Hong Hyun-seok and Seol Young-woo, who have been named to both the A and Hangzhou Asian Games (AG) squads, have mixed destinations. Hong Hyun-seok will travel to Changwon to train for the AG call-up, while Seol Young-woo will remain in England to play A matches.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on the evening of the 8th (KST), “Hong Hyun-seok, who boarded the Cleansman, has completed his transfer to the Hangzhou AG national team. He will return home after recovery training in Cardiff and join the Changwon call-up training on the evening of the 9th.”
When Klinsmann announced the A squad roster last month, there was some overlap with the Hangzhou AG squad. Song Min-kyu, Baek Seung-ho, Jung Woo-young, and Park Kyu-hyun headed straight to Hwangseon Hongho, while Seol Young-woo and Hong Hyun-seok joined the A squad. “I decided to call up Seol Young-woo and Hong Hyun-seok to the A squad because I think they are essential players for the Wales game,” Klinsmann explained to KFA at the time. “If there are no special circumstances, 바카라사이트 we will cooperate with the two players to join the AG team as soon as possible,” he added.
At the time, Klinsmann placed a “special circumstance” condition on the two players’ early call-ups. He said he would take into account the injuries, conditions, and performances of other players. Against Wales on Aug. 8, the two players started side by side, with Hong playing 61 minutes before being substituted. Seol played the full time. As announced, Hong Hyun-seok is heading straight to Changwon, but Seol Young-woo is likely to stay.
The national team’s back four is currently Kang Sang-woo, Lee Ki-je, Ahn Hyun-beom, and Seol Young-woo. Kang Sang-woo and Ahn Hyun-beom have yet to take the field. It will be interesting to see what Klinsmann decides to use against Saudi Arabia on Nov. 13.