Hong Hyun-seok will be released from the roster after participating in the match against Singapore due to a minor injury. Park Jin-seop joins the roster in his place.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) announced on the morning of the 16th through its official channels, “Hong Hyun-seok has been ruled out due to injury, and Park Jin-seop has been called up in his place. Hong Hyun-seok felt discomfort in his left shin area before the official training on the 15th and underwent a mandatory team test and a visit to Bangwon. As a result of the examination, he was diagnosed with a small fatigue fracture in his left tibia,” the KFA officially announced.
The KFA continued, “Although the injury is not serious enough to allow him to play, the medical team believes that initial management of a stress fracture is important, so it was decided to give him a rest to prevent further injury. Hong Hyun-seok will be recalled after observing the match against Singapore. Park Jin-seop completed his integration into the national team on the night of the 15th.”
Klinsmann’s men will take on Singapore at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Saturday in their first Group C match of the 2026 FIFA Confederations Cup North and Central America, the second round of Asian qualifying. The team will then travel to China for the second leg on Sept. 21.
As the team begins its journey to the World Cup, it has lost Hong Hyun-seok to injury. Hong made his A-match debut against Peru in June this year. He has been consistently called upon by Klinsmann and was a key part of the gold medal winning team at the 2022 Asian Games. 아톰카지노
“It’s new,” Hong said ahead of the World Cup second qualifier. I’ve always watched the second and final qualifiers on TV, but now I have the opportunity to play in person. It’s a different feeling,” he said. However, due to an injury, he unfortunately had to postpone his chance to compete in the qualifiers.
Earlier, Hong Hyun-seok did not participate in the team’s official pre-match training on the 15th. A KFA official said, “Before training, Hong Hyun-seok complained of discomfort in his legs. Coach Klinsmann asked him not to participate in training as it was cold, but to check his condition indoors with stretching and recovery exercises using medicine balls.”