Yonhap News Agency, Laiyang, November 23rd. On the 23rd, the day before the first group match against Uruguay in the 2022 Qatar World Cup, South Korean national men's football team coach Paul Bento held a press conference at the main media center in Raiyan, Qatar, and said that captain Son Xingmin Can play the first game.
Bento said Son Heung-min and Kim Jin-soo (with a right thigh hamstring injury) are available for the first game, but there is still time before a final decision can be made. Bento said that wearing a face protector did not seem to make Sun Xingmin feel very uncomfortable. After returning to the team with an injury, he has been integrated into the national team training. He will play well according to the plan according to Sun Xingmin's future training situation. Bento said that Huang Xican may not be able to play in the first game due to a hamstring injury in his left thigh.
Sun Xingmin collided with an opponent in the last round of the UEFA Champions League group match between Tottenham and Marseille on the 2nd of this month, resulting in a fracture of the orbit of his left eye. He underwent surgery in the UK on the 4th local time and is now in the recovery stage. Bento's above remarks can be interpreted as saying that Sun Xingmin's injury has recovered to a level where he can play.
Bento also said World Cup round of 16 regulars would feel the pressure, but not South Korea. Our goal is to give our best every game.
The South Korean team will face Uruguay at the Rayyan Education City Stadium in Qatar at 10 pm (Korean time) on the 24th for the first round of Group H of the 2022 Qatar World Cup group stage. (Finish)
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