The Korea Football Association announced on Monday that Lee Seos’ long-awaited international call-up will come as a result of the World Cup.
The 34-year-old midfielder has made a strong case to be given a chance to make the team as he recovers from his hamstring injury, which forced him to miss the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup and a group stage of the 2019 Asian Cup.
A successful season for the KFC Eindhoven star has made him a top-flight footballer in Korea, where he has scored more than 100 goals in eight seasons.
However, Lee has struggled to find consistency over the past two seasons, having played in just five games for the national side during the 2016-17 season.
However, the KFA will look to Lee Seol’s fitness in order to make an official call-back.
Lee is set to be out for at least two months after sustaining a serious injury to his hamstring in a friendly against Spain.
The KFA’s decision to give Lee a chance comes after the World Rugby’s International Rugby Board said in August that Lee would be a fit candidate for a call-in for a World Cup qualifiers match.
Lee will make his debut for the Kangaroos in the friendly against Chile on September 1.