Cheikhou Kouyate featured for Senegal who ramped up their preparations for their first World Cup in 16 years with a 2-0 win over South Korea in their final friendly.

The West Ham midfielder returned to the starting line-up to captain his country, having missed Friday’s 2-1 defeat to Croatia due to a minor knee problem.

But Kouyate played the full 90 minutes as an own goal from Kim Young-gwon and a 90th minute penalty from Pape Moussa Konate sealed a 2-0 win for Senegal, whose side also featured former Hammers striker Diafra Sakho as well as Liverpool winger Sadio Mane.

Senegal have been drawn in group H for the World Cup, which kicks off on Thursday, where they will take on Poland, Columbia and Japan.

Kouyate was a regular for the Hammers last season, scoring twice in 37 appearances in all competitions, as West Ham secured a 13th place finish in the Premier League.