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South Korea to face Costa Rica in first of last two World Cup warm-ups – Chosun Ilbo : Daily News from Korea

South Korea will face Costa Rica on Friday in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in November.

Another match against Cameroon will be played in Seoul on 27 September.

Friendly matches serve as a good preparation for the World Cup as both countries have qualified for the upcoming event.

The match will be broadcast live on TV Chosun.

On Thursday, South Korean soccer players are gathering for practice in Paju, Gyeonggi Province. / Union

The national football team’s head coach, Paulo Bento, said on Thursday that he would take a different tactical approach in each of the two friendly matches, suggesting he had some new plans.

South Korea is ranked 28th in the world by FIFA, with 4 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, leading Costa Rica, who is ranked 34th in the team’s head-to-head record.

Costa Rican national soccer players practice Thursday at a stadium in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province. /Yonhap

Costa Rica is one of the powerhouses of Latin America, who will be participating in the World Cup for the third year in a row.

The team is known for its ability to fight back, led by Joel Campbell, who is now playing for Mexican club León after many years in the Europa League.

Costa Rica coach Luis Fernando Suarez said South Korea has always been a good team and the match was important because Costa Rica will face Japan in Qatar.

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