the Masters
Ernie Els’s nephew is just three steps away from a place at the Masters, the major which famously eluded the graceful South African. Jovan Rebula upheld family honour by progressing to the quarter-finals of the Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen. Rebula, who is the son of Els’s sister, Carina, survived a tense encounter with Yorkshire’s Ben Hutchinson before prevailing on the 18th. This morning, Rebula, who is in college in Alabama, plays Tom Sloman and once again the confident 21-year-old will feed off the influence of the Big Easy, as he targets all the perks that come with this historic trophy, including berths at Augusta and at next month’s Open Championship. “He’s done a lot for me over my career,” Rebula said. “We’ve got a very good relationship. It’s always special to have someone like that you can talk to who’s been in way bigger moments than this.” Sloman will provide stern opposition. He was the underdog against 18-year-old South African Wilco Nienaber, who topped the strokeplay section, but the English international from Somerset battled back from one-down with five to play to prevail on the 18th. Tom Sloman is the man standing in Rebula's way Credit: getty images Should Sloman come through the Rebula test then he could face Mitch Waite - another West Countryman playing out of Filton Golf Club in Bristol - in the afternoon semi-final. Waite was four up with four to play against Germany’s Timo Vahlenkamp and seemed to be cruising into a showdown with the Swede Christoffer Palsson. But Waite saw his lead disappear and was taken to sudden death. However, a par on the first saw a very relieved Waite scrape through. There are also three Irishmen still standing in this marathon tournament, which featured 288 players going out in the 36-hole strokeplay stages, with 64 players plus ties going through to the knockout matchplay. Conor Purcell, Robin Dawson and John Murphy are in the last eight, hoping to emulate Alan Dunbar, the only Irish winner in the last 17 years. Meanwhile, Tommy Fleetwood showed the effects of finishing second in last week’s US Open in New York, by carding a sluggish opening two-over 74 in the first round of the BMW International in Germany. That is six off the pace set by France’s Sebastien Gros, with Scotland’s Scott Jamieson in a group in second on three-under. Meanwhile, Rory Mcilroy bounced back from last week's US Open missed cut with a six-under 64 in the first round of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut which left him one off the pace set by Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson.
<p>By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.</p>
Frank's Story

By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.

<p>By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.</p>
Frank's Story

By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.

<p>By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.</p>
Frank's Story

By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.

<p>By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.</p>
Frank's Story

By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.

<p>By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.</p>
Frank's Story

By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.

<p>By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.</p>
Frank's Story

By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.

<p>By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.</p>
Frank's Story

By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.

<p>By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.</p>
Frank's Story

By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.

<p>By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.</p>
Frank's Story

By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.

<p>By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.</p>
Frank's Story

By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.

<p>By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.</p>
Frank's Story

By all accounts, Frank Shorter is the father of the modern running boom. He spins a captivating narrative about winning the ’72 Olympic Marathon, leading the fight against illegal doping, and being the last person to see his friend Steve Prefontaine alive. The story he hasn’t told is the dark truth about his own father, a truth Shorter has run away from all his life but that ultimately has defined him as a runner, and as a man.

Keith Bliss of DriveWealth LLC joins Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith from the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest market moves. Here's the performance of select leaders and laggards as of 2:00 pm ET: DRI Darden Restaurants Inc 14.53% KR Kroger Co 9.59% KIM Kimco Realty 2.96% HBI Hanesbrands Inc 2.78% FRT Federal Rlty Inv Tr Sbi 2.52% MOS The Mosaic Co (New) 2.11% GPS Gap Inc 2.07% TPR Tapestry Inc 2.06% LUV Southwest Airlines 2.01% REG Regency Centers 1.95% LB L Brands Inc 1.84% JWN Nordstrom Inc 1.78% EQIX(HB) Equinix Inc REIT 1.79% BBY Best Buy 1.74% TWX(HB) Time Warner 1.69% FOX(F) Twenty-First Century Fox Inc B 1.73% HPE Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co 1.65% PPL PPL Corp 1.52% PSA Pub Storage 1.44% FOXA(F) Twenty-First Century Fox Inc A 1.42% AIV Apt Inv & Mgmt'A' 1.42% EXR Extrage Space Storage Inc 1.32% BDX Becton, Dickinson 1.19% PEP Pepsico Inc 1.19% TGT Target Corp 1.23% ORLY O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. 1.10% PCG PG&E Corp 1.02% ALK Alaska Air Grp Inc 0.98% VZ Verizon Communications 0.98% WDC Western Digital 0.92% AMD Advanced Micro Devices Inc -5.90% URI United Rentals Inc -5.64% MRO Marathon Oil Corp -5.53% CXO Concho Resources Inc -5.48% XYL Xylem, Inc. -4.33% NKTR(0) Nektar Therapeutics -4.26% FAST Fastenal Co -3.83% VLO Valero Energy -3.80% PH Parker-Hannifin -3.78% COP ConocoPhillips -3.60% DVN Devon Energy -3.52% EBAY eBay Inc -3.49% CBS CBS Corporation -3.26% SBUX Starbucks Corp -3.24% DISH DISH Network Corp Cl A -3.19% XRX Xerox Corp -3.08% APA Apache Corp -2.99% PNR Pentair Plc -2.98% PM Philip Morris Intl Inc -2.91% ALLE(HB) Allegion plc -2.93% ABBV AbbVie Inc -2.91% TRIP TripAdvisor Inc When-Issued -2.82% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources -2.85% PSX Phillips 66 -2.81% JCI Johnson Controls Intl Plc -2.75% IP Intl Paper -2.79% CAT Caterpillar Inc -2.67% REGN(HB) Regeneron Pharmaceuticals -2.72% NBL Noble Energy -2.65% NEM Newmont Mining -2.66%
NYSE trader: Hot money will keep flowing into small cap stocks
Keith Bliss of DriveWealth LLC joins Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith from the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest market moves. Here's the performance of select leaders and laggards as of 2:00 pm ET: DRI Darden Restaurants Inc 14.53% KR Kroger Co 9.59% KIM Kimco Realty 2.96% HBI Hanesbrands Inc 2.78% FRT Federal Rlty Inv Tr Sbi 2.52% MOS The Mosaic Co (New) 2.11% GPS Gap Inc 2.07% TPR Tapestry Inc 2.06% LUV Southwest Airlines 2.01% REG Regency Centers 1.95% LB L Brands Inc 1.84% JWN Nordstrom Inc 1.78% EQIX(HB) Equinix Inc REIT 1.79% BBY Best Buy 1.74% TWX(HB) Time Warner 1.69% FOX(F) Twenty-First Century Fox Inc B 1.73% HPE Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co 1.65% PPL PPL Corp 1.52% PSA Pub Storage 1.44% FOXA(F) Twenty-First Century Fox Inc A 1.42% AIV Apt Inv & Mgmt'A' 1.42% EXR Extrage Space Storage Inc 1.32% BDX Becton, Dickinson 1.19% PEP Pepsico Inc 1.19% TGT Target Corp 1.23% ORLY O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. 1.10% PCG PG&E Corp 1.02% ALK Alaska Air Grp Inc 0.98% VZ Verizon Communications 0.98% WDC Western Digital 0.92% AMD Advanced Micro Devices Inc -5.90% URI United Rentals Inc -5.64% MRO Marathon Oil Corp -5.53% CXO Concho Resources Inc -5.48% XYL Xylem, Inc. -4.33% NKTR(0) Nektar Therapeutics -4.26% FAST Fastenal Co -3.83% VLO Valero Energy -3.80% PH Parker-Hannifin -3.78% COP ConocoPhillips -3.60% DVN Devon Energy -3.52% EBAY eBay Inc -3.49% CBS CBS Corporation -3.26% SBUX Starbucks Corp -3.24% DISH DISH Network Corp Cl A -3.19% XRX Xerox Corp -3.08% APA Apache Corp -2.99% PNR Pentair Plc -2.98% PM Philip Morris Intl Inc -2.91% ALLE(HB) Allegion plc -2.93% ABBV AbbVie Inc -2.91% TRIP TripAdvisor Inc When-Issued -2.82% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources -2.85% PSX Phillips 66 -2.81% JCI Johnson Controls Intl Plc -2.75% IP Intl Paper -2.79% CAT Caterpillar Inc -2.67% REGN(HB) Regeneron Pharmaceuticals -2.72% NBL Noble Energy -2.65% NEM Newmont Mining -2.66%
Keith Bliss of DriveWealth LLC joins Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith from the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest market moves. Here's the performance of select leaders and laggards as of 2:00 pm ET: DRI Darden Restaurants Inc 14.53% KR Kroger Co 9.59% KIM Kimco Realty 2.96% HBI Hanesbrands Inc 2.78% FRT Federal Rlty Inv Tr Sbi 2.52% MOS The Mosaic Co (New) 2.11% GPS Gap Inc 2.07% TPR Tapestry Inc 2.06% LUV Southwest Airlines 2.01% REG Regency Centers 1.95% LB L Brands Inc 1.84% JWN Nordstrom Inc 1.78% EQIX(HB) Equinix Inc REIT 1.79% BBY Best Buy 1.74% TWX(HB) Time Warner 1.69% FOX(F) Twenty-First Century Fox Inc B 1.73% HPE Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co 1.65% PPL PPL Corp 1.52% PSA Pub Storage 1.44% FOXA(F) Twenty-First Century Fox Inc A 1.42% AIV Apt Inv & Mgmt'A' 1.42% EXR Extrage Space Storage Inc 1.32% BDX Becton, Dickinson 1.19% PEP Pepsico Inc 1.19% TGT Target Corp 1.23% ORLY O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. 1.10% PCG PG&E Corp 1.02% ALK Alaska Air Grp Inc 0.98% VZ Verizon Communications 0.98% WDC Western Digital 0.92% AMD Advanced Micro Devices Inc -5.90% URI United Rentals Inc -5.64% MRO Marathon Oil Corp -5.53% CXO Concho Resources Inc -5.48% XYL Xylem, Inc. -4.33% NKTR(0) Nektar Therapeutics -4.26% FAST Fastenal Co -3.83% VLO Valero Energy -3.80% PH Parker-Hannifin -3.78% COP ConocoPhillips -3.60% DVN Devon Energy -3.52% EBAY eBay Inc -3.49% CBS CBS Corporation -3.26% SBUX Starbucks Corp -3.24% DISH DISH Network Corp Cl A -3.19% XRX Xerox Corp -3.08% APA Apache Corp -2.99% PNR Pentair Plc -2.98% PM Philip Morris Intl Inc -2.91% ALLE(HB) Allegion plc -2.93% ABBV AbbVie Inc -2.91% TRIP TripAdvisor Inc When-Issued -2.82% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources -2.85% PSX Phillips 66 -2.81% JCI Johnson Controls Intl Plc -2.75% IP Intl Paper -2.79% CAT Caterpillar Inc -2.67% REGN(HB) Regeneron Pharmaceuticals -2.72% NBL Noble Energy -2.65% NEM Newmont Mining -2.66%
NYSE trader: Hot money will keep flowing into small cap stocks
Keith Bliss of DriveWealth LLC joins Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith from the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest market moves. Here's the performance of select leaders and laggards as of 2:00 pm ET: DRI Darden Restaurants Inc 14.53% KR Kroger Co 9.59% KIM Kimco Realty 2.96% HBI Hanesbrands Inc 2.78% FRT Federal Rlty Inv Tr Sbi 2.52% MOS The Mosaic Co (New) 2.11% GPS Gap Inc 2.07% TPR Tapestry Inc 2.06% LUV Southwest Airlines 2.01% REG Regency Centers 1.95% LB L Brands Inc 1.84% JWN Nordstrom Inc 1.78% EQIX(HB) Equinix Inc REIT 1.79% BBY Best Buy 1.74% TWX(HB) Time Warner 1.69% FOX(F) Twenty-First Century Fox Inc B 1.73% HPE Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co 1.65% PPL PPL Corp 1.52% PSA Pub Storage 1.44% FOXA(F) Twenty-First Century Fox Inc A 1.42% AIV Apt Inv & Mgmt'A' 1.42% EXR Extrage Space Storage Inc 1.32% BDX Becton, Dickinson 1.19% PEP Pepsico Inc 1.19% TGT Target Corp 1.23% ORLY O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. 1.10% PCG PG&E Corp 1.02% ALK Alaska Air Grp Inc 0.98% VZ Verizon Communications 0.98% WDC Western Digital 0.92% AMD Advanced Micro Devices Inc -5.90% URI United Rentals Inc -5.64% MRO Marathon Oil Corp -5.53% CXO Concho Resources Inc -5.48% XYL Xylem, Inc. -4.33% NKTR(0) Nektar Therapeutics -4.26% FAST Fastenal Co -3.83% VLO Valero Energy -3.80% PH Parker-Hannifin -3.78% COP ConocoPhillips -3.60% DVN Devon Energy -3.52% EBAY eBay Inc -3.49% CBS CBS Corporation -3.26% SBUX Starbucks Corp -3.24% DISH DISH Network Corp Cl A -3.19% XRX Xerox Corp -3.08% APA Apache Corp -2.99% PNR Pentair Plc -2.98% PM Philip Morris Intl Inc -2.91% ALLE(HB) Allegion plc -2.93% ABBV AbbVie Inc -2.91% TRIP TripAdvisor Inc When-Issued -2.82% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources -2.85% PSX Phillips 66 -2.81% JCI Johnson Controls Intl Plc -2.75% IP Intl Paper -2.79% CAT Caterpillar Inc -2.67% REGN(HB) Regeneron Pharmaceuticals -2.72% NBL Noble Energy -2.65% NEM Newmont Mining -2.66%
Keith Bliss of DriveWealth LLC joins Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith from the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest market moves. Here's the performance of select leaders and laggards as of 2:00 pm ET: DRI Darden Restaurants Inc 14.53% KR Kroger Co 9.59% KIM Kimco Realty 2.96% HBI Hanesbrands Inc 2.78% FRT Federal Rlty Inv Tr Sbi 2.52% MOS The Mosaic Co (New) 2.11% GPS Gap Inc 2.07% TPR Tapestry Inc 2.06% LUV Southwest Airlines 2.01% REG Regency Centers 1.95% LB L Brands Inc 1.84% JWN Nordstrom Inc 1.78% EQIX(HB) Equinix Inc REIT 1.79% BBY Best Buy 1.74% TWX(HB) Time Warner 1.69% FOX(F) Twenty-First Century Fox Inc B 1.73% HPE Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co 1.65% PPL PPL Corp 1.52% PSA Pub Storage 1.44% FOXA(F) Twenty-First Century Fox Inc A 1.42% AIV Apt Inv & Mgmt'A' 1.42% EXR Extrage Space Storage Inc 1.32% BDX Becton, Dickinson 1.19% PEP Pepsico Inc 1.19% TGT Target Corp 1.23% ORLY O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. 1.10% PCG PG&E Corp 1.02% ALK Alaska Air Grp Inc 0.98% VZ Verizon Communications 0.98% WDC Western Digital 0.92% AMD Advanced Micro Devices Inc -5.90% URI United Rentals Inc -5.64% MRO Marathon Oil Corp -5.53% CXO Concho Resources Inc -5.48% XYL Xylem, Inc. -4.33% NKTR(0) Nektar Therapeutics -4.26% FAST Fastenal Co -3.83% VLO Valero Energy -3.80% PH Parker-Hannifin -3.78% COP ConocoPhillips -3.60% DVN Devon Energy -3.52% EBAY eBay Inc -3.49% CBS CBS Corporation -3.26% SBUX Starbucks Corp -3.24% DISH DISH Network Corp Cl A -3.19% XRX Xerox Corp -3.08% APA Apache Corp -2.99% PNR Pentair Plc -2.98% PM Philip Morris Intl Inc -2.91% ALLE(HB) Allegion plc -2.93% ABBV AbbVie Inc -2.91% TRIP TripAdvisor Inc When-Issued -2.82% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources -2.85% PSX Phillips 66 -2.81% JCI Johnson Controls Intl Plc -2.75% IP Intl Paper -2.79% CAT Caterpillar Inc -2.67% REGN(HB) Regeneron Pharmaceuticals -2.72% NBL Noble Energy -2.65% NEM Newmont Mining -2.66%
NYSE trader: Hot money will keep flowing into small cap stocks
Keith Bliss of DriveWealth LLC joins Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith from the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest market moves. Here's the performance of select leaders and laggards as of 2:00 pm ET: DRI Darden Restaurants Inc 14.53% KR Kroger Co 9.59% KIM Kimco Realty 2.96% HBI Hanesbrands Inc 2.78% FRT Federal Rlty Inv Tr Sbi 2.52% MOS The Mosaic Co (New) 2.11% GPS Gap Inc 2.07% TPR Tapestry Inc 2.06% LUV Southwest Airlines 2.01% REG Regency Centers 1.95% LB L Brands Inc 1.84% JWN Nordstrom Inc 1.78% EQIX(HB) Equinix Inc REIT 1.79% BBY Best Buy 1.74% TWX(HB) Time Warner 1.69% FOX(F) Twenty-First Century Fox Inc B 1.73% HPE Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co 1.65% PPL PPL Corp 1.52% PSA Pub Storage 1.44% FOXA(F) Twenty-First Century Fox Inc A 1.42% AIV Apt Inv & Mgmt'A' 1.42% EXR Extrage Space Storage Inc 1.32% BDX Becton, Dickinson 1.19% PEP Pepsico Inc 1.19% TGT Target Corp 1.23% ORLY O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. 1.10% PCG PG&E Corp 1.02% ALK Alaska Air Grp Inc 0.98% VZ Verizon Communications 0.98% WDC Western Digital 0.92% AMD Advanced Micro Devices Inc -5.90% URI United Rentals Inc -5.64% MRO Marathon Oil Corp -5.53% CXO Concho Resources Inc -5.48% XYL Xylem, Inc. -4.33% NKTR(0) Nektar Therapeutics -4.26% FAST Fastenal Co -3.83% VLO Valero Energy -3.80% PH Parker-Hannifin -3.78% COP ConocoPhillips -3.60% DVN Devon Energy -3.52% EBAY eBay Inc -3.49% CBS CBS Corporation -3.26% SBUX Starbucks Corp -3.24% DISH DISH Network Corp Cl A -3.19% XRX Xerox Corp -3.08% APA Apache Corp -2.99% PNR Pentair Plc -2.98% PM Philip Morris Intl Inc -2.91% ALLE(HB) Allegion plc -2.93% ABBV AbbVie Inc -2.91% TRIP TripAdvisor Inc When-Issued -2.82% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources -2.85% PSX Phillips 66 -2.81% JCI Johnson Controls Intl Plc -2.75% IP Intl Paper -2.79% CAT Caterpillar Inc -2.67% REGN(HB) Regeneron Pharmaceuticals -2.72% NBL Noble Energy -2.65% NEM Newmont Mining -2.66%
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Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action. YPF(HB) YPF Sociedad Anonima ADS 2.55% AR Antero Resources Corp 1.35% RRC Range Resources 1.17% ATO Atmos Energy Corp 1.00% COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp 0.99% LNG Cheniere Energy 0.36% CQH(HB) Cheniere Energy Partners LP 0.35% IMO(HB) Imperial Oil Ltd 0.28% ENLK Crosstex Energy LP 0.26% EQGP EQT GP Hldgs LP 0.20% SHLX Shell Midstream Partners LP 0.13% UGI UGI Corp 0.13% WMB Williams Companies 0.11% MPLX(HB) MPLX LP 0.03% VVC Vectren Corp 0.03% WPZ Williams Partners LP -0.02% CQP Cheniere Energy Partners LP Un -0.03% CLR Continental Resources Inc -0.03% BPL Buckeye Ptnrs L.P. -0.08% WGP(HB) Western Gas Equity Partners LP -0.11% EQT EQT Corporation -0.15% TRGP Targa Resources Corp -0.19% XEC Cimarex Energy -0.11% PSXP(HB) Phillips 66 Partners LP -0.23% SLB Schlumberger Ltd -0.26% MMP Magellan Midstream Partners LP -0.29% EPD Enterprise Products Partners -0.32% XOM Exxon Mobil -0.34% WES Western Gas Partners LP -0.39% EQM EQT Midstream Partners LP -0.34% ANDX(HB) Andeavor Logistics LP -0.47% ENB(HB) Enbridge Inc -0.57% EEP Enbridge Energy Ptnrs L.p. -0.60% SU(HB) Suncor Energy (New) -0.60% BP(HB) BP P.L.C. ADS -0.58% SEP(HB) Spectra Energy Partners -0.62% PAA(HB) Plains All American Pipeline -0.65% OKE Oneok Inc -0.70% TOT Total 'B' ADS -0.72% APC Anadarko Petro -0.73% UGP Ultrapar Participacoes SA ADS -0.89% ANDV Andeavor -0.86% ETP(HB) Energy Transfer Partners LP -0.88% DCP(HB) DCP Midstream LP -0.91% PAGP(HB) Plains GP Hldgs L.P Cl A -0.91% TRP Transcanada Corp -0.96% HES Hess Corporation -1.01% CNQ Canadian Natural Resources -1.01% EC Ecopetrol S.A. -1.09% OXY Occidental Petro -1.05% ETE(HB) Energy Transfer Equity L.P. -1.10% NFX Newfield Exploration -1.14% MPC Marathon Petro Corp -1.11% EGN Energen Corp -1.22% CVX Chevron Corporation -1.21% HAL Halliburton Co -1.23% FTI(HB) TechnipFMC plc -1.22% NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc -1.23% AM(HB) Antero Res Midstream LLC -1.33% APA Apache Corp -1.23% HP Helmerich & Payne -1.42% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources -1.42% NBL Noble Energy -1.42% BHGE Baker Hughes a GE Co Cl A -1.45% PTR(HB) Petrochina Co Ltd ADR -1.50% HFC HollyFrontier Corporation -1.51% PSX Phillips 66 -1.52% CVE Cenovus Energy Inc -1.87% E(HB) Eni S.P.A. ADS -2.03% EOG EOG Resources -1.98% COP ConocoPhillips -2.12% ECA EnCana Corporation -2.25% VLO Valero Energy -2.29% DVN Devon Energy -2.31% PE Parsley Energy Inc -2.39% CXO Concho Resources Inc -2.45% RSPP RSP Permian Inc -2.56% FANG Diamondback Energy Inc -2.80% PBR Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. ADS -3.00% CEO(HB) CNOOC Ltd ADS -3.11% ENBL(HB) Enable Midstream Partners LP -3.50% MRO Marathon Oil Corp -3.70% RDS.B RDS.A PBR.A
MARKETS: Iran decides to play ball with OPEC, crude oil drops
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action. YPF(HB) YPF Sociedad Anonima ADS 2.55% AR Antero Resources Corp 1.35% RRC Range Resources 1.17% ATO Atmos Energy Corp 1.00% COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp 0.99% LNG Cheniere Energy 0.36% CQH(HB) Cheniere Energy Partners LP 0.35% IMO(HB) Imperial Oil Ltd 0.28% ENLK Crosstex Energy LP 0.26% EQGP EQT GP Hldgs LP 0.20% SHLX Shell Midstream Partners LP 0.13% UGI UGI Corp 0.13% WMB Williams Companies 0.11% MPLX(HB) MPLX LP 0.03% VVC Vectren Corp 0.03% WPZ Williams Partners LP -0.02% CQP Cheniere Energy Partners LP Un -0.03% CLR Continental Resources Inc -0.03% BPL Buckeye Ptnrs L.P. -0.08% WGP(HB) Western Gas Equity Partners LP -0.11% EQT EQT Corporation -0.15% TRGP Targa Resources Corp -0.19% XEC Cimarex Energy -0.11% PSXP(HB) Phillips 66 Partners LP -0.23% SLB Schlumberger Ltd -0.26% MMP Magellan Midstream Partners LP -0.29% EPD Enterprise Products Partners -0.32% XOM Exxon Mobil -0.34% WES Western Gas Partners LP -0.39% EQM EQT Midstream Partners LP -0.34% ANDX(HB) Andeavor Logistics LP -0.47% ENB(HB) Enbridge Inc -0.57% EEP Enbridge Energy Ptnrs L.p. -0.60% SU(HB) Suncor Energy (New) -0.60% BP(HB) BP P.L.C. ADS -0.58% SEP(HB) Spectra Energy Partners -0.62% PAA(HB) Plains All American Pipeline -0.65% OKE Oneok Inc -0.70% TOT Total 'B' ADS -0.72% APC Anadarko Petro -0.73% UGP Ultrapar Participacoes SA ADS -0.89% ANDV Andeavor -0.86% ETP(HB) Energy Transfer Partners LP -0.88% DCP(HB) DCP Midstream LP -0.91% PAGP(HB) Plains GP Hldgs L.P Cl A -0.91% TRP Transcanada Corp -0.96% HES Hess Corporation -1.01% CNQ Canadian Natural Resources -1.01% EC Ecopetrol S.A. -1.09% OXY Occidental Petro -1.05% ETE(HB) Energy Transfer Equity L.P. -1.10% NFX Newfield Exploration -1.14% MPC Marathon Petro Corp -1.11% EGN Energen Corp -1.22% CVX Chevron Corporation -1.21% HAL Halliburton Co -1.23% FTI(HB) TechnipFMC plc -1.22% NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc -1.23% AM(HB) Antero Res Midstream LLC -1.33% APA Apache Corp -1.23% HP Helmerich & Payne -1.42% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources -1.42% NBL Noble Energy -1.42% BHGE Baker Hughes a GE Co Cl A -1.45% PTR(HB) Petrochina Co Ltd ADR -1.50% HFC HollyFrontier Corporation -1.51% PSX Phillips 66 -1.52% CVE Cenovus Energy Inc -1.87% E(HB) Eni S.P.A. ADS -2.03% EOG EOG Resources -1.98% COP ConocoPhillips -2.12% ECA EnCana Corporation -2.25% VLO Valero Energy -2.29% DVN Devon Energy -2.31% PE Parsley Energy Inc -2.39% CXO Concho Resources Inc -2.45% RSPP RSP Permian Inc -2.56% FANG Diamondback Energy Inc -2.80% PBR Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. ADS -3.00% CEO(HB) CNOOC Ltd ADS -3.11% ENBL(HB) Enable Midstream Partners LP -3.50% MRO Marathon Oil Corp -3.70% RDS.B RDS.A PBR.A
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action. YPF(HB) YPF Sociedad Anonima ADS 2.55% AR Antero Resources Corp 1.35% RRC Range Resources 1.17% ATO Atmos Energy Corp 1.00% COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp 0.99% LNG Cheniere Energy 0.36% CQH(HB) Cheniere Energy Partners LP 0.35% IMO(HB) Imperial Oil Ltd 0.28% ENLK Crosstex Energy LP 0.26% EQGP EQT GP Hldgs LP 0.20% SHLX Shell Midstream Partners LP 0.13% UGI UGI Corp 0.13% WMB Williams Companies 0.11% MPLX(HB) MPLX LP 0.03% VVC Vectren Corp 0.03% WPZ Williams Partners LP -0.02% CQP Cheniere Energy Partners LP Un -0.03% CLR Continental Resources Inc -0.03% BPL Buckeye Ptnrs L.P. -0.08% WGP(HB) Western Gas Equity Partners LP -0.11% EQT EQT Corporation -0.15% TRGP Targa Resources Corp -0.19% XEC Cimarex Energy -0.11% PSXP(HB) Phillips 66 Partners LP -0.23% SLB Schlumberger Ltd -0.26% MMP Magellan Midstream Partners LP -0.29% EPD Enterprise Products Partners -0.32% XOM Exxon Mobil -0.34% WES Western Gas Partners LP -0.39% EQM EQT Midstream Partners LP -0.34% ANDX(HB) Andeavor Logistics LP -0.47% ENB(HB) Enbridge Inc -0.57% EEP Enbridge Energy Ptnrs L.p. -0.60% SU(HB) Suncor Energy (New) -0.60% BP(HB) BP P.L.C. ADS -0.58% SEP(HB) Spectra Energy Partners -0.62% PAA(HB) Plains All American Pipeline -0.65% OKE Oneok Inc -0.70% TOT Total 'B' ADS -0.72% APC Anadarko Petro -0.73% UGP Ultrapar Participacoes SA ADS -0.89% ANDV Andeavor -0.86% ETP(HB) Energy Transfer Partners LP -0.88% DCP(HB) DCP Midstream LP -0.91% PAGP(HB) Plains GP Hldgs L.P Cl A -0.91% TRP Transcanada Corp -0.96% HES Hess Corporation -1.01% CNQ Canadian Natural Resources -1.01% EC Ecopetrol S.A. -1.09% OXY Occidental Petro -1.05% ETE(HB) Energy Transfer Equity L.P. -1.10% NFX Newfield Exploration -1.14% MPC Marathon Petro Corp -1.11% EGN Energen Corp -1.22% CVX Chevron Corporation -1.21% HAL Halliburton Co -1.23% FTI(HB) TechnipFMC plc -1.22% NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc -1.23% AM(HB) Antero Res Midstream LLC -1.33% APA Apache Corp -1.23% HP Helmerich & Payne -1.42% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources -1.42% NBL Noble Energy -1.42% BHGE Baker Hughes a GE Co Cl A -1.45% PTR(HB) Petrochina Co Ltd ADR -1.50% HFC HollyFrontier Corporation -1.51% PSX Phillips 66 -1.52% CVE Cenovus Energy Inc -1.87% E(HB) Eni S.P.A. ADS -2.03% EOG EOG Resources -1.98% COP ConocoPhillips -2.12% ECA EnCana Corporation -2.25% VLO Valero Energy -2.29% DVN Devon Energy -2.31% PE Parsley Energy Inc -2.39% CXO Concho Resources Inc -2.45% RSPP RSP Permian Inc -2.56% FANG Diamondback Energy Inc -2.80% PBR Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. ADS -3.00% CEO(HB) CNOOC Ltd ADS -3.11% ENBL(HB) Enable Midstream Partners LP -3.50% MRO Marathon Oil Corp -3.70% RDS.B RDS.A PBR.A
MARKETS: Iran decides to play ball with OPEC, crude oil drops
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action. YPF(HB) YPF Sociedad Anonima ADS 2.55% AR Antero Resources Corp 1.35% RRC Range Resources 1.17% ATO Atmos Energy Corp 1.00% COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp 0.99% LNG Cheniere Energy 0.36% CQH(HB) Cheniere Energy Partners LP 0.35% IMO(HB) Imperial Oil Ltd 0.28% ENLK Crosstex Energy LP 0.26% EQGP EQT GP Hldgs LP 0.20% SHLX Shell Midstream Partners LP 0.13% UGI UGI Corp 0.13% WMB Williams Companies 0.11% MPLX(HB) MPLX LP 0.03% VVC Vectren Corp 0.03% WPZ Williams Partners LP -0.02% CQP Cheniere Energy Partners LP Un -0.03% CLR Continental Resources Inc -0.03% BPL Buckeye Ptnrs L.P. -0.08% WGP(HB) Western Gas Equity Partners LP -0.11% EQT EQT Corporation -0.15% TRGP Targa Resources Corp -0.19% XEC Cimarex Energy -0.11% PSXP(HB) Phillips 66 Partners LP -0.23% SLB Schlumberger Ltd -0.26% MMP Magellan Midstream Partners LP -0.29% EPD Enterprise Products Partners -0.32% XOM Exxon Mobil -0.34% WES Western Gas Partners LP -0.39% EQM EQT Midstream Partners LP -0.34% ANDX(HB) Andeavor Logistics LP -0.47% ENB(HB) Enbridge Inc -0.57% EEP Enbridge Energy Ptnrs L.p. -0.60% SU(HB) Suncor Energy (New) -0.60% BP(HB) BP P.L.C. ADS -0.58% SEP(HB) Spectra Energy Partners -0.62% PAA(HB) Plains All American Pipeline -0.65% OKE Oneok Inc -0.70% TOT Total 'B' ADS -0.72% APC Anadarko Petro -0.73% UGP Ultrapar Participacoes SA ADS -0.89% ANDV Andeavor -0.86% ETP(HB) Energy Transfer Partners LP -0.88% DCP(HB) DCP Midstream LP -0.91% PAGP(HB) Plains GP Hldgs L.P Cl A -0.91% TRP Transcanada Corp -0.96% HES Hess Corporation -1.01% CNQ Canadian Natural Resources -1.01% EC Ecopetrol S.A. -1.09% OXY Occidental Petro -1.05% ETE(HB) Energy Transfer Equity L.P. -1.10% NFX Newfield Exploration -1.14% MPC Marathon Petro Corp -1.11% EGN Energen Corp -1.22% CVX Chevron Corporation -1.21% HAL Halliburton Co -1.23% FTI(HB) TechnipFMC plc -1.22% NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc -1.23% AM(HB) Antero Res Midstream LLC -1.33% APA Apache Corp -1.23% HP Helmerich & Payne -1.42% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources -1.42% NBL Noble Energy -1.42% BHGE Baker Hughes a GE Co Cl A -1.45% PTR(HB) Petrochina Co Ltd ADR -1.50% HFC HollyFrontier Corporation -1.51% PSX Phillips 66 -1.52% CVE Cenovus Energy Inc -1.87% E(HB) Eni S.P.A. ADS -2.03% EOG EOG Resources -1.98% COP ConocoPhillips -2.12% ECA EnCana Corporation -2.25% VLO Valero Energy -2.29% DVN Devon Energy -2.31% PE Parsley Energy Inc -2.39% CXO Concho Resources Inc -2.45% RSPP RSP Permian Inc -2.56% FANG Diamondback Energy Inc -2.80% PBR Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. ADS -3.00% CEO(HB) CNOOC Ltd ADS -3.11% ENBL(HB) Enable Midstream Partners LP -3.50% MRO Marathon Oil Corp -3.70% RDS.B RDS.A PBR.A
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action. YPF(HB) YPF Sociedad Anonima ADS 2.55% AR Antero Resources Corp 1.35% RRC Range Resources 1.17% ATO Atmos Energy Corp 1.00% COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp 0.99% LNG Cheniere Energy 0.36% CQH(HB) Cheniere Energy Partners LP 0.35% IMO(HB) Imperial Oil Ltd 0.28% ENLK Crosstex Energy LP 0.26% EQGP EQT GP Hldgs LP 0.20% SHLX Shell Midstream Partners LP 0.13% UGI UGI Corp 0.13% WMB Williams Companies 0.11% MPLX(HB) MPLX LP 0.03% VVC Vectren Corp 0.03% WPZ Williams Partners LP -0.02% CQP Cheniere Energy Partners LP Un -0.03% CLR Continental Resources Inc -0.03% BPL Buckeye Ptnrs L.P. -0.08% WGP(HB) Western Gas Equity Partners LP -0.11% EQT EQT Corporation -0.15% TRGP Targa Resources Corp -0.19% XEC Cimarex Energy -0.11% PSXP(HB) Phillips 66 Partners LP -0.23% SLB Schlumberger Ltd -0.26% MMP Magellan Midstream Partners LP -0.29% EPD Enterprise Products Partners -0.32% XOM Exxon Mobil -0.34% WES Western Gas Partners LP -0.39% EQM EQT Midstream Partners LP -0.34% ANDX(HB) Andeavor Logistics LP -0.47% ENB(HB) Enbridge Inc -0.57% EEP Enbridge Energy Ptnrs L.p. -0.60% SU(HB) Suncor Energy (New) -0.60% BP(HB) BP P.L.C. ADS -0.58% SEP(HB) Spectra Energy Partners -0.62% PAA(HB) Plains All American Pipeline -0.65% OKE Oneok Inc -0.70% TOT Total 'B' ADS -0.72% APC Anadarko Petro -0.73% UGP Ultrapar Participacoes SA ADS -0.89% ANDV Andeavor -0.86% ETP(HB) Energy Transfer Partners LP -0.88% DCP(HB) DCP Midstream LP -0.91% PAGP(HB) Plains GP Hldgs L.P Cl A -0.91% TRP Transcanada Corp -0.96% HES Hess Corporation -1.01% CNQ Canadian Natural Resources -1.01% EC Ecopetrol S.A. -1.09% OXY Occidental Petro -1.05% ETE(HB) Energy Transfer Equity L.P. -1.10% NFX Newfield Exploration -1.14% MPC Marathon Petro Corp -1.11% EGN Energen Corp -1.22% CVX Chevron Corporation -1.21% HAL Halliburton Co -1.23% FTI(HB) TechnipFMC plc -1.22% NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc -1.23% AM(HB) Antero Res Midstream LLC -1.33% APA Apache Corp -1.23% HP Helmerich & Payne -1.42% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources -1.42% NBL Noble Energy -1.42% BHGE Baker Hughes a GE Co Cl A -1.45% PTR(HB) Petrochina Co Ltd ADR -1.50% HFC HollyFrontier Corporation -1.51% PSX Phillips 66 -1.52% CVE Cenovus Energy Inc -1.87% E(HB) Eni S.P.A. ADS -2.03% EOG EOG Resources -1.98% COP ConocoPhillips -2.12% ECA EnCana Corporation -2.25% VLO Valero Energy -2.29% DVN Devon Energy -2.31% PE Parsley Energy Inc -2.39% CXO Concho Resources Inc -2.45% RSPP RSP Permian Inc -2.56% FANG Diamondback Energy Inc -2.80% PBR Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. ADS -3.00% CEO(HB) CNOOC Ltd ADS -3.11% ENBL(HB) Enable Midstream Partners LP -3.50% MRO Marathon Oil Corp -3.70% RDS.B RDS.A PBR.A
MARKETS: Iran decides to play ball with OPEC, crude oil drops
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action. YPF(HB) YPF Sociedad Anonima ADS 2.55% AR Antero Resources Corp 1.35% RRC Range Resources 1.17% ATO Atmos Energy Corp 1.00% COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp 0.99% LNG Cheniere Energy 0.36% CQH(HB) Cheniere Energy Partners LP 0.35% IMO(HB) Imperial Oil Ltd 0.28% ENLK Crosstex Energy LP 0.26% EQGP EQT GP Hldgs LP 0.20% SHLX Shell Midstream Partners LP 0.13% UGI UGI Corp 0.13% WMB Williams Companies 0.11% MPLX(HB) MPLX LP 0.03% VVC Vectren Corp 0.03% WPZ Williams Partners LP -0.02% CQP Cheniere Energy Partners LP Un -0.03% CLR Continental Resources Inc -0.03% BPL Buckeye Ptnrs L.P. -0.08% WGP(HB) Western Gas Equity Partners LP -0.11% EQT EQT Corporation -0.15% TRGP Targa Resources Corp -0.19% XEC Cimarex Energy -0.11% PSXP(HB) Phillips 66 Partners LP -0.23% SLB Schlumberger Ltd -0.26% MMP Magellan Midstream Partners LP -0.29% EPD Enterprise Products Partners -0.32% XOM Exxon Mobil -0.34% WES Western Gas Partners LP -0.39% EQM EQT Midstream Partners LP -0.34% ANDX(HB) Andeavor Logistics LP -0.47% ENB(HB) Enbridge Inc -0.57% EEP Enbridge Energy Ptnrs L.p. -0.60% SU(HB) Suncor Energy (New) -0.60% BP(HB) BP P.L.C. ADS -0.58% SEP(HB) Spectra Energy Partners -0.62% PAA(HB) Plains All American Pipeline -0.65% OKE Oneok Inc -0.70% TOT Total 'B' ADS -0.72% APC Anadarko Petro -0.73% UGP Ultrapar Participacoes SA ADS -0.89% ANDV Andeavor -0.86% ETP(HB) Energy Transfer Partners LP -0.88% DCP(HB) DCP Midstream LP -0.91% PAGP(HB) Plains GP Hldgs L.P Cl A -0.91% TRP Transcanada Corp -0.96% HES Hess Corporation -1.01% CNQ Canadian Natural Resources -1.01% EC Ecopetrol S.A. -1.09% OXY Occidental Petro -1.05% ETE(HB) Energy Transfer Equity L.P. -1.10% NFX Newfield Exploration -1.14% MPC Marathon Petro Corp -1.11% EGN Energen Corp -1.22% CVX Chevron Corporation -1.21% HAL Halliburton Co -1.23% FTI(HB) TechnipFMC plc -1.22% NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc -1.23% AM(HB) Antero Res Midstream LLC -1.33% APA Apache Corp -1.23% HP Helmerich & Payne -1.42% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources -1.42% NBL Noble Energy -1.42% BHGE Baker Hughes a GE Co Cl A -1.45% PTR(HB) Petrochina Co Ltd ADR -1.50% HFC HollyFrontier Corporation -1.51% PSX Phillips 66 -1.52% CVE Cenovus Energy Inc -1.87% E(HB) Eni S.P.A. ADS -2.03% EOG EOG Resources -1.98% COP ConocoPhillips -2.12% ECA EnCana Corporation -2.25% VLO Valero Energy -2.29% DVN Devon Energy -2.31% PE Parsley Energy Inc -2.39% CXO Concho Resources Inc -2.45% RSPP RSP Permian Inc -2.56% FANG Diamondback Energy Inc -2.80% PBR Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. ADS -3.00% CEO(HB) CNOOC Ltd ADS -3.11% ENBL(HB) Enable Midstream Partners LP -3.50% MRO Marathon Oil Corp -3.70% RDS.B RDS.A PBR.A
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action after the latest negotiations put a production increase on deck for the OPEC+ meeting to take place in Vienna on Friday. Here's the performance of select energy stocks as of 10:30 am ET: YPF(HB) YPF Sociedad Anonima ADS 2.55% AR Antero Resources Corp 1.35% RRC Range Resources 1.17% ATO Atmos Energy Corp 1.00% COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp 0.99% LNG Cheniere Energy 0.36% CQH(HB) Cheniere Energy Partners LP 0.35% IMO(HB) Imperial Oil Ltd 0.28% ENLK Crosstex Energy LP 0.26% EQGP EQT GP Hldgs LP 0.20% SHLX Shell Midstream Partners LP 0.13% UGI UGI Corp 0.13% WMB Williams Companies 0.11% MPLX(HB) MPLX LP 0.03% VVC Vectren Corp 0.03% WPZ Williams Partners LP -0.02% CQP Cheniere Energy Partners LP Un -0.03% CLR Continental Resources Inc -0.03% BPL Buckeye Ptnrs L.P. -0.08% WGP(HB) Western Gas Equity Partners LP -0.11% EQT EQT Corporation -0.15% TRGP Targa Resources Corp -0.19% XEC Cimarex Energy -0.11% PSXP(HB) Phillips 66 Partners LP -0.23% SLB Schlumberger Ltd -0.26% MMP Magellan Midstream Partners LP -0.29% EPD Enterprise Products Partners -0.32% XOM Exxon Mobil -0.34% WES Western Gas Partners LP -0.39% EQM EQT Midstream Partners LP -0.34% ANDX(HB) Andeavor Logistics LP -0.47% ENB(HB) Enbridge Inc -0.57% EEP Enbridge Energy Ptnrs L.p. -0.60% SU(HB) Suncor Energy (New) -0.60% BP(HB) BP P.L.C. ADS -0.58% SEP(HB) Spectra Energy Partners -0.62% PAA(HB) Plains All American Pipeline -0.65% OKE Oneok Inc -0.70% TOT Total 'B' ADS -0.72% APC Anadarko Petro -0.73% UGP Ultrapar Participacoes SA ADS -0.89% ANDV Andeavor -0.86% ETP(HB) Energy Transfer Partners LP -0.88% DCP(HB) DCP Midstream LP -0.91% PAGP(HB) Plains GP Hldgs L.P Cl A -0.91% TRP Transcanada Corp -0.96% HES Hess Corporation -1.01% CNQ Canadian Natural Resources -1.01% EC Ecopetrol S.A. -1.09% OXY Occidental Petro -1.05% ETE(HB) Energy Transfer Equity L.P. -1.10% NFX Newfield Exploration -1.14% MPC Marathon Petro Corp -1.11% EGN Energen Corp -1.22% CVX Chevron Corporation -1.21% HAL Halliburton Co -1.23% FTI(HB) TechnipFMC plc -1.22% NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc -1.23% AM(HB) Antero Res Midstream LLC -1.33% APA Apache Corp -1.23% HP Helmerich & Payne -1.42% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources -1.42% NBL Noble Energy -1.42% BHGE Baker Hughes a GE Co Cl A -1.45% PTR(HB) Petrochina Co Ltd ADR -1.50% HFC HollyFrontier Corporation -1.51% PSX Phillips 66 -1.52% CVE Cenovus Energy Inc -1.87% E(HB) Eni S.P.A. ADS -2.03% EOG EOG Resources -1.98% COP ConocoPhillips -2.12% ECA EnCana Corporation -2.25% VLO Valero Energy -2.29% DVN Devon Energy -2.31% PE Parsley Energy Inc -2.39% CXO Concho Resources Inc -2.45% RSPP RSP Permian Inc -2.56% FANG Diamondback Energy Inc -2.80% PBR Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. ADS -3.00% CEO(HB) CNOOC Ltd ADS -3.11% ENBL(HB) Enable Midstream Partners LP -3.50% MRO Marathon Oil Corp -3.70% RDS.B RDS.A PBR.A
MARKETS: Iran decides to play ball with OPEC, crude oil drops
Yahoo Finance's Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre break down the latest market action after the latest negotiations put a production increase on deck for the OPEC+ meeting to take place in Vienna on Friday. Here's the performance of select energy stocks as of 10:30 am ET: YPF(HB) YPF Sociedad Anonima ADS 2.55% AR Antero Resources Corp 1.35% RRC Range Resources 1.17% ATO Atmos Energy Corp 1.00% COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp 0.99% LNG Cheniere Energy 0.36% CQH(HB) Cheniere Energy Partners LP 0.35% IMO(HB) Imperial Oil Ltd 0.28% ENLK Crosstex Energy LP 0.26% EQGP EQT GP Hldgs LP 0.20% SHLX Shell Midstream Partners LP 0.13% UGI UGI Corp 0.13% WMB Williams Companies 0.11% MPLX(HB) MPLX LP 0.03% VVC Vectren Corp 0.03% WPZ Williams Partners LP -0.02% CQP Cheniere Energy Partners LP Un -0.03% CLR Continental Resources Inc -0.03% BPL Buckeye Ptnrs L.P. -0.08% WGP(HB) Western Gas Equity Partners LP -0.11% EQT EQT Corporation -0.15% TRGP Targa Resources Corp -0.19% XEC Cimarex Energy -0.11% PSXP(HB) Phillips 66 Partners LP -0.23% SLB Schlumberger Ltd -0.26% MMP Magellan Midstream Partners LP -0.29% EPD Enterprise Products Partners -0.32% XOM Exxon Mobil -0.34% WES Western Gas Partners LP -0.39% EQM EQT Midstream Partners LP -0.34% ANDX(HB) Andeavor Logistics LP -0.47% ENB(HB) Enbridge Inc -0.57% EEP Enbridge Energy Ptnrs L.p. -0.60% SU(HB) Suncor Energy (New) -0.60% BP(HB) BP P.L.C. ADS -0.58% SEP(HB) Spectra Energy Partners -0.62% PAA(HB) Plains All American Pipeline -0.65% OKE Oneok Inc -0.70% TOT Total 'B' ADS -0.72% APC Anadarko Petro -0.73% UGP Ultrapar Participacoes SA ADS -0.89% ANDV Andeavor -0.86% ETP(HB) Energy Transfer Partners LP -0.88% DCP(HB) DCP Midstream LP -0.91% PAGP(HB) Plains GP Hldgs L.P Cl A -0.91% TRP Transcanada Corp -0.96% HES Hess Corporation -1.01% CNQ Canadian Natural Resources -1.01% EC Ecopetrol S.A. -1.09% OXY Occidental Petro -1.05% ETE(HB) Energy Transfer Equity L.P. -1.10% NFX Newfield Exploration -1.14% MPC Marathon Petro Corp -1.11% EGN Energen Corp -1.22% CVX Chevron Corporation -1.21% HAL Halliburton Co -1.23% FTI(HB) TechnipFMC plc -1.22% NOV National Oilwell Varco Inc -1.23% AM(HB) Antero Res Midstream LLC -1.33% APA Apache Corp -1.23% HP Helmerich & Payne -1.42% PXD Pioneer Natural Resources -1.42% NBL Noble Energy -1.42% BHGE Baker Hughes a GE Co Cl A -1.45% PTR(HB) Petrochina Co Ltd ADR -1.50% HFC HollyFrontier Corporation -1.51% PSX Phillips 66 -1.52% CVE Cenovus Energy Inc -1.87% E(HB) Eni S.P.A. ADS -2.03% EOG EOG Resources -1.98% COP ConocoPhillips -2.12% ECA EnCana Corporation -2.25% VLO Valero Energy -2.29% DVN Devon Energy -2.31% PE Parsley Energy Inc -2.39% CXO Concho Resources Inc -2.45% RSPP RSP Permian Inc -2.56% FANG Diamondback Energy Inc -2.80% PBR Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. ADS -3.00% CEO(HB) CNOOC Ltd ADS -3.11% ENBL(HB) Enable Midstream Partners LP -3.50% MRO Marathon Oil Corp -3.70% RDS.B RDS.A PBR.A
Homeless London Marathon impostor who dedicated 'finishing' race to his son is jailed for swiping vest number
Homeless London Marathon impostor who dedicated 'finishing' race to his son is jailed for swiping vest number
Homeless London Marathon impostor who dedicated 'finishing' race to his son is jailed for swiping vest number
Homeless London Marathon impostor who dedicated 'finishing' race to his son jailed for swiping vest number
Homeless London Marathon impostor who dedicated 'finishing' race to his son jailed for swiping vest number
Homeless London Marathon impostor who dedicated 'finishing' race to his son jailed for swiping vest number
Homeless London Marathon impostor who dedicated 'finishing' race to his son jailed for swiping vest number
Homeless London Marathon impostor who dedicated 'finishing' race to his son jailed for swiping vest number
Homeless London Marathon impostor who dedicated 'finishing' race to his son jailed for swiping vest number
Homeless London Marathon impostor who dedicated 'finishing' race to his son jailed for swiping vest number
Homeless London Marathon impostor who dedicated 'finishing' race to his son jailed for swiping vest number
Homeless London Marathon impostor who dedicated 'finishing' race to his son jailed for swiping vest number
London Marathon cheat Stanislaw Skupian has been jailed for 16 weeks at
London Marathon Cheat Stanislaw Skupian Jailed For 16 Weeks
London Marathon cheat Stanislaw Skupian has been jailed for 16 weeks at
London Marathon cheat Stanislaw Skupian has been jailed for 16 weeks at
London Marathon Cheat Stanislaw Skupian Jailed For 16 Weeks
London Marathon cheat Stanislaw Skupian has been jailed for 16 weeks at
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