2022 World Cup results: Portugal and South Korea qualified

► South Korea beat Portugal 2-1

South Korea beat Portugal 2-1 to qualify as Uruguay beat Ghana 2-0 at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Portugal had already qualified and finished top of this Group H. They will play their round of 16 on December 6 against the second in Group G, their first place giving them a good chance of avoiding Brazil, in front before the last games. of this band playing Friday night.

► Uruguay beat Ghana 2-0 in vain

Uruguay was eliminated from the World Cup despite winning 2-0 against Ghana, in favor of South Korea, who snatched their ticket for the 1/8 by beating Portugal 2-1 in extremis on Friday in Doha.

The South Americans thought they had done the main thing thanks to a brace signed De Arrascaeta (26, 32) but a goal from South Korean Hwang in added time against the Portuguese, who had already qualified before the match, reversed the situation in favor Asians.

► Serbia – Switzerland and Brazil – Cameroon

For the last two matches of the day, Serbia will face Switzerland and Brazil against Cameroon. The first match is likely to be very political because of the proximity maintained by Switzerland with Kosovo, a small country with an Albanian majority claimed by Belgrade.

As for the Brazilians, they start as favorites against the indomitable lions. However, a surprise is not excluded, especially since Brazil, already qualified, risks having their substitutes play in this match against Cameroon.



World Cup 2022: why are six players from the South Korea team called Kim?

In France, the most common surname is Martin, borne by 235,846 people, which is equivalent to 0.35% of the population. In South Korea, 10 million people are called Kim… That is 20% of the country’s inhabitants! It is therefore not surprising that four defenders of the national team present at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar bear this surname.

The reason is to be found in the kingdom of Silla, which extended in the south-east of the Korean peninsula for almost a thousand years, between 57 BC and 935. One of the royal families of this period, which imposes and reigns during seven hundred years on Silla, decides to use the Korean word Kimwhich means “gold”, as his surname.

Fill the state coffers

If in Korea surnames have long remained the prerogative of aristocrats, it becomes advantageous to have one at the end of the Joseon period, which lasts from 1392 to 1897, because it confers economic and social advantages, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Indeed, two wars against China and Japan push the ruined Joseon dynasty to allow slaves and commoners to adopt a surname. The reform thus aims to fill the coffers of the State, since people without a surname were not taxable.

Kim, Lee or Park

The wealthy merchants of that time therefore wished to appropriate this symbol of power and could buy the right to bear the patronymic of prestigious but penniless families. The new rich fake the archives in order to be able to boast of a noble filiation.

Later, it was the Japanese who colonized the peninsula in 1905 and forced Koreans to adopt surnames. Most choose Kim, Lee or Park, three powerful clans in the region. Together, these three names make up 45% of contemporary South Korean surnames, and the surname of the current ruling dynasty in North Korea is also Kim.

This shared surname therefore does not necessarily presume a common ancestor. However, the law has long prohibited South Koreans from marrying someone with the same name as them. After three tries, the government finally succeeded in abolishing this provision in 1999.