The Netherlands will play friendly matches against South Korea and Thailand during a ten-day tour of Asia just prior to the playing of the Asian Cup. The Marco van Basten-coached side will play a South Korean team coached by Dutchman Pim Verbeek at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on 2 June. The countries met previously at the 1998 FIFA World Cup with the Oranje winning 5-0. From Seoul, the Netherlands squad will travel to the Bangkok Rajamangala National Stadium to take on Thailand for the first time, on 6 June. Thailand will co-host the 2007 Asian Cup between 7-29 July together with Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, with South Korea among the other competitors.