South Korea Starting Lineup vs Ghana: World Cup Starting 11 Announced

South Korea’s starting 11 is headlined by one of the World’s best, Son Heung-min, who won the Golden Boot in the Premier League last season with Tottenham Hotspur. The team comes into the World Cup with aspirations and a chance at qualifying for the knock-out stage. Group H is far from the toughest group, and South Korea possesses many talented players outside of Son, such has Kim Min-jae of Napoli, a rising star at the center of the defense.

South Korea Starting 11 Vs. Ghana

  • Hwang Ui-jo (ST)
  • Son Heung-min (LW)
  • Na Sang-ho (RW)
  • Lee Jae-sung (MF)
  • Hwang In-beom (MF)
  • Jung Woo-Young (MF)
  • Kim Jin-su (DF)
  • Kim Min-jae (DF)
  • Kim Young-gwon (DF)
  • Kim Moon-hwan (DF)
  • Kim Seung-gyu (GK)

South Korea is favored to lineup in a 4-2-3-1 under manager Paulo Bento. The Portuguese retired footballer wants his team to control the midfield and find the star upfront, Son Heung-min.

While South Korea does have quality at both the back and front of the lineup, it is that midfield that will be crucial to the team’s success. Connecting from the defense to the attack on the counter is one way to unleash Son Heung-min in games where the team does not get a lion-share of possession. Hwang In-beom, who plays center midfield for Olympiacos in Super League 1, will be one to look out for. He will often play in a defensive midfield role.

Another player to look out for is goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu, who has 68 international caps for South Korea, and at 32 years of age, is one of the most experienced players on this South Korean team. His leadership and level play will be one to watch for those looking for South Korea to pull off a major upset at this tournament.

South Korea Starting Lineup History

Vs. Uruguay

  • Hwang Ui-jo (ST)
  • Son Heung-min (LW)
  • Na Sang-ho (RW)
  • Lee Jae-sung (MF)
  • Hwang In-beom (MF)
  • Jung Woo-Young (MF)
  • Kim Jin-su (DF)
  • Kim Min-jae(DF)
  • Kim Young-gwon (DF)
  • Kim Moon-hwan (DF)
  • Kim Seung-gyu (GK)

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South Korea Starting 11 FAQ

Who Is South Korea’s Starting Goalkeeper?

Kim Seung-gyu is the South Korea starting goalkeeper at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Kim Seung-gyu plays for Al-Shabab in the Saudi Pro League, and has 68 international caps for South Korea.

Who Is South Korea’s Starting Striker?

The starting striker for South Korea is Hwang Ui-jo, who plays for Olympiacos in Greece. Hwang Ui-jo has 50 international caps and 16 international goals for South Korea.

Who Is South Korea’s Best Player?

The star for South Korea is Heung-min Son. Son plays for Tottenham Hotspur and won the Golden Boot in the Premier League last season. Son has 35 goals in 106 appearances for South Korea.

Matthew Amato is a UC Berkeley Economics and Philosophy graduate. Matthew follows and writes about the NFL, Fantasy sports, MLB, European soccer, Professional Lacrosse, and e-sports. He has managed his own tournament baseball team and coached high school lacrosse. In his free time, Matthew used to compete competitively in Call of Duty and Counter-Strike.

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