South Korea host El Salvador at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium in Daejeon on Tuesday (June 20) in a friendly.
After a crushing exit from last year’s 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar against Brazil, the Taeguek Warriors have struggled to recover and find their best form.
The Seleccao handed them a 4-1 loss in the 16th round of the quadrennial competition. Since then, Korea has continued in the same vein and has yet to win in 2023.
Jurgen Klinsmann’s side blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Colombia in a March friendly before losing 2-1 to Uruguay a few days later. The Asian giants retire after a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Peru. Bryan Reyna scored in the 11th minute for Periquitos, which was enough to sink Son Heung-min and co.
With January’s Asian Cup approaching, Korea’s preparations for the same are not going well. Another defeat could set off alarm bells inside the camp.
Meanwhile, El Salvador did not bask in glory either. Japan crushed the CONCACAF side 6-0 on Friday with six different players on the scoresheet.
Shogo Taniguchi opened the floodgates in the first minute and Ayase Ueda doubled their lead three minutes later. Takefusa Kubo and Ritsu Doan scored before the break as the Samurai Blues led 4-0 at the break.
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