May 24, 2010

SAITAMA, Japan (Reuters) -- Captain Park Ji-sung inspired South Korea to a 2-0 away win over fierce rivals Japan on Monday in a World Cup send-off for both teams.

Park stunned Japan in the sixth minute with a superb solo goal, bursting past three players before smashing a right-foot shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the penalty box.

Substitute Park Chu-young added an injury-time penalty to complete a deserved victory for the 2002 World Cup semifinalists in front of a crowd of 57,000 in Saitama.

South Korea face Greece, Argentina and Nigeria in Group B at this year's tournament in South Africa, which begins on June 11.

Japan have been drawn with Cameroon, the Netherlands and Denmark in Group E.

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