Korea stayed hot on Wednesday, taking a comfortable 5-0 win over Sri Lanka in a qualifying match for the 2022 Qatar World Cup at Goyang Stadium in Goyang, Gyeonggi.
The Taeguk Warriors will continue the second round of World Cup qualifiers with a game against Sri Lanka on Wednesday, looking to build on the success of a big win against Turkmenistan over the weekend.
The Taeguk Warriors will resume their bid to earn a spot at the 2022 Qatar World Cup as postponed qualifiers resume with a game against Turkmenistan on Saturday.
A heavy depleted Taeguk Warriors squad struggled in their first international friendly of 2021, losing 3-0 to old rivals Japan at Nissan Stadium in Yokahama, Japan, on Thursday evening.
The Taeguk Warriors could face a tough challenge in Japan when the two teams face off in Yokohama on Thursday, with a number of first team players including captain Son Heung-min unable to join the squad due to injury.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho suggested striker Son Heung-min may not appear for Korea against Japan next week, pointing out that if he can't play for his club, he can't play for the national team.
Korean national football team head coach Paulo Bento announced his 24-man roster for next week's friendly against Japan, including injured Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min despite concerns over his fitness and quarantine procedures.
Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur suffered a hamstring injury during Spurs' North London derby against Arsenal on Sunday, potentially taking the star striker out of upcoming league and international fixtures.
The Taeguk Warriors will be back in action on March 25, taking on Japan in their first friendly of the year.
Korean forward Hwang Hee-chan has tested positive for coronavirus after playing nearly the full 90 minutes against Qatar. Seven Korean players and three staff members have now tested positive.