Kim Chang-Soo will replace Lee in the squad after the Korean Football Association's request for the veteran was denied by the current Asian Champions League holders
Contrary to widespread reports in Korean media that declared Lee Jung-Soo as one of the country's three over-age selections, the defender's Qatari club Al Sadd appear to have blocked his selection. Their stance forced the KFA to replace the veteran with Busan I'Park defender Kim Chang-Soo.
Meanwhile, Arsenal striker Park brought himself back into the national team fold following his mid-June apology over his decision to defer South Korea's mandatory military service. Olympic coach Hong Myung-Bo sat next to Park during his press conference, indicating that the former As Monaco striker was back in his good graces.
Rounding out the over-age players, Suwon Bluewings goalkeeper Jung was selected earlier this week to take part in the 2012 K-League All Star Game against a selection of Korean stars who were involved in the 2002 World Cup.
A 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's roster for the 2012 London Olympics:
|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|
|Han Kook-Young||Shonan Bellmare|
|Baek Sung-Dong||Jubilo Iwata|
|Park Jong-Woo||Busan I'Park|
|Nam Tae-hee||Lekhwiya SC|
|Kim Hyun-Sung||FC Seoul|