In addition to representing South Korea at senior level, Park Ji-Sung also featured for his country at the u-20 level and the u-23 level (Olympics). Park was a member of the South Korean football team to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. South Korea were knocked out of the group stage on goal difference despite winning two of their group games. Park Ji-Sung featured in all the three group games at the tournament.
A lot of football fans didn’t know that Park started his South Korean national team career in the u-23 team as an 18-year-old defensive midfielder in 1999. His debut for the u-23s came against Chinese Taipei in an Asian qualifier for the football tournament at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. (more…)