'Zero per cent chance' of World Cup place, says Park

The 32-year-old says he would not wish to take a place away from a player who took part in qualifying for Brazil following rumours he could come out of international retirement
PSV midfielder Park Ji-Sung insists there is "zero per cent" chance he could play at the World Cup in Brazil with South Korea.

The former Manchester United man retired from international duty in 2011, but head coach Hong Myung-Bo recently hinted he would be keen to tempt the 32-year-old back into action for the summer showpiece.

Park, however, says there is no chance he could consider returning to the national set-up as he would not wish to take the place of a player who helped to guide South Korea through their qualification campaign.

"There has been no possibility for me to come back to the national team. I can definitely say it's 0%," he told Ilgan Sports.

"I'm glad and thankful that the national team coach wants me back three years after retirement. But I cannot even imagine taking a place instead of a player who did his best for World Cup qualification. I want the [South] Korea national team to focus on the World Cup and I don't want to have any influence on that."

Park, currently on loan at PSV from QPR, earned 100 caps for his country and captained the side during the 2010 tournament in South Africa, where he became the first Asian player to score in three consecutive World Cups.