|Suarez crying. AP Yonhap News|
Luis Suárez of the Uruguay national football team was caught in tears the moment Korea scored a come-from-behind goal. After being substituted in a 2-0 win, Suárez looked relaxed throughout, but could not hide his tears after the Korean side netted a come-from-behind goal against Portugal.
Suarez started on the 3rd (Korea time) in the third group match against Ghana held at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, but was replaced in the second half. With the team leading 2-0, Suárez caught up with the Korea-Portugal news from the bench in real time. When Hwang Hee-chan scored a dramatic comeback goal in the 46th minute of the second half against Portugal, Suarez, who was on the bench, shed tears and covered his face with his uniform.
Not only Suárez, but also Uruguay’s cheerleaders, the hot atmosphere cooled as if cold water had been poured on them after Korea’s come-from-behind goal. Uruguay fans were confident that their team would advance to the round of 16 by consistently showing a resounding performance against Ghana. However, some Uruguayan fans were seen shedding tears as Korea pulled off a come-from-behind victory over Portugal.
Reporter Jeong Chul- soon