Sweden kicked off their Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 World Cup campaign on a winning note as they pipped South Korea 1-0 in a Group F showdown at the Novgorod stadium here on Monday.
"Among the 32 teams, I think they [Sweden] are tallest or one of the top two". "I didn't want to give up and just wanted to overcome and get through that situation".
Referee Joel Aguilar of El Salvador made the trek over to the video monitor in the 63rd minute after a no-call on a South Korea challenge in its own box, eventually reversing his decision and giving Sweden a penalty kick. But he changed his mind after taking another look, deciding Kim had tripped Claesson as he tried to clear the ball in a sliding tackle.
Andreas Granqvist's goal was the first scored by a Swedish player at a World Cup since Henrik Larsson netted against England in 2006.
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Aware of Sweden's espionage efforts, South Korean coach Shin Tae-yong chose to have his players switch their jerseys to confuse Jacobson.
Before the penalty, Sweden controlled the game and showed most of the attacking intent. "The Swedes were so tough to beat in the box".
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South Korea started off brightly with Hwang Hee-chan causing problems down the right but Son was largely anonymous and it was not until seven minutes after the break that the Red Devils created a chance worth the name.
There is a real sense of unity with this team, undistracted by the charisma and overall dominance of Zlatan and coach Janne Andersson has some optimism that the Swedish side he has overhauled since Euro 2016 can upset the odds and make their way to the knock-out rounds.
South Korea put on some early pressure before Sweden turned the tide in their favour.
South Korea must pick itself up to face a Mexico team high on confidence after its spectacular win over Germany.
With Lee Seung-woo entering the match for Kim Shin-wook, South Korea switched to a 4-4-2 formation, but it did little to swing the pendulum.
"I didn't think I would be able to block his shot, but I had to try my best", he said.
"Our scout heard about a practice session and he did not understand that it was closed and he was asked to leave and he watched from more of a distance", Andersson said. "We need to dare to attack". The 22 year-old managed two goals and two assists in their run to the semi-finals before being removed by Olympique de Marseille.
South Korea play Mexico in Rostov-on-Don on Saturday before meeting world champions Germany.
Four years ago, fans pelted the players with candy when they arrived back in Seoul from Brazil.