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Park Ji-sung held Asian Dream Cup in Thailand

By Park Sae-jin Posted : May 30, 2012, 10:55 Updated : May 30, 2012, 10:55
Korean-born Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung on Wednesday held a charity soccer match and thousands of Thai and Korean fans were gathered at a stadium near Bangkok to attend an all-star soccer match.

The event was organized by his foundation, JS Foundation, aimed at raising funds for young football players in Thailand and support the country from last year‘s floods.

More than 8,000 local and Korean fans gathered at the SCG Stadium in Nonthaburi Province just outside of Bangkok to watch a special match played between an all-star team of professional Thai players and an international team comprising of Park and other top footballers, including North Korean national team player Jong Tae-se, South Korean-born Lee Chung-yong of Bolton Wanderers in the Premier League, and Manchester United center-back Rio Ferdinand.

“I understand Thailand was hit by floods last year. I decided to hold this charity match in Thailand to help the Thai people,”said Park.

The home team of Thailand beat the international stars 4-2, but the 31-year-old Park said he was “very happy” to meet passionate Thai fans at the second Asian Dream Cup hosted by his foundation. The JS Foundation launched the games in Vietnam last year with an aim to support young talented football players in Southeast Asia.

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