Manchester United's Park Ji-sung has been named in South Korea's final 24-man squad to face UAE on 15 October.
The midfielder missed his country's 1-1 draw with rivals North Korea in September due to a knee injury.
Fulham's Seol Ki-hyeon was omitted out once again and West Brom playmaker Kim Do-heon was not considered due to injury.
Former Tottenham defender Lee Young-pyo, now with Borussia Dortmund, also earned a recall and is expected to lead a fairly inexperienced team with Park.
"I want Park Ji-sung and Lee Young-pyo to lead the team to a win by sacrificing for the team," national coach Huh Jung-moo told the Korea Times.
"Lee has a lot of experience and is adapting to Germany well."
Other European-based players Kim Dong-jin and Oh Bum-seok also made the squad, but Monaco's latest acquisition Park Chu-young was surprisingly left out despite a strong start to his Ligue 1 career.
"Park Chu-young requires a bit more time to get used to his new club and league," Huh explained.
Squad in full
Kim Young-kwang (Ulsan), Jung Sung-ryong (Seongnam), Yeom Dong-gyun (Chunnam), Kang Min-soo (Jeonbuk), Kim Jin-kyu (FC Seoul), Kwak Tae-hwi (Chunnam), Cho Yong-hyung (Jeju), Kim Dong-jin (Zenit), Lee Young-pyo (Dortmund), Kim Chi-woo (FC Seoul), Lee Jung-soo (Suwon), Jo Won-hee (Suwon), Kim Jung-woo (Seongnam), Ki Sung-yong (FC Seoul), Park Ji-sung (Manchester United), Kim Hyung-beom (Jeonbuk), Song Jung-hyun (Chunnam), Lee Chung-yong (FC Seoul), Choi Sung-kuk (Seongnam), Jung Sung-hoon (Busan), Seo Dong-hyun (Suwon), Lee Keun-ho (Daegu), Shin Young-rok (Suwon)