Old and New World Cup Stars to Face Off

      July 25, 2014 09:46

      This year's K-League All-Star Game in Seoul this evening will bring together some key players from the 2002 World Cup.

      Park Ji-sung, who recently wrapped up his professional football career, and Lee Young-pyo, the ex-Tottenham Hotspur defender who gained his reputation as a commentator during this year's World Cup, will reunite with their former coach Guus Hiddink.

      Park will bid his final farewell on the field to his fans. Lee Young-pyo will commentate during the first half before taking the field to finish the match.

      Players and coaches attend a press event for the K-League All-Star Game in Seoul on Thursday. From left: Sangju Sangmu's Lee Keun-ho, Pohang Steelers manager Hwang Sun-hong, Dutch coach Guus Hiddink and former PSV Eindhoven player Park Ji-sung

      The opposing K-League All-Star Team features top players from this year's World Cup. Goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu of the Ulsan Hyundai Tigers, who showed impressive performance during the match against Belgium in the World Cup, is determined not to lose any points. Striker Kim Shin-wook of Ulsan Hyundai will also be included.

      The event is expected to be packed, with 30,000 tickets already sold. Rain is in the forecast, but organizers aren't worried since most seating is covered.

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