Acting South Korea coach Kim Ho-kon stayed loyal to most of the players who starred in last summer’s World Cup when he named the squad to play Brazil in next week’s friendly.
Midfielder Kim Do-hoon, who scored against Brazil in a friendly three years ago, has regained his place after being overlooked for the World Cup. Another change from the World Cup is the inclusion of striker Kim Dae-eui, who has enjoyed a good season in the K-League.
Two players missing out on next Wednesday’s match are midfielder Park Ji-sung,who plays for Japanese club Kyoto Purple Sanga and Lee Eul-yong, now at Turkish club Trabzonspor. Park and Lee scored against Portugal and Turkey respectively in the finals.
Goalkeepers: Lee Woon-jae (Suwon Samsung), Kim Byung-ji (Pohang Steelers)
Defenders: Lee Min-sung (Pusan I.cons), Hong Myung-bo (Pohang Steelers), Choi Jin-cheol (Chonbuk Hyundai), Kim Tae-young (Chunnam Dragons)
Midfielders: Kim Nam-il (Chunnam Dragons), Lee Young-pyo (Anyang LG), Yoo Sang-chul (Ulsan Hyundai), Song Chong-gug (Feyenoord), Hyun Young-min (Ulsan Hyundai), Kim Do-hoon (Chonbuk Hyundai), Lee Chun-soo (Ulsan Hyundai),
Forwards: Hwang Sun-hong (Chunnam Dragons), Kim Dae-Eui (Seongnam Ilhwa), Ahn Jung-hwan (Shimizu S-Pulse), Seol Ki-hyeon (Anderlecht), Choi Yong-soo (JEF United Ichihara), Cha Doo-ri (Bielefeld), Choi Tai-uk (Anyang LG)