‘The confidence is back,’ said a satisfied Feyenoord head coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst on Friday afternoon, two days ...
Vietnam rattled South Korea’s cage when the countries met in Ho Chi Minh City Wednesday. The Koreans went into the game red hot favourites to add three points to their Germany 2006 tally, but in the end Song & Co were lucky to come away with a hard-fought 2-1 victory. The World Cup semi-finalists’ cause was not helped by the early dismissal of Du-Ri Cha, who was shown red 11 minutes in.
Jae-Hong Park proceeded to put through his own net early in the second half and the Koreans didn’t get back on level terms until Dong-Guk Lee struck on 64. Chun-Soo Lee then broke home hearts with less than fifteen left on the clock with a free-kick strike à la Zidane.
The win puts Jo Bonfrere’s side on top of Asia group 7 with seven points from three games, a point ahead of Lebanon. Only group winners gain access to the second round of qualification.