Colombia beat Japan 1-0 in Yokohama and South Korea beat Bolivia 1-0 in Ulsan in friendlies on Friday.

Radamel Falcao converted a second-half penalty after a handball by Takehiro Tomiyasu, to give Carlos Queiroz a win in his first match as Colombia coach.

Colombia earned a measure of revenge for losing to Japan in the World Cup pool stage last year, although both teams advanced, and Queiroz also earned some revenge as his eight-year tenure in charge of Iran was ended by Japan in January in the Asian Cup semifinals.

Colombia's Radamel Falcao shoots a penalty kick to score a goalduring a friendly soccer match between Japan and Colombia in Yokohama, Japan, Friday, March 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Colombia’s Radamel Falcao shoots a penalty kick to score a goalduring a friendly soccer match between Japan and Colombia in Yokohama, Japan, Friday, March 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

Japan failed to find the target despite 17 attempts in its first game since losing the Asian Cup final to Qatar.

Japan, joining Colombia at the Copa America in June in Brazil, gets another taste of South American action on Tuesday against Bolivia.

South Korea struggled to make its domination count against Bolivia. Son Heung-min wasted several chances before a header by Lee Chung-yong scored the winner with five minutes remaining.

Colombia's coach Carlos Queiroz is seen before a friendly soccer match between Japan and Colombia in Yokohama, Japan, Friday, March 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Colombia’s coach Carlos Queiroz is seen before a friendly soccer match between Japan and Colombia in Yokohama, Japan, Friday, March 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

The Koreans welcome Colombia to Seoul on Tuesday.

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Japan's Takehiro Tomiyasu, right, and Colombia's Duvan Zapata vie for the ball during a friendly soccer match between Japan and Colombia in Yokohama, Japan, Friday, March 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Japan’s Takehiro Tomiyasu, right, and Colombia’s Duvan Zapata vie for the ball during a friendly soccer match between Japan and Colombia in Yokohama, Japan, Friday, March 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
South Korea's Lee Chung-yong celebrates after scoring his side's first goal against Bolivia during a friendly soccer match between South Korea and Bolivia in Ulsan, South Korea, Friday, March 22, 2019. (Kim Yong-tae/Yonhap via AP)
South Korea’s Lee Chung-yong celebrates after scoring his side’s first goal against Bolivia during a friendly soccer match between South Korea and Bolivia in Ulsan, South Korea, Friday, March 22, 2019. (Kim Yong-tae/Yonhap via AP)
South Korea's Son Heung-min controls the ball past Bolivia's Marvin Orlando Bejarano Jimenez during a friendly soccer match between South Korea and Bolivia in Ulsan, South Korea, Friday, March 22, 2019. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)
South Korea’s Son Heung-min controls the ball past Bolivia’s Marvin Orlando Bejarano Jimenez during a friendly soccer match between South Korea and Bolivia in Ulsan, South Korea, Friday, March 22, 2019. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)
South Korea's Lee Chung-yong scores his side's opening goal against Bolivia during a friendly soccer match between South Korea and Bolivia in Ulsan, South Korea, Friday, March 22, 2019. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)
South Korea’s Lee Chung-yong scores his side’s opening goal against Bolivia during a friendly soccer match between South Korea and Bolivia in Ulsan, South Korea, Friday, March 22, 2019. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)

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