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Lee Called Up For South Korea Duty

4 November 2015

Chung-yong Lee has been named in the South Korean squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Myanmar and Laos.

The Eagles winger looks set to continue to add to his collection of 69 caps for his country in their latest qualifiers, having won all of their previous four matches and look set to ease into the next round.

Lee, who missed last month's matches due to injury, will join up with the squad for their game against Myanmar in Suwon on 12th November, before heading to Laos five days later.

Korean coach Uli Stielike revealed his thought process about picking the Palace midfielder who has had a lack of match action recently, saying: "I called up Son Heungmin (of Tottenham Hotspur) and Chung-yong Lee thinking about the long-term view. 

"Next March we will play Lebanon in qualifying and at that time the K League players will just be starting their season so their match fitness will not be that high. 

"On the other hand the European leagues will be at their climax and the player's condition will be at their best. I firmly believe that even if Son and Lee can't give 100% now, they will repay our faith with good performances next March."

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