LEOGANG, Austria -- South Korea’s World Cup squad numbers have been confirmed, the national football governing body said Monday, ahead of the team’s first training in Austria.
The Korea Football Association said it confirmed South Korea’s shirt numbers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup as it submitted the final 23-man roster to FIFA. South Korea are in World Cup Group F with Sweden, Mexico and Germany.
Most South Korean players received the numbers that they have been using for the national team. South Korean attacking ace Son Heung-min, who is with Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League, will wear the No. 7 shirt, while team captain Ki Sung-yueng will don the No. 16 jersey.
South Korea’s youngest player, Lee Seung-woo, was given the No. 10 jersey. The 20-year-old attacker, who plays with Hellas Verona in Italy, used the same number when he played for the under-20 national team.
Red Bull Salzburg forward Hwang Hee-chan will sport the No. 11 jersey, while Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors’ towering striker Kim Shin-wook will suit up with the No. 9 shirt.
South Korean goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu, who is expected to start in goal, will wear No. 1.
The South Korean national football team, led by head coach Shin Tae-yong, will start their first training later in Leogang, Austria, for their World Cup preparations. Shin’s squad arrived at their pre-World Cup training camp on Sunday after nearly 15 hours of travel from home. (Yonhap)
The following are South Korea’s shirt numbers for the 2018 World Cup:
Goalkeepers: 1-Kim Seung-gyu, 21-Kim Jin-hyeon, 23-Jo Hyeon-woo
Defenders: 2-Lee Yong, 3-Jeong Seung-hyeong, 4-Oh Ban-suk, 5-Yun Young-sun, 6-Park Joo-ho, 12-Kim Min-woo, 14-Hong Chul, 19-Kim Young-gwon, 20-Jang Hyun-soo, 22-Go Yo-han
Midfielders: 8-Ju Se-jong, 10-Lee Seung-woo, 13-Koo Ja-cheol, 15-Jung Woo-young, 16-Ki Sung-yueng, 17-Lee Jae-sung, 18-Moon Seon-min
Forwards: 7-Son Heung-min, 9-Kim Shin-wook, 11-Hwang Hee-chan