South Korea World Cup 2022 squad list, fixtures and latest odds

South Korea World Cup 2022 squad list, fixtures and latest odds - SHUTTERSTOCK
South Korea World Cup 2022 squad list, fixtures and latest odds - SHUTTERSTOCK

Son Heung-min will be fit enough to feature for South Korea in their World Cup opener against Uruguay on Thursday.

Head coach Paulo Bento confirmed the Tottenham attacker will play with the black protective mask he has been wearing in training since he sustained a fracture around his left eye in a Champions League match against Marseille on November 1.

South Korea captain Son underwent surgery days later to fix the issue and despite not appearing at his country's pre-match press conference in Al Rayyan, he will be involved in the Group H opener at Education City Stadium.

"Sonny can play. Yes he will be able to play," Bento told a press conference on Wednesday.

"I think the fact that he would be wearing a mask is not an inconvenience for him. It is rather natural for him.

"We have stuck to the plan since we arrived here and also the way we integrated him into our group shows it has been natural.

"We will see tomorrow how it will be. Our hope is he will feel comfortable to the greatest extent possible and we'll use the best strategy so he will feel at ease during the game."

South Korea World Cup 2022 squad

Goalkeepers: Kim Seung-Gyu, Jo Hyeon-Woo, Song Bum-Keun

Defenders: Kim Min-Jae, Kim Young-Gwon, Kwon Kyung-Won, Cho Yu-Min, Kim Moon-Hwan, Yoon Jong-Gyu, Kim Tae-Hwan, Kim Jin-Su, Hong Chul

Midfielders: Jung Woo-Young, Son Jun-Ho, Paik Seung-Ho, Hwang In-Beom, Lee Jae-Sung, Kwon Chang-Hoon, Jeong Woo-Yeong, Lee Kang-In, Son Heung-Min, Hwang Hee-Chan, Na Sang-Ho, Song Min-Kyu.

Forwards: Hwang Ui-Jo, Cho Gue-Sung

What are South Korea's fixtures?

What is South Korea's World Cup record?

South Korea made their World Cup debut in 1954 and have competed in the most editions of any Asian country.

They have taken part in nine consecutive showpieces, finishing in the group stage every time except for in 2010 when they made the Round of 16 and in 2002 when they finished fourth place, their best result.

Their form is a mixed bag, with this year's international friendlies seeing them draw to Costa Rica and Paraguay, beat Egypt 4-1 and Chile 2-0, and defeats to Brazil and UAE.

Argentina | Australia | Belgium | Brazil | Cameroon | Canada | Costa Rica | Croatia | Denmark | Ecuador | England | France | Germany | Ghana | Iran | Japan | Mexico | Morocco | Netherlands | Poland | Portugal | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | Senegal | Serbia | South Korea | Spain | Switzerland | Tunisia | Uruguay | USA | Wales

Latest odds

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South Korea are currently a best price of 650/1 to win the World Cup.