S.Korea to announce FIFA World Cup squad on May 14

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Seoul, April 23 (IANS) South Korea will unveil their FIFA World Cup squad on May 14, the national football governing body said on Monday.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) said South Korea men’s national football team head coach Shin Tae-yong will announce his roster for the 2018 World Cup, reports Yonhap news agency.

Shin is currently in the final stages of piecing together his squad. Last weekend, he watched two K League matches to inspect national team players.

South Korea are scheduled to play two friendly matches at home with the squad to be unveiled on May 14. They will face Honduras in Daegu on May 28 and take on Bosnia and Herzegovina three days later in Jeonju in North Jeolla province.

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They will then fly to Austria to play against Bolivia on June 7 and Senegal on June 11 to fine-tune their preparations for the World Cup.

Shin’s side will move to St. Petersburg in Russia, where its World Cup base camp is located, on June 12. South Korea are in Group F at the 2018 World Cup with Germany, Sweden and Mexico.

–IANS

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