World Cup: Park Joo-ho gets call into South Korea's 23-man squad
Mainz full-back Park Joo-ho has been called into South Korea's 23-man World Cup squad after an injury to Kim Jin-soo.
Last Updated: 29/05/14 11:10pm
Albirex Niigata defender Kim has been struggling with an ankle problem and the 21-year-old has finally admitted defeat in his efforts to be fit for the showpiece in Brazil this summer.
His place goes to the more experienced Park, a surprise omission from coach Hong Myung-bo's original selection after a consistent season in the Bundesliga.
Fellow defender Hong Jeong-ho suffered an ankle injury of his own during Wednesday's 1-0 defeat to Tunisia but remains with the squad.
South Korea World Cup squad:
Goalkeepers: Jung Sung-ryong (Suwon Bluewings), Kim Seung-gyu (Ulsan Hyundai), Lee Bum-young (Busan I'Park).
Defenders: Hong Jeong-ho (Augsburg), Hwang Seo-ho (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), Kim Chang-soo (Kashiwa Reysol), Kim Young-gwon (Guangzhou Evergrande), Kwak Tae-hwi (Al Hilal), Lee Yong (Ulsan Hyundai), Yun Suk-young (QPR), Park Joo-ho (Mainz).
Midfielders: Ha Dae-sung (Beijing Guoan), Han Kook-young (Kashiwa Reysol), Ji Dong-won (Augsburg), Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea), Kim Bo-kyung (Cardiff City), Lee Chung-yong (Bolton), Park Jong-woo (Guangzhou R&F), Son Heung-min (Bayer Leverkusen).
Forwards: Kim Shin-wook (Ulsan Hyundai), Koo Ja-cheol (Mainz), Lee Keun-ho (Sangju Sangmu), Park Chu-young (Arsenal).