Egypt's Mahmoud Hamdy (right) fights for the ball with South Korea's Hwang Ui-jo (centre) and Kim Jin-su during a friendly in Seoul. Image Credit: AFP

South Korea handed Egypt a 4-1 thrashing at Seoul World Cup Stadium today as Paulo Bento's World Cup-bound side ended the international window on a high.

Hwang Ui-jo put the Koreans in front in the 16th minute after Son Heung-min's cross-field ball released Kim Jin-su down the left and the Jeonbuk Motors' full back sent in an inviting cross that Hwang nodded home.

Kim Young-gwon doubled Korea's lead in the 23rd when Hwang flicked on Son's corner at the near post allowing Kim to power his header into the net.

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Mostafa Mohamed pulled one back for the Egyptians eight minutes before the break, but the home side continued to push in the second half.

Cho Gue-sung's strike from the edge of the area five minutes from time restored Korea's two-goal advantage and Kwon Chang-hoon put the result beyond doubt a minute into added time.

The win was Korea's second in four games during the current window, with a 5-1 loss against Brazil followed by a win over Chile and a draw with Paraguay.

Bento's team have been drawn to face Portugal, Ghana and Uruguay at the finals in Qatar which start in November.