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S. Korea denies on-pitch rift between players in Bolivia tuneup

Leogang, June 8: South Korea on Friday denied rumours of a rift between two national football team players after they appeared to be exchanging heated words during their World Cup tuneup against Bolivia.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) said Son Heung-min and Jung Woo-young having a fierce argument during Thursday’s match against Bolivia in Innsbruck, Austria, is a “misunderstanding,” reports Yonhap news agency.

After South Korea were held to a goalless draw by Bolivia at Tivoli-Neu Stadium in Innsbruck on Thursday, some South Koreans fans pointed out that there was a dispute between Son and Jung.

Near the end of the match, Son was spotted speaking to Jung, who then replied back to his teammates with a frowning face. Kim Young-gwon, who was standing between the players, appeared to be holding back Jung. IANS