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Hiddink to lead S. Korea at World Cup anniversary

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21 Jun 2012 10:16:54

Hiddink to lead S. Korea at World Cup anniversary

Dutch soccer coach Guus Hiddink will lead members of South Korea's 2002 World Cup squad, which reached the semi-finals, in a match celebrating the event's 10th anniversary organisers said Thursday.

The star football manager, currently coaching Russia's FC Anzhi Makhachkala, is widely revered as a national hero and became the first foreigner to be awarded honorary South Korean citizenship for his efforts.

Hiddink will lead the 2002 squad in a match against up-and-coming stars from the domestic K-league to be held in Seoul on July 5, a Korea Professional Football League spokesman told AFP.

It is unclear whether Park Ji-Sung, a key member of the 2002 game who went on to become a Manchester United midfielder, will take part due to his schedule in England, he said.


AFP

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