South Korea sweating over fitness of star man Kim ahead of Ghana showdown – 101 Great Goals

The South Korean national team could be without a key member of the country’s back line in their upcoming encounter with Ghana, it has been revealed.

The player in question? Kim Min-jae.

Central defender Kim – in the midst of a superb campaign at club level with Napoli – played an integral role in South Korea’s World Cup opening day clash with Uruguay earlier this week.

Since then, however, the 26-year-old has set alarm bells ringing in the Taegeuk Warriors camp.

This comes with Kim continuing to struggle with a calf injury.

After sitting out training on Friday, the forward did the same earlier today, taking no chances ahead of South Korea’s crunch clash with Ghana in two days’ time.

In turn, it was confirmed by the KFA that “He still has some pain (right calf), so he cannot do the training today”.

Although it has been maintained that Kim’s injury is not serious, his status for Monday’s action at the Education City Stadium appears to be up in the air.

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