FIFA to Rule on Olympic Footballer This Week

Park Jong-woo Park Jong-woo

FIFA will reach a decision on Friday about midfielder Park Jong-woo, who held up a sign asserting Korea's sovereignty over the Dokdo islets after a 2-0 victory over Japan at this year's London Olympics.

A disciplinary committee will meets at FIFA headquarters in Zurich to deliberate. It will inform the International Olympic Committee of the ruling, for consideration when the IOC decides what of any disciplinary action to take against Park.

Political demonstrations are banned from the Olympics.

englishnews@chosun.com / Oct. 04, 2012 13:21 KST