Son Heung-min and Kang-in called up for June trials…Hong Hyun-seok, Ahn Hyun-beom, and Park Yong-woo named to first team
South Korea national soccer team coach Jürgen Klinsmann, 59, has unveiled his roster for two June trials.
Klinsmann announced the 23-man squad at a press conference at the Jongno-gu Football Hall in Seoul on Friday. South Korea (27th in FIFA) will face Peru (21st) in Busan on June 16 and El Salvador (75th) in Daejeon four days later.
Key players such as Son Heung-min (31-Tottenham), Lee Kang-in (22-Mallorca), Hwang In-beom (27-Olympiakos), and Hwang Hee-chan (27-Wolverhampton) have been named, while Hwang Eui-jo (31-Seoul), Cho Kyu-sung (25-North Korea), and Oh Hyun-gyu (22-Celtic) have been added to the forward line. Oh, who moved to Scottish giants Celtic in January, won a triple treble. Lee In-gyu (33-Ulsan), who is the top scorer in the K League with eight goals, was not selected this time.
Ahn Hyun-beom (29-Jeju), Hong Hyun-seok (24-Hent), and Park Yong-woo (30-Ulsan) made their first appearances for the national team.
Son Jun-ho (31-Shandong Taishan), who is being detained in China, was also included in the roster. The Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed Son’s detention at its regular briefing on March 16, saying, “It is understood that a South Korean national has recently been criminally detained on suspicion of ‘soliciting non-state agents’.” The Korean Football Association has recently dispatched a staff member to assess the situation. “We are doing everything we can as an organization to help him,” Klinsmann said. We hope he will join the team,” Klinsmann said, adding that “the roster is subject to change.”메이저사이트
Kim Min-jae (27-Napoli), the first Asian to be named the Italian Serie A’s best defender, was left off the roster as he is set to join the army for basic military training on May 15. Kim was granted a special exemption from military service after winning a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang. Defender Kim Young-kwon (33-Ulsan) was also unable to join the squad due to injury.