Football: 39 days... until the World Cup finals begin in France

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39 days...

until the World Cup finals begin in France

SOUTH KOREA have sprung a surprise by including a 19-year-old forward who only became a professional footballer this year in a provisional squad of 22 players for France. Lee Dong-kook, from the Pohang Steelers club, becomes the youngest player ever called up for the national team. A former track sprinter, he has not surprisingly made a name for himself with his pace on the football pitch as well as the athletics arena. He has, however, only played nine matches for his club, in which he has scored four goals.

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