In a friendly match on Tuesday in Seoul, South Korea defeated Cameroon thanks to a first-half header from Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min.
After Indomitable Lions goalkeeper Andre Onana parried Kim Jin-shot Su’s in the 35th minute, the 30-year-old nodded in the rebound.
After losing 2-0 against Uzbekistan on Friday, the Central African country lost two of its last warm-up games before announcing its World Cup roster.
In the South Korean capital, coach Rigobert Song selected a powerful team to face the Asians. But Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu’s bold long-range attempt went barely wide halfway through the first half.
Korea’s exciting Hwang In-Beom and Kim Jin-Su both came close, but the latter raced clear on the left and unleashed a shot that Onana punched away, only for the ball to set up beautifully for Son’s thunderous header.
Olivier Ntcham, Martin Hongla, and Pierre Kunde all squandered opportunities for Cameroon, who played the whole match with Brentford’s Bryan Mbeumo, while Léandre Tawamba had his stoppage-time shot saved.
According to Song, the five-time African champions will face Jamaica in a friendly in Yaounde on November 9 before departing for Qatar.
After that, the five-time African champions will open their World Cup campaign against Switzerland and are also placed in Group G alongside Brazil and Serbia at the championships.
As they continue their World Cup preparations later on Tuesday, Morocco and Ghana play matches against Paraguay and Nicaragua, respectively.
In contrast, Senegal, the defending champion of Africa, plays Iran in the morning.