World Cup Focus: Senegal secure a friendly against South Korea

World Cup Focus: Senegal secure a friendly against South Korea
Sadio Mane of Senegal celebrates a goal with teammates

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Mar 16, 2018. 11:00

Senegal national team have set up an international friendly against South Korea in June ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The development has been confirmed by the South Korea Football Association (KFA).

Although the match venue is yet to be decided, the two countries will use the game as part of their preparations for this summer's World Cup finals in Russia.

"We can confirm that on June 11, we're playing with Senegal away from home," the KFA announced.

The two nations are yet to meet in an official competitive match, but this will be the seventh meeting at senior international level.

The West Africans have won three times, drawing twice and lost once.

Senegal will see the Asians as similar opposition to Japan who they will play in Group H at the World Cup.

This encounter will follow their warm-up games against Uzbekistan in Morocco on March 23, Bosnia and Herzegovina four days later in France, and Luxembourg on May 31 as well as the clash against Croatia in Zagreb on June 8.

Aliou Cisse's charges are grouped together with Poland, Colombia and Japan in Russia.

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