Park Ji-Sung has finally spoken about the possibility of him returning to the national team. Speaking to Ilgan Sports, Park told them that there is a “0%” chance of him returning and that he has no plans or desire to return. Park’s possible return was already in doubt when the date for his annual charity match was announced, to take place just before the World Cup. Discussion has now turned to whether Park may play a role with the team in a purely off the field role.
In other news, the team is preparing for their first friendly match of the year, against Costa Rica. Hong Myeong-Bo has been dealt a slight blow as Ha Dae-Sung has sustained a leg injury and returned home. The injury, while not serious, is also a blow to Ha as he is battling for one of the backup spots for the World Cup roster.