Korea Republic coach Paulo Bento announced the squad list at the KFA House in Seoul on Monday, ahead of the friendly with Japan in Yokohama on 25 March.
Bento has called up all the key players at his disposal, naming European-based players Son Heungmin (Tottenham Hotspur), Lee Kangin (Valencia CF), Hwang Heechan (RB Leipzig) and Jeong Wooyeong (SC Freiburg) on the list. However, it remains to be seen whether Son could join the squad, due to the injury he suffered during the Premier League encounter with Arsenal on Sunday. Hwang is also uncertain to make the trip at the moment, with his club and local government discussing a possible exemption from quarantine upon returning from the international duty.
Jeong has been called up to the senior national team for the first time, alongside his namesake Jung Wooyoung (Al Sadd) who won his first cap in 2015. It is only the second time that two players with the same name have been called up together to the squad, since a duo named Seo Dongwon (one who was born in 1973 and played for Korea University and Ulsan Hyundai, with the other born in 1975 and played for Yonsei University and Daejeon Citizen) participated in the King’s Cup International Football Tournament under the guidance of Cha Bumkun in January 1998. .....
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