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Korea coach says team must win out at home to qualify for World Cup

After taking just one of their first two matches in the Asian World Cup qualification, South Korea must win out at home to have a chance to play in the big tournament, their coach said Thursday.Uli Stielike returned home from Malaysia, where South Korea only managed a scoreless draw with S...

Updated : 2016.09.08 10:05

Korea looking for 2nd straight World Cup qualifying victory vs. Syria

South Korea will try to get their second straight win in the final World Cup qualifying campaign as they face "homeless" Syria on the road.South Korea, ranked 48th in the latest FIFA world rankings, will take on No. 105 Syria at Paroi Stadium in Seremban, Malaysia, on Tuesday for their sec...

Updated : 2016.09.05 10:37

Korea take on China to open final World Cup qualifying round

South Korea will start a year-long journey to the 2018 FIFA World Cup this week against China, with an eye on reaching the sport's premium competition for the ninth consecutive time.South Korea, ranked 48th in the latest FIFA world rankings, will host No. 78 China at Seoul World Cup Stadiu...

Updated : 2016.08.29 13:35

[EYE] Team doctor: critical force of football

Winning is on most people’s minds when adrenaline-pumped soccer players compete for a medal in the Olympics, be it the athletes, the coaching staff or the spectators.But the mind of Yoon Young-kwon, ...

Updated : 2016.08.26 14:15

Korea unveil football squad for World Cup qualifiers in Sept.

South Korea on Monday unveiled the 21-man squad for their final round of Asian qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup next month.South Korea, ranked 48th in the latest FIFA world rankings, will host No. 78 China at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Sept. 1 and face No. 105 Syria five days later o...

Updated : 2016.08.22 14:04

Korea confirms venue for World Cup qualifier vs. China

South Korea will host China at the country's largest football-only stadium in the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifier following the visitors' excessive demand for tickets, the national football governing body said Friday.The Korea Football Association said South Korea's opener versus China i...

Updated : 2016.07.29 16:45

Korean football chief withdraws from election for FIFA body

South Korean football chief Chung Mong-gyu has pulled out of the election for a seat on FIFA's main decision-making body, the sport's national federation said Tuesday.Korea Football Association President Chung has informed the international football governing body that he will no longer pu...

Updated : 2016.07.26 17:05

Korean Olympic football striker diagnosed with bruised ribs

South Korean Olympic football striker Suk Hyun-jun has been diagnosed with bruised ribs following a recent practice match ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Games, the sport's national governing body said Tuesday.Suk's teammate, midfielder Lee Chan-dong, has a sprained right ankle, according to t...

Updated : 2016.07.26 11:10

Olympic footballers kick off training in Brazil

The Korean men’s Olympic football team have started training in Brazil for the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games.The Korea Football Association said the Olympic team had tactical training and other exercises at a football field near Bourbon Atibaia Resort in Sao Paulo on Wednesday (local time)....

Updated : 2016.07.21 17:41

Chung Mong-gyu elected to 2nd term as football chief

Korean business executive Chung Mong-gyu has been re-elected as the national football chief.The Korea Football Association said Thursday that Chung was elected to a second term as its president by a u...

Updated : 2016.07.21 15:24

Jeonbuk re-sign Brazilian striker

Korean football club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on Thursday announced they have re-acquired former striker Eduardo Goncalves de Oliveira, better known as Edu, from the Chinese side Hebei China Fortune FC....

Updated : 2016.07.21 13:12

Korean football's oldest player retires at 46

Goalkeeper Kim Byung-ji, the oldest player ever in South Korean professional football, will finally hang up his boots.Kim, 46, announced his retirement via Facebook on Tuesday, saying he wants to put his 35-year playing career into his memory bank."I was really a happy player," Kim wrote. ...

Updated : 2016.07.19 22:05

Olympic football team to work on defense in Brazil

Korean Olympic football team boss Shin Tae-yong on Monday said his players will focus on enhancing their defensive play when they arrive in Brazil for the Summer Games.Korea have been paired in Group ...

Updated : 2016.07.18 13:51

Ki Sung-yueng to rejoin Swansea after military training

South Korean midfielder Ki Sung-yueng will return to his Welsh club this month following the completion of his basic military training, his Seoul-based agency said Friday. C2 Global said Ki will go back to the English Premier League club Swansea City and join their team training in Britain...

Updated : 2016.07.15 16:55

Football coach gives up vacation to prep for World Cup qualifier

South Korean men's football team head coach Uli Stielike will not take a vacation this summer as he decided to prepare for the FIFA World Cup qualification starting in September, an official at the national football governing body said Wednesday. A Korea Football Association official said ...

Updated : 2016.07.15 13:59