Veteran goalkeeper Lee Woon-Jae was picked for the Korea Republic squad on Monday, a day after a year-long ban over a nightclub visit expired.

Lee, 35, will take part in a 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifier in Saudi Arabia on 19 November, the Korea Football Association said.

He was banned from the national team for 12 months after taking his team-mates to an early-hours drinking session during the AFC Asian Cup in Indonesia last year.

The goalkeeper, whose crucial penalty shoot-out save took South Korea into the semi-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, ended the suspension on Sunday.

"I think he has fully reflected on what he did. He has also played well in the domestic league," coach Huh Jung-Moo told reporters.

The squad also includes Park Ji-Sung of Manchester United, Lee Young-Pyo of Germany's Borussia Dortmund and Park Chu-Young of AS Monaco, the coach said.

South Korea are with Saudi Arabia, Iran, the United Arab Emirates and North Korea in the final qualifying round for South Africa 2010

They played out a disappointing 1-1 draw against Korea DPR in the opening match of the qualifying stage but overwhelmed the United Arab Emirates 4-1 on 16 October.