The South Korea national football team has a lot of advantages going into the friendly match against Egypt. They are playing on home soil, and their opponents played without Mohamed Salah in the lineup. Thus, South Korea won against Egypt 4-1.
The eagerly awaited standoff between the Premier League Golden Boot co-winners, South Korean skipper Son Heung-min and Egyptian Mohamed Salah, didn’t work out as expected, with Salah not making the excursion to Seoul because of an unknown physical issue.
According to National Football Team betting fans, Son made his fourth straight start. Also, he contributed to the group’s first two goals.
South Korea Won in Friendlies Against Egypt
South Korea vs. Egypt match was the fourth friendly for South Korea in preparation for the World Cup. The national team lost to Brazil 5-1 on June 2. However, they won against Chile 2-0 on June 6. They played Paraguay last Friday to a 2-2 draw.
South Korea will have two additional friendlies in September before the World Cup in November. According to sports toto sources, the nation will likewise participate in the East Asian Football Federation E-1 Football Championship in July in Japan. However, they will not have their top Europe-based players for the tournament.
Egypt went here without Salah because of an undefined physical issue and was missing a couple of different players. South Korea missed the services of two regular midfielders. Hwang In-beom and Jung Woo-young were out of the roster. In addition, Kim Min-jae was out after undergoing an ankle operation.
South Korea and Egypt played uninspired soccer for 16 minutes. Son passed to Kim Jin-su on the left wing, extending Egypt’s defense. From that point, Kim sent a cross to Hwang, who scored with a header. Also, it was his second goal in four matches. After that goal, South Korea didn’t let Egypt get back in the game.
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