The Taegeuk Warriors eased through the second stage of qualification before finishing in second place in the third round to book their place at a tenth consecutive World Cup.
South Korea will take on Chile in an international friendly at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium on Monday. The home team faced Brazil at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Thursday, a game that ended in 5-1. While Chile will begin a new era under Eduardo Berizzo after failing to qualify for the World Cup finals in Qatar later this year. South Korea are looking forward to their 11th World Cup appearance. The Taegeuk Warriors eased through the second stage of qualification before finishing in second place in the third round to book their place at a tenth consecutive World Cup.
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In 16 qualifying games across two rounds, Paulo Bento’s side lost just once and secured 12 victories. South Korea are drawn in a World Cup group alongside Portugal, Uruguay and Ghana. But their preparations for the global event had a disastrous start, losing 5-1 to Brazil earlier this month. Hwang Ui-Jo’s strike against the Selecao ensured the Taegeuk Warriors had now scored in 11 of their previous 12 outings. Prior to the Brazil loss, South Korea suffered a 1-0 loss to UAE in their final World Cup qualification match courtesy of Harib Al-Maazmi’s second-half goal.
Chile’s dream of a 10th World Cup appearance will have to wait until at least 2026 after La roja finished five points adrift of the playoff place in the CONMEBOL Qualification standings. Failure to reach Qatar resulted in the departure of Martin Lasarte, who left after spending just over a year at the helm of Chile’s national team. New boss Berizzo will be hoping to start with a positive result, and the recent friendly results suggest that may be possible, with the visitors unbeaten in their last five international friendlies.
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South Korea has picked a 28-man squad for the four friendly games, scheduled this month. Kim Minjae and Lee Jaesung were left out because of injuries. Jo Hyeon could start between the posts while Kim Moon-hwan is expected to start at the right-back position. Meanwhile Monday’s match could be a momentous occasion for star-striker Son Heung-min, who is in line to make his 100th international appearance.
As for Chile, they are going through a transition phase and have named a relatively inexperienced squad. Ben Bereton Diaz is likely to lead the attack in the absence of Alexis Sanchez. Meanhwhile veteran defender Gary Medel is set to feature in the back line.
South Korea probable starting lineup: Hyeon-woo, Moon-hwan, kyung-won, Young-gwon, Chul, Woo-young, Paik, Chang-hoon, Woo-yeong, Heung-min, Ui-jp
Chile Probable starting Lineup: Perez, Opazo, Diaz, Medel, Mena, Alcaron, Galdames, Montecinos, Parra, Meneses, Brereton, Diaz
The international friendly match between South Korea and Chile will take place at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium and will kick-off at 4:30 pm IST on Monday, June 6.
Unfortunately, there will be no official live telecast or streaming of these games on Indian Television platforms.