Korea call up Cho for qualifier
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Korea Republic have called up striker Cho Young-Cheol to face Jordan in qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics.

They play Jordan at home on 19 June and away on 23 June in the Asian second qualifying round.

"It's been a long time since I was called up for the Olympic team. It's an important round because the losers will go out of the competition. I'm really glad that I was called up," Cho said in a statement.

The 22-year-old has scored one goal in five games this season for the J-League's Albirex Niigata.