South Korea 2-0 Ivory Coast: Elephants Not Strong Enough For Koreans

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by

South Korea came out on top in a friendly international against one of Africa's finest teams, Ivory Coast at Queens Park Rangers' Loftus Road in London this evening.

Both of the sides will be looking to make a good impression in South Africa later this year at the World Cup, and the Asians continued their good preparations for the event with yet another win, while a coachless Elephants side disappointed their fans.

South Korea find themselves in Group B along with Argentina, Nigeria and Greece at the World Cup, while Ivory Coast are in the group of death, up against Brazil, Portugal and North Korea.

The Asians went ahead after four minutes with a well-taken volley by Lee Dong-kook. Ivory Coast pressurized the Koreans, but they responded well and weathered the African storm, replying in the late stages of the game with a header by Kwak Tae-hwi to make it 2-0.

Ivory Coast were led on the night by caretaker coach Kouadio Georges, and the Ivorian FA has promised to announce a new coach in the next week or so.

This will be a bitter disappointment for Didier Drogba and his team mates, as they fell at the hands of Park Ji Sung - captain on the day - and his disciplined and impressive charges.

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