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Bento names Korea Republic squad for Lebanon tie

Seoul: Head coach Paulo Bento has announced the 23-man Korea Republic squad for the next round of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 on November 14.

Korea Republic will play Lebanon in Beirut in a Group H tie, which will be followed by a friendly against five-time FIFA World Cup winners Brazil five days later in Abu Dhabi.

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Leading the squad are captain Son Heung-min, Kim Shin-wook and Hwang Ui-jo.

The three combined for seven of Korea Republic's eight goals in an 8-0 win over Sri Lanka for the team's second Group H victory on October 10. Kim netted four goals, with two by Son and one by Hwang.

Korea Republic were then held to a scoreless draw by DPR Korea in Pyongyang on October 15 but top Group H with seven points from two wins and a draw.

DPR Korea also have 10 points, but are second on goal difference.

Korea Republic are bidding to qualify for their 10th consecutive FIFA World Cup Finals.

Photo: AFP

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