Korea to host Japan in friendly Oct. 12

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Korea to host Japan in friendly Oct. 12

Korea will host its archrival Japan in an international friendly match at the Seoul World Cup Stadium Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets to the game go on sale Friday.

The friendly match is the final home game of the year for the national team and manager Cho Kwang-rae’s final tune-up match before the 2011 Asian Cup in January. The usual cast of overseas-based players like Park Ji-sung, Park Chu-young and Lee Chung-yong as well as other top players are expected to be called on for the match.

This is the second match of a home-and-away series between the two rivals this year with Korea beating Japan 2-0 in Saitama, Japan, on May 24.

Tickets can be purchased through the Korea Football Association Web site (www.kfaticket.com) or at Hana Bank branches. Prices range from 20,000 won to 70,000 won ($17 to $61).

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