South Korea defender Lee set for move to Al Sadd

July 22, 2010

South Korea defender Lee Jung-soo said Thursday he will join Qatari club Al Sadd from Japan's Kashima Antlers.

''I've been given an opportunity to play in a different football culture and I've decided to take the challenge,'' Lee told Kashima's official website.

The 30-year-old Lee scored two goals for South Korea during the World Cup, against Greece and Nigeria, to help qualify the team for the knockout stages, where it lost to Uruguay in the last 16.

Lee's agent said earlier on Thursday that the defender planned to sign a formal contract over the weekend to join Al Sadd.