South Korea beat Portugal 2 - 1 and advanced to the Qatar World Cup 2022 knockout stage.

Iran PressMiddle East: Hwang Hee-chan gave South Korea a sensational injury-time victory over Portugal that meant they beat Uruguay to a last-16 place on goals scored.

Hwang ran Son Heung-min's pass in the 91st minute to round off a counter-attack and start wild celebrations from his side's fans in the stands.

It was a testy finish to Group H as Uruguay and South Korea vied for the second-place spot, but a last-gasp goal from Hwang Hee-chan lifted South Korea over Portugal and into the Round of 16.

Uruguay had to feel comfortable in the second half of its own match holding a 2-0 lead over Ghana, but the South Korean score in stoppage time put Uruguay behind the eight-ball with just minutes left. The South Americans knew they needed another goal and had plenty of opportunities in the waning moments but couldn't find the back of the net.

Uruguay and South Korea both ended up with four points due to the results, but with the teams tied in goal differential, the next tiebreaker was goals scored. South Korea has scored four goals to Uruguay's two this tournament.

South Korea will almost assuredly face Group G winner Brazil. The Portuguese will top the group with six points and likely face the winner of Serbia vs. Switzerland in the Round of 16.