South Korea boss Huh Jung-Moo says Seol Ki-Hyeon and Cho Won-Hee are both firmly in his thoughts for South Africa after they left the Premier League for the K-League.
Former Wolves and Reading midfielder Seol struggled for first-team football after joining Fulham in 2007 and has now joined Pohang Steelers, while Cho signed for Wigan in March last year but made little impact before being allowed to return to Suwon Bluewings on a year-long loan.
Both players have stated their desire to secure more playing time ahead of the World Cup and Huh has suggested that both have every chance of making the squad.
On Seol's transfer, Huh said in The Korea Times: "I have heard this. We welcome this news. I hadn't thought about (his coming to the K-League). It'll give me more of a headache in selecting players. I'll watch him playing."
He added: "Cho is a good enough footballer to play a full 90 minutes against Manchester United (in the 5-0 defeat on December 30), and he has performed well on the national team."