Guangzhou R&F defender named South Korean captain for Rio Games

Guangzhou, July 26 (IANS) Guangzhou R&F defender Jang Hyun-soo has been named South Korean captain at the upcoming Rio Olympic Games, the Korea Football Association (KFA) said on Tuesday.

The KFA said head coach Shin Tae-yong made the decision after considering opinions from his players, according to Yonhap News Agency.

Jang expressed his gratitude to the Chinese Super League (CSL) club as it has allowed him to leave for the Rio Games. “I am really grateful,” Jang said. “It’s a great honour to be the captain in a tournament as big as the Olympics.”

Jang, 24, played for Guangzhou R&F since 2014 and his solid defence was the guarantee for the club, reports Xinhua.

Jang even scored the equaliser in the derby against CSL leader Guangzhou Evergrande, helping his club beat its rival last week.

–IANS

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