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Football Legend Park Ji-sung Retires

SEOUL, South Korea — Park Ji-sung, one of South Korea’s biggest football icons, retired from the sport today at age 33, citing debilitating pain in his surgically repaired right knee.

Park, former national team captain and the first South Korean to play in English Premier League, was the picture of composure, flashing an occasional smile as he wrapped up an illustrious career that included joining South Korea’s historic run to the semifinals at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Source: Busan eFM News




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FIFA's home page said England, France, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as South Korea, submitted their letters of intent to host the games that are held every four years. 

FIFA said with the exception of South Africa, the other four countries have expressed a desire to host the U-20 Women's World Cup set for 2018. 

The Korea Football Association (KFA) said it has applied for the games to further promote women's football and to raise national interest in the sport. 

The host for the 2018 and 2019 games will be decided at the first FIFA executive board meeting scheduled for next year. 

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