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The start of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup is only a few days away and the South Korean team is already down in Australia ready to try and bring home the trophy..
The squad includes 6 European based players are in the squad, whilst only 5 players from the K League made the squad (and 2 are goalkeepers).
There are however a number of big names missing from this squad as well as others who under performed at last years World Cup. Here are a few: Yun Suk-young (QPR), Hong Jeong-ho (Augsburg), Kim Bo-kyoung (Cardiff City), Koo Ja-cheol (Mainz). As well as all 4 forwards from the world cup squad; Ji Dong-won (Augusburg on loan from Borussia Dortmund), Lee Keun-ho (Sangju Sangmu), Park Chu-young (Arsenal) and Kim Shin-wook (Ulsan Hyundai).

South Korean 2015 AFC Asian Cup Squad

Goalkeepers:

Jung Sung-ryeong (Suwon Bluewings)
Kim Seung-gyu (Ulsan Hyundai)
Kim Jin-hyeon (Cerezo Osaka)

Defenders:

Kim Chang-soo (Kashiwa Reysol)
Kim Jin-su (Hoffenheim)
Kim Ju-young (Shanghai Dongya)
Kwak Tae-hwi (Al Hilal)
Park Joo-ho (Mainz 05)
Kim Young-kwon (Guangzhou Evergrande)
Jang Hyun-su (Guangzhou R&F)
Cha Du-ri (FC Seoul)

Midfielders:

Son Heung-min (Bayer Leverkusen)
Kim Min-woo (Sagan Tosu)
Nam Tae-hee (Lekhwiya)
Han Kyo-won (Jeonbuk Hyundai)
Koo Ja-Cheol (Mainz 05)
Han Kook-young (Qatar FC)
Lee Myung-joo (Al-Ain)
Ki Seung-yeung (Sunderland)
Lee Chung-yong (Bolton Wanderers)

Forwards:

Cho Young-cheol (Qatar FC)
Lee Keun-ho (El-Jaish)
Lee Jung-hyup (Sangju Sangmu on Military Service loan from Busan I’Park)

 

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South Korea’s 2015 AFC Asian Cup Fixtures

South Korea 2015 AFC Asian Cup Group A Fixtures

South Korea’s Group A Fixtures / Results:

South Korea 1 – 0 Oman
Saturday January 10th @ 4pm (Local Time) / 2pm (KST Time)
Young-Cheol Cho with the only goal in the 47th minute.

South Korea 1 – 0 Kuwait
Tuesday January 13th @ 6pm (Local Time) / 4pm (KST Time)
Tae-Hee Nam scored in the 36th minute is give Korea their 2nd single goal victory.

South Korea 1 – 0 Australia
Saturday January 17th @ 7pm (Local Time) / 6pm (KST Time)
Jung-Hyub Lee scored in the 32nd minute is give Korea their 3rd single goal victory. Korea finished top of Group A and will meet Uzbekistan in the Quarter Finals.

2015 Asian Cup Knockout Stages:

Quarter Final
South Korea 2 – 0 (AET) Uzbekistan

Thursday January 22nd @ 6.30 (Local Time) / 4.30pm (KST Time)

South Korea vs. Uzbekistan 2015 Asian Cup Quarter Final

Semi Final
South Korea 2 – 0 Iraq

Tuesday January 27th @ 8pm (Local Time) / 6pm (KST / Korea Time)

South Korea vs. Iraq 2015 Asian Cup Semi Final

Final
Australia 2 – 1 (AET) South Korea

Saturday January 31st @ 8pm (Local Time) / 6pm (KST / Korea Time)

South Korea vs. Australia 2015 Asian Cup Final

Pictures / Photos from the South Korea Asian Cup Match Days

Korean Coach South Korea Fans vs. Oman asian cupCanberra Stadium South Korea vs. Kuwait 2015 South Korea singing together asian cup 2015 South Korea vs. Kuwait 2015 Before Kick Off

South Korea vs. Kuwait
South Korea vs. Kuwait

Stadium Australia Final South Korea Flag Asian Cup Final 2015 Australia Winners Asian Cup Final 2015

Complete 2015 AFC Asian Cup Wall Chart / Printout

Here is a link to our free 2015 AFC Asian Cup wall chart / printout. It includes of the group fixtures A to D as was as the knockout stages. Enjoy:

FREE 2015 AFC Asian Cup Wall Chart / Printout with KST (Korean Standard Time) Kick Offs

Finally

As always if you have anything you’d like to add, questions about the South Korean team or the 2015 AFC Asian Cup in general please feel free to let us know. Comment below, via Twitter or via Facebook.

Tim
Modern Seoul
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