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Head coach Paulo Bento calls Son Heung-min, Lee Kang-in to face Lebanon & Brazil

Head coach Paulo Bento calls Son Heung-min, Lee Kang-in to face Lebanon & Brazil

Recently, the South Korea Football Federation (KFA) has announced a list of 23 players preparing for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in November.

South Korea will march to Beirut to be Lebanon's guest in Group H of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier on November 14th. Five days later, the Kimchi team will face Brazil in Abu Dhabi for the first friendly match between both teams in 6 years.

Of the 23 names summoned this time by coach Paolo Bento, the most notable name is Son Heung min. The star who is playing for Tottenham is considered the No. 1 hope of the South Korean football team. Recently, Son Heung min has caused horrific injury to midfielder Andre Gomes in the match between Everton and Tottenham in the 11th round of Premier League 2019/20.

Moreover, Hwang Hee-chan of Salzburg and Lee Kang-in of Valencia are not to be missed. These two players have been playing very well in recent times and are expected to help South Korea qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

South Korea was held to a goalless draw by DPR Korea on October 15th, a match held without neither spectators nor the media. But even after that disappointing result, South Korea is now still at the top of Group H with 10 points after 2 wins and 1 draw.

The second qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup in Asia with the participation of 40 teams was divided into 8 groups, each group of 5 teams competed in a round-robin format. The top 8 teams in each group and 4 teams in the best group will make it to the final round of the 2022 World Cup, and qualify for the Asian Cup 2023 held in China.

If South Korea reach the 2022 World Cup finals, they will have for the 10th time in a row attending the largest football festival on the planet.

List of 23 South Korean players attending the 2022 World Cup qualifiers matchday 4th:

Goalkeepers: Kim Seung-gyu (Ulsan Hyundai), Jo Hyeon-woo (Daegu FC), Gu Sung-yun (Consadole Sapporo)

Defenders: Kim Young-gwon (Gamba Osaka), Kim Min-jae (Beijing National Security), Park Ji soo (Guangzhou Evergrande), Kwon Kyung-won (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Hong Chul (Suwon Samsung) , Kim Jin-su (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Lee Yong (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Kim Moon-hwan (Busan IPark)

Midfielders: Jung Woo-young (Al Sadd), Hwang In-beom (Vancouver Whitecaps), Ju Se-jong (Seoul) Lee Kang-in (Valencia), Kwon Chang hoon (SC Freiburg), Lee Jae-sung ( Holstein Kiel), Nam Tae-hee (Al Sadd), Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Hwang Hee-chan (Salzburg), Na Sang-ho (Gwangju FC)

Forwards: Kim Shin-wook (Shanghai SIPG), Hwang Ui jo (Bordeaux)