Bayern Munich's Jeong Woo-yeong to Miss U-20 World Cup for Korea

      May 13, 2019 11:11

      Korean football prospect Jeong Woo-yeong of Bayern Munich will not take part in the FIFA U-20 World Cup due to his club commitments, the Korea Football Association said Sunday.

      Jeong Woo-yeong

      The German club declined to release the 19-year-old forward for the tournament, which kicks off in Poland on May 23, as the tournament's dates overlap with the club's crucial match schedules.

      Jeong spent the majority of the season playing for the reserve squad Bayern Munich II, which competes in the fourth-tier Regionalliga Bayern. The club will play two crucial playoff matches on May 22 and 26 that could see it promoted to the third-tier league.

      Jeju United defender Lee Kyu-hyuk was called up to replace him.

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