Park Ji Sung retires from international soccer

United States
January 29, 2011 11:29am CST
South Korean Park Ji Sung has retired from international soccer at the age of 29. The midfielder retired after their loss to Japan in the Asian Cup semi-finals. The South Korean Coach announced his retirement. He is a great hard-working player and one of the best South Korean players right now and Asian players. It's sad to see him retire, I bet he would have had a great future playing internationally. But I guess he just wants to focus on playing with Manchester United now.
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@stevieboi19 (1429)
29 Jan 11
I didn't know this thanks for sharing the info. On this while if I was South Korean I'd be disappointed as he certainly is one of their best players and certainly one of their most consistent performers who is willing to put in a good shift in yet still adding a bit of quality to the side. I hope he stays at United for the rest of his career one of my favourite players at the club at the miniver on the basis that he gives his all to the cause.
29 Jan 11
Hopefully they can find someone to slot in well and I hope they're end up as good as Park and maybe Park being at united has paved the way for some of south Korea's youngsters to be giving a chance at a bigger club.
@sjlskl (3384)
• Singapore
3 Feb 11
29 years old is a very young age to retire from international soccer. The one reason that I can think off is the international calendar for Asian soccer clashes with his club commitments. Like the recent Asian Cup, Park is not available for about a month. This is severely disrupt his clubs obligations.
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
31 Jan 11
i think it`s dillema for park ji sung and off course south korea.. no doubt that park ji sung is their best player...everyone admit it.. if park ji sung want to play, everyone in south korea agrees... but he must realistic and understand and maybe sacrifice for his country...he must do it for give some place or chance to another players to develop and can do like him for their country... and for park ji sung, this decision is hard but he must do it..and it can make him will be focusing on his club career...
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
31 Jan 11
i think it`s dillema for park ji sung and off course south korea.. no doubt that park ji sung is their best player...everyone admit it.. if park ji sung want to play, everyone in south korea agrees... but he must realistic and understand and maybe sacrifice for his country...he must do it for give some place or chance to another players to develop and can do like him for their country... and for park ji sung, this decision is hard but he must do it..and it can make him will be focusing on his club career...
• United States
30 Jan 11
This was a terrible desicion by Park Ji Sung. Why would he retire he's only 29 and he's South Korea's best player by far. The team will be okay but it was a bad move
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
30 Jan 11
I am actually surprised by the decision of Park Ji Sung as he is just 29. But I think the demands of playing in Europe for a living and playing in the Asian circuit for the country has taken a toll on him. But I would still have wanted him to stay with his country to help others develop at this level. Cheers! Ram
@rappeter13 (5298)
• Romania
29 Jan 11
It is a surprising news for me to hear this. But maybe he thought of being 33 at the next World Cup so he sees no point of traveling so much and not being sure that he will be able to play at that World Cup. He knows better what he wants to do.