South Korea selects 30-man preliminary squad

South Korea selects 30-man preliminary squad

Published May. 3, 2010 5:50 p.m. ET

Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung and Monaco forward Park Chu-young have been included in South Korea's preliminary 30-player World Cup squad.

South Korea coach Huh Jung-moon says he will trim the squad to 23 after the team faces Ecuador in Seoul on May 16.

The star of the 2002 team, Ahn Jung-hwan, was also chosen Monday and will be vying for a third World Cup appearance. Goalkeeper Lee Woon-jae could make his fourth appearance, but former Fulham and Reading midfielder Seol Ki-hyeon was left off because he is still recovering from a knee operation.

Huh says his "team is as strong as any other team" at the World Cup "because each player has confidence and a fighting spirit."