KFA has confirmed a 26-man squad of Korea Republic men’s national team for the friendlies in Turkey in January.
Except for Kim Seunggyu of Kashiwa Reysol, all of the players on the list are from the K League with most of them having already featured prominently in the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 last month. Kim Daewon (24, Gangwon FC), Kim Jingyu (24, Busan IPark) and Eom Jisung (19, Gwangju FC) have been called up for the first time.
Coach Paulo Bento said: “I’ve considered some factors including their performances for the national team and clubs last season, and whether they would fit into our style of football as well. A fortnight’s training sessions and two friendlies in Turkey will be good chances for us to check the players individually and in detail. I’m going to watch closely how the newly called-up players will perform and embrace our tactics in the national team.” .....
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