Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Tunisia beat S.Korea in World Cup send-off  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab Times - 29/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab Times) Oul may 28 (afp): south korea's coach apologised to fans wednesday after a 1-0 defeat to tunisia tempered world cup hopes in their final home friendly before the tournament in brazil. hong myung-bo a hero of south korea's run to the 2002 semifinals said his team would struggle in brazil if they cannot fix their problems. midfielder zouhaier dhaouadi netted the game's only goal late in the first half at seoul world cup stadium as the visitors handed georges leekens a victory on his debut as coach. while tunisia celebrated this was clearly not the send-off the taeguk warriors wanted as they set off for their eighth consecutive world cup. 'i'm sorry we didn't get a good result in our last home match' hong told the crowd after the game. he added at the post-match press conference: 'i think this match will teach us a big lesson. we gave away too much space in the middle and the back and that allowed tunisian forwards to play freely. 'unless we can fix that we will continue to have a difficult time.'

goal-shy south korea who will face belgium algeria and russia in group h travel to miami on friday where they will play another friendly against ghana on june 9. after a cautious start south korean captain koo ja-cheol had the first dangerous attempt from outside the box in the 14th minute but fired just wide of the right post. the hosts were shading possession but were not able to threaten. bayer leverkusen's son heung-min got a sight of goal on the half-hour but his shot went straight at goalkeeper farouk ben mustapha. tunisia came into the game late in the first half with wissem yahya forcing south korean 'keeper jung sung-ryong into a sharp save in the 42nd minute.

and the visitors broke the deadlock two minutes later when dhaouadi took the ball in midfield and sprinted virtually uncontested into the area before putting it past the diving jung. south korea came out with more life after the break. on-loan arsenal striker park chu-young struck a low shot from the edge of the box but ben mustapha parried. and the home team found themselves frustrated by tunisia who put bodies behind the ball to make sure of holding on to their slim lead. second-half substitute ha dae-sung nearly equalised at the death but his shot moments before the whistle skidded wide of the left post. however leekens tunisia's belgian coach said defeat could act as a spur to south korea ahead of their world cup campaign. 'we were the good-spirited team and we forced you to commit mistakes' he said. 'one defeat in preparation sometimes is good. i wish you can go to the second round (in brazil).'


 


Arab Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 27 2016 - Egypt- High prices, inflation increase not behind CBE's decision to keep pound's price against US dollar: analystsDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The month of June witnessed a notable increase in the inflation rate. Economic analysts believe that the devaluation of the Egyptian pound significantly increased the ...

 Jul 27 2016 - Rock: Alexandria's famous super dogDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Dogs are a man's best friend. Many psychologists advise adopting a dog as a way to treat critical cases of depression. Furthermore, specialists recommend that every kid ...

 Jul 27 2016 - Campaign aims to enhance living conditions of Syrians in EgyptDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) In an attempt to save their lives, millions of Syrians left their bombarded homes behind. Ever since the start of the civil war in Syria five years ago, the lives of ...

 Jul 27 2016 - Egypt- Congratulations, you are a famous digital harasserDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Aiming to defeat digital sexual harassment via different social media networks, Ahmed Ramadan launched a campaign on Facebook to help girls report any inappropriate ...

 Jul 27 2016 - British MPs praise Al-Sisi's 'wise' political leadershipDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met Tuesday with British conservative party politician Sir Gerald Howarth, who headed a delegation of British members of parliament. The ...

 Jul 27 2016 - Egypt- Flights may be rescheduled to New Valley subject to demand: ETAA officialDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The Egyptian Travel Agents Association (ETAA) asked its members in New Valley governorate whether or not there is a local or external demand to visit the archaeological ...

 Jul 27 2016 - Mubarak-era minister faces more illicit gains chargesDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The Illicit Gains Authority referred on Tuesday former minister of tourism Zoheir Garana to criminal court for abusing his power to obtain illicit profits. His wife, son, ...

 Jul 27 2016 - Egypt- State Council rules in favour of setting minimum wage for journalistsDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The State Council ruled Wednesday in favour of calling on the prime minister and the minister of planning to set a minimum wage for journalists in Egypt. The case was ...

 Jul 27 2016 - Islamophobia Observatory warns against radical right-wing in GermanyDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Dar Al-Ifta's Islamophobia Observatory warned on Tuesday against the radical far right-wing in Germany using terrorist attacks in Europe to promote anti-Islam and ...

 Jul 27 2016 - Egypt among 43 countries to monitor Russia's Duma electionsDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The Russian central electoral committee announced on Tuesday that it invited Egypt, among 43 other countries, to monitor the elections for Russia's legislative body, Duma. ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help