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Team Analysis:SOUTH KOREA squad for FIFA World Cup 2022

FIFA World Cup 2022 SOUTH KOREA Squad

by Kolkata Today
SOUTH KOREA Squad FIFA World Cup 2022

This will be South Korea’s 10th World Cup participation, but they have managed to reach the knockout stages just twice. With Son as their leader, South Korea have put together a team which consists of several other players with European football experience, such as Hee-chan Hwang, Hwang Ui-jo and Min-jae Kim.

Not since 1982 have South Korea failed to appear at a World Cup and that streak will continue with Paulo Bento’s team competing in Qatar.

South Korea finished second in a tough third-round qualification group, beaten only in the final fixture with a place at the finals already assured. Prior to that, Bento’s side went on a seven-match winning run, and they will be hoping for similar momentum at the World Cup, where they will be looking to make it out of the group stage for the first time since 2010.

Son Heung-min is South Korea’s most obvious difference-maker, with the Tottenham forward a prolific goalscorer for club and country. Wolves’ Hwang Hee-chan is also an important figure for the Tigers of Asia. South Korea’s best World Cup performance saw them reach the semifinals on home soil in 2002 — can they match that result in the Middle East?

  • Current FIFA world ranking: No. 28 (November, 2022)
  • Regional ranking: 3rd (AFC)
  • World Cup titles: —
  • World Cup appearances (last): 10 (Russia 2018)
  • How qualified: AFC Third Round Group A runners-up 7W-L1-D2
  • Coach: Paulo Bento (Portugal) since August, 2018
  • Key players: Son Heung-min (Tottenham / England), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolves / England), Kim Min-jae (Napoli / Italy)


World Cup Group H fixtures and match schedule

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Thurs, Nov. 24 Uruguay vs. South Korea 8 a.m. Education City Stadium
Thurs, Nov. 24 Portugal vs. Ghana 11 a.m. Stadium 974
Mon, Nov. 28 South Korea vs. Ghana 8 a.m. Education City Stadium
Mon, Nov. 28 Portugal vs. Uruguay 2 p.m. Lusail Stadium
Fri, Dec. 2 South Korea vs. Portugal 10 a.m. Education City Stadium
Fri, Dec. 2 Ghana vs. Uruguay 10 a.m. Al Janoub Stadium

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