South Korea are back to winning ways following their victory over fellow Asians Qatar in a recent international friendly. The South Koreans had been on a winning run of three games before they were beaten by Mexico in the first of their two international games this month. They swiftly recovered from that loss with the win over 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts Qatar in the second match of those international games.
The two-time Asian champions had beaten Hong Kong, China and Japan on the back of the 3-0 loss to Brazil without conceding a goal. The three-match winning run was stopped by the 3-2 defeat to Mexico in an international friendly played in November. The Mexicans had to come from a goal down to beat South Korea who took a first half lead through Ui-Jo Hwang.