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South Korea's national coach Huh Jung-moo speaks at a press conference in Seoul on April 30. ((Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images) )

South Korea has narrowed its World Cup soccer squad down to 26 players.

Coach Huh Jong-moo cut four players from the provisional squad on Monday, a day after the team beat Ecuador 2-0 in an international friendly in Seoul.

All four players cut from the team — defenders Kang Min-soo, Hwang Jae-won and Cho Won-hee, and midfielder Kim Chi-woo — play in the domestic competition.

South Korea is set to play archrival Japan in a friendly next Monday before leaving for Austria for a training camp. The final 23-man squad is due to be submitted to FIFA on June 1.