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Son Heung-min joins Tottenham Hotspur in Premier League

Son Heung-min has signed with Tottenham Hotspur, the English Premier League club announced Friday, making him the 13th South Korean to play in the competition.Tottenham snatched the 23-year-old wing forward from Germany-based Bayer Leverkusen and signed him through 2020. The financial term...

Updated : 2015.08.28 21:05

[Newsmaker] Chung Mong-joon in bid to clean up FIFA

Corruption, scandal, money laundering, internal strife, fraud, power and FBI investigations – the recent allegations surrounding FIFA have all the elements of a Hollywood movie.Chung Mong-joon (Yonha...

Updated : 2015.08.17 17:45

Chung Mong-joon to stand for FIFA presidency, calls for new leadership

Veteran South Korean football administrator Chung Mong-joon announced Monday he will stand for the FIFA presidency, saying it's "time to restore common sense" at the sport's international governing body mired in corruption allegations.Chung, formerly a FIFA vice president, launched his bid...

Updated : 2015.08.17 17:09

S. Korean goalkeeper named best of Women's East Asian Cup

South Korean goalkeeper Kim Jung-mi has been named the best netminder of the 2015 Women's East Asian Cup football tournament.The regional competition wrapped up late Saturday with North Korea on top for the second consecutive edition, thanks to a 2-0 victory over South Korea at Wuhan Sport...

Updated : 2015.08.09 10:34

Ki Sung-yueng suffers hamstring injury in Premier League opener

South Korean midfielder Ki Sung-yueng of Swansea City injured his hamstring in the club's Premier League season opener against Chelsea, though his coach expects to have him back in the fold in the next match.Ki left the game in the 41st minute after he went down with pain in his right hams...

Updated : 2015.08.09 10:00

Chung Mong-joon to announce FIFA candidacy in France

South Korean FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-joon said Thursday he will announce his candidacy in Paris later this month.He told a press conference in Seoul that he will officially join the race on Aug. 17 in the French capital. He will first travel to Georgia on Aug. 12 for UEFA Supe...

Updated : 2015.08.06 15:48

Close friends set to clash in Premier League

Two of South Korea's best football imports to Europe, midfielders Ki Sung-yueng and Lee Chung-yong, will have a chance to go head-to-head in the same league for the first time during the 2015-16 Premier League season.The two close friends go back nearly a decade, when they both joined the ...

Updated : 2015.08.06 09:53

S. Korea plays Japan to draw at men's East Asian Cup football tourney

South Korea played its long-time rival Japan to a 1-1 draw in the men's East Asian Cup football tournament here Wednesday.   Midfielder Jang Hyun-soo put South Korea on board with a penalty in the 27th minute at Wuhan Sports Center Stadium, before Hotaru Yamaguchi equalized for Japan 12 ...

Updated : 2015.08.05 21:26

Koreans most proud of the nation's advance to World Cup

South Koreans consider the country's first-ever advance to the semifinals in the FIFA World Cup as the most honorable moment in history since the Korean liberation from Japanese colonial rule, a survey showed Wednesday.Public broadcaster MBC surveyed 3,000 adults via Gallup Korea, and 29.5...

Updated : 2015.08.05 10:22

S. Korean FIFA presidential hopeful meets potential rival

South Korean FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-joon said Monday he has met with a potential rival during his trip to the United States.Chung, former FIFA vice president, said he held talks with Michel Platini, head of the Union of European Football Associations, in Philadelphia on Sunda...

Updated : 2015.07.27 10:13

S. Korea replaces two injured players on Women's East Asian Cup football squad

South Korea replaced two injured players on its Women's East Asian Cup football squad Friday. The Korea Football Association (KFA) said forward Yoo Young-a will miss the regional tournament with a sprained left knee, while defender Kim Hye-yeong will be sidelined with a torn right quadrice...

Updated : 2015.07.24 10:51

Ex-FIFA VP sets sights on top position

Former FIFA Vice President Chung Mong-joon on Tuesday expressed his intent to run for the world's top football job.  "I am thinking of running (for FIFA president)," Chung told Yonhap News Agency on the phone. "I will try to usher in a new era for FIFA."  Chung served as FIFA's No. 2 m...

Updated : 2015.07.21 11:52

Central S. Korean town to host World Cup qualifier in Sept.

The central town of Hwaseong will host South Korea's World Cup qualifier against Laos this fall, the national football federation said Wednesday.Hwaseong Sports Complex Main Stadium in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, south of Seoul, will play host to Laos on Sept. 3, the Korea Football Associ...

Updated : 2015.07.15 13:21

World Cup mission accomplished, S. Korea faces more work ahead in women's football

On the surface, South Korea accomplished the goals it had set out to meet at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. The world's 18th-ranked team earned its maiden win at the quadrennial tournament and reached the knockout stage for the first time in the process.The success on paper, however...

Updated : 2015.06.22 10:42

S. Korea crashes out of FIFA Women's World Cup

South Korea crashed out of the FIFA Women's World Cup with a 3-0 loss to France in the round of 16 on Sunday.France scored twice in the first eight minutes en route to the rout at Olympic Stadium, as the flustered South Korea, ranked 18th in the world, found itself overmatched against the ...

Updated : 2015.06.22 09:27