World Cup Russia 2018: Korea Republic – Preview, Squad and Potential Line-Up

World Cup Russia 2018: Korea Republic – Preview, Squad and Potential Line-Up

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The last team to be introduced from group F is Korea Republic. The team only won 4 out of 10 games in their qualification group but made a narrow escape to the World Cup in Russia.

Having tremendous problems when playing away, Korea Republic is coming into the tournament with a lot of concerns. Therefore, I am not so sure about how they will deal with the Russian virgin territory. If they can manage to beat Sweden in their first game, confidence may lead Korea Republic to a major upset against Mexico and from there move forward into the playoffs. However, this scenario should not be taken for granted due to their poor defense. A common prejudice about Korea is that their team is all about one player. I am obviously talking about Son Heung-Min from Tottenham Hotspur FC. The team has some other talent than just Heung-min, for example Ki Sung-Yueng from Swansea and Hwang Hee-Chan from Red Bull Salzburg. However, on the other hand, we all know that this is the case: No Heung-Min, No party!

I am looking forward to see Korea Republic show their style of play. As mentioned before the team has some good players, but I am afraid that it won’t last long. Korea, I am sorry, but you will have to pack your bags early this time.

Below you can find Korea Republic’s final 23-man squad:

Goalkeepers:

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

Defenders:

Kim young-gwon (Guangzhou Evergrande), Jang Hyun-soo (FC Tokyo), Jung Seung-hyun (Sagan Tosu), Yun Yong-sun (Seongnam FC), Oh Ban-suk (Jeju United), 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), Jung Woo-young (Vissel Kobe), Ju Se-jong (Asan Mugunghwa FC), Koo Ja-cheol (FC Augsburg), Lee Jae-sung (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Lee Seung-woo (Hellas Verona), Moon Seon-min (Incheon United)

Forwards:

Kim Shin-wook (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), Hwang Hee-chan (FC Red Bull Salzburg

Fixtures

Sweden vs – Korea Republic – 18/06/2018 – 13.00 GMT
Korea Republic vs Mexico – 23/06/2018 – 16.00 GMT
Korea Republic vs Germany – 27/06/2018 – 15.00 GMT

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