South Korea's World Cup squad 2022: Who's in and who's out?

South Korea's World Cup squad 2022: Who's in and who's out?

South Korea's World Cup squad 2022 has finally been announced, and just like many coaches at the moment, Paulo Bento will be hoping it is good enough to progress from Group H. At his disposal, he has what he sees as a very strong team. Therefore, he is more than confident about his 26-man squad.

2022 South Korea World Cup squad
South Korean players take part in a training session at Al Egla training site 5 in Doha on November 19, 2022, ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup football tournament. Photo: Jung Yeon-je.
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Categorized with Portugal, Ghana, and Uruguay in Group H of the Qatar World Cup 2022, the Taegeuk Warriors will be hopeful of making the knockouts. The renowned Asian powerhouse will have to be at its best, despite their best being worryingly absent during the past years.

Who plays for South Korea's national team?

Arguably, they are the most accomplished and decorated Asian football team as of November 2022. But let us agree the team will face a tough task if they are to progress from the group phase in Qatar. Three-quarters of the national team have been called up for the Qatar event come November 2022.

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Who will captain South Korea's national team in this World Cup?

Even though he is dubbed the most underrated striker, Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min will make the highlight on the front line of the squad. He notably rose to fame in 2018 when he knocked Germany out of the group stage in Russia.

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However, the key question remains, whether or not he will elevate his explosive Premier League form to the biggest stage of all, World Cup.

Full nameSon Heung-min
Date of birth8 July 1992
Place of birthChuncheon, South Korea
Age30 years old as of November 2022
NationalitySouth Korean
Current teamTottenham Hotspur
Number 7

South Korea's World Cup squad list 2022

The national team made their World Cup premiere in 1954 and has qualified for every series since 1986. Their best-ever finish was in 2002, when they reached the semi-finals. In 2018, they exited the competition early after crashing out from the group stages. But can they do better this time around?

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This time, they have been drawn into Group H alongside Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal, South American powerhouse Uruguay, and the African representatives' Ghana.


For Paulo Bento, Kim Seung-Gyu is the first choice to stand between the two poles. The 31-year-old is a regular for Al-Shabab and has been in tremendous form in the Saudi Arabian top tier.

Player's nameClub
Kim Seung-gyuAl-Shabab
Jo Hyeon-wooUlsan Hyundai
Song Bum-keunJeonbuk Hyundai Motors


Is Son playing in this World Cup?
Korean players take part in a training session at Al Egla Training Site 5 in Doha on 18th November 2022, ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup football tournament. Photo: Jung Yeon-je
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If there is one team manager who likes to set his team up with a four-man backline, it sure is Bento. Kim Young-Gwon will be there to marshal the defence as he is regarded as one of the most experienced candidates with close to 100 international caps.

Player's nameClub
Kim Jin-suJeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Hong ChulDaegu FC
Kim Moon-hwanJeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Kim Young-gwonUlsan Hyundai
Kwon Kyung-wonGamba Osaka
Kim Tae-hwanUlsan Hyundai
Cho Yu-minDaejon Hana Citizen
Kim Min-jaeNapoli
Yoon Jong-gyuFC Seoul

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The South Korean national football team has developed and emerged as a major football power in Asia since the 1980s, and consequently, it is historically the most successful Asian football team.

These Taegeuk Warriors have a comprehensive midfield with the right blend of strong youth and experience.

Player's nameClub
Jung Woo-youngAl-Sadd
Na Sang-hoSeoul
Paik Seung-hoJeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Son Jun-hoShandong Taishan
Song Min-kyuJeonbuk Hyundai
Kwon Chang-hoonGimcheon Sangmu
Lee Jae-sungMainz
Hwang In-beomOlympiacos
Lee Kang-inMallorca


With Son Heung-min on the front line, you can be sure of an outstanding performance from the football club. Additionally, it is the strongest area of South Korea's national football team. Son has vowed to take the team to glory despite his facial injury in the Champions League.

Player's nameClub
Hwang Ui-jo Olympiacos
Cho Gue-sungJeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Son Heung-minTottenham Hotspur
Hwang Hee-ChanWolverhampton Wanderers
Jeong Woo-yeongFreiburg

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Who is South Korea's manager for the 2022 World Cup?

South Korea's World Cup 2022 jersey
Paulo Bento in action during the EAFF E-1 Football Championship match against Japan at Busan Asiad Main Stadium on 18th December 2019, in Busan, South Korea. Photo: Zhizhao Wu
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When the 2022 South Korean World Cup squad was announced, fans took to social media inquiring about who the legendary coach was. Paulo Bento has been in position for over four years, but he is yet to convince fans that he is the real deal.

He is assisted by other successful football coaches like Sergio Costa, Filipe Coelho, Michael Kim, and Choi Tae-uk. Paulo is the longest-serving manager in the history of the South Korean team.

Full namePaulo Jorge Gomes Bento
Date of birth20 June 1969
Place of birthLisbon, Portugal
Age53 years of age as of November 2022
Current team South Korea

South Korea's World Cup squad 2022 has finally was recently announced, and every South Korean soccer fan awaits their performance at the 2022 Qatar World Cup. And unlike the Welsh national football team, which is going into the 2022 World Cup after 67 years of missing out, the Korean national team has been participating since the 1980s.

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READ ALSO: South Korea national football team: players, coach, World Cup 2022, trophies has recently published an article about South Korea's national football team. It is the most successful Asian football team and has dominated football in Asia since the 1980s. They have won two AFC Asian Cup titles and have been the runners-up four times.

The South Korean team knocked Germany out of the 2018 World Cup with a 2-0 victory but did not make it to the finals. However, they secured a place in the 2022 Qatar World Cup and look more promising than ever. Click on the link above to find out more about the team.

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