The Korean team won with the minimum score thanks to Song Min-kyu’s header in the 33rd minute. Before the opponent Iceland, ranked 62 in the world, coach Bento surprised when he arranged a formation with 3 defenders (3- 4-3).
Yonhap believes that the Portuguese strategist is having tests in the position of Kim Jin-soo, the top rated defender in Asia, but is suffering from a hamstring injury and is not in the best shape at the moment. The upcoming World Cup.
The kimchi team lacks many stars because they are busy playing in Europe, but still create a superior match. South Korea created a series of opportunities, including two volleys from Cho Gue-sung, but both missed the goal. However, the home team could not score more goals for most of the rest of the match.
Korea won, but coach Bento was not happy when he received more sad news of injury. At the end of the first half, defender Park Ji-soo in an aerial dispute collided with the opponent and hurt his left leg. He immediately left the stadium and was taken into the dressing room.
The victory over Iceland is the only friendly match of the Korean team before the World Cup. On November 12, coach Bento will announce the final 26-player squad to attend the most prestigious tournament on the planet.
The Korean team is expected to leave for Qatar at dawn on November 14. After coming here, coach Bento will have the strongest squad, because the remaining players have just finished the final series of matches at the European Championships before taking a break to make way for the World Cup.
The Korean team will play the first match in the group stage against Uruguay on November 24.
Duy Minh | 21:25 11/11/2022