Roster set for Korea’s Olympic football squad

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Roster set for Korea’s Olympic football squad

A roster of 21 footballers for the nation’s Olympic squad was set yesterday ahead of the final road trip in the ongoing regional qualification process.

Korea will retain most of the stars from the recently concluded King’s Cup tournament in Thailand. The Koreans came out on top with two wins and a draw after round-robin play against Norway, Thailand and Denmark.

Forward Kim Hyun-sung and winger Seo Jung-jin, who each scored twice in Thailand, will be on the Olympic team. They’re joined by midfielders Kim Bo-kyung and Yoon Bit-garam.

The Olympic squad is set to face Saudi Arabia on Feb. 5 and then Oman on Feb. 22 during the final round of Asian qualification for the 2012 London Olympics. The final qualification match for Korea is against Oman at home on March 14.

Korea is in the driver’s seat as the leader of Group A, with seven points after three matches. Oman is in second place with four points, followed by Qatar with three and Saudi Arabia with one. Yonhap
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