Son’s late free-kick earns South Korea draw with Costa Rica in friendly | Football News

Son Heung-min’s late free kick deserved South Korea a 2-2 draw with fellow World Cup qualifiers Costa Rica in an international friendly in Goyang on Friday.
The Tottenham Hotspur striker curled his free-kick in the 85th minute past the substitute keeper Patrick Sequeira minutes after Esteban Alvarado was sent off for handling the ball outside the penalty area.
Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Hwang Hee-chan had given the Koreans the lead in the 28th minute, striking coolly from 18 yards out after Yoon Jong-gyu received the ball from the right.
Both Son and Kwon Chang-hoon saw the efforts cleared from the line seconds apart as the home side sought a second before Costa Rica equalized with four minutes left in the half .
Gerson Torres’ ball from wide on the right drifted over the Korean defence, only to be met at the far post by Jewison Bennette.
Bennette added a second for the Costa Ricans in the 63rd minute when he came in from close range after Kim Seung-gyu saved Anthony Contretas’ initial header.
Costa Rica’s hopes of holding on for the win were dashed when Alvarado was shown the red card for winning the ball outside the penalty area after a long punt, and Son hit the free kick which resulted in a draw for the Koreans.
South Korea will face Uruguay, Ghana and Portugal at the World Cup while the Costa Ricans will be drawn to face Japan, Germany and Spain.

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