Sweden beat South Korea 1-0

  • Photo: Sweden’s forward Marcus Berg (R) greets the fans following the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Sweden and South Korea at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on June 18, 2018.

Sweden defeated South Korea 1-0 in its first opening World Cup game since 1958.  It did so with the help of the Video Assistant Referee system which  Salvadoran referee Joel Aguilar was called to consult after  Kim Min-woo brought down Viktor Claesson in the box in the 65th minute.  It was centre-back Andreas Granqvist who put the ball into the net.