HOOPS DUO’S CUP TARGET

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CELTIC attacking double-act Oh Hyeon-gyu and Yang Hyun-jun are hoping to get the nod to play in South Korea’s opening Asian Cup encounter against Bahrain in Qatar this morning.

So far, Japan’s Reo Hatate and Daizen Maeda and Australia’s Marco Tilio have been left frustrated as they have been snubbed for their nations’ first game in the competition.

Oh and Yang are hoping for better luck in their country’s kick-off with the powerhouse striker keen to get the go-ahead from boss Jurgen Klinsmann to partner Spurs’ Son¬†Heung-min as the team’s spearhead.

BY THE LEFT…Yang Hyun-jun prepares to fire over a cross as St Mirren defender Marcus Fraser challenges in Celtic’s 3-0 win in Paisley earlier this month.

Tilio was an unused substitute in the Socceroos’ 2-0 win over India on Saturday and, 24 hours later, it was the turn of Hatate and Maeda to remain on the touchline as their country overcame Vietnam 4-2.

The Aussie is hoping to get his chance from coach Graham Arnold against Syria on Thursday while the Japanese duo could get the opportunity to line up against Iraq a day later.

The Asian Cup Final is due for Saturday, February 10.
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