Park Chu-Young included in South Korea Olympic squad

The Arsenal striker is one of two Premier League players that will compete in London, with Sunderland forward Ji Dong-Won also included in the 18-man party for the tournament
Arsenal striker Park Chu-Young has been included in the South Korea squad for the Olympic Games in London, the Korean Football Association (KFA) announced on Friday.

The 26-year-old is one of two Premier League players in the 18-man party, with Sunderland forward Ji Dong-Won also featured. Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng will also be involved.

Reports had claimed that Al-Sadd defender and national team captain Lee Jung-Soo would be in the squad but he has been replaced by Busan I'Park full-back Kim Chang-Soo.

The majority of coach Hong Myung-Bo's squad are based overseas, with six players hailing from the J-League and four more active in Europe.

South Korea will play Mexico, Gabon, and Switzerland in Group B beginning on July 26.

South Korea squad in full for the 2012 Olympic Games:

Name Club
Jung Sung-Ryeong Suwon Bluewings
Lee Bum-Yeong Busan I'Park
Yoon Seok-Yeong Chunnam Dragons
Kim Young-Gwon Omiya Ardija
Jang Hyeon-Soo FC Tokyo
Kim Chang-Soo Busan I'Park
Hwang Seok-Ho Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Oh Jae-seok Gangwon FC
Kim Bo-Kyung Cerezo Osaka
Koo Ja-Cheol Augsburg
Han Kook-Young Shonan Bellmare
Baek Sung-Dong Jubilo Iwata
Ki Sung-Yueng Celtic
Park Jong-Woo Busan I'Park
Nam Tae-hee Lekhwiya SC
Ji Dong-Won Sunderland
Park Chu-Young Arsenal
Kim Hyun-Sung FC Seoul