• Sunday Jan 26, 2014

    Korea Republic tops nine-man Costa Rica

    Action from the international friendly between Korea Republic (left) and Costa Rica on January 25, 2014, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Photo courtesy of the Korea Football Association)

    LOS ANGELES – Shinwook Kim scored the only goal as Korea Republic posted a 1-0 victory over nine-man Costa Rica in an international friendly on Saturday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

    The Ticos, who played without many regulars, lost for the third straight time since qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a second-place finish in the CONCACAF Hexagonal.

    Korea went ahead in the 10th minute, when Yohan Go’s initial attempt deflected off Costa Rica goalkeeper Leonel Moreira towards Kim.  The towering 25-year-old forward was able to direct a right-footed shot from the edge of the six-yard box through a maze of defenders and inside the left post. 

    Later in the half, Moreira did well to save another Go effort, keeping his team in the game.

    Costa Rica had two players ejected after the interval as Christopher Meneses was issued a straight red in the 68th minute and Mauricio Castillo was shown his second caution with less than five minutes remaining in normal time.

    Korea will continue its tour of the United States with a match against Mexico on Wednesday in San Antonio, Texas.  It will also face the host nation on February 1 in Carson, California.

    The Central Americans, who lost 4-0 away to Chile just three days earlier, will return to action at home on March 5 against Paraguay.

  • Champions League

    Related News



RELATED NEWS YOU'LL LIKE

Draw Determines Groups and Schedule for the 2015 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship

CONCACAF conducted today the draw for the 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship, at the Torrance Marriott in Los Angeles, California.

Costa Rica vs Haiti Highlights

Costa Rica vs Haiti Highlights

Final 20-Player Rosters Announced for 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship

Tournament kicks off in Kansas City on October 1, Group B in Los Angeles the following day

Central American Olympic Qualifying: Results & Scorers

2015 CENTRAL AMERICAN OLYMPIC QUALIFYING

Draw Determines Groups for the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship

CONCACAF today conducted the draw for the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, at the InterContinental Doral in greater Miami.