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Colombia to Meet South Korea, Japan in Friendlies

Colombia will meet South Korea and Japan in international friendlies next month, the South American country’s football federation said on Monday.

The Cafeteros will face South Korea at a yet-to-be-determined venue on March 24 and Japan in Osaka four days later, the federation said in a statement.

It added that the matches would form part of the team’s preparations for South America’s 2026 World Cup qualifiers, due to begin later this year.

Colombia missed a place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after finishing sixth in the 10-team South American qualifying tournament, one point shy of a playoff spot.

The Cafeteros are currently 17th in the FIFA rankings, while Japan are 20th and South Korea 25th.