Ki Sung-Yueng hopes to avoid Brazil, Spain and Germany in World Cup group stage

South Korea captain Ki Sung-Yueng hopes that his team can avoid world-class opponents like Brazil, Spain, and Germany in the World Cup group stage when the draw is made in Moscow on 1 December.

“It does not matter which team we will meet in World Cup,” said Ki, as quoted by No Cut News. “Every team at the World Cup is stronger than us. We need to prepare ourselves.”

“It will be hard for us if we have to face world-class rivals like Brazil, Spain, and Germany. But we cannot avoid them,” he added.

South Korea made their warm-up preparation for next year’s World Cup with a 2-1 defeat to 13th-ranked Colombia in Suwon and then drew 1-1 with 27th-ranked Serbia in Ulsan four days later.