February 05, 2018 09:35
Korea beat Latvia 1-0 in a friendly match in Antalya, Turkey on Saturday, wrapping up the national team's pre-World Cup training there. Latvia is ranked No. 131 in the world, while Korea is No. 59.
Striker Kim Shin-wook scored the winning goal, heading in a cross from Lee Seung-gi in the 33rd minute.
Kim has performed well in recent matches including the three friendlies Korea played while training in Turkey.
The 196-cm-tall striker led Korea to a 1-0 victory with a header in a friendly against Moldova on Jan. 27, and headed in two goals in the second friendly against Jamaica last Tuesday, which ended in a 2-2 draw.
In December last year, he scored two goals in the final match of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship, where Korea beat Japan 4-1 and defended the regional title.
The footballers return home on Monday.
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