Kim Moon-hwan dropped from roster due to injury

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Kim Moon-hwan dropped from roster due to injury

Korean right back Kim Moon-hwan has been dropped from the national football team roster for upcoming friendly matches due to an injury, the national football governing body said Monday.

The KFA said Kim will not represent Korea in friendly matches against Australia and Uzbekistan following a left thigh injury that he sustained from a K League 2 contest on Sunday.

The KFA added that it decided not to call up Kim’s replacement since there are already players who can fill the void of the 23-year-old. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors veteran Lee Yong and Jeonnam Dragons defender Lee You-hyeon are expected to play the right back position.

Kim, who plays with second-division club Busan IPark, has three caps for Korea. He made his senior team debut in September after helping Korea’s under-23 side win a gold medal at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.

Head coach Paulo Bento named a 26-man squad for the friendly matches this month, but with Kim’s absence, Korea will compete with 25 players.

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