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Lee Jung-Soo (Right)
Men's football at the Olmypics is an U-23 tournament with one exception—each nation can have three players over 23 in their roster.
Manager Hong Myung-Bo is said to have a full range of options available to him, and could test some of the country's biggest names at this summer's event.
Here's a look at the possible over-age stars who could represent South Korea in London.
Jung Sung-Ryong (Goalkeeper, Suwon Blue Wings)
Jung Sung-Ryong is South Korea's No.1 goalkeeper at the moment. The 27-year-old has won 41 caps so far for the senior team, and was the starting keeper for his country at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Having made 14 appearances for the U23 side, he knows that type of football well, and was a key player for the side in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Expect him to start for South Korea this summer.
Lee Jung-Soo (Centre-back, Al Sadd)
An AFC Champions League winner with Qatar-based club Al Sadd, Lee Jung-Soo is another veteran option the manager might add to his roster to give the team more experience.
The 31-year-old centre-back has won 49 caps for the senior South Korea side, and can also offer the team a strong aerial threat in both defence and attack, with the defender known for his goal-scoring ability, having netted 23 times in his career.
Park Chu-Young (Striker, Arsenal)
National team captain and the most known footballer in the South Korea—besides Manchester United star Ji-Sung Park—26-year-old Arsenal striker Park Chu-Young is perhaps the one over-age player most certain of his place at the London Games this summer.
With 25 goals to his name from 59 caps for the senior side, the out-of-favour Gunners forward will undoubtedly be the Korean player most in-favour in London come July.