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Ghana and South Korea will meet in a World Cup Group H contest on Monday, both searching for their first win in the competition.

Portugal leads Group H with three points while South Korea and Uruguay are level on a point apiece after a goalless draw.

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The Black Stars head coach, Otto Addo, believed his team still have a huge chance of getting into the knockout stages despite the defeat to Portugal.

Addo stated that Ghana can take advantage of the draw and push their way through to the next stage of the tournament.

β€œFirst of all, surely, we have a chance especially since they [Uruguay and South Korea] played a draw,” said Addo at the pre-game press conference.

β€œSo, if we win against South Korea and Portugal win, hopefully, against Uruguay, then we will be second, so the chance is still big.

β€œAnd surely it will be very, very tough to beat South Korea because they are good. But now, we have to win. We are under pressure, but they are too.”

South head coach, Paulo Jorge Gomes Bento stated that his team was not scared of any team at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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β€œWe are a good team and we are not afraid of any side. We have a brave team,” Bento told reporters on Sunday.

“I don’t feel any pressure whatsoever. I would love the players to feel the way I do, but I know they come from a different culture… We will have a difficult game but we are able to do well.”

Ghana will wrap up their group campaign against Uruguay on 2 December after the South Korea game on Monday.

South Korea XI: Kim Seung-gyu; Kim Moon-hwan, Kim Min-jae, Kim Young-gwon, Kim Jin-su; Jung Woo-young, Kwon Chang-hoon, Jeong Woo-yeong; Hwang In-beom, Son Heung-min, Cho Gue-sung.

Ghana XI: Ati-Zigi; Lamptey, Amartey, Salisu, Mensah; Partey, Abdul Samed, Kudus; A. Ayew, J. Ayew, Williams.

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