Korea's Park-Hong team to maintain Pim's style

Former South Korea coach Pim Verbeek’s four-back defense style is likely to be maintained by the Olympic squad. On 3 August, the Korea Football Association named Park Seong-hwa to head the national football team for the 2008 Summer Olympics and he announced his plan to keep current Olympic team coach Hong Myeong-bo. The Park-Hong team will lead the Olympic team for the qualifiers for the 2008 Beijing Olympics starting 22 August. “Park knows the current Olympic team players well since he headed a national youth team in 2003 and 2005. Some wanted to pick Hong as head, but he had a disadvantage because of the fact that he was expelled from a game against Japan in the Asian Cup. We received a notice from the Asian Football Confederation right before our final decision that Hong may not be allowed to attend games,” the KFA’s technical committee chairman Lee Yeong-moo told Donga.