S. Korea beat Costa Rica 2-0 in football friendly

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Goyang (South Korea), Sep 7 (IANS) South Korea defeated Costa Rica 2-0 in a men’s football friendly match on Friday, giving their new coach Paulo Bento a victory in his debut before a sellout home crowd.

Midfielder Lee Jae-sung knocked home a rebound after Son Heung-min’s penalty attempt rang off the post in the 35th, while fellow midfielder Nam Tae-hee scored his first international goal in nearly two years for a second-half cushion, reports Yonhap news agency.

Bento, the former Portugal coach named South Korea head coach on August 17, enjoyed a convincing victory over the world No. 32.

–IANS

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