FIFA World Cup

2018 FIFA WC: South Korea announces their probable squad

XtraTime Web Desk: South Korea announced their squad ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup. Head coach of South Korea Shin Tae-yong announced 28 mensquad. Three goalkeepers, 12 defenders, nine midfielders and four forwards are there in the Korean squad.

Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-min and Ki Sung-yueng of Swansea City are among the star names selected for Korea. There were also surprise call-ups for three players who have yet to play for the senior team, including Lee Seung-woo of Hellas Verona.

Shin will have to cut five players from the squad before the start of the World Cup. The 49-year-old coach said he will confirm the final 23-man roster by June third, one day before FIFA’s deadline.

South Korea has been drawn in Group F along with Germany, Sweden and Mexico. The team will play four friendly matches before its opening match against Sweden on June 18th.

South Korea Team: 

Goalkeepers: Kim Seung-gyu (Vissel Kobe, Japan), Kim Jin-hyeon (Cerezo Osaka, Japan), Cho Hyun-woo (Daegu FC)

Defenders: Kim young-gwon (Guangzhou Evergrande, China), Jang Hyun-soo (FC Tokyo, Japan), Jung Seung-hyun (Sagan Tosu, Japan), Yun Yong-sun (Seongnam FC), Kwon Kyung-won (Tianjin Quanjian, China), Oh Ban-suk (Jeju United), Kim Jin-su (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Kim Min-woo (Sangju Sangmu), Park Joo-ho (Ulsan Hyundai), Hong Chul (Sangju Sangmu), Go Yo-han (FC Seoul), Lee Yong (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors)

Midfielders: Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City, England), Jung Woo-young (Vissel Kobe, Japan), Kwon Chang-hoon (Dijon FCO, France), Ju Se-jong (Asan Mugunghwa FC), Koo Ja-cheol (FC Augsburg, Germany), Lee Jae-sung (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Lee Seung-woo (Hellas Verona, Italy), Moon Seon-min (Incheon United), Lee Chung-yong (Crystal Palace, England)

Forwards: Kim Shin-wook (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur, England), Hwang Hee-chan (FC Red Bull Salzburg, Austria), Lee Keun-ho (Gangwon FC)

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