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South Korea will take part of their tenth consecutive World Cup in 2022 having certified for each event since 1986.

They will be trying to progress into the knockout section of the competitors for simply the third time of their historical past and the primary time since they completed fourth as hosts in 2002.

Drawn in Group H alongside Portugal, Uruguay, and Ghana, South Korea shall be trying to spring a shock akin to their defeat of Germany 4 years in the past in Qatar.

This is what to anticipate from South Korea on the World Cup

Goalkeepers: Kim Seung-gyu (Al-Shabab), Jo Hyeon-woo (Ulsan Hyundai), Track Bum-keun (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors)

Defenders: Kim Younger-gwon (Ulsan Hyundai), Kim Jin-su (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Hong Chul (Daegu FC), Kim Min-jae (Napoli), Kwon Kyung-won (Gamba Osaka), Kim Moon-hwan (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Kim Tae-hwan (Ulsan Hyundai), Cho Yu-min (Daejon Hana Citizen), Yoon Jong-gyu (FC Seoul)

Midfielders: Jung Woo-young (Al-Sadd), Lee Jae-sung (Mainz), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolves), Kwon Chang-hoon (Gimcheon Sangmu), Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos), Na Sang-ho (FC Seoul), Son Jun-ho (Shandong Taishan), Paik Seung-ho (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Jeong Woo-yeong (Freiburg), Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), Track Min-kyu (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors)

Forwards: Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Hwang Ui-jo (Olympiacos), Cho Gue-sung (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors)

There would’ve been a collective South Korean gasp when Son Heung-min’s face felt the wrath of Chancel Mbemba in Tottenham’s Champions League conflict away at Marseille initially of November.

Son trudged off the pitch within the first-half and it was later revealed that the Korean celebrity would bear surgical procedure to stabilise an eye fixed fracture. Nonetheless, the participant took to Instagram to verify that he’d be becoming a member of up together with his compatriots in Qatar. He is good to go!


Kim Min-jae is South Korea’s star in defence / JUNG YEON-JE/GettyImages

Kim Min-jae

Kim Min-jae has been nothing in need of revelatory for Napoli this season. Tasked with changing stalwart defender Kalidou Koulibaly, the aggressive South Korean hasn’t missed a beat on the coronary heart of Luciano Spalletti’s defence.

Son Heung-min

Son Heung-min could not have loved one of the best of begins to the 2022/23 season, however he is achieved God-like standing in his homeland and all their hopes relaxation on the Tottenham star’s shoulders.

South Korea have usually functioned in a 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 below Paulo Bento with Son able to working off the left or as a central striker. They are a facet that likes to dominate the ball, however they could be pressured to take pleasure in prolonged intervals with out it towards the superior opposition they’re going to face in Group H.

South Korea predicted XI (4-3-3): Kim Seung-gyu; Kim Moon-hwan, Kim Min-jae, Kwon Kyung-won, Kim Jin-su; Kwon Chang-hoon, Jeong Woo-yeong, Hwang In-beom; Hwang Hee-chan, Hwang Ui-jo, Son Heung-min.

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South Korea have misplaced simply three of their 15 video games in 2022 however struggled towards robust opposition. Bento’s males had been battered 5-1 by Brazil in the summertime and 3-0 by Japan within the EAFF Soccer Championship. Nonetheless, a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica and a 1-0 win over Cameroon of their September friendlies will give supporters some optimism heading into the World Cup.

South Korea’s final 5 outcomes (all competitions)

South Korea 1-0 Iceland South Korea 1-0 Cameroon South Korea 2-2 Costa Rica Japan 3-0 South Korea South Korea 3-0 Hong Kong

South Korea surprised the Germans in Russia 4 years in the past and each Portugal and Uruguay must be on upset alert in Group H. The previous, particularly, could also be susceptible to a shock defeat.

Nonetheless, Son’s sub-par type mixed together with his harm means their celebrity is not more likely to hearth in Qatar. Thus, it might be an enormous shock to see South Korea progress into the spherical of 16.

Prediction: Group stage exit

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