Goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu (Al-Shabab), who left Klinsmann’s squad for the Asian Cup due to a knee injury, returns to Korea and is on the operating table.The Korea Football Association announced on the 22nd, “Kim Seung-gyu will be discharged from the national team on the 22nd and return to Korea. He will undergo surgery immediately after returning to Korea and begin recovery and rehabilitation.”
Kim Seung-gyu, the starting goalkeeper for the Korean national team for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup being held in Doha, Qatar, injured his right knee during training on the 18th and was diagnosed with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.Kim Seung-gyu, who guarded the goal in the first game against Bahrain on the 15th, watched from the stands in the second game against Jordan on the 20th. Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany), the coach of the Korean national soccer team, sent Cho Hyun-woo (Ulsan) as the starter instead of Kim Seung-gyu in the match against Jordan.
The Korea Football Association explained, “Because it is difficult to train with two goalkeepers, including Hyun-woo Cho and Bum-geun Song (Shonan Bellemare), during the remaining tournament period, we called in Jun-hong Kim (Sangmu Gimcheon) as a practice partner.”According to the association, according to the AFC Asian Cup regulations, it is impossible to register a replacement player because the first match has passed, and Kim Jun-hong will play the role of a practice partner and sit in the stands on match days.Kim Jun-hong was called up to the Klinsmann during the European away game in September last year and the international match held in Korea in October.Kim Jun-hong will arrive in Doha, Qatar, on the 23rd and begin training on the 스포츠토토존 morning of the 23rd, local time.