Even though Son Heung-min was injured in a thigh, he was once included in the Korea-Japan national team list scheduled for the 25th.

Coach Paulo Bento announced a list of 24 players for the evaluation match with the Japanese national soccer team scheduled to be held in Yokohama, Japan on the 25th at the Seoul Shinmunro Soccer Center on the morning of the 15th.

The match between Korea and Japan came to a close at the request of the Japan Football Association as the schedule for the second qualifying round for the 2022 Qatar World Cup Asia region was postponed to June in the aftermath of Corona 19.

The match between Korea and Japan, which will be played as a friendly match, has been 10 years since the confrontation between Japan and Sapporo in August 2011 (0-3 loss).

Since 2011, they have been confronted four times in the East Asian Federation E-1 Championship alone.

Coach Bento called a large number of overseas players for practical training in preparation for the second qualifying round of the Asian World Cup, which was delayed until June.

However, due to the COVID-19 quarantine measures, we could not call Hwang Eui-jo, a goalkeeper of Bordeaux, who scored two goals in the morning, including Kim Min-jae (Beijing Guoan) and Son Jun-ho (Shandong Luneng) playing on the Chinese stage.

In addition, Lee Jae-seong of Holstein Kiel, Germany, who started self-isolation due to the outbreak of Corona 19 in his team, was also omitted from the national team list. It will be excluded if it doesn't work.

Bento selected Son Heung-min and Lee Kang-in as midfielder resources while selecting Lee Jung-hyup (Gyeongnam) and Jo Young-wook (Seoul) as the offensive squads in the forefront.

Son Heung-min was replaced with hamstring pain during the Premier League game against Arsenal in England today, and Bento has been included in the list, but after watching Son Heung-min's injury, the final decision is to be made.

The second-tier offensive resources included Lee Dong-jun, who is flying after moving to Ulsan this season, as well as Yun Bit Garam (Ulsan), who is the MVP of the Asian Champions League.

Tae-hee Nam and Woo-young Jung (Alsad Lee), who play in the Middle East, and Woo-young Jung (Freiburg), who play in the German Bundesliga, were selected for the first time on the Bento.

As Kim Min-jae couldn't join the defender, Park Ji-soo (Gyeongnam) and Kim Young-kwon (Gamba Osaka) returned to the K-League 1 after three years, as well as Ulsan defenders such as Won Doo-jae, Hong Chul, and Kim Tae-hwan (Lee Sang Ulsan).

Cho Hyun-woo (Ulsan), Kim Seung-gyu (Kashiwa Reisol), and Kim Jin-hyun (Cereso Osaka) join the goalkeeper.

Jinhyun Kim is a call after two years and two months since the Asian Cup in January 2019.

However, six players from Ulsan were selected from the list of K-League 1's strongest Jeonbuk Hyundai.

Also, striker Lee Jeong-hyup is the only member of the K-League 2.

The Bento, which is convened at Incheon Airport on the 22nd and leaves the country, will return to Korea on the 26th after having an evaluation match with Japan on the 25th.

The national team players will move to the Paju Training Center and continue their training with cohort quarantine until April 2nd.

[The list of 24 national representatives before Japan and football evaluation]

▲ GK = Hyun-woo Cho (Ulsan) Seung-gyu Kim (Kashiwa Reisol) Jin-hyun Kim (Celeso Osaka)

▲ DF = Young-kwon Kim (Gamba Osaka) Doo-jae Won Hong-cheol Kim Tae-hwan (Ulsan) Park Joo-ho Park Ji-su (Lee Sang) Suwon FC) Kim Young-bin (Gangwon) Yoon Jong-gyu (Seoul)

▲ MF = Joo Se-jong (Gamba Osaka) Dong-jun Lee Dong-jun Yun

Bit-garam (Isang

Ulsan) Nam Tae-hee Jung Woo-young (Lee Sang Al Sadd) Lee Kang-in (Valencia) Jung Woo-young (Freiburg) Son Heung-min (Tottenham) Um Won-sang (Gwangju) Sangho Na (Seoul) Heechan Hwang (Leipzig)

▲ FW =


Lee (Gyeongnam) Youngwook Cho (Seoul)

(Photo = Getty Image Korea)