South Korea squad announced
Guus Hiddink has named his squad for the friendly against Scotland on May 16th in Pusan, which will almost certainly be the same group of players that will compete in the World Cup 2002.
Injuries permitting, this squad will carry the weight of the home nation's expectations into the tournament. One player not included is Pohang Steelers' striker Lee Dong-Gook.
Dong-Gook was the top scorer when South Korea won the 1998 Asian U19 Championship, and again when the full national team finished third in the 2000 Asian Cup.
However, he has not lived up to his potential and has been displaced by players such as Cha Doo-Ri, the 21-year-old son of Korea's most famous ever player, Cha Bum-Keun.
The full squad is as follows:
Choi Eun-Sung (Taejon Citizen), Kim Byung-Ji (Pohang Steelers), Lee Woon-Jae (Suwon Blue Wings), Choi Jin-Chul (Chonbuk Hyundai), Hong Myung-Bo (Pohang Steelers), Kim Tae-Young (Chunnam Dragons), Lee Min-Sung (Pusan I.cons), Hyun Young-Min (Ulsan Hyundai), Ahn Jung-Hwan (AC Perugia), Choi Sung-Yong (Suwon Blue Wings), Kim Nam-Il (Chunnam Dragons), Lee Eul-Yong (Bucheon SK), Lee Young-Pyo (Anyang LG), Park Ji-Sung (Kyoto Purple Sanga), Song Chong-Gug (Pusan I.cons), Yoo Sang-Chul (Kashiwa Reysol), Yoon Jong-Hwan (Cerezo Osaka), Cha Doo-Ri (Korea University), Choi Yong-Soo (JEF United Ichihara), Choi Tae-Uk (Anyang LG), Hwang Sun-Hong (Kashiwa Reysol), Lee Chun-Soo (Ulsan Hyundai), Seol Ki-Hyeon (RSC Anderlecht)
30th April 2002