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Kim Seung-dae dropped from national training roster

Dec 08,2018
Korean forward Kim Seung-dae has been cut from the national football team roster for continental tournament training due to an injury, the national football governing body said Thursday.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) said Kim will not join the national team in Ulsan, where the Taeguk Warriors will train for the 2019 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, after he sustained a toenail injury.

Kim, who plays with the K League 1 side Pohang Steelers, has one goal in five caps. The 27-year-old has yet to play for Korea under new head coach Paulo Bento.

The KFA said Ulsan Hyundai midfielder Kim In-sung will fill in for Kim Seung-dae. The 29-year-old, who once played for Russian giants CSKA Moscow, will represent Korea for the first time. He has yet to play for the national team at any age level.

A speedy winger, Kim In-sung had three goals and five assists in the K League 1 this season.

The 2019 Asian Cup kicks off in the United Arab Emirates on Jan. 5.