S. Korea to host Haiti in Sept. football friendly

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Yonhapnewsagency) — South Korea will host Haiti in an upcoming football friendly match, officials announced Monday.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) said South Korea will face Haiti at Incheon Football Stadium, just west of Seoul, at 8 p.m. on Sept. 6.

Iran had initially been scheduled to face South Korea on that day but abruptly pulled out of its commitment earlier this month.

Haiti is ranked 74th in the latest FIFA rankings. South Korea is at No. 56. This will be the countries’ first meeting.

The KFA also announced the venue for the Sept. 10 match against Croatia. South Korea will host the world’s No. 8 team at Jeonju World Cup Stadium, about 240 kilometers south of Seoul. This match will also take place at 8 p.m.

Croatia defeated South Korea 4-0 in their last meeting in February this year in London.

South Korea has three draws and one loss in four international matches under head coach Hong Myung-bo, who took over the national team in June. The team has scored just one goal in that stretch.

South Korea competed in those four games with players from leagues in South Korea, China and Japan. Hong has said he will call up stars from European leagues for the two September matches.


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