It truly has been a World Cup of great shocks and underdog stories.
From Saudi Arabia beating Argentina, Japan beating both Germany and Spain, Cameroon beating Brazil and Morocco beating Belgium.
And South Korea added to that this afternoon, beating one of the tournament favourites Portugal 2-1 after scoring a dramatic 91st minute winner.
And instrumental in their win was reported Celtic target Cho Gue-Sung, who played the entire match up front on his own.
The 6ft2 inch striker looked really physically imposing and great in the air, winning many headers at corners against Portugal defenders Pepe and Antonio Silva.
He bulleted a brilliant directed header towards goal which Korea were able to score from after the keeper pushed the rebound onto the Korea player, but unfortunately the goal was ruled out for offside.
Cho also looks very good with the ball at his feet and linked up well with the players around him.
You can see why Ange is apparently keen to sign him.
And it wasn’t until after the match that I read that he clashed with Cristiano Ronaldo as the Portuguese icon was substituted on 65 mins with the game tied at 1-1.
Cho, desperate for play to resume so he could continue battling for a winner, told Ronaldo in no uncertain terms to hurry up and get off the pitch as he sauntered off.
Ronaldo of course, didn’t take too kindly to that, making an angry face at Cho and then putting his finger to his mouth, telling Cho to be quiet.
After the game, Ronaldo talked about the incident, stating:
“It happened when I was substituted. The Korean player was telling me to go off more quickly and I told him to be quiet, because he hasn’t got any authority.”
To me, it just shows Cho’s winning mentality and desire to win.
He wasn’t at all in awe or intimidated by an icon like Ronaldo, he just wanted to fight for his country, and in the end, Korea got their just rewards as they scored a late winner that took them through to the last 16.
Check out the image below.