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South Korea's Bo forced to apologize after loss
May 28th, 2014 6:15PM

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[WORLD CUP 2014 FRIENDLIES] South Korea's send-off match did not turn out well, so poorly in fact that Coach Hong Myung-Bo had to apologize afterward for the 1-0 loss to Tunisia in front of more than 50,000 fans in Seoul.

Tunisia won thanks to a first-half goal by Zouheir Dhaouadi.

“We tried hard but the result is not as good as we expected,” the former LA Galaxy defender said. "We are sorry to our fans but I am sure today’s match will turn out to be a good lesson. Today’s focus was to check on our defense but it was not good. How we lost the goal to Tunisia was bad.”

To make matters worse, South Korea had Augsburg defender Hong Jeong-Ho was carried off with what was described as a bruised ankle.

South Korea will head to Florida on Friday to continue its World Cup preparations.

MEXICO-ISRAEL. Mexico beat Israel, 3-0, at Azteca Stadium in a match marred by a head injury to goalkeeper Jesus Corona, who was taken to hospital after he collided with teammate Francisco Rodriguez in the 69th minute.

Miguel Layun scored twice for El Tri and Marco Fabian added the third goal. The game was a farewell match for 41-year-old Cuauhtemoc Blanco making his 120th international appearance.

NIGERIA-SCOTLAND. Substitute Uche Nwofor's goal in the 90th minute earned Nigeria a 2-2 tie with Scotland at Craven Cottage in London. The Scots had twice led, the second time on an own goal by Azubuike Egwuekwe.

PRE-WORLD CUP, Results:
May 28 in Mexico City
Mexico 3 Israel 0
May 28 in Seoul
South Korea 0 Tunisia 1
May 28 in London
Nigeria 2 Scotland 2
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May 27 in San Francisco
USA 1 Azerbaijan 0
May 27 in Saitama
Japan 1 Cyprus 0
May 27 in St. Denis
France 4 Norway 0
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May 26 in Kufstein
Cameroon 2 Macedonia 0
May 26 in Hartberg
Iran 0 Montenegro 0
May 26 in St. Petersburg
Russia 1 Slovakia 0
May 26 in Sydney
Australia 1 South Africa 1
May 26 in Genk
Belgium 5 Luxembourg 1
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May 18 in Kapfenberg
Iran 0 Belarus 0.
May 17 in Amsterdam
Netherlands 1 Ecuador 1.
May 13 in Hamburg
Germany 0 Poland 0.

PRE-WORLD CUP, Schedule:
May 29 in Kufstein
Cameroon vs. Paraguay
May 29 in Washington, D.C.
Honduras vs. Turkey
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May 30 in St. Louis
Bosnia & Herzegovina vs. Ivory Coast
May 30 in Montevideo
Uruguay vs. Northern Ireland
May 30 in Hartberg
Iran vs. Angola
May 30 in Santiago
Chile vs. Egypt
May 30 in Seville
Spain vs. Bolivia
May 30 in London
England vs. Peru
May 30 in Lucerne
Switzerland vs. Jamaica
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May 31 in Arlington, Texas
Mexico vs. Ecuador
May 31 in Osijek
Croatia vs. Mali
May 31 in Oslo
Norway vs. Russia
May 31 in Sion
Algeria vs. Armenia
May 31 in Lisbon
Portugal vs. Greece
May 31 in London
Italy vs. Ireland
May 31 in Rotterdam
Netherlands vs. Ghana
May 31 in Buenos Aires
Colombia vs. Senegal
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June 1 in Harrison, N.J.
USA vs. Turkey
June 1 in Stockholm
Sweden vs. Belgium
June 1 in Houston
Honduras vs. Israel
June 1 in Moenchengladbach
Germany vs. Cameroon
June 1 in Nice
France vs. Paraguay
June 2 in Tampa, Fla.

Costa Rica vs. Japan
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June 3 in Goiania
Brazil vs. Panama
June 3 in Chester, Pa.

Greece vs. Nigeria
June 3 in Chicago
Mexico vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina
June 3 in Lucerne
Switzerland vs. Peru
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June 4 in Frisco, Texas
Ivory Coast vs. El Salvador
June 4 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
England vs. Ecuador
June 4 in La Plata
Argentina vs. Trinidad & Tobago
June 4 in Montevideo
Uruguay vs. Slovenia
June 4 in Valparaiso
Chile vs. Northern Ireland
June 4 in Verona
Italy vs. Luxembourg
June 4 in Amsterdam
Netherlands vs. Wales
June 4 in Geneva
Algeria vs. Romania
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June 6 in Foxboro, Mass.
Portugal vs. Mexico
June 6 in Harrison, N.J.
Greece vs. Bolivia
June 6 in Salvador
Croatia vs. Australia
June 6 in Sao Paulo
Brazil vs. Serbia
June 6 in Moscow
Russia vs. Morocco
June 6 in Tampa, Fla.
Japan vs. Zambia
June 6 in Mainz
Germany vs. Armenia
June 6 in Buenos Aires
Colombia vs. Jordan
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June 7 in Jacksonville, Fla.
USA vs. Nigeria
June 7 in Buenos Aires
Argentina vs. Slovenia
June 7 in Brussels
Belgium vs. Tunisia
June 7 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
England vs. Honduras
June 7 in Landover, Md.
Spain vs. El Salvador
June 7 in Foxboro, Mass.
Costa Rica vs. Ireland
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June 8 in Sao Paulo
Iran vs. Trinidad & Tobago
June 8 in Lille

France vs. Jamaica
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June 9 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Ghana vs. South Korea
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June 10 in East Rutherford, N.J.
Portugal vs. Ireland


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