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Korea ride opportunistic offense, resilient defense into knockout stage

JEONJU -- Eight shots on target were all South Korea needed to score five goals in their first two matches at the FIFA U-20 World Cup on home soil.South Korea defeated Argentina 2-1 on Tuesday at Jeon...

Updated : 2017.05.24 09:41

Korean coach 'thrilled' to beat Argentina

JEONJU -- South Korean football coach Shin Tae-yong said he was thrilled that his side overcame Argentina's tough test at the FIFA U-20 World Cup here on Tuesday.Hosts South Korea clinched a knockout ...

Updated : 2017.05.24 09:39

Korea's pro football league looking to regain fans with video assistance

They say refereeing mistakes are a part of football's unpredictability that also depicts human nature in the sport, but for South Korean fans, enough is enough.Following a series of refereeing mistake...

Updated : 2017.05.24 09:09

Korea clinch knockout berth with win over Argentina

JEONJU -- South Korea became the first team to clinch a knockout berth at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup with a 2-1 win over Argentina Tuesday.Two FC Barcelona prospects, Lee Seung-woo and Paik Seung-ho...

Updated : 2017.05.24 08:59

Barca prospect lifts Korea once again

JEONJU -- South Korean attacker Lee Seung-woo is known for his dazzling performance on the pitch, but also for his aggressive hair style.In the past, Lee, who plays for FC Barcelona's Juvenil A team, ...

Updated : 2017.05.24 08:56

S. Korea set to use back three vs. Argentina

Hosts South Korea are likely to use a back three system against Argentina for their second Group A match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup here on Tuesday.The starting lineup released by FIFA shows South Korea will deploy three central defenders -- Lee Sang-min, Jeong Tae-wook, and Kim Seung-woo ...

Updated : 2017.05.23 19:47

After monumental season, Tottenham's Son Heung-min hungry for more

Even after setting the scoring record for a South Korean player in a European club season, Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min is hungry for more.Son made a triumphant return home Tuesday after netting ...

Updated : 2017.05.23 15:55

Tottenham star Son Heung-min gets hero's welcome after record-breaking season

Tottenham Hotspur's star winger Son Heung-min got a hero's welcome here Tuesday after a record-breaking season.Son arrived home with teammates Kyle Walker, Kevin Wimmer and Ben Davies for a corporate ...

Updated : 2017.05.23 15:39

Korea will perform better in 'must-win' match vs. Argentina: coach

South Korean football coach Shin Tae-yong said Monday his team will show an even better performance in its second match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup than it did in a convincing victory last weekend.   Hosts South Korea opened the 2017 U-20 World Cup last Saturday by cruising to a 3-0 win o...

Updated : 2017.05.22 20:00

Jeju United looking for solid AFC Champions League knockout stage debut

South Korean football club Jeju United will face Japan's Urawa Red Diamonds at the Asian Football Confederation Champions League this week as they aim to leave a strong impression in their knockout st...

Updated : 2017.05.22 14:49

Nat'l football coach goes back to familiar faces for spark

To spark a team that has been utterly unimpressive in recent outings, South Korea men's football head coach Uli Stielike has gone back to some familiar faces.Stielike on Monday announced his 24-man ro...

Updated : 2017.05.22 11:29

In-form Tottenham star Son Heung-min headlines World Cup qualifier roster

In-form Tottenham winger Son Heung-min was tapped on Monday to lead the South Korean attack at a crucial World Cup qualifier next month.Head coach Uli Stielike announced his 24-man roster that will ta...

Updated : 2017.05.22 10:44

Barca youngster shines in Korea's victory vs. Guinea

South Korea's FC Barcelona prospect Lee Seung-woo proved his caliber as he led his team to a 3-0 victory over Guinea in the opening match of the FIFA U-20 World Cup here on Saturday.Lee, who is with F...

Updated : 2017.05.21 09:58

Korea's U-20 World Cup opponents vow to impress, reach knockout stage

JEONJU -- South Korea's opponents at the FIFA U-20 World Cup vowed Friday to reach the knockout stage and impress fans with exciting performances.The U-20 World Cup will be staged in six South Korean ...

Updated : 2017.05.19 18:08

FIFA's refereeing chief says video assistance will only be used to address 'clear' mistakes

JEONJU -- FIFA's top refereeing official emphasized Friday that the video review system at the upcoming youth tournament in South Korea will only be used in "clear mistakes."The 2017 FIFA U-20 World C...

Updated : 2017.05.19 17:25