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
Jung Sung-ryeong (Suwon Bluewings)
Kim Seung-gyu (Ulsan Hyundai)
Kim Jin-hyeon (Cerezo Osaka)
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)
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)
Cho Young-cheol (Qatar FC)
Lee Keun-ho (El-Jaish)
Lee Jung-hyup (Sangju Sangmu on Military Service loan from Busan I’Park)
South Korea’s 2015 AFC Asian Cup 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:
South Korea 2 – 0 (AET) Uzbekistan
Thursday January 22nd @ 6.30 (Local Time) / 4.30pm (KST Time)
South Korea 2 – 0 Iraq
Tuesday January 27th @ 8pm (Local Time) / 6pm (KST / Korea Time)
Australia 2 – 1 (AET) South Korea
Saturday January 31st @ 8pm (Local Time) / 6pm (KST / Korea Time)
Pictures / Photos from the South Korea Asian Cup Match Days
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:
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