South Korea Squad for the FIFA World Cup 2022

South Korea may be the most successful football team in Asia, but they have a mountain to climb if they want to go past the group stage at the FIFA World Cup 2022. Here is the complete South Korea Squad for the FIFA World Cup 2022. The World Cup is the largest international Football competition in history as well as the most viewed athletic event worldwide. Every four years, thirty-two teams fight for the title of FIFA World Cup champion (though there has been talk of hosting the World Cup every other year by FIFA president Gianni Infantino). For the first time ever, the competition will be held in the Middle East in Qatar.

Qatar won the 2010 Sepp Blatter-awarded bid by defeating the United States, South Korea, Japan, and Australia. Later, we learned that two FIFA Executive Committee members had their voting privileges stopped due to claims that they would accept payment in exchange for votes. To beat the intense heat that Qatar suffers in June and July and prevent any potential health problems, this World Cup is being held during our winter months for the first time.

South Korea Squad
South Korea Squad © Ewan Somerville

The World Cup in Qatar is the 22nd overall and the 21st for men. Since 1930, FIFA has overseen the hosting of World Cups. At that time, Uruguay hosted the inaugural World Cup and defeated Argentina 4-2 in the championship game. The US came in third place. Except for 1942 and 1946, which were postponed owing to World War II, it has occurred every four years since 1930.

As a special measure brought in owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, national managers were allowed to bring twenty-six players to last summer’s European Championship for the first time at a major tournament, whereas the previous year’s Copa America authorized rosters of twenty-eight players. As opposed to the customary 23-man teams, 26-player squads will now be used at the World Cup in Qatar.

South Korea Squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

South Korea may be the most successful football team in Asia, but they have a mountain to climb if they want to go past the group stage at the 2022 World Cup.

Paulo Bento, a former Portugal manager who took over as the country’s coach when Shin Tae-contract Yong’s expired following the 2018 tournament, oversees leading the team to Qatar. Bento’s managerial experience includes working with Sporting Lisbon and taking Portugal to the Euro 2012 semi-finals, but he was eventually fired. FIFA recognizes the group as Korea Republic.

RoleSouth Korea Squad
GoalkeeperKim Seung-gyu, Song Bum-Keun, Jo Hyeon-woo, Gu Sung-yun.
DefendersLee Yong, Kim Jin-su, Kim Min-Jae, Park Ji-soo, Kang Sang-woo, Kim Young-gwon, Kwon Kyung-won, Kim Tae-hwan.
MidfieldersHwang In-beom, Jeong Woo-yeong, Paik Seung-ho, Lee Jae-sung, Lee Dong-jun, Kim Jin-kyu, Lee Dong-gyeong, Kwon Chang-hoon, Song Min-kyu.
ForwardsCho Gue-sung, Kim Gun-hee, Hwang Ui-jo.
CaptainSon Heung-min
CoachPaulo Bento
South Korea Squad for World Cup 2022

Around six weeks before the World Cup begins, the teams are often revealed. The World Cup will take place this year from November 21 to December 18.

What is South Korea’s World Cup record?

The first World Cup was held in 1954, and South Korea has participated in more tournaments than any other Asian nation. Except for 2010 when they advanced to the Round of 16 and 2002 when they placed fourth when they participated in nine straight championships, they all ended in the group stage.

Their record heading into Qatar is inconsistent, with draws against Costa Rica and Paraguay, victories against Egypt (4-1) and Chile (2-0), and losses to Brazil and the United Arab Emirates.

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Son Heung-min of Tottenham provides South Korea’s attacking unit with strength, according to Paulo Bento. Since qualifying for the first World Cup in 1954, South Korea has participated in every tournament since; their best-ever performance was in 2002 when they advanced to the semi-finals. They crashed out of the competition in the group rounds in 2018 and were eliminated early.

They were placed in Group H with Ghana from Africa, South American powerhouse Uruguay, and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal. To advance to the knockout stages, Paulo Bento will be hoping that his team can pull off a few surprises during the group stage.

South Korea Squad’s Goalkeepers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

The first candidate for Bento between the sticks should be Kim Seung-Gyu. The 31-year-old has been in outstanding form in the top division of Saudi Arabia and is a regular for Al-Shabab. Another candidate for the starting spot is Jo Hyeon-woo, who has been dependable for Ulsan Hyundai. Then there are players like Song Bum-Keun and Kim Dong-jun, who had already made an impression with the U-23 setup.

NameClub
Kim Seung-GyuAl-Shabab
Jo Hyeon-woo Ulsan Hyundai
Song Bum-KeunJeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Kim Dong-junJeju United
South Korea Squad – Goalkeepers

South Korea Squad’s Defenders for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Bento prefers to have a four-man backline for his squad. Since Kim Young-Gwon is one of the most seasoned contenders and has close to one hundred international appearances, he will oversee managing the defense. Kim Min-Jae, who plays for Serie A team Napoli, is most likely to be his partner in crime at the center of the defense. He frequently contributes significant goals during set-pieces, which will help South Korea at the World Cup.

NameClub
Kim Jin-Su Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Hong Chul Daegu FC
Kim Moon-hwanJeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Kim Young-Gwon Ulsan Hyundai
Kwon Kyung-wonGamba Osaka
Kim Tae-hwanUlsan Hyundai
Cho Yu-minDaejon Hana Citizen
Kim Min-JaeNapoli
Yoon Jong-GyuFC Seoul
Lee YongSuwon
Park Ji-sooGimcheon Sangmu
South Korea Squad – Defenders

South Korea Squad’s Midfielders for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

The Taegeuk Warriors’ midfield is well-rounded and has the ideal ratio of youth and experience. Hwang In-beom can dismantle enemy assaults and regain possession, giving him a strong presence in central midfield. Lee Jae-Sung of FSV Mainz, who exudes confidence on the ball and enjoys setting the pace of the game, is the ideal partner for him. Paik Seung-Ho of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors is another competitor with the ability to do well on the largest stage. Lee Kang-in of the Spanish team Mallorca causes Bento further selection difficulties because he is also vying for a position in the midfield.

PlayerClub
Jung Woo-young Al-Sadd
Lee Jae-sungMainz
Hwang In-beomOlympiacos
Paik Seung-hoJeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Na Sang-hoSeoul
Son Jun-hoShandong Taishan
Lee Kang-inMallorca
Yang Hyun-junGangwon FC
Song Min-kyuJeonbuk Hyundai
Nam Tae-heeAl Duhail
Kang Seong-jinSeoul
South Korea Squad – Midfielders

South Korea Squad’s Attackers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

The forward line is the strongest section in Korea. Son Heung-min, a star for Tottenham Hotspur, is Korea’s best hope, and much will depend on how he plays in Qatar. The 30-year-old will have the help of Hwang Ui-jo and Hwang Hee-chan, among others. The latter works for Premier League team Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Bento’s squad will benefit from his experience. Freiburg’s Jeong Woo-Yeong, who played regularly in the Bundesliga, will also be vying for a starting position.

PlayerClub
Son Heung-minTottenham
Hwang Ui-jo Olympiacos
Cho Gue-sungJeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Hwang Hee-chanWolves
Jeong Woo-YeongFreiburg
Kwon Chang-hoonGimcheon Sangmu
Cho Young-WookSeoul
South Korea Squad – Attackers

South Korea Squad’s strongest XI for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Bento often prefers to line up his squad in a 4-4-2 style, though on occasion he has chosen a slightly different 4-1-4-1 formation. With the gloves, Seung-Gyu should be the first option. With Jin-Su and Moon-hwan at the left and right flanks, respectively, Young-Gwon and Min-Jae will be the two center-backs. In-beom and Jae-sung need to play together in the center of midfield. Sang-ho will be stationed on the other side, and Kang-in can take up a position in the open space to the right. Son is an indisputable front-line starter, and Hee-chan of the Wolves could join him. Korea XI (4-4-2): Lee Kang-in, Hwang In-beom, Lee Jae-sung, Na Sang-ho; Kim Seung-Gyu; Kim Moon-Hwan; Kim Young-Gwon; Kim Min-Jae; and Kim Jin-Su.

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