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Hong sticks with Park for South Korea against Russia
June 17, 2014 / 9:51 PM / 3 years ago

Hong sticks with Park for South Korea against Russia

CUIABA Brazil (Reuters) - South Korea coach Hong Myung-bo kept faith with Park Chu-young up front and brought Lee Yong in at right back for Tuesday’s World Cup Group H match at the Pantanal arena.

South Korea's national soccer team coach Hong Myung-bo talks to the players during a training session in the Pantanal arena in Cuiaba, June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Park, who missed the Koreans’ 2-1 loss to Russia in a warmup in Dubai in November in the teams’ only previous meeting, partners the young Son Heung-min with tall forward Kim Shin-wook starting on the bench.

Russia coach Fabio Capello has named the talented young Alexander Kokorin along with Alexander Samedov up front in a side captained by defender Vasili Berezutski.

Reporting by Rex Gowar. Editing by Patrick Johnston

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