24 Jan '11, 8am

Football: Asian great Park Ji-Sung poised for 100th cap

Football: Asian great Park Ji-Sung poised for 100th cap

DOHA: One of Asia's greatest players will add another accolade to his already impressive resume on Tuesday when he wins his 100th cap for South Korea in their Asian Cup semi-final against arch-rivals Japan. Manchester United's Park Ji-Sung, who rose to prominence under Dutch coach Guus Hiddink at the 2002 World Cup, said it meant all the more to achieve the feat at a top international event. "Obviously it will be a great honour to play the 100th game for the national team in a major tournament like the Asian Cup," said the 29-year-old. Park, his country's most iconic sportsman, joins seven other South Koreans to have reached the landmark, but still has some way to go to better all-time leader Hong Myung-Bo, who played 136 times before retiring in 2002. Should he continue playing, his next target will be Hwang Sun-Hong, who won 103 caps. But Park's international future is u...

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