Asian Chal­lenge Weak in Brazil

The Economic Times - - Sports -

ago. Among them, Ar­se­nal’s for­got­ten man Park Chu-young, who has scored 24 goals in 64 starts for South Korea, will likely link up with Son for the Reds.

Korea’s form has been in­con­sis­tent re­cently, with the team win­ning only five of their last 10 fix­tures. How­ever, they have been drawn in a favourable group that in­cludes Bel­gium, Rus­sia and Al­ge­ria. It will not be sur­pris­ing if Korea spring an up­set by de­feat­ing their Euro­pean coun­ter­parts. This young Korean team will do well to get out of its group, but will al­most cer­tainly not match up to the achieve­ments of the class of 2002. They’ll have to face ei­ther Ger­many, Por­tu­gal or Ghana in the round of 16.


Ja­panese mid­fielder Shinji Ka­gawa

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