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Leverkusen ace Son, Sunderland's Ki in South Korea squad

Hong Myung-bo has named has named his 23-man Korea Republic squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Bayer Leverkusen star Son Heung-min has been included in a roster containing nine players based in Europe, six from the K-League, four from Japan's top flight the J.League, three from China and one from Saudi Arabia.

Also present in the Taeguk Warriors squad for Brazil 2014 is Sunderland midfielder Ki Sung-yueng, Mainz midfielder Koo Ja-cheol, Augsburg striker Ji Dong-won and Bolton winger Lee Chung-yong.

South Korea have been drawn in Group H alongside Belgium, Algeria and Russia with their first group stage fixture scheduled for June 17 against Russia in Cuiaba.

South Korean squad for World Cup


Jung Sung-ryong (Suwon Bluewings, South Korea) Kim Seung-gyu (Ulsan, South Korea) Lee Bum-young (Busan IPark, South Korea)


Kim Jin-su (Albirex Niigata, Japan) Kim Young-gwon (Guangzhou Evergrande, China) Yoon Suk-young (QPR, England) Hwang Seok-ho (Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Japan) Hong Jeong-ho (Augsburg, Germany) Kwak Tae-hwi (Al Hilal, Saudi Arabia) Lee Yong (Ulsan, South Korea) Kim Chang-su (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan)


Ki Sung-yueng (Sunderland, England) Ha Dae-sung (Beijing Guoan, China) Han Kook-young (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan) Park Jong-woo (Guangzhou R&F, China) Kim Bo-kyung (Cardiff City, England) Lee Chung-yong (Bolton Wanderers, England) Ji Dong-won (Augsburg, Germany) Son Heung-min (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany)


Koo Ja-cheol (Mainz, Germany) Lee Keun-ho (Sangju Sangmu, South Korea) Park Chu-young (Watford, England) Kim Shin-wook (Ulsan, South Korea)

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