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South Korea to play China, France warm-ups

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SEOUL, March 7 (Reuters) - South Korea will play against China next month and against France just a week before the World Cup finals kick off, the South Korean World Cup organising committee (KOWOC) said on Thursday.

South Korea are on a tour to Europe and North Africa for a series of matches against Tunisia, Finland and Turkey.

On April 27, the team will play China at Inchon, one of the 10 venues in South Korea, KOWOC said in a statement.

World Cup holders France will play against South Korea at Suwon stadium, another tournament venue, south of Seoul on May 26.

France are scheduled to play Senegal in Seoul on May 31 in the opening match of the month-long tournament being co-hosted with Japan.

KOWOC confirmed England would play South Korea in a friendly on the island of Cheju on May 21.

The organising committee also said 15 of the 16 teams scheduled to play their group matches in South Korea had already chosen their training camps in the country.

Germany, England and Italy will all spend some of the run-up to the finals training in South Korea even though their group matches will be in Japan, KOWOC said.

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