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Suwon eliminated from AFC Champions League despite win over Shanghai

South Korean club Suwon Samsung Bluewings were eliminated from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League Tuesday despite a 3-0 victory over Shanghai SIPG in their final group match.    In rainy and windy conditions at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, south of Seoul, the ho...

Updated : 2016.05.03 21:37

FIFA president to visit Korea next week

FIFA President Gianni Infantino will visit South Korea next week to meet with corporate sponsors of the international football governing body, a source close to the matter told Yonhap News Agency Friday.According to the source, Infantino will arrive in Seoul Wednesday and is expected to vi...

Updated : 2016.04.22 17:05

Korean footballer named to English league's Team of the Year

South Korean footballer Ji So-yun was named to the Team of the Year in the top English women's football league for the second time in a row Thursday (local time).The Professional Footballers' Association announced the best lineups in the 2015-2016 season of its pro football leagues and Ji,...

Updated : 2016.04.22 11:39

FC Seoul coach proud of players after sealing AFC knockout spot

FC Seoul head coach Choi Yong-soo said Wednesday he is proud of his players for clinching the Asian Football Confederation Champions League knockout berth as a group winner.Seoul sealed the top spot in Group F after beating Thai champions Buriram United 2-1 at Seoul World Cup Stadium. The ...

Updated : 2016.04.21 11:20

FC Seoul clinch AFC Champions League knockout berth

South Korean outfit FC Seoul clinched a knockout berth as the Group F winner at the Asian Football Confederation Champions League Wednesday with a 2-1 win over Buriram United at home.Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, another South Korean club in action Wednesday, aren't quite there yet, but they did...

Updated : 2016.04.21 11:18

Korea targeting top group spot in Olympic football: coach

South Korea will aim to collect two wins and a draw to win their group at the 2016 Olympic men's football tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, head coach Shin Tae-yong said on Wednesday.The 16 qualified nations have been divided into four groups of four and the top two nations from each g...

Updated : 2016.04.20 11:52

Suwon beat Osaka to stay alive in AFC Champions League

South Korean club Suwon Samsung Bluewings defeated Gamba Osaka 2-1 Tuesday to stay alive in the Asian Football Confederation Champions League.Another South Korean side, Pohang Steelers, lost to Guangzhou Evergrande 2-0 to drop to last place in their group, their hopes of reaching the knock...

Updated : 2016.04.20 11:16

Offense on upswing in top pro football league

Offense has been on the upswing in the top professional football league this season compared with last year, data showed Tuesday.Having each played six matches, the 12 clubs in the K League Classic have produced 94 goals, up from 83 goals over the same stretch in 2015.In 2014, the teams sc...

Updated : 2016.04.19 17:01

Former star midfielder gets new job at nat'l football body

Kim Nam-il, an integral member of the semifinalist South Korean team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, will join a task force for the nation's football industry, the Korea Football Association said on Tuesday.The KFA said that Kim, who recently decided to end his playing career, will be a member...

Updated : 2016.04.19 11:55

FC Seoul to make change after exit of skillful midfielder

FC Seoul have been cruising this K League Classic football season thanks to their formidable offense, but they are now forced to make a change as skillful midfielder Sin Jin-ho bids adieu to the club for his mandatory military service.Sin, who joined Seoul this season from the Pohang Steel...

Updated : 2016.04.18 17:30

Cha Bum-kun says he is ready to devote himself to 2017 U-20 World Cup

South Korean football legend Cha Bum-kun said on Monday he is ready to devote himself to the country's successful hosting of the FIFA U-20 World Cup next year.Cha was named the deputy chief of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup Organizing Committee last Friday and officially started his work at ...

Updated : 2016.04.18 17:23

Jeonbuk hoping to see benefit of squad rotation in tight schedule

South Korean pro football champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors hope to see their squad rotation system bloom during the tight schedule of the domestic league and the Asian premier club tournament, as they struggle to score three points in recent matches.Jeonbuk, two-time defending champions of...

Updated : 2016.04.11 16:51

Korea up one spot in FIFA rankings at No. 56

South Korea has moved one spot up to rank No. 56 in the world, the latest FIFA ranking announced on Thursday showed.The April rankings of FIFA showed that the South Korea men's football team is ranked third best in Asia, just one notch above their archrival Japan.Iran was the top-ranked co...

Updated : 2016.04.07 20:54

Korea will remain second seed despite forfeit victory over Kuwait

South Korea will remain a second seed in the final Asian qualifying round for the 2018 FIFA World Cup despite the world football governing body's ruling that the country should be awarded a forfeit victory for their unplayed qualifier against Kuwait last month. FIFA's Disciplinary Committe...

Updated : 2016.04.07 11:46

Korea won‘t be top seed in final World Cup qualification round

South Korea will not be a first seed in the final Asian qualifying round for the 2018 FIFA World Cup as their international ranking next month is expected to be lower than their Asian counterparts. The lineup for the third round of Asian qualifiers was finalized Tuesday as 12 countries ha...

Updated : 2016.03.30 11:33