Tokyo Olympics football: South Korea draws 2-2 with Argentina in friendly

South Korea generated a last-minute turnaround with winger Um Won-sang's 92nd-minute equaliser in Tuesday's friendly against Argentina.

South Korea will play France on Friday in the last preparation match before heading to Japan, where it will start its quest for a second Olympic medal against New Zealand on July 22. (Representative Image)   -  Getty Images

The South Korean Olympic football squad drew 2-2 against Argentina on Tuesday after it netted an injury-time equaliser in a friendly match in front of empty seats.

The match held in Yongin, south of Seoul, was one of two tune-up matches this week ahead of the Tokyo Olympics set to begin next week.

It was played without spectators under tightened coronavirus restrictions as a recent surge in infections grips the greater Seoul area.

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Argentina went ahead early when Alexis Mac Allister scored from just outside the box in the 12th minute to give his side a 1-0 lead.

But South Korea caught up in the 35th minute with midfielder Lee Dong-gyeong's long-range strike hitting the back of the Argentine net.

The visiting team took the lead again 12 minutes into the second half when Carlos Valenzuela made a curling shot into the far corner after receiving a cross.

The home team then generated a last-minute turnaround when winger Um Won-sang delivered an equaliser in the 92nd minute.

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South Korea will play France on Friday in the last preparation match before heading to Japan, where it will start its quest for a second Olympic medal against New Zealand on July 22.

The South Korean team won bronze at London 2012.

Romania and Honduras are also in Group B while Argentina will face Egypt, Spain and Australia in Group C.

The top two teams from each of the four groups will advance to the quarter-finals.

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