Uruguay start their World Cup campaign against South Korea in Group H… but what time is kick-off?

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Two-time winners Uruguay will launch their 2022 World Cup campaign against South Korea on Thursday 24 November as the second favorite after Portugal to advance from Group H.

Diego Alonso’s side finished third behind Brazil and Argentina in World Cup qualifying and have since experienced a mixed bag of form, losing 1-0 to Iran before beating Canada 2-0 in their final two pre-tournament games .

Meanwhile, South Korea, set to shine in their 10th consecutive World Cup, went undefeated in their last three friendlies against Costa Rica (draw), Cameroon (win) and Iceland (win).

Uruguay will kick off its World Cup campaign against South Korea at 13:00 GMT on Thursday

Uruguay will kick off its World Cup campaign against South Korea at 13:00 GMT on Thursday

Only Portugal, Ghana, Brazil and Serbia have to wait longer before starting their World Cup adventure, with Thursday the last match day in the first round.

South Korea defeated Uruguay for the first time in their history in their last meeting, winning 2-1 in an international friendly in 2018.

With the collision fast approaching, Sports mail has comphorny everything you need to know below as both countries aim to make a positive start to the 2022 World Cup.

When is Uruguay vs South Korea?

Uruguay takes on South Korea on Thursday, November 24 at 1pm GMT, 8am EST and Friday 12am AET (Australian Eastern Time).

Date: Thursday 24 Nov

Time: 1pm (UK), 8am (US) and 12pm on Fridays (Australian Eastern Time)

The South Korea team inspects the pitch in Al Rayyan ahead of their opening match in Group H

The South Korea team inspects the pitch in Al Rayyan ahead of their opening match in Group H

The South Korea team inspects the pitch in Al Rayyan ahead of their opening match in Group H

How to watch the match

Uruguay vs South Korea will be available live on BBC One for UK viewers, with the option to stream the action on both the BBC website and BBC iPlayer.

Therefore, the game is free to watch for all UK TV licensed spectators.

Meanwhile, US viewers can watch the game on the following channels or app services: SiriusXM FC; FOX sports; UFORIA; telemundo; and Peacock Premium.

The Australian public will be able to follow the match live on SBS, which plans to televise every match of the 2022 World Cup.

If you can’t watch the match live, you can relive the action on the FIFA YouTube channel (worldwide). The official YouTube channel will post highlights after each game.

UK: BBC and BBC iPlayer

U.S: FOX, Telemundo, SiriusXM FC, UFORIA and Peacock Premium

Australia: SBS and SBS On Demand

Where is Uruguay vs South Korea played?

Uruguay and South Korea kick off at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, a municipality just west of Doha, Qatar.

The stadium can hold just over 45,000 supporters (45,350), about two-thirds the size of Al Bayt Stadium, which hosts the Qatar-Ecuador match.

The Education City Stadium was purposely built for the 2022 World Cup and opened on June 15, 2020.

Place: Al Rayyan, Qatar

Stadium: Education City Stadium

The Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan has a capacity of 45,350 and will open in June 2020

The Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan has a capacity of 45,350 and will open in June 2020

The Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan has a capacity of 45,350 and will open in June 2020

Team news

Uruguay head to Qatar with a wealth of experience as fervent Fernando Muslera, Diego Godin, Martin Caceres, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani head to their fourth World Cup.

Meanwhile, half a dozen of Uruguay’s expected starters – including Federico Valverde, Nicolas de la Cruz, Facundo Pellistri, Sergio Rochet, Mathias Olivera and Darwin Nunez – are bracing for their first World Cup duty.

Suarez and Nunez, who have proudly adopted a two-up front system in recent tournaments, are likely to take the lead for Uruguay, ahead of Valverde and Rodrigo Bentacur in central midfield and Jose Gimenez and Sebastian Coates in the heart of defense .

Rodrigo Bentacur (above) of Tottenham Hotspur is likely to partner Real Madrid star Valverde in midfield

Rodrigo Bentacur (above) of Tottenham Hotspur is likely to partner Real Madrid star Valverde in midfield

Rodrigo Bentacur (above) of Tottenham Hotspur is likely to partner Real Madrid star Valverde in midfield

Meanwhile, South Korea hopes their superstar Son Heung-min won’t be too shaken by his broken eye socket suffered during Tottenham’s Champions League clash with Marseille earlier this month.

The 30-year-old has happily declared himself fit for the tournament this week.

Uruguayan selection:

Keepers: Fernando Muslera, Sergio Rochet, Sebastian Sosa

Defenders: Diego Godin, Guillermo Varela, Jose Gimenez, Ronald Araujo, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Matias Vina, Sebastian Coates, Martin Caceres, Mathias Olivera

Midfielders: Manuel Ugarte, Rodrigo Bentancur, Nicolas de la Cruz, Giorgian de Arrascaeta, Lucas Torreira, Federico Valverde, Matias Vecino

Forward: Luis Suarez, Darwin Nunez, Maxi Gomez, Augustin Canobbio, Facundo Torres, Edinson Cavani, Facundo Pellistri

Son Heung-min wears protective gear for South Korea after suffering an eye socket fracture

Son Heung-min wears protective gear for South Korea after suffering an eye socket fracture

Son Heung-min wears protective gear for South Korea after suffering an eye socket fracture

South Korean selection:

Keepers: Kim Seung-gyu, Jo Hyeon-woo, Song Bum-keun

Defenders: Kim Young-gwon, Kim Jin-su, Hong Chul, Kim Min-jae, Kwon Kyung-won, Kim Moon-hwan, Kim Tae-hwan, Cho Yu-min, Yoon Jong-gyu

Midfielders: Jung Woo-young, Lee Jae-sung, Hwang Hee-chan, Kwon Chang-hoon, Hwang In-beom, Na Sang-ho, Son Jun-ho, Paik Seung-ho, Jeong Woo-yeong, Lee Kang-in , Song Min-kyu (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors)

Forward: Son Heung-min, Hwang Ui-jo, Cho Gue-sung

The Spurs star broke his eye socket during their Champions League game with Marseille

The Spurs star broke his eye socket during their Champions League game with Marseille

The Spurs star broke his eye socket during their Champions League game with Marseille

Head to head record

The two nations have met eight times on the international scene and, despite South Korea’s most recent victory, Uruguay has dominated the East Asian outfit.

Uruguay has won six times, drawn once and lost once to South Korea, winning both previous World Cup encounters.

1982: South Korea 2-2 Uruguay (Nehru Cup)

1990: South Korea 0-1 Uruguay (World Cup)

2002: Uruguay 2-1 South Korea (Friendly)

2003: South Korea 0-2 Uruguay (Friendly)

2007: South Korea 0-2 Uruguay (Friendly)

2010: Uruguay 2-1 South Korea (World Cup)

2014: South Korea 0-1 Uruguay (Friendly)

2018: South Korea 2-1 Uruguay (Friendly)

Group H luminaires

Uruguay vs South KoreaThursday 24 Nov

Portugal vs GhanaThursday 24 Nov

South Korea vs GhanaMonday 28 Nov

Portugal vs UruguayMonday 28 Nov

South Korea vs PortugalFriday 2 Dec

Ghana vs UruguayFriday 2 Dec