Korea to Face Kyrgyzstan in 2nd Group-Stage Match at Asian Cup

  • By Lee Tae-dong

    January 11, 2019 11:08

    Korea will be without star players like Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur and Ki Sung-yueng of Newcastle United in its second group-stage match of the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup against Kyrgyzstan on Friday.

    Korean footballers and coach Paulo Bento (right) train in the UAE on Thursday ahead of a match against Kyrgyzstan on Friday.

    Son is set to join the team next week, while Ki's injury in the match against the Philippines early this week poses a tough challenge for Korea in a match against Kyrgyzstan. Ki pulled his right hamstring in the 1-0 win over the Philippines and will be out for at least a week.

    Kyrgyzstan is ranked 91st in FIFA's world rankings, much higher than the Philippines (116th).

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