With one win away from reaching the round of 16 at the Hangzhou Asian Games after topping their group, Hwang Seon-hong will lead ‘A’ squad members Hong Hyun-seok (Ghent) and Seol Young-woo (Ulsan) against Thailand.
Head coach Hwang Sun-hong has named two players in his starting lineup for the second Group E match of the tournament against Thailand at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang, China, on Wednesday afternoon.
Hong Hyun-seok is expected to partner captain Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk) in the midfield to support the attack.
Seol Young-woo will protect the back alongside Hwang Jae-won (Daegu), Park Jin-seop (Jeonbuk), and Lee Jae-ik (Seoul Eland).
Hong Hyun-seok and Seol Young-woo were called up by national team coach Jürgen Klinsmann ahead of the Asian Games and played in the September A-match schedule, only taking the field late in the first match against Kuwait.
Up front will be striker Park Jae-yong (Jeonbuk), who came on in the second half of the Kuwait game and got a taste of goal.
Ahn Jae-joon (Bucheon), Ko Young-joon (Pohang), and Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan) are the other K League strikers who will join Park in attacking the Thai goal.
The goalkeeping gloves will be worn by Lee Kwang-yeon, the goalkeeper of the K League 1 Gangwon FC.
‘Ace’ Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), who arrived in Hangzhou this afternoon and finally joined the team, was left off the bench.
Earlier in the day, Kuwait and Bahrain drew 1-1, giving Hwang a chance to top the group and secure a spot in the round of 16.
A win over Thailand would take them to six points, and a loss in the final group game would not change their position in the standings with Bahrain (two points). 토토사이트