World Cup 2022: How South Korea Can Advance to the Round of 16

[The group stage has ended. To follow teams that have advanced to the knockout stage, see our bracket page.]

South Korea will advance with the No. 2 seed.
South Korea beat Portugal, 2-1
Uruguay beat Ghana, 2-0
What Happens To South Korea...
If current scores hold
Advance(No. 2)
All of South Korea’s Possibilities

The chart below details nearly all the ways group play could end for South Korea. Each cell in the chart represents the outcome of two games. Green cells mean that South Korea will advance to the next round of the tournament. Pink cells are bad news: they represent outcomes that eliminate South Korea.

5-0
4-0
5-1
3-0
4-1
5-2
2-0
3-1
4-2
5-3
1-0
2-1
3-2
4-3
5-4
5-5
4-4
3-3
2-2
1-1
0-0
5-4
4-3
3-2
2-1
1-0
5-3
4-2
3-1
2-0
5-2
4-1
3-0
5-1
4-0
5-0
5-0
4-0
5-1
3-0
4-1
5-2
2-0
3-1
4-2
5-3
1-0
2-1
3-2
4-3
5-4
5-5
4-4
3-3
2-2
1-1
0-0
5-4
4-3
3-2
2-1
1-0
5-3
4-2
3-1
2-0
5-2
4-1
3-0
5-1
4-0
5-0
South Korea wins
Tie
Portugal wins
South Korea vs. Portugal
Ghana wins
Tie
Uruguay wins
Ghana vs. Uruguay
South Korea wins and Ghana wins Ghana wins and South Korea and Portugal tie Portugal wins and Ghana wins
South Korea wins and Ghana and Uruguay tie Both matches tie Portugal wins and Ghana and Uruguay tie
South Korea wins and Uruguay wins Uruguay wins and South Korea and Portugal tie Portugal wins and Uruguay wins

South Korea’s final place in Group H

First

Second

Uncertain

Out

Group H
WWins DDraws LLosses GF GA GD PTS.
2 0 1 6 4 2 6
1 1 1 4 4 0 4
1 1 1 2 2 0 4
1 0 2 5 7 -2 3

South Korea advanced in dramatic fashion with a stoppage-time goal by Hwang Hee-chan in a 2-1 win against Portugal. It took the No. 2 seed in the group and will face Brazil in the knockout stage.

Here are the group matches for South Korea:

Nov. 24, 8 a.m. E.S.T.
0
0
Nov. 28, 8 a.m. E.S.T.
2
3
Dec. 2, 10 a.m. E.S.T.
2
1

To see the scenarios for other teams, visit our overview page.