BUSAN, South Korea — The South Korean men’s national football team left the country today for a crucial World Cup qualifier against Lebanon, vowing to make a triumphant return home.
Led by head coach Choi Kang-hee, the team departed for Dubai to set up an early training camp, before landing in Beirut this weekend. In the final Asian qualification round for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, South Korea will face Lebanon on June 4 at 8:30 p.m. local time, which will be 2:30 a.m. on June 5 Korean time.
The Lebanon match is the first of three matches in June for South Korea.
It will host Uzbekistan on June 11 in Seoul and bring Iran to Ulsan, about 410 kilometers southeast of Seoul, for the final on June 18.
Choi, the head coach, called the match in Lebanon ‘the most important game’ in the ongoing round.
South Korea is trying to qualify for its eighth straight World Cup and its ninth overall.
It’s currently ranked second in Group A with 10 points, one point behind Uzbekistan, and three ahead of Iran and Qatar. Lebanon is in last place with four points.
Source: Busan eFM News