Son Heung-min Scores In His 100th International Appearance As South Korea Beat Chile 2-0 In Friendly
Hwang Hee-chan broke the deadlock in the 12th minute while Son Heung-min's goal doubled the lead for South Korea against Chile.
APUPDATED 06 Jun 2022 8:57 pm
Son Heung-min marked his 100th international appearance with a goal Monday to help give South Korea a 2-0 win over 10-man Chile in a friendly. (More Football News)
The Tottenham forward netted in stoppage time to add to an early goal from Wolverhampton striker Hwang Hee-chan, as South Korea continued its World Cup preparations by bouncing back from a 5-1 loss to Brazil last week.
Hwang opened the scoring after 12 minutes, running into the area from the left and sending a powerful shot past Chile goalkeeper Fernando De Paul.
Chile, which failed to qualify for the World Cup, enjoyed plenty of possession and Blackburn striker Ben Brereton-Diaz went close later in the first half. But the team’s chances of getting back into the game were reduced just before the hour as Alex Ibacache was sent off with a second yellow card.
Son scored his 32nd goal for his country with just seconds remaining by curling a free kick into the top corner from a central position just outside the area.
South Korea will face Uruguay, Portugal and Ghana in Group H at the World Cup, and will continue its preparations by taking on Paraguay on Friday and then Egypt on June 14.
Chile will participate in the Kirin Cup in Japan, facing Tunisia on Friday with the winner taking on either Japan or Ghana.