[Writer's Choice] Socceroos to Face South Korea in International Friendly
Jay Yim, May 3, 2019, 3:50 p.m.
Football Federation Australia confirmed that the Socceroos will take on South Korea in an international friendly on June 7 in Busan.
This will be the first time since a disappointing quarter-final exit at the Asian Cup in January that Graham Arnold's team will be taking to the field. This will provide a valuable tune-up for the team ahead of the upcoming qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Quatar.
The Aussies will have the opportunity to study their opponents, South Korea, for the first phase of qualifying matches in July.
Arnold said, "“It is fantastic news that this friendly has now been finalised and I am itching to get together with our boys in Busan." He added, “with the commencement of our 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign only a few months away, next month’s camp and friendly in Korea will provide a great chance for us to work with a selection of players who we expect to play a part on our road to Qatar over the coming years.”
Arnold will announce the starting squad for the match in Busan in the coming weeks, and will be broadcast live on Fox Sports at 9pm AEST.
The last time the two countries met was in November in Brisbane, which resulted in 1-1 draw.
South Korea's biggest star is Son Heung Min, who has enjoyed a stellar season in the Premier League. The Socceroos will need to keep a keen eye on him during the match without question.
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