Heung-min Son may still be recovering from a nasty injury, but his fears of missing the World Cup have now vanished.
The Tottenham Hotspur star was absent for their Premier League clash against Liverpool last weekend after he suffered a fracture around his left eye against Marseille.
He went to challenge Chancel Mbemba in the air during their crucial Champions League group stage game, but was substituted as a result of the hefty collision.
Son’s injury was soon revealed and there were fears he could have missed the World Cup, which begins on 20 November, but such worries have now been diminished.
South Korea announced their 26-man squad for the tournament on Saturday, and the 30-year-old is on the list.
Fans who were worried about the prospect of him not featuring at the World Cup had their minds put at ease after Son recently shared a positive message and thanked them for their well wishes after his injury.
In a post on Instagram he said: “Hi everyone. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you all for the messages of support I have received over the last week.
“I have read so many of them and truly, truly appreciate you all. In a tough time I received a lot of strength from you! Playing for your country at the World Cup is the dream of so many children growing up, just as it was one of mine too.
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“I won’t miss this for the world. I can’t wait to represent our beautiful country, see you soon.”
He is now set to feature for his country in Qatar across the next few weeks as football fans prepare for the 22nd edition of the competition.
South Korea will face tough opponents in their World Cup group, and will kick-off their tournament against Uruguay.
Ghana will be the second test for Son and his fellow countrymen, before they conclude their participation in Group H with a huge tie against Portugal.