Key gamers, accidents, techniques & event prediction

Key players, injuries, tactics & tournament prediction

South Korea will take part of their tenth consecutive World Cup in 2022 having certified for each event since 1986.

They will be trying to progress into the knockout section of the competitors for simply the third time of their historical past and the primary time since they completed fourth as hosts in 2002.

Drawn in Group H alongside Portugal, Uruguay, and Ghana, South Korea will probably be trying to spring a shock akin to their defeat of Germany 4 years in the past in Qatar.

Here is what to anticipate from South Korea on the World Cup

Goalkeepers: Kim Seung-gyu (Al-Shabab), Jo Hyeon-woo (Ulsan Hyundai), Music Bum-keun (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors)

Defenders: Kim Younger-gwon (Ulsan Hyundai), Kim Jin-su (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Hong Chul (Daegu FC), Kim Min-jae (Napoli), Kwon Kyung-won (Gamba Osaka), Kim Moon-hwan (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Kim Tae-hwan (Ulsan Hyundai), Cho Yu-min (Daejon Hana Citizen), Yoon Jong-gyu (FC Seoul)

Midfielders: Jung Woo-young (Al-Sadd), Lee Jae-sung (Mainz), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolves), Kwon Chang-hoon (Gimcheon Sangmu), Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos), Na Sang-ho (FC Seoul), Son Jun-ho (Shandong Taishan), Paik Seung-ho (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Jeong Woo-yeong (Freiburg), Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), Music Min-kyu (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors)

Forwards: Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Hwang Ui-jo (Olympiacos), Cho Gue-sung (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors)

There would’ve been a collective South Korean gasp when Son Heung-min’s face felt the wrath of Chancel Mbemba in Tottenham’s Champions League conflict away at Marseille in the beginning of November.

Son trudged off the pitch within the first-half and it was later revealed that the Korean famous person would endure surgical procedure to stabilise a watch fracture. Nonetheless, the participant took to Instagram to verify that he’d be becoming a member of up together with his compatriots in Qatar. He is good to go!


Kim Min-jae is South Korea’s star in defence / JUNG YEON-JE/GettyImages

Kim Min-jae

Kim Min-jae has been nothing in need of revelatory for Napoli this season. Tasked with changing stalwart defender Kalidou Koulibaly, the aggressive South Korean hasn’t missed a beat on the coronary heart of Luciano Spalletti’s defence.

Son Heung-min

Son Heung-min could not have loved one of the best of begins to the 2022/23 season, however he is achieved God-like standing in his homeland and all their hopes relaxation on the Tottenham star’s shoulders.

South Korea have sometimes functioned in a 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 beneath Paulo Bento with Son able to working off the left or as a central striker. They seem to be a facet that likes to dominate the ball, however they could be compelled to get pleasure from prolonged durations with out it towards the superior opposition they’re going to face in Group H.

South Korea predicted XI (4-3-3): Kim Seung-gyu; Kim Moon-hwan, Kim Min-jae, Kwon Kyung-won, Kim Jin-su; Kwon Chang-hoon, Jeong Woo-yeong, Hwang In-beom; Hwang Hee-chan, Hwang Ui-jo, Son Heung-min.

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South Korea have misplaced simply three of their 15 video games in 2022 however struggled towards sturdy opposition. Bento’s males have been battered 5-1 by Brazil in the summertime and 3-0 by Japan within the EAFF Soccer Championship. Nonetheless, a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica and a 1-0 win over Cameroon of their September friendlies will give supporters some optimism heading into the World Cup.

South Korea’s final 5 outcomes (all competitions)

South Korea 1-0 Iceland South Korea 1-0 Cameroon South Korea 2-2 Costa Rica Japan 3-0 South Korea South Korea 3-0 Hong Kong

South Korea shocked the Germans in Russia 4 years in the past and each Portugal and Uruguay ought to be on upset alert in Group H. The previous, specifically, could also be weak to a shock defeat.

However, Son’s sub-par kind mixed together with his damage means their famous person is not prone to fireplace in Qatar. Thus, it would be an enormous shock to see South Korea progress into the spherical of 16.

Prediction: Group stage exit

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