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Lee, Kwon on South Korea's injured list ahead of World Cup

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Veteran forward Lee Keun-ho has been ruled out of South Korea's World Cup squad a day after star midfielder Kwon Chang-hoon was sidelined because of an injury he picked up playing for his French club on the weekend.

The Korea Football Association on Tuesday said Lee, who has 84 international caps for South Korea, tore a torn medial ligament in his right knee during a K League game last weekend.

The latest injuries are a serious setback for South Korea and its chances of negotiating Group F games against Sweden, Mexico and Germany.

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