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#FIFAWorldCup: South Korea's squad numbers announced

The squad numbers for South Korea's 2022 World Cup squad have been revealed. Cho Gue-sung has been given the number nine shirt, Yoon Jong-gyu number two, Lee Jae-sung number 10, and Lee Kang-in number 18. 
Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors midfielder Paik Seung-ho with eight and the Ulsan Hyundai trio of Jo Hyeon-woo, Kim Young-gwon, and Kim Tae-hwanwith 21, 19, and 23 respectively have the same numbers they use at club level. For Kim Young-gwon it's the same number he was given at the 2018 World Cup. As too Kim Seung-gyu (1), Son Heung-min (7), Hwang Hee-chan (11), and Hong Chul (14).

Kwon Chang-hoon has 22, the number he used during his first two spells with Suwon Samsung Bluewings. Jung Woo-young wore 15 in Russia but sticks with the number five shirt which he has worn throughout most of the qualifying campaign.

Lee Jae-sung, who wears seven for Mainz and had the number 17 four years ago, will wear the number 10 shirt. His former Jeonbuk colleague Kim Min-jae, meanwhile, who normally wears number three at club level, gets his usual number four shirt for Korea.

The number three has been given to Kim Jin-su, suggesting that the Jeonbuk man will be Paulo Bento's first choice as one of his "lateral" backs. 

Cho Yu-min becomes the first player to wear number 24 at a World Cup for South Korea, likewise Jeong Woo-young for 25 and Song Min-kyu with 26 with the squads expanded from 23 to 26 for this year's tournament. 

Hwang In-beom, heading into his first World Cup, wears the number six which he has worn at Daejeon Citizen and Rubin Kazan as well as for the national team since he broke through to the full setup in 2018.


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Full List

1. Kim Seung-gyu (Goalkeeper)
2. Yoon Jong-gyu (Defender)
3 Kim Jin-su (Defender)
4 Kim Min-jae (Defender)
5 Jung Woo-young (Midfielder)
6 Hwang In-beom (Midfielder)
7 Son Heung-min (Winger)
8 Pail Seung-ho (Midfielder)
9 Cho Gue-sung (Striker)
10 Lee Jae-sung (Midfielder)
11 Hwang Hee-chan (Winger)
12 Song Bum-keun (Goalkeeper)
13 Son Jun-ho (Midfielder)
14 Hong Chul (Defender)
15 Kim Moon-hwan (Defender)
16 Hwang Ui-jo (striker)
17 Na Sang-ho (Winger)
18 Lee Kang-in (Midfielder)
19 Kim Young-gwon (Defender)
20 Kwon Kyung-won (Defender)
21 Jo Hyeon-woo (Goalkeeper)
22 Kwon Chang-hoon (Midfielder)
23 Kim Tae-hwan (Defender)
24 Cho Yu-min (Defender)
25 Jeong Woo-young (Winger)
26 Song Min-kyu (Winger)






Where to read more?

14 K League players named in South Korea's World Cup squad: here

Paulo Bento names and explains his South Korea squad for the World Cup: here

Ex-Korea striker Kim Eun-jung's advice for the players that missed out: here

Squads announced for South Korea's World Cup opponents: here

Analysis of South Korea's World Cup Squad (Patreon): here

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