Last night was the beginning of the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifier tournament for South Korea. Those who like to bet on football in Korea were ecstatic to see the Taegeuk Warriors back in action. This is because the last time they saw the play was during their victory against Vietnam in October. However, this time the matches have more at stake as they are playing to qualify for the FIFA World Cup. In this 2026 World Cup Asian Qualifier Update, we go over yesterday’s match as South Korea Defeats Singapore 5-0.
According to online sports wagering news, the match was at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in front of 64,000 fans. Thus, the South Korean national team had the home advantage and were happy to please the home crowd. Especially since during the entire game, Korea was dominating the field up to the last minute.
2026 World Cup Asian Qualifier Update – South Korea Defeats Singapore 5-0
For the Korean team’s first C Group match, some of the biggest Korean global football player stars were participating. Some of the big names include Captain Son Heung-min of the Tottenham Hotspur, Wang Hee-chan of the Wolverhampton Wanderers. In addition, Hwang Ui-jo of Norwich City, another Korea player in the English Premier league was also on the field.
Other famous player include: Lee Kang-in of Paris Saint-Germain and Cho Gue-sung of FC Midtjylland who each made a goal.
Despite having a strong attack force, Korea did not score until the 44 minutes into the game. This is when Lee sent the ball towards the goalmouth and Cho Gue-sung put the ball in the net. The second goal was made Hwang Hee-chan thanks to an assist by Cho. For his part, Son Heung-min made the third goal of the game. As to the fourth goal of the game, It was made during a penalty kick by Hwang Ui-jo.
With a 4-0 lead, the South Korean team was doing well until about 80 minutes into the game. This is when Son heun-min took a kick to his right knee from Shah Shahiran. In the end, Shah Shahiran got a yellow card for it. However, coach Jurgen Klinsmann said that he was “really angry” on that play.
5 minutes later, lee Kang made the fifth goal for South Korea to seal the match.
According to betting odds websites, there was never a lot of doubt about the outcome of the game by sportsbooks. This is because Singapore had a FIFA ranking of 155 during the match while Korea was at 24.
In their next 2026 World Cup Asian Qualifier match, Korea will play against China on November, 21 2026.