Friendly International: Korea Republic and Costa Rica draw 2-2 on Friday

HWASEONG. Korea Republic manages to recover against Costa Rica with 2 goals from J. Bennette from a goal on the 64' and a goal on the 41'.


HWASEONG. Korea Republic manages to recover against Costa Rica with 2 goals from J. Bennette from a goal on the 64′ and a goal on the 41′.

The match was held at the Hwaseong Auxiliary Stadium Stadium in Hwaseong on Friday and this began at 11:00 am UTC. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 15.9 degrees Celsius or 60.55 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 59%.​

Match Statistics

The ball possession was identical with both team possessing the ball for 50% of the time.

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Korea Republic was in possession of the ball for 0% of the time vs. Costa Rica that controlled the ball for 0% of the time.

Korea Republic was more aggressive with 111 dangerous attacks and 21 shots of which 5 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Korea Republic to win the match​.

Korea Republic shot 21 times, 5 on target, 16 off target. On the other side, Costa Rica shot 5 times, 4 on target, 1 off target.


Korea Republic received 3 yellow cards (Kwon Chang-Hoon, Jung Woo-Young and Yoon Jong-Gyu). On the other side, Costa Rica received 1 yellow card (J. Bennette).

Also, Costa Rica didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after E. Alvarado (Costa Rica) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (81′).

After playing this match, Korea Republic has points to occupy the 0th place in the standings. while Costa Rica has points (0th).

Match Events

  • 21'

    Kwon Chang-Hoon

  • 28'

    Hwang Hee-Chan

  • 41'

    J. Bennette

  • 46'

    A. Zamora

    G. Torres

  • 46'

    R. Wilson

    D. Chacon

  • 48'

    J. Bennette

  • 51'

    Jeong Woo-Yeong

  • 60'

    Yoon Jong-Gyu

  • 64'

    J. Bennette

  • 69'

    J. Venegas

    A. Contreras

  • 65'

    A. Hernandez

    J. Bennette

  • 66'

    Hong Chul

    Kim Jin-Su

  • 66'

    Son Jun-Ho

    Jung Woo-Young

  • 74'

    Na Sang-Ho

    Kwon Chang-Hoon

  • 77'

    Jung Woo-Young

    Hwang Ui-Jo

  • 77'

    Kwon Kyung-Won

    Kim Young-Gwon

  • 78'

    K. Fuller

    C. Martinez

  • 80'

    E. Alvarado

  • 83'

    P. Sequeira

    J. Campbell

  • 85'

    Son Heung-Min

  • 90'

    B. Oviedo

Next match

In the upcoming Friendly International match, Korea Republic will host Cameroon on the 27th of September with a 0-0 head to head statistic.

Costa Rica will play away with Uzbekistan on the 27th of September with a 0-0 head to head.

Korea Republic: Formation and Lineups

Korea Republic started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Paulo Jorge Gomes Bento chose to play with the following team: Seung Gyu Kim, Jong-kyu Yun, Min-jae Kim, Young-Gwon Kim, Jin-su Kim, In-Beom Hwang, Woo-Young Jung, Chang-Hoon Kwon, Hee-Chan Hwang, Heung-min Son and Ui-Jo Hwang.


Korea Republic made 5 changes: Kim Jin-Su for Hong Chul (66′), Jung Woo-Young for Son Jun-Ho (66′), Kwon Chang-Hoon for Na Sang-Ho (74′), Kim Young-Gwon for Kwon Kyung-Won (78′) and Hwang Ui-Jo for Jeong Woo-Yeong (79′).

Costa Rica: Formation and Lineups

Costa Rica started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the opposite side, Luis Fernando Suárez Guzman played with: Esteban Alvarado, Carlos Martínez, Óscar Duarte, Francisco Calvo, Bryan Oviedo, Gerson Torres, Celso Borges, Daniel Chacón, Jewison Bennette, Joel Campbell and Anthony Contreras.


Costa Rica made 5 changes: G. Torres for A. Zamora (46′), D. Chacon for R. Wilson (46′), A. Contreras for J. Venegas (69′), J. Bennette for A. Hernandez (65′) and J. Campbell for P. Sequeira (84′).

Results of the day

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