S/KOREA ON THREE-GAME UNBEATEN RUN
World Cup-bound South Korea are now on a three-match unbeaten run on the international football scene after their senior team defeated Egypt in an international friendly encounter played at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul, the South Korean capital city. Hosts South Korea came into game on a two-match unbeaten run and they were able to extend the run to three games after the 4-1 thrashing of their North African opponents.
South Korea raced into a two-goal lead within five minutes in the first half with Bordeaux forward Ui-Jo Hwang responsible for the opening goal on 16 minutes. Five minutes later, Ulsan Hyundai FC of South Korea centre back Kim Young-gwon doubled the lead for his team before Mostafa Mohammed pulled one back for seven-time African champions Egypt on 37 minutes to get his team back into the contest. The South Koreans went on to score twice in the last five minutes to seal a comprehensive win. Cho Gue-sung scored the third South Korea goal with five minutes to play having come on as a second half substitute for the recipient of the opening goal, Hwang Ui-Jo. Kwon Chang-hoon wrapped up the comprehensive victory with the fourth South Korea goal in stoppage time.
With the big win over Egypt, the South Koreans have now won two games and drawn once thus making it a three-match unbeaten run on the back of the 5-1 thrashing received at the hands of the five-time world champions Brazil. Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Neymar scored twice for Brazil from the penalty spot, while Richarlison and the substitute duo of Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus also scored for the visitors. Hwang Ui-Jo scored the only South Korean goal.
After the defeat to Brazil. South Korea beat ten-man Chile 2-0 before they came from behind to record a 2-2 draw with Paraguay. The South Koreans scored the last two goals of the game to maintain their unbeaten run.