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2-1 victory over Qatar gives S. Korea their 500th football international win Updated: 2020-11-18 10:01:24 KST

Five hundred wins for South Korea's national football team.
The milestone came Tuesday in a friendly match against Qatar in Vienna, which South Korea won 2-1.
Striker Hwang Hee-chan just needed 16 seconds to put the Taeguk Warriors on the score sheet, breaking the record for the fastest goal in the national team's history in the process.
Qatar leveled in the 9th minute, but Hwang Ui-jo netted the winner for South Korea around 25 minutes later.
Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min contributed with an assist for the second goal.
However, it was not an easy lead in for the South Korean squad prior to the match.
After six South Korean players tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, the team was left with a skeleton squad of just 19 players.
The match continued under FIFA's COVID-19 regulations that require at least 13 healthy players, including one goalkeeper.
The Korea Football Association said Tuesday that they are preparing to bring the playing squad and staff home on a chartered flight soon.
There are currently six players and two staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Except midfielder Kwon Chang-hoon who returned to his club team in Germany in a quarantine vehicle, the remaining players, two staffers, and medical officials will return to Seoul on the chartered flight.
Despite taking up to 7 days to get permission to fly over Russia and China, the organization is hoping to bring them back as soon as possible.
Son Heung-min has already returned to London ahead of Tottenham Hotspurs' big home match against Manchester City on Saturday.
Choi Won-jong, Arirang News.
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