Son Heung-min left out of South Korea squad for World Cup qualifier

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 31:  Son Heung Min of Korea Republic celebrates scoring an injury time goal to level the scores during the 2015 Asian Cup final match between Korea Republic and the Australian Socceroos at ANZ Stadium on January 31, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur forward will miss ’s upcoming World Cup qualifier against Kuwait with a foot injury, the sport’s national federation said on Friday.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) said it will not replace Son in the lineup. With Crystal Palace midfielder Lee Chung-yong also out with an ankle injury, South Korea will compete with only 21 players on their roster against Kuwait next Thursday in Kuwait City.

South Korea will also host Jamaica in a friendly on Oct. 13.

The Spurs had already said Son had suffered the injury in a Premier League match against Manchester City last weekend. He already missed the club’s Europa League match on Thursday.

Full squads

Goalkeepers: Jung Sung-ryong (Suwon Samsung Bluewings), Kim Seung-gyu (Ulsan Hyundai), Kwoun Sun-tae (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors)

Defender: Kwak Tae-hwi (Al-Hilal), Kim Young-gwon (Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao), Hong Jeong-ho (Augsburg), Park Joo-ho (Borussia Dortmund), Jang Hyun-soo (Guangzhou R&F) Kim Chang-soo (Kashiwa Reysol), Kim Jin-su (Hoffenheim), Kim Kee-hee (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors).

Midfielders: Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City), Koo Ja-cheol (Augsburg), Han Kook-young (Qatar SC), Nam Tae-hee (Lekhwiya SC), Lee Jae-sung (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors) ,Jung Woo-young (Vissel Kobe), Kwon Chang-hoon (Suwon Samsung Bluewings), Hwang Ui-jo (Seongnam FC)

Forwards: Ji Dong-won (Augsburg), Suk Hyun-jun (Vitória de Setúbal)

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