Korea Republic have added three new faces to their 25-man squad ahead of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifiers against United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Iran.
The new line-up includes two young domestic-based players - Yoo Byung-Soo of Incheon United and Yang Dong-Hyun of Busan I-Park FC -- and Kim Geun-Hwan of Japan's Yokohama FC, the Korea Football Association said.
Manchester United winger Park Ji-Sung and others playing in European leagues will join the squad later this month. Veteran midfielder Choi Tae-Wook of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors made the team after a three-year absence.
Korea Republic face United Arab Emirates on 6 June in Dubai and wrap up the qualifying round after taking on Saudi Arabia on 10 June and Iran on 17 June, both in Seoul. A 1-0 victory against Korea DPR on 1 April lifted the South Koreans to the top of Asian Group B with 11 points from five matches.
"I chose players who are performing well and in peak condition," coach Huh Jung-Moo told Yonhap news agency, vowing to win the country's seventh consecutive FIFA World Cup berth at next year's tournament in South Africa.