South Korea squad announced for March friendlies

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South head coach on Tuesday announced the 23-man squad to face Uzbekistan and New Zealand in friendlies at the end of this month.

Facing Uzbekistan and New Zealand in , FC Seoul defender Cha Du-ri has received a final call-up to the squad to play his farewell matches before retiring from international football.

The Asian Cup finalists will be expected to keep Ki Sung-yueng as captain of the squad after impresssive performances for English Premier League side Swansea City.

23-year-old Ji Dong-won returns to the squad after missing the Asian Cup and joining FC Augsburg, while midfielder Lee Jae-sung comes into the squad looking for his first senior international cap.

Sangju Sangmu striker Lee Jeong-hyeop continues his run with the national team after three goals in seven games since his debut in the Asian Cup squad, while playmaker Koo Ja-cheol will hope his injury from the tournament is beyond him.

squad

Goalkeepers:

Kim Jin-hyeon (Cerezo Osaka, Japan)
Kim Seung-gyu (Ulsan Hyundai)

Defenders:

Jang Hyeon-soo (Guangzhou R&F, China)
Kim Chang-soo (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan)
Kim Young-gwon (Guangzhou Evergrande, China)
Kwak Tae-hwi (Al-Hilal, South Korea)
Kim Jin-su (Hoffenheim, Germany)
Cha Du-ri (FC Seoul)
Kim Kee-hee (Jeongbuk Hyundai)
Kim Ju-young (Shanghai SIPG, China)
Yoon Suk-young (Queens Park Rangers, England)

Midfielders:

Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City, Wales)
Park Joo-ho (Mainz 05, Germany)
Son Heung-min (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany)
Kim Bo-kyung (Wigan Athletic, England)
Han Kook-young (Qatar SC, Qatar)
Nam Tae-hee (Lekhwiya, Qatar)
Koo Ja-cheol (Mainz 05, Germany)
Lee Jae-sung (Jeonbuk Hyundai)
Han Kyo-won (Jeonbuk Hyundai)
Kim Eun-sun (Suwon Bluewings)

Forwards:

Ji Dong-won (FC Augsburg, Germany)
Lee Jeong-hyeop (Sangju Sangmu)

South Korea will face Uzbekistan on March 27 at Purple Arena in Daejong before their March 31 encounter against New Zealand at Seoul World Cup Stadium.

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