South Korea manager Paulo Bento is sent off after going ballistic at full time

Paulo Bento South Korea World Cup 2022
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South Korea manager Paulo Bento went ballistic at Anthony Taylor, the referee for South Korea's World Cup 2022 game with Ghana, after he blew for full-time when the Asian nation had just won a corner.

Storming onto the pitch to remonstrate with the British referee, Bento was sent off after his protestations went too far in the view of Taylor. 

Consequently, the Portuguese manager won't be in the dugout for South Korea's final World Cup match against Portugal, with the Taegeuk Warriors having to win the game to have a chance of progressing to the knockout stages. 

With the game between Ghana and South Korea 3-2 to the African nation heading into stoppage time, ten minutes of stoppage time was added on. South Korea tried their best to find the equaliser, and, 30 seconds after the allotted injury time, they won a corner from a deflected shot. 

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Son Heung-min sprinted over to take the set-piece, but he didn't have the opportunity to deliver the ball into the box. Instead, Taylor blew for full-time, satisfied the required amount of time in the game had been played. 

Understandably, this incensed South Korea's players, but Paulo Bento seemed the most aggrieved as he argued with Taylor on the pitch. After multiple attempts from the officials to get Bento to move away, Taylor then issued him a red card. 

Ghana went 2-0 up in the first half of the game, through Mohammed Salisu and Mohammed Kudus goals. South Korea fought back, though, scoring two goals within three minutes of each through Cho Gue-sung to draw the game level.

However, the game didn't stay equalised for long, as Kudus popped up for the winner in the 68th minute - Ghana are now on three points after their first two games, while South Korea have just one point in Group H. 

Uruguay and Portugal are set to take on each other in the other group game later today, and South Korea will be needing results to go their way in order to stand a chance of reaching the last-16. 

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