Norway, S Korea draw 0-0

World Cup-bound South Korea was held by non-qualifier Norway to 0-0 in a warmup on Thursday.

updated: February 25, 2007 11:34 IST
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World Cup-bound South Korea was held by non-qualifier Norway to 0-0 draw in a warmup on Thursday. It was a disappointing outing for coach Dick Advocaat's South Koreans, who didn't create their first scoring chance until the 70th minute. This came when Baek Ji-hoon shot just wide after a cross from Kim Don-jing. Norway, which drew another World Cup-bound team, Paraguay, last week in Oslo, dominated throughout but failed to capitalise on its chances. John Carew had a handful of opportunities, but the tall Lyon striker couldn't finish them off. Fredrik Stromstad set up Carew for Norway's first chance in the 29th minute. After taking the long pass, Carew shot just over the crossbar from 20 metres. Another long pass by Stromstad led to Norway's best chance in the 37th. Tommy Svindal Larsen volleyed just wide. South Korea, a 2002 World Cup semifinalist, opens its Cup campaign on June 13 against Togo in Group G, which also includes 1998 champion France and Switzerland. South Korea is contesting its sixth successive World Cup. Norway did not qualify for the Cup, losing to the Czech Republic in a playoff. Norway last reached the finals in 1998, advancing to the second round. (AP)