South Korea announced their 26 man squad for FIFA World Cup 2022. South Korea is part of the World Cup 2022 for the 10th time. Paulo Bento is the longest serving manager ever and will be the head coach of South Korea squad in FIFA World Cup 2022.
The South Korean team is nick-named a Taegeuk Warriors and the Tigers of Asia. They have been a good team with their greatest rivalry with Japan, Australia and Iran. And they have even played well against China.
South Korea made a major surprise at the 2018 World Cup by eliminating defending champions Germany 2-0. It’s one of the memorable ones called a ‘The Miracle on Kazan’ in its history.
The Asian giants finished third in the group stages but couldn’t make it to Knock-Out stages but this year they have pulled-it up. But the game is going to be tough, as they’re in Group H alongside Uruguay, Portugal, Ghana.
In the recent Tottenham Hotspur’s UEFA Champions League, South Korea’s star player Heung-Min Son was injured in his eye socket. So there were rumours about his game in Qatar.
South Korea Squad
Goalkeeper :- Kim Seung-Gyu, Jo Hyeon-Woo, Song Bum-Keun.
Defenders :- Kim Min-Jae, Kim Young-Gwon, Kwon Kyung-Won, Cho Yu-Min, Kim Moon-Hwan, Yoon Jong-Gyu, Kim Tae-Hwan, Kim Jin-Su, Hong Chul.
Midfielders :- Jung Woo-Young, Son Jun-Ho, Paik Seun-Ho, Hwang In-Beom, Lee Jae-Sung, Kwon Chang-Hoon, Jeong Woo-Yeong, Lee Kang-In, Son Heung- Min, Hee-Chan, Na Sang-Ho, Song Min-Kyu.
Forwards :- Hwang Ui-Jo, Cho Gue-Sung.
South Korea World Cup Fixtures
South Korea is placed in Group H alongside Uruguay, Ghana and Portugal. Korea is no strangers playing at FIFA World cup. It is their 10th appearance at the mega event.
- South Korea vs Uruguay| 24th Nov @ 6:30 PM
- South Korea vs Ghana | 28th Nov @ 6:30 PM
- South Korea vs Portugal | 2nd Dec @ 8:30 PM
Where to Watch FIFA World CUP 2022 Live
All the matches will be available live on the Sports18 and Sports18 HD channels in India. Viewers can also watch the match on JioCinema and JioTv apps. Group stage matches will be played at 3.30 p.m., 6.30 p.m., 9.30 p.m. and 12.30 a.m.
Eight of the final group matches will be held at 8.30 p.m. The round of 16and quarterfinals will be played at 8.30 p.m. and 12.30 a.m. Both semifinals will be played at 12.30 a.m. on December 14 and 15. The third-place playoff is at 8.30 p.m. on December 17.
The FIFA World Cup final will be played on December 18 at 8.30 p.m.