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Sweden edge out South Korea in their opener

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Sweden beat 1-0 South Korea with the help of VAR.

Andres Granqvist converted the penalty to secure the victory for Sweden.

Sweden have kicked off their World Cup campaign in calm way with a 1-0 victory over South Korea in Group F thanks to Andreas Granqvist’s penalty, which was awarded after the use of video technology.

Sweden were awarded a penalty in the minute when VAR helped change referee’s original decision for a challenge on Viktor Claesson by Yong-Joon Lee inside the penalty area.

Swedish captain Granqvist made no mistake in converting the penalty.

It was a dry game for most of the minutes as the both sides looked evenly matches in the opening stages of this World Cup fixture.

Granqvsit’s penalty proved to be the only goal of the game as Sweden won their opening game at a World Cup for the first time since 1958.

Sweden now move level with Mexico at the top of Group F following their shock 1-0 win over Germany on Sunday.

In terms of attack, South Korea rarely threatened Sweden but Tottenham superstar Heung-Min Son showed his threat on the break with some great solo runs.

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