Hwang is being probed for filming his former accomplice on his telephone with out consent and sharing the video on social media.
Striker Hwang Ui-jo has been suspended by South Korea seven weeks earlier than the Asian Cup due to a police investigation into allegations he illegally filmed an ex-girlfriend.
The Norwich Metropolis ahead is accused of filming a sexual encounter with the previous accomplice on his telephone with out consent and sharing the video on social media. He denies the allegation.
Hwang performed for South Korea in two World Cup qualifiers this month, scoring a penalty towards Singapore, however the Korea Soccer Affiliation (KFA) on Tuesday suspended him pending the end result of police investigations.
The 31-year-old stays capable of play for English second-tier membership Norwich and scored in a 3-2 defeat at Watford on Tuesday.
“Till a definitive conclusion is drawn, we have now determined to exclude Hwang from the nationwide crew,” a KFA assertion.
Lee Youn-nam, who heads the KFA’s ethics committee, informed reporters that nationwide gamers should conduct themselves “with a excessive diploma of morality and accountability”.
“Contemplating the truth that the participant is being investigated as a suspect, it’s tough for him to hold out regular nationwide crew actions,” Lee stated.
“Soccer followers have excessive expectations for the nationwide crew, [so] we have now deemed it inappropriate to pick out Hwang Ui-jo for the nationwide crew.”
Hwang, who’s on mortgage at Norwich from Nottingham Forest, has scored 19 targets in 62 appearances for South Korea.
Coach Jurgen Klinsmann stated in an announcement issued by the KFA: “I absolutely perceive the present scenario and can respect the choice of the Korea Soccer Affiliation.”
Klinsmann picked Hwang for current World Cup qualifying wins over Singapore and China, after the police had begun their probe, and defended his choice on the time.
“There may be at all times hypothesis,” stated the German World Cup winner after coming back from the 3-0 win over China in Shenzhen final week.
“Till there’s nothing confirmed… I don’t imagine it.”
The Asian Cup kicks off in Qatar on January 12, with South Korea opening their marketing campaign towards Bahrain three days later.