Borgetti, Park ready to shine at WC

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:40 IST

Two superstars from the English Premier League hold the key to their teams' fortunes at the World Cup in Germany.

New Delhi:

Two superstars from the English Premier League hold the key to their teams' fortunes at the World Cup in Germany. Mexico's all time leading scorer and the first from that country to play for the Premier League, Jared Borgetti is in prime form and ready to take on the best at the tournament. The other is South Korean medio Park Ji-Sung, who was thrust into the limelight during the 2002 World Cup. Thirty-two-year-old Borgetti landed a contract at Bolton Wanders in 2005, where he has since scored the club's first ever goal in a UEFA Cup tie. Desert Fox Borgetti, also referred to as the Desert Fox, has led the qualifying goal tally most of the way along Mexico's Road to Germany, where his scoring prowess has been in a class of its own. Boasting a goal every other game for Mexico, Borgetti can draw on the experience of two Copa America tournaments and the 2002 World Cup. Germany 2006 has the potential to be his crowning glory. South Korea's pocket battleship Park Ji-Sung is ready to shine again at Germany. The worker, as Park is often called, is one of the smallest players in his team. But what he lacks in physique is far outweighed by his fitness, skill and discipline. Park took Europe by storm after former Korean Coach Gus Hiddink brought him to Dutch club PSV Eindhoven. Presently, he plays for Manchester United. He will be only 25 at the World Cup finals and with over 50 caps to his name already, the tireless attacking midfielder could well become a stalwart of his national side.

Topics : Football
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