Veteran goalkeeper Lee Woon-Jae underlined his place as Korea Republic's No1 after coach Huh Jung-Moo finalised his 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ roster with captain Park Ji-Sung and striker Park Chu-Young also handed prominent roles.
Ahead of a third FIFA World Cup™ finals appearance, 37-year-old Lee has been given the number one jersey, while Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-Sung has been handed the number seven shirt and Monaco's Park Chu-young will wear number ten.
Veteran 34-year-old striker Ahn Jung-Hwan, who scored the extra-time winner in the last 16 meeting with Italy in 2002, when Korea Republic reached the semi-finals, was handed the number nine shirt. China-based Ahn, who has had a mixed career in Europe with Perugia of Serie A, French club Metz and Germany's Duisberg, only returned to the national team set up earlier this year after last appearing for Korea Republic in June 2008.
Lee Seung-Yeoul, the youngest player in the 23-man squad at 21, was handed 11, while defender Cha Du-Ri received 22. Bolton's Lee Chung-Yong will wear 17, the same number coach Huh wore as a player when he scored against Italy in the 1986 FIFA World Cup™ in Mexico.