List of the squad, calendar and latest odds of the South Korean World Cup 2022

Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-Min injured during UEFA Champions League – South Korea 2022 World Cup squad, matches and latest odds – Valerio Pennicino / Getty Images

They are undoubtedly the most established Asian football team, but South Korea faces a difficult task if they are to progress from the group stage to the 2022 World Cup.

The team is coached by Paulo Bento, the former Portugal manager who was tasked with leading the national team in Qatar when he replaced Shin Tae-yong, whose time was up after the 2018 tournament.

Bento’s career includes the coach of Sporting Lisbon and the guide of Portugal to the semi-finals of Euro 2012, but he was later sacked.

The team is recognized by FIFA as the Republic of Korea.

South Korea World Cup 2022 team

The squad of 23-26 players from each country’s last World Cup must be sent to FIFA by 13 November. The replacement of injured or Covid-19 positive players is allowed up to 24 hours before a team’s first match. This year the World Cup will take place from 20 November to 18 December.

Who could be the names of the stars of the rose?

Dubbed the most underrated striker on the planet, Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min is the squad’s highlight.

In 2018, he was pivotal for South Korea’s stunning Germany, knocking them out of the group stage in Russia.

The key question is whether he can elevate his explosive form in the Premier League to the biggest stage of all.

However, surgery required on a fractured eye socket puts his World Cup with South Korea in serious jeopardy. The Tottenham Hotspur striker was injured during his team’s Champions League victory in Marseille.

I jumped in the middle of the first half to try to shoot a high ball, but was caught in a disgusting way by Chancel Mbemba of Marseille, who had come forward to challenge him with him.

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that they will begin a rehabilitation program with their medical staff after the operation and the club intends to update fans on the timing of his absence in due course. They did not confirm whether or not he was out of the World Cup because it will depend on the surgery and how the recovery proceeds.

What are South Korea’s matches?

South Korea – or the Republic of Korea – is in Group H along with Portugal, Ghana and Uruguay.

November 24: Uruguay-Republic of Korea, Education City Stadium, 13:00 (GMT), 16:00 local time

November 28: Republic of Korea vs Ghana, Education City Stadium, 1:00 pm (GMT), 4:00 pm local time

2 December: Republic of Korea vs Portugal, Education City Stadium, 3pm (GMT), 6pm local time

The knockout phase will begin with the round of 16 from 3 to 6 December.

See the full list of matches from the 2022 World Cup.

What is South Korea’s World Cup record?

South Korea made its World Cup debut in 1954 and competed in most editions of any Asian country.

They have taken part in nine consecutive masterpieces, finishing each time in the group stage except in 2010 when they reached the round of 16 and in 2002 when they finished in fourth place, their best result.

Their form in Qatar is a mixed bag, with this year’s international friendlies seeing them draw against Costa Rica and Paraguay, beat Egypt 4-1 and Chile 2-0, and defeats to Brazil and the UAE. .

Latest odds

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South Korea is currently 250/1 win the 2022 World Cup.

The main contenders …

  • Brazil 4/1

  • France 6/1

  • Argentina 13/2

  • England 7/1

  • Spain 15/2

  • Germany 10/1

Odds correct as of November 3.

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