VIDEO : #Russia2018 World Cup : Sweden vs. Korea Republic 1-0 || WATCH Match Highlights


Sweden opened their World Cup campaign 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.



Janne Andersson’s side were awarded a penalty in the 64th minute when VAR helped overrule referee Joel Aguilar’s original decision for a challenge on Viktor Claesson by Yong-Joon Lee inside the penalty area, from which Swedish captain Granqvist fired home (65).

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



Sweden’s Andreas Granqvist, left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)













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