Olympics-Soccer-Defender Kim ruled out for Korea as Beijing block release

Kim had been included in coach Kim Hak-bum's line-up as one of three permitted overage members, but clubs are not obligated to allow players to join their Olympic teams as the tournament is not held during an official FIFA window. The Korean Football Association announced the 24-year-old central defender has been replaced by Park Ji-soo, who currently plays for South Korean army club Gimcheon Sangmu.


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