Son Heung-min back in Korea for World Cup qualifiers

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Son Heung-min was on Jeonbuk's radar before joining EPL side Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspurs’ attacker is back on the South Korean men’s national football team for two upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Head coach Uli Stielike announced his 23-man roster on Monday for a pair of World Cup qualifying matches scheduled later this month. Son, who suffered a foot injury and missed South ’s two matches last month, is back in the fold when the country will host Myanmar on Nov. 12 and travel to Laos on Nov. 17.

“We have virtually the same lineup from October, and I didn’t really see the reason to make changes,” he said. “We learned of Hong Jeong-ho’s injury yesterday and picked another player on defense. We heard Son Heung-min is back to full strength with his club, and we expect him to get some action during the week at Europa League.”

South Korea defeated Myanmar 2-0 on June 16, and Laos 8-0 on Sept. 3. They are undefeated since January, with 14 wins, three draws and one loss in 2015.

 

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