South Korea to Face UAE in FIFA Friendly

luvsmiling, April 21, 2015, 7:34 a.m.

Korea is trying to organize a friendly international football match against the United Arab Emirates prior to the start of the second round of Asian qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.  Korea asked the UAE to play the match in Korea in early June but is still waiting for an official reply.

The UAE, 68th in the FIFA rankings, beat Japan to make the semifinals of the AFC Asian Cup in Australia in January. Korea has a slight edge in the teams' overall record, with 11 wins, five draws and two losses against the UAE. Korea is grouped with Burma, Kuwait, Laos and Lebanon in the second Asian qualification round. Korea will face Burma in its first match on June 16.

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