Ji-Sung Park. A Profile
Ji-Sung has joined Manchester United in a $7.4 million deal; one that thrusts the shy Suwon native stumbling onto one of the brightest stages on the planet.
Manchester United is the biggest and richest sports franchise in the world, have fans from Auckland to Argentina, have lifted the English title eight times in the past thirteen years and have young players like Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo and will be challenging for titles at home and abroad for years to come.
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Pim Verbeek Interview
Pim Verbeek was the assistant coach under Guus Hiddink from December 2000 to July 2002 and was an integral part of the staff that helped South Korea reach the semi-finals of the 2002 World Cup.
Now, more than three years later, he has returned to the Land of the Morning Calm, this time with Dick Advocaat.
In the meantime, the 49-year-old followed Hiddink to PSV Eindhoven and then coached in Japan and the Caribbean before linking up with Advocaat a year ago in Germany. The duo moved to the United Arab Emirates in July and took over in South Korea at the beginning of October.
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If the elder Park is Batman then Chu-young is certainly the boy wonder and plans to follow the trail blazed by the United man, repeatedly stating his desire to play in England . With the meteoric rise of the player, who turned 20 on July 10, few would bet against the sensation doing just that.
To anyone living in north-east Asia , it is scarcely believable that the Daegu native was unknown just a year ago. The striker's six goals during last November's Asian Youth Championship, won the title for his team and the prize of MVP for himself.
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Park Ji-Sung Road, Suwon
Suwon , Park's home town in South Korea, has unveiled a road named after him, Park Ji-Sung Road, to honour his contribution to the South Korean national team in the 2002 World Cup - the first instance of such an event for a living footballer in South Korea.
Suwon (Suwon-si) is the largest city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea . It is also the provincial capital. Suwon is approximately 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of Seoul. The city can be reached from downtown Seoul in under an hour. Suwon is sometimes called the capital of Korean football because the popularity of the Suwon Samsung Bluewings.
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