World Cup 2014: South Korea – Key Players

0

Son Heung-min

Son

Age

21

Club

Bayer Leverkusen

Position

Winger

Int. Caps

23

Int. Goals

6

 

Arguably the most exciting young player to have emerged from South Korean football in recent times, Son Heung-min will surely be the talisman for the Asian side at the World Cup.

Having moved to Germany at a very young age by joining the youth team of German Bundesliga side Hamburg, Son has proven that he is one of the finest young players plying their trade in Europe over the last few years.

His impressive form for Hamburg earned him a transfer to Bayer Leverkusen for a cool £8million in the summer and he has been one of the standout performers for the German side this season.

At 21, it might be too much to expect Son to guide his side to victory at the World Cup but he will certainly be hoping to showcase his fine talent to the whole world in Brazil.

Ki Sung-yueng

Sung yueng

Age

25

Club

Swansea City

Position

Midfielder

Int. Caps

56

Int. Goals

5

 

Ki Sung-Yueng is another player who has established himself as one of the finest players around by proving himself in Europe.

Having made a name for himself at Scottish side Celtic, the midfielder spent time on loan at Sunderland this season and played a huge role in the Black Cats’ remarkable fight against relegation.

The 25-year old is a tall and elegant midfielder who has a wonderful passing range and is able to dictate the pace of the game with consummate ease.

Yueng’s presence in the Korean midfield is vital and his assuredness on the ball will prove to be very important in guiding his young side at the World Cup.

 

Ji Dong-won

Di jong

Age

23

Club

Augsburg

Position

Striker

Int. Caps

26

Int. Goals

8

 

Although Ji Dong-won has had a bit of a stop start career since his move to Europe, the striker remains a key part of the South Korean national team.

Dong-won’s move to Sunderland has not gone according to plan but the 23-year old has proven during his spell at Augsburg that he is a great talent and as a result, has already earned a move to German giants Borussia Dortmund following the conclusion of the World Cup.

With Park Chu-young not looking in the best of forms, manager Hong Myung-bo might well elect to hand Dong-won a place in the starting lineup and if the young man performs to his potential, South Korea will stand a chance of making it into the knock out phase of the competition.

World Cup Key Players –

Group A – BrazilCroatiaMexicoCameroon

Group B –  SpainNetherlandsChileAustralia

Group C – ColombiaGreeceIvory CoastJapan

Group D – UruguayCosta RicaEnglandItaly

Group E – SwitzerlandEcuadorFranceHonduras

Group F – ArgentinaBosnia & HerzegovinaIran,  Nigeria

Group G – GermanyPortugalGhanaUnited States

Group H – BelgiumAlgeriaRussiaSouth Korea

Share.

Comments

comments

About Author

Hailing from the beautiful Himalayan nation of Nepal, I am an avid football follower with an enormous passion for the world game. I believe that nothing in the world can match the emotional roller coaster which fans experience while supporting their beloved teams. Founder & Owner of TheEaglesFC.com.