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S.Korea presents tentative list for Russia World Cup

IANS  |  Seoul 

South Korean football coach, Tae-yong, on Monday presented a preliminary list of 28 players for the 2018 Russian and explained that he hopes to announce a final squad of 23 players on June 3.

The roster has been increased to 28 as several players are still recovering from and their current state doesn't allow their presence in the final list to be confirmed, news reported quoting Shin's statement.

Although half of the list has players from the domestic league, the primary core of the group is made up of players from European clubs and with a lot of experience.

Set to headline the national team is Tottenham Hotspur attacker

Old faces like midfielders (Augsburg), (Swansea City) and Lee Chung-(Crystal Palace) also feature on the list.

Although there are veterans over 30 years of age such as strikers (Gangwon FC) or (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), seems to be betting on a face-lift to avoid a repeat of the team's poor performance at the 2014 Brazil

Only nine players from the former are back on the team, with the addition of new talents like (nicknamed "South Korean Messi"), who in 2018 debuted in with the Hellas after his transfer from

South Korea, which has been put in Group F with Mexico, and opens against in Nizhny Novgorod on June 18 and will play with in Rostov on June 23 before closing the group matches in against on June 27.



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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 14:58 IST