Exclusive: South Korea pushing for friendly against Ghana before 2014 World Cup
South Korea are desperately seeking a friendly against Ghana in June to boost their preparation for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in June, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.
The Asian giants are pushing for the warm-up match with the Black Stars Ghana in June to help in their preparations for the World Cup as they seek to size an African opponent.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) says it is hoping to arrange the match against Ghana on 10 June.
The Asians hope the match will be their last warm-up match at their World Cup training camp base in Miami before heading for Brazil.
“We will announce the exact schedule and place once the friendly is confirmed,” the KFA said.
South Korea will face a tough Algerian side at the World Cup and they are hoping the match against the Black Stars will give them a firm idea about their Dessert Foxes.
Ghana, ranked 38th on the latest FIFA list, is in Group G with three-time champion Germany, the U.S. and Portugal.
South Korea is currently 54th in the FIFA rankings, paired with Belgium, Algeria and Russia in Group H.
Ghana have already lined up a friendly against Holland on 31 May but matches against their subsequent opponents Honduras and Costa Rica are unconfirmed.
South Korea is seen widely as a tougher opponent than Honduras and Costa Rica.