South Korea announces roster for Iran qualifier: Europe-based Park and Son in, Lee Dong-Gook out

The Jeonbuk Motors striker has shown poor form lately, leading the way for the Celta Vigo striker to join Choi Kang-Hee's line-up as they travel to face Team Melli next week
South Korea coach Choi Kang-Hee on Wednesday announced his squad for the team's upcoming World Cup qualifier on October 16 at Iran.

Korea, currently on top of Group A with seven points from three matches, will have to face Team Melli without talisman Lee Dong-Gook, who was left out of the lineup due to fatigue and poor form.

In his place will be Celta Vigo striker Park Chu-Young, who recently made a splash in becoming the first Korean player to score a goal in Spain's Liga.

He wil be joined by Hamburg's Son Heung-Min, who scored a superb brace in last weekend's shock 3-2 win against reigning Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund.

Choi chose to replace the majority of his defenders, who he believes played poorly in Korea's 2-2 draw at Uzbekistan earlier this month. Newcomers include Kim Young-Kwon, who left Japan's Omiya Ardija for Chinese Super League frontrunners Gwangzhou Evergrande earlier this month.

South Korea's squad for WCQ vs. Iran on October 16

Jung Sung-Ryong (Suwon)
Kim Young-Gwang (Ulsan)
Kim Jin-Hyun (Cerezo Osaka)
Kwak Tae-Hui (Ulsan)
Kim Young-Kwon (Gwangzhou Evergrande)
Yun Seok-Young (Jeonnam)
Oh Beom-Seok (Suwon)
Jung In-Hwan (Incheon)
Hwang Seok-Ho (Hiroshima)
Park Won-Jae (Jeonbuk)
Shin Gwang-Hoon (Pohang)
Ki Sung-Yueng (Swansea)
Kim Bo-Kyung (Cardiff City)
Nam Tae-Hee (Lekhwiya)
Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton)
Son Heung-Min (Hamburger)
Ha Dae-Sung (Seoul)
Park Jong-Woo (Busan)
Lee Seung-Ki (Gwangju)
Lee Keun-Ho (Ulsan)
Kim Jung-Woo (Jeonbuk)
Park Chu-Young (Celta Vigo)
Kim Shin-Wook (Ulsan)