South Korea coach speaks about Heung-min Son's potential arm fracture

Randolph Lopez
June 15, 2017

Yonhap News have reported that Son could be looking to miss four weeks worth of action with the serious arm injury after he fell awkwardly in the 30th minute of South Korea's 3-2 World Cup qualifier defeat at the hands of Qatar.

Despite the defeat, South Korea remain second in their World Cup qualifying group, a point ahead of third-placed Uzbekistan with two games remaining.

The technical committee is due to meet as early as Thursday, with the agenda likely to be dominated by discussions over Stielike, KFA officials said.

World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar improbably kept alive their slim hopes of qualifying for next year's tournament in Russian Federation with a thrilling victory over South Korea on Tuesday.

"I take full responsibility for this result", said Stielike, who admitted his job could be on the line after a stuttering campaign.

"I have to say this is not my decision, we have to wait and see", he said. But China, led by 2006 World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi, scored its own penalty in the 68th when Gao Lin converted.

Even after Tuesday's impressive victory, secured by Hasan Al Haydos's victor 16 minutes from time, Qatar need to make up three points on third-placed Uzbekistan in Group A with only two matches remaining.

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"I can't decide my position", Stielike said during the press conference after the match.

Korean newspapers called for Steilike to go.

They host already-qualified Iran in their penultimate qualifier in late August before the crucial trip to Uzbekistan in the final round of matches in early September.

"Stielike deceived fans. It's high time for him to leave", a Sports Seoul headline read.

The Blue Samurai play Australia and the Saudis in their final two games in what is shaping up as a high-pressure climax to qualifying.

Japan and South Korea dropped points in 2018 World Cup qualification on Tuesday, in games that both teams were expected to win. But Salih, who had complained bitterly that China's penalty was soft, stepped up in injury time to place his free kick past goalkeeper Zeng Cheng and earn a point for Syria.

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