The Taeguk Warriors reached the last-16 stage of the 2022 World Cup before losing 4-1 to Brazil, while the South American outfit failed to qualify for the finals in Qatar.
South Korea will be back in action for the first time since their impressive World cup campaign when they host Colombia in a friendly fixture at Munsu Football Stadium on Friday. The Taeguk Warriors reached the last-16 stage in Qatar before losing 4-1 to Brazil, while the South American outfit failed to qualify for the finals. The last meeting between these two sides was back in 2019 and the match ended 2-1 in favour of the Asian Warriors courtesy of goals from Son Heung-min and Lee Jae-Sung, either side of Luis Diaz’s effort.
ᴀ ʟᴇᴠᴀɴᴛᴀʀsᴇ ᴄᴏɴ ʟᴀ sᴇʟᴇᴄᴄɪóɴ 🇨🇴
🗓️ Viernes 24 de marzo
🕒 6:00 a.m. (hora COL)
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🏟️ Estadio Ulsan Munsu, Ulsan#TodosSomosColombia 🇨🇴 pic.twitter.com/Kk1isjGgAg
— Selección Colombia (@FCFSeleccionCol) March 23, 2023
South Korea started their 2022 World Cup group stage with a goalless draw against Uruguay before losing 3-2 to Ghana in one of the most exciting games of the tournament. The Asian Warriors needed three points against Portugal in their final group-match to go through to the knockout rounds and they secured that in a dramatic fashion, thanks to Kim Young-gwon’s 27th-minute equaliser and Hwan Hee Chan’s winner one minute into the injury time. While their run in the tournament came to an end after the disappointing loss to Brazil in the round of 16 fixture, Taeguk Warriors can take plenty of confidence from their performances. Meanwhile Paul Bento stepped down from the manager post immediately after the World Cup and therefore Jurgen Klinsmann’s era in charge of South Korea will get kick started this week since being named the new boss in February.
Colombia, on the other hand, failed to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar after finishing sixth in the CONMEBOL Qualification table. The top four teams in the standings earn direct qualification to the global event, while the fifth-placed side go through to the inter-continental playoff. The Tricolors ended their South American qualification campaign with a 1-0 win over Venezuela, thanks to James Rodriguez’s effort on the stroke of half-time, back in March last year. The Coffee Growers’ most recent match ended in a goalless draw against USA. It was their third consecutive clean sheet and the result extended their unbeaten run to three matches. after the game against South Korea, Colombia will play Japan next week.
Read more: Japan vs Uruguay: International Friendly Live Stream, Form Guide, Head to Head, Schedule, Fixture and Probable Lineups
South Korea Probable Starting Lineup: Seung-gyu, Moon-hwan, Kyun-won, Young-gwon, Jin-su, In-beom, Woo-young, Hee-chan, Kang-in, Heung-min, Gue-sung
Colombia Probable Starting Lineup: Mantero, Fabra, Llinas, Perez, Mosquera, Campuzano, Ruiz, Catano, Velasquez, Duran, Hernandez
|Saudi Arabia||0-1 (W)|
|Last 4 match-results||Score|
|South Korea beat Colombia||2-1|
|South Korea beat Colombia||2-1|
|Colombia beat South Korea||2-1|
|South Korea draw Colombia||0-0|
The friendly match between South Korea and Colombia will take place at Munsu football Stadium on Friday at 4:30 pm IST.
|South Korea vs Colombia||Key details|
|Cenue||Munsu football Stadium|
|Kickoff time in South Korea||8:00 pm|
|Kickoff time in Colombia||6:00 am|
|Kickoff time in India||4:30 pm|
The live telecast of the friendly match between South Korea and Colombia will be available on Coupang Play and TV Chosum in South Korea. Meanwhile, those in Colombia can catch the live action via Caracol network and Deportes RCN En Vivo.