November 13, 2017 10:58
Footballers gathered in Ulsan for a warm-up training session on Sunday after beating Colombia on Friday.
Spurred by two goals from Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur, Korea beat Colombia in a friendly match in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province. Korea now will face Serbia in the southeastern port city on Tuesday.
"The win over Colombia after a long period of struggling boosted players' morale and they seemed to recover confidence," said manager Shin Tae-yong. It was also the first win since he took the helm of the Korean national team in July following the resignation of Uli Stielike.
However, Friday's match was marred by a "racist" gesture by Colombian player Edwin Cardona. In the second half, Cardona made a "squinting eyes" gesture toward Korean players.
As the gesture instantly caused a controversy, the Colombian forward apologized for the outrage after the match. But the Korea Football Association said the friendly was tainted by his offensive action. The association added that such action should not be tolerated and it called for measures to punish him.
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