South Korea name 23 man squad

This weekend South Korea along with Japan announced their 23 man squad that will be heading to Russia this summer. 

The team was announced after the Koreans went down to a 3-1 defeat to Bosnia at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium. A positive to come from the result was a lovely finish to make it 1-1 at the time from Lee Jae-Sung of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. 

Although overall despite some positives the Korean public is not confident ahead of their team travelling to Russia. As a write up in the Taeguk Warriors mentioned this weekend the formation of 3-5-2 just does not work. The write up takes an in-depth look at the defensive frailties that Korea face and it seems unlikely these will disappear in time for the World Cup. 

The country still does have a little time to put this right, however, as they have travelled to Austria to take part in two more friendly matches before the World Cup kicks off. These will be first against Bolivia at the Tivoli Stadion on the 7th June. The match will then be followed by a game against Senegal on the 11th June at the Das Goldberg Stadion. 

These two matches it is hoped will make sure they are prepared for the World Cup and maybe somehow things will change at Shin Tae-Yong will surprise us all and get out of a group with Sweden, Mexico and Germany. 

Looking towards the positives first off Verona youngster Lee Seung-woo will be on the plane after making his debut against Honduras last week. After impressing during the warm-up games, this is a great sign for the future and the midfielder will be hoping he can play his own part in Russia this summer. 

While the Spurs striker Son Heung-min will be attending to lead the line for the Koreans, Swansea player Ki Sung-Yeung will captain the side. Although this looks like being from the centre of defence a position Swansea City fans won't be so used to seeing him in. 

Here is the full list of players heading over to Russia;

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-hyeon (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 (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 (Red Bull Salzburg)

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