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Son scores 2 to give South Korea 2-1 win over Colombia

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  • South Korea' Son Heung-min, second from right, fights for the ball against Colombia's and Davinson Sanchez and Abel Aguilar, right, during their friendly soccer match at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

    South Korea' Son Heung-min, second from right, fights for the ball against Colombia's and Davinson Sanchez and Abel Aguilar, right, during their friendly soccer match at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.
    Associated Press

  • Colombia's James Rodriguez, left, fights for the ball against South Korea's Kim Jin-su during their friendly soccer match at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

    Colombia's James Rodriguez, left, fights for the ball against South Korea's Kim Jin-su during their friendly soccer match at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.
    Associated Press

  • Colombia's James Rodriguez, right, fights for the ball against South Korea's Lee Jae-sung,  during their friendly soccer match at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

    Colombia's James Rodriguez, right, fights for the ball against South Korea's Lee Jae-sung, during their friendly soccer match at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.
    Associated Press

  • South Korea' Son Heung-min celebrates after scoring a goal against Colombia during their friendly soccer match at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

    South Korea' Son Heung-min celebrates after scoring a goal against Colombia during their friendly soccer match at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.
    Associated Press

 
 

SEOUL, South Korea -- Son Heung-min scored two goals Friday to lead South Korea over Colombia 2-1 in a friendly.

Son, who scored the only goal of the game last weekend in Tottenham's win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League, scored in each half to give South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong his first victory since being appointed in July.

Cristian Zapata pulled a late goal back for Colombia with a header from a free kick by James Rodriguez.

Both teams have qualified for next year's World Cup in Russia, but both have been struggling lately. South Korea had previously won only one of eight matches in 2017, while Colombia hasn't won in five straight.

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