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Chung-Yong Lee called up for Korea World Cup Qualifiers

Chung Sung-Jun

This is news that should surprise no one as Bolton Wanderers winger Chung-Yong Lee has been a real mainstay of the South Korea Men's National Team for the better part of the last five years. With a trio of important World Cup Qualifiers coming up, Chungy will look to help his side earn their place at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

South Korea currently sit second in their qualifying group, a point behind leaders Uzbekistan but with a game in hand. They have three matches in the space of two weeks to play in June with an way clash at Lebanon on 4 June before returning home for two matches. In that short home stand, they will welcome Uzbekistan on 11 June and Iran on 18 June. Should Korea take nine points from the three matches, they will sit alone at the top of the group.

The Korean squad is very K-League heavy with 14 of the 25 names called up playing in the domestic league. Some of the recognizable names on the squad include Son Heung Min of Hamburg and Kim Bo-Kyung of Cardiff City.

Chungy has done very well to return from the broken leg that kept him out for nearly the whole of the 2011/12 campaign and looks much more like his old self, having put in some good shifts for Bolton Wanderers. His last involvement for South Korea came in a late 2-1 win against Qatar at the end of March.