Chung-Yong captain again

Midfielder captains nation for second consecutive friendly game

Chung-Yong Lee once again captained his nation, playing 58 minutes, as Korea Republic were defeated 2-1 by Russia in a friendly in Dubai on Tuesday afternoon.

The winger was named in Myung-Bo Hong’s starting XI ahead of kick-off and was heavily involved in the opening 45. 

Korea took the lead after just six minutes through Kim Shin-Wook but Fyodor Smolov restored parity for the Russians.

After the interval Chung-Yong was withdrawn on 58 minutes, with Russia then taking a lead as minute later through Dmitri Tarasov. 

Chung-Yong will now return to Bolton and link up with his team-mates in the coming days ahead of the weekend’s trip to Watford.
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