South Korea-Croatia Preview: Hong's men seek revenge
The two sides met back in February, with Croatia coming out on top with a resounding 4-0 win and Hong Myung-Bo's side will look to put that right
South Korea will go in search of revenge when they take on Croatia in a friendly on Tuesday.
Igor Stimac's side thumped the Taegeuk Warriors the last time the two sides clashed back in Februrary, powering to a 4-0 win at Craven Cottage thanks to goals from Mario Mandzukic, Darijo Srna, Nikica Jelavic and Mladen Petric.
However, South Korea have since qualified for World Cup 2014, with the 2002 semi-finalists progressing to the tournament in Brazil despite a 1-0 defeat to Iran in their final game in June.
Hong's side will also have home advantage on their side for the game at the Jeonju World Cup stadium and face a Croatia team that has struggled for consistency in recent times.
Stimac's charges are five points adrift of Belgium in their qualification group and appear set to face a play-off for a place in the finals after their 1-1 draw with Serbia on Friday.
That result made it just three wins from six for Croatia, with a defeat against Scotland - who have already been eliminated from the World Cup - in June underlining their current problems.
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Top 3 Predictions
South Korea 0-2 Croatia
- 15.79 %
South Korea 1-2 Croatia
- 12.28 %
South Korea 0-3 Croatia
- 12.28 %
|International Friendlies (FR)||Sep 10, 2013||South Korea 1 - Croatia 2|
|International Friendlies (FR)||Feb 6, 2013||South Korea 0 - Croatia 4|
|Nov 19, 2013||Russia 2 - South Korea 1||FR|
|Oct 12, 2013||South Korea 0 - Brazil 2||FR|
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