Korea to Have Friendly with U.S. in February

Korea has lined up another friendly with the U.S. to keep the momentum going ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that the match will take place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Managed by former German striker J├╝rgen Klinsmann, the U.S. secured its berth at the World Cup by finishing first in the North, Central America and Caribbean qualifying zone. The team is currently ranked world No. 14 by FIFA.

This will be the first time the two countries have played since their group stage match at the 2002 World Cup, which ended in a 1-1 draw. In their last six encounters, Korea has won three games, drawn twice and lost once.

Korea will spend time training in Brazil and the U.S. next month, during which time it will play at least two other friendlies, including one with Mexico in late January.

"It will be a good chance for Korean players to test their skills against the U.S., which has a good balance of physical strength and individual skills," said manager Hong Myung-bo.

englishnews@chosun.com / Dec. 04, 2013 10:02 KST

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