Korea Brace for Ghana Friendly

The Korean national football team, currently training in Miami, Florida, will have their last friendly match against Ghana on Tuesday before leaving to compete in the World Cup in Brazil the following day.

They will be based at the Bourbon Cataratas Convention & Spa Resort in Foz do Iguaçu during their stay in Brazil.

The team will leave for each of the venues of their three Group H games two days before kickoff, and return to Foz do Iguaçu immediately after the matches finish.

Their longest trip will be the 1,120-km journey to Cuiaba for the first match against Russia, which is due to begin at 7 a.m. on June 18. Porto Alegre, where Korea will face Algeria for the second match at 4 a.m. on June 23, is 590 km from their training base, and Sao Paolo, where they will play Belgium at 5 a.m. on June 27, is 830 km away.

So far, 19 out of 32 countries competing in the World Cup finals have arrived in Brazil to acclimatize to the local conditions.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jun. 09, 2014 10:04 KST