Five Asian countries competed against South American teams at the same time. As a result, Asia dominated with 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.
The Korean national team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann for the first time, drew 2-2 with Colombia held at Munsu Soccer Stadium in Ulsan on the 24th. ‘Captain’ Son Heung-min took the lead by scoring consecutive goals in the 10th and 46th minutes of the first half, but conceded two goals early in the second half.
Son Heung-min, who scored multiple goals, added several records. With his 5th goal from A-match free kick, he surpassed Ha Seok-joo and set the record for the most free-kick goals scored by a Korean player in A-match. He also became the first Korean player to score in three consecutive matches against an Asian country. 토토사이트
Japan, led by head coach Hajime Moriyasu, drew 1-1 against Uruguay in a friendly match held at the National Stadium in Tokyo on the same day. Federico Valverde scored the opening goal in the 38th minute of the first half, and Takuma Nishimura equalized in the 30th minute of the second half.
Australia beat Ecuador 3-1. Australia’s Jackson Irvin scored a goal in the 12th minute, and Felix Torres equalized in the 23rd minute. Australia then took the win with Hour Mavil scoring in the 32nd minute of the first half and Garan Quol scoring in the 39th minute of the second half.
Uzbekistan beat Bolivia 1-0. In the 36th minute of the first half, he kept Eldor Somurodov’s goal well until the end.
Saudi Arabia is the only Asian country to lose. They lost 1-2 at home against Venezuela.
Meanwhile, the confrontation between Asia and South America will unfold again on the 28th. Korea and Japan will swap opponents, with Korea facing Uruguay and Japan facing Colombia. Uzbekistan faces Venezuela and Saudi Arabia faces Bolivia.
The Korean national team returns to Paju NFC on the 26th and starts training in preparation for the game against Uruguay.