Coach Names 28-Man Roster for Next Month's World Cup

Tottenham's Son to lead South Korea's challenge at World Cup

S. Korea Announces Preliminary FIFA World Cup Squad

South Korea's head coach has selected the group of players he wants to take to Russian Federation for the 2018 World Cup, which kicks off next month.

Lee was one of the standouts of the tournament, scoring twice, including against Argentina in a 2-1 victory, as hosts South Korea reached the last 16.

Other famous names in Shin Tae-yong's 28-man list - which will have to be trimmed to 23 by June 4 - include captain Ki Sung-yueng, who just parted ways with recently-relegated Premier League outfit Swansea, FC Augsburg midfielder Koo Ja-cheol and Dijon's rising star Kwon Chang-hoon.

Top-rated Son scored 18 goals in all competitions this term for Spurs, who finished third in the Premier League to secure another season of Champions League football.

Lee Seung-woo was also included in a World Cup squad for the first time.

Shin will have to cut five players from the squad before the start of the World Cup.

"These three players may never have played for us, but they can also go to the World Cup if they can show impressive performances with us", the coach said.

South Korea has been drawn in Group F along with Germany, Sweden and Mexico.

Shin included no fewer than 12 defenders in his preliminary squad, as he bemoaned injuries plaguing him at the back.

"I am more aware of his strong points and weaknesses than anyone else after going through the Under-20 World Cup together", Shin added. The team will play four friendly matches before its opening match against Sweden on June 18th.

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