The South Korean national football team, coached by Jürgen Klinsmann (GER), ended the first half of their friendly against Tunisia goalless.
The first half of the friendly match between the South Korean national football team and Tunisia ended 0-0 at the Hana Bank Invitational at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Mapo-gu, Seoul, on Wednesday.
South Korea, ranked 26th in the world by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), started the match with Son Heung-min (Tottenham) on the bench against the 29th-ranked Tunisia.
Klinsmann opted to play Cho Kyu-sung (Mitwylan) up front, with Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) supporting him.
Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), Lee Jae-sung (Mainz), Hong Hyun-seok (Gent) and Park Yong-woo (Al Ain) combined in midfield, while Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), Jung Seung-hyun, Seol Young-woo (Ulsan) and Lee Ki-je (Suwon) lined up in defence.
Kim Seung-kyu (Al-Shabaab) started in goal.
The two teams played an exploratory game in the early stages of the match, but Korea took the lead after the first 20 minutes.
In the 20th minute, Kim Min-jae’s pass from the back to the front was caught by Hwang Hee-chan on the left flank, and his attempt to connect with Cho Kyu-sung, who was rushing into the box, was blocked by the opposing defence.
The fans’ cheers grew louder at the disappointing scene, and in the 21st minute, Cho Kyu-sung tried a right-footed mid-range shot to liven up the attack.
In the 24th minute, Lee Ki-jae hit a mid-range shot with his left foot to threaten the Tunisian defence.
In the 31st minute, Hwang Hee-chan collided with Tunisia’s Hannibal Mazbari and briefly fell to the ground.
The end of the first half also saw some threats from the Tunisian side.
In the 39th minute, Tunisia’s Issa Aidouni fired a right-footed mid-range shot from the edge of the penalty area that grazed the top of the post.
The fans were hoping for a goal from Korea with their wave cheers at the end of the first half, but both teams failed to score in the first 45 minutes. 토토사이트