Korea Republic coach Shin Taeyong has announced a provisional extended squad for next month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.
Among notable inclusions were Lee Seungwoo and veteran Lee Chungyong, who is set to make his third World Cup appearance. Young centre-back Kim Minjae and winger Yeom Kihun missed out due to injury, and were replaced by Oh Bansuk and Lee Chungyong respectively. Experienced midfielder Ki Sungyueng is likely to wear the captain’s armband.
All squads are provisional until the final list of 23 players is announced by FIFA, following their submission by participating teams, on 4 June.
Korea Republic provisional squad
Goalkeepers: Kim Seunggyu, Kim Jinhyeon, Cho Hyeonwoo
Defenders: Kim Younggwon, Jang Hyunsoo, Jeong Seunghyeon, Yun Yeongseon, Kwon Kyungwon, Oh Bansuk, Kim Jinsu, Kim Minwoo, Park Jooho, Hong Chul, Go Yohan, Lee Yong
Midfielders: Ki Sungyueng, Jeong Wooyoung, Kwon Changhoon, Ju Sejong, Koo Jacheol, Lee Jaesung, Lee Seungwoo, Moon Sunmin, Lee Chungyong
Forwards: Kim Shinwook, Son Heungmin, Hwang Heechan, Lee Keunho
Reserves: Gu Sungyun (goalkeeper), Son Junho, Lee Myungjoo, Lee Changmin, Ji Dongwon (midfielders), Suk Hyunjun (forward)