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After recovering from a fractured orbital, Heung-Min Son returned to the field on Thursday afternoon as South Korea drew 0-0 with Uruguay in their opening 2022 FIFA World Cup match.

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However, the Taegeuk Warriors’ main man was not at his excellent best and struggled to make his mark on what was an evenly contested opening group game.

South Korea manager Paulo Bento has warned that it may take some time before the Tottenham Hotspur forward is back to the peak of his powers.

‘He was inactive for a considerable amount of time and could only reintegrate with the team in the last few days’ said Bento after the match.

‘It is natural after an injury and to be exposed to more aggressive matches, it will take him some time to readapt’ Bento went on to add.

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South Korea return to action on Monday afternoon for what could be a decisive game in Group H against Ghana at the Education City Stadium.

After the match, Uruguay manager Diego Alonso told the media that he was ‘more than happy’ with the performance from his players following ‘a tight game between two competitive nations’.

Uruguay face off against Portugal at the Lusail Iconic Stadium on Monday evening in the other Group H match.

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