Korea to Have Final World Cup Warm-up in Miami

Korea has lined up its final training schedule ahead of the 2014 World Cup, the Korea Football Association said on Monday.

The team will leave for Miami on May 30 to train there for about two weeks before moving on to Brazil. Manager Hong Myung-bo plans to let assistant coach Seigo Ikeda go there to inspect the training facilities before the rest of the team fly over.

Miami sees daily highs of around 31 degrees in June and humidity of up to 70 percent, giving it a similar climate to that of Cuiabá, Brazil, where Korea has its first group match against Russia on June 17. There is no time difference between the two cities, making it a perfect fit for training.

Ecuador, England, Honduras, Japan and Spain will also set up their training camps in Miami.

The team will arrive at Foz do Iguaçu on June 11 and will be based there during the tournament. Korea will also face Algeria on June 22 and Belgium on June 26.

englishnews@chosun.com / Mar. 11, 2014 10:27 KST

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