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South Korea boss promises better defending at World Cup

10 June 2014 13:12

Head coach Hong Myung-bo has vowed to improve South Korea's defending ahead of the FIFA World Cup.

The Group H hopefuls were beaten 4-0 by Ghana on Monday in their final warm-up friendly before taking taking on Russia next week.

Even Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah was critical of Hong's side - advising them to be more "careful in defence".

Offering his views, the former South Korea international highlighted individal slip-ups rather than a wider-ranging problem.

"I don't think it was systematical errors but rather mistakes of a few individual players that led us to give up the first two goals, which later led us to a rout," Hong explained.

"I think players were under huge pressure as it was our last test. They were all tense and could not give a 100 per cent performance."

The coach went on to claim his side can fix their defensive frailties.

"Only about a week is left before we have our first game against Russia but we can fix the problems in a short period of time and that's football," he continued.

"Although we were defeated, I hope it will have a positive impact on the players."

South Korea will also face Algeria and Belgium in their World Cup group.

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Competition
Friendlies
Date
10 June 2014
Kick-off
01:00
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
4 - 0

Goals

J. Ayew 11'
(assist by A. Ayew) 
1 - 0
A. Gyan 44'  
2 - 0
J. Ayew 53'
(assist by S. Muntari) 
3 - 0
J. Ayew 89'
(assist by A. Adomah) 
4 - 0

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Substitutes

Tuesday 30 June

Monday 29 June

23:58
22:38
22:08
21:47
20:57
20:10
19:48
18:07
18:03
17:42
17:40
16:42
16:32
16:05
15:56
15:11
14:03
13:57
13:39
13:11
13:09
13:05
12:40
12:32
12:07
10:46
08:44
05:14
04:25
04:06
03:49
03:17
03:13
03:13
02:46
02:39
01:49
01:05

Sunday 28 June

23:58
23:51
22:19
22:16
19:56
19:31
18:46
18:40
17:30
16:57
16:12
14:44
14:14
13:50
13:47
13:43
13:12
13:07
12:37
10:40
10:09
09:41
06:48
06:16
05:37
04:55
04:07
03:58
03:44
03:41
02:19
02:16
01:53

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