Korea Republic pay the penalty against Sweden

Andreas Granqvist scores from the penalty spot

Andreas Granqvist scores from the penalty spot

Although Shin's specific plan is unique, it's one in a long string of reports of subterfuge between South Korea and Sweden in the lead-up to their World Cup match.

The lone goal of the match came in the 65th minute, after Sweden was awarded a penalty via video-assisted referee.

Sweden locked up three crucial points at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation after converting a video assistant referee-confirmed penalty kick in the second half to beat South Korea, 1-0, on Monday.

A match both sides were desperate to win after Mexico stunned Germany in the group opener was decided when Viktor Claesson went down from a challenge by Kim Min-woo with referee Joel Aguilar pointing to the spot after checking the footage.

Sweden, competing at their first World Cup since 2006 after knocking out Italy in the playoffs started the game with real attacking vigour and intent as they looked to start Russian Federation 2018 on the front foot.

Sweden had not scored in three outings prior to the tournament but they showed the greater attacking intent in the first half.

South Korea: Cho Hyun-Woo (7), Lee Yong (7), Kim Young-Gwon (7), Jang Hyun-Soo (6), Park Joo-Ho (6), Lee Seung-Woo (6), Koo Ja-Cheol (6), Ki Sung-yueng (7), Lee Jae-Sung (6), Hwang Hee-Chan (6), Heung-Min Son (7). It is now tied for first place in Group F with Mexico, which beat Germany 1-0.

We'll see if Shin's inventive ploy pays off when South Korea faces Sweden in Russian Federation on Monday.

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But the Scandinavians quickly found their poise, coping comfortably with Korea's attacks despite the absence of defender Victor Lindelof through illness.

South Korea started the game brightly, forcing the first corner in the fourth minute, but were gradually forced back by an attritional Swedish side.

Andreas Granqvist (left) celebrates with teammate Albin Ekdal after scoring from the penalty spot against South Korea.

But Sweden gradually got into their stride and on 20 minutes Marcus Berg missed the chance to put them ahead.

It had been 402 minutes since Ola Toivonen scored Sweden's last worldwide goal against Chile back in March.

"This is something small that has been turned into something much bigger because usually our information about our opponents comes from us watching them play matches". "The pressure is on them", said the ebullient Granqvist.

It was the third penalty to be awarded because of a video review at this year's World Cup. "If the players think that Swedish fans are also our fans, there can be no worries".

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