Hong Myeong-Bo has announced his calls for the friendly against Peru. Experimentation seems to be the theme again, with many players from the East Asian Cup being called again, as well as a few new players.
Goalkeepers: Jung Sung-Ryong, Kim Seung-Gyu
Defenders: Kim Jin-Su, Kim Min-Woo, Jang Hyun-Soo, Hong Jeong-Ho, Hwang Seok-Ho, Lee Yong, Kim Chang-Soo
Midfielders: Lee Seung-Gi, Yoon Il-Rok, Ha Dae-Sung, Cho Chan-Ho, Lee Myeong-Joo, Baek Sung-Dong, Lee Keun-Ho, Han Kook-Young, Lim Sang-Hyup
Forwards: Kim Dong-Seob, Cho Dong-Geon
The defense is largely the same with the exception of Ulsan’s Kim Seung-Gyu coming in for Lee Bum-Young. Kim Young-Kwon was not called, likely due to the re-start of the Chinese Super League.
The midfield sees three new faces and one returning: Lee Keun-Ho comes back into the fold, and Busan’s Lim Sang-Hyup, Pohang’s Cho Chan-Ho, and Jubilo Iwata’s Baek Sung-Dong will all look to make their senior bows.
Kim Dong-Seob keeps a spot while Kim Shin-Wook drops out. Suwon striker Cho Dong-Geon takes the other spot.
I expect that Hong will likely start with a stronger XI, largely similar to the ones that played in the East Asian Cup, and then make large scale changes in the second half.
one other note – the KFA has announced that the friendly scheduled against Iran has been cancelled.