7/17/2018 9:03:29 PM (GMT+3)

Son to lead Taeguk Warriors at Asian Games

Son to lead Taeguk Warriors at Asian Games

SEOUL, South Korea: The Korea Football Association (KFA) has named the men and women’s squads for the next month’s Asian Games.

The teams will be led by Son Heung-Min and Ji So-Yun respectively.

The Tottenham Hotspur forward, who turned 26 recently, will make his first appearance at the Games as one of their ‘wild card’ members and is joined by goalkeeper Jo-Hyeon-Woo, who impressed at the recently concluded Russia World Cup alongside Gamba Osaka’s Hwang Ui-Jo.

The squad also includes Lee Seung-Woo of Hellas Verona and Red Bull Salzburg’s Hwang Hee-Chan, who also represented the country in Russia.

Son scored two goals and although the Taeguk Warriors failed to progress to the Round of 16, but they stunned 2014 champions Germany 2-0 to finish third in Group F.

Son will look to help Korea Republic defend the gold medal won in 2014 in Jakarta and Palembang.