KFA confirmed the squad of the U-22 National Team (temporary coach by Jung Jungyong) to participate in the AFC U-23 Championship 2018 Qualification.
Total participating entry is 23 players which includes 11 players who participated in the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2017 KOREA. Players such as Cho Youngwook (Korea University), Lee Jinhyun (Sungkyunkwan University), Lee Sangmin (Soongsil University) and Song Bumkeum (Korea University), who played the key roles in each position in the U-20 World Cup have been selected.
There are seven K-league players including Hwang Inbum (Daejon Citizen) and Kim Jinya (Incheon United). Few players who were originally expected to be selected were excluded from the squad due to failure in the negotiation with the pro teams regarding temporary transfer. There are five players whose age are 22 years old, the cutting age, 5 players who are 21 years old and there are 13 players who are under 20 years old.
U-22 National Team will be summoned at Paju NFC on July 8th, and kick off the training. The team will have trial matches against Daejeon Korail and Hanyang University prior to the departure to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on July 15 for the game.
<National Team Squad of U-22 to Participate in the AFC U-23 Championship 2018 Qualification>
GK : Song Bumkeun (20, Korea University), Lee Jun (20, Yonsei University), Moon Gyeonggeon (22, Kwangwoon University)
DF : Lee Youhyeon (19, Jeonnam Dragons), Yoon Jonggyu (19, Gyeongnam FC), Park Jaewoo (22, Daejeon Citizen), Lee Sangmin (19, Soongsil University), Kim Seungwoo (19, Yonsei University), Jeong Taewook(20, Ajou University), Jo Seongwook (22, Dankook University), Min Junyoung(21, Dongkook University)
MF: Hwang Inbeom (21, Daejeon Citizen), Lee Seungmo(19, Pohang Steelers), Kim Jinya(19, Incheon United), Kim Daewon(20, Daegu FC), Lee Donghee(21, Hanyang University), Doo Hyunseok(22, Yonsei University), Kim Hyeseong(21, Hongik Univrsity), Lee Jinhyun(20, Sungkyunkwan University), Park Changjun (21, Ajou University), Park Seongbu (22, Soongsil University)
FW: Cho Youngwook (18, Korea University), Kang Jihun (20, Yongin University)
KFA News Team
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