Sweden edge past Asian Worriers 1-0 after Video Assistant Referee (VAR) assisted penalty goal for Granqvist.
In a closely fought Group F clash Sweden defeated 1-0 victory over South Korea after Video Assistant Referee (VAR) confirmed the penalty at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Mondy afternoon.
The European side was dominant throughout and was twice denied by goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo before another intervention by VAR for granting penalty in the 65th minute.
South Korea was not as impressive and star player Son Heung-min failed to demonstrate any of the threat that has made him a firm favorite with Tottenham.
The win takes Sweden to joint top in Group F with Mexico who defeated reigning champions Germany in the opener yesterday.
Full-time: Sweden 1-0 South Korea
90: Four minutes added
81: Substitution for Sweden, Sebastian Larsson OFF Gustav Svensson IN
77: Substitution for Sweden, Ola Tolvonen OFF Isaac Thelin IN
72: Substitution for South Korea, Koo Ja-Cheol OFF Lee Seung-Woo IN
71: Substitution for Sweden, Albin Ekdal OFF Oscar Hiljemark IN
66: Substitution for South Korea, Kim Shin-Wook OFF Jung Woo-Young IN
65: Penalty Goal by Andreas Granqvist
61: Yellow card Viktor Claesson
55: Yellow card Hwang Hee-Chan
46: Second half kicks off
Half-time: Sweden 0-0 South Korea
45: Two minutes added
28: Substitution for South Korea, Park Joo-Ho OFF Kim Min-Woo IN
12: Yellow card Kim Shin-Wook
1: First half kick off
South Korea subs: Kim Seung-gyu, Lee Seung-Woo, Yun Young-Sun, Kim Jin-hyeon, Jung Woo-Young, Ju Se-Jong, Moon Seon-Min, Hong Chul, Ko Yo-Han, Jung Seung-Hyun, Oh Ban-Suk, Kim Min-Woo.
South Korea line-up: Cho Hyun-Woo, Lee Yong, Kim Young-Gwon, Jan Hyun-Soo, Park Joo-Ho; Kim Shin-Wook, Koo Ja-Cheol, Ki Sung-yueng, Lee Jae-Sung; Hwang Hee-Chan, Son Heung-Min.
Sweden sub: Marcus Rohden, Martin Olsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Filip Helander, Gustav Svensson, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Jimmy Durmaz, Victor Lindelof, Emil Krafth, Oscar Hiljemark, Isaac Thelin, John Guidetti.
Sweden line-up: Robin Olsen; Mikael Lustig, Pontus Jansson, Andreas Granqvist, Ludwig Augustinsson; Viktor Claesson, Albin Ekdal, Sebastian Larsson, Emil Forsberg; Marcus Berg, Ola Tolvonen.
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