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S. Korea jumps 15 spots to No. 54 in latest FIFA rankings

Buoyed by its runner-up finish at the AFC Asian Cup in January, South Korea jumped 15 spots to No. 54 in the latest FIFA rankings announced on Thursday.South Korea soared in the FIFA standings after staying at No. 69 -- its all-time low -- over the past three months.At the Asian Cup in Aus...

Updated : 2015.02.12 21:17

S. Korea's U-23 football coach quits with leukemia

Lee Kwang-jong, who coached South Korea's under-23 men's football team to the gold medal at last year's Asian Games, has stepped down to deal with leukemia, officials said.  The Korea Football Association said late Thursday it convened a technical committee meeting and named Shin Tae-yo...

Updated : 2015.02.06 09:16

S. Korea gets hero's welcome after runner-up finish

The South Korean men's national football team received a hero's welcome on Sunday upon returning home from the AFC Asian Cup in Australia, where it posted the country's best result in nearly three decades.Coached by Uli Stielike, South Korea finished second to Australia in the quadrennial ...

Updated : 2015.02.02 10:27

S. Korea loses to Australia in Asian Cup final

South Korea fell to Australia 2-1 in extra time in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup final on Saturday, failing to end a 55-year title drought at the continental tournament.South Korea's first defeat at the tournament came at the most inopportune time, as the country came up achingly short of its fir...

Updated : 2015.02.01 09:09

Stielike says composure will be key

SYDNEY (Yonhap) ― With his South Korean team set to take on host Australia in the AFC Asian Cup final on the weekend, coach Uli Stielike said Friday that composure will be the key to success.“Our te...

Updated : 2015.01.30 20:51

Focus on Australia’s holes

Australia, South Korea’s opponent in the upcoming AFC Asian Cup final, is a well-balanced team from top to bottom, but the team does have holes that can be exploited, analysts said Thursday.Kim Dae-gil, a commentator for the cable channel KBS N, noted that Australia has enjoyed a strong A...

Updated : 2015.01.29 20:38

Korea looks to end long cup drought

SYDNEY (Yonhap) ― Undefeated South Korea will look to cap off an improbable run at the AFC Asian Cup with a victory over the host Australia in the championship final on Saturday.The kickoff at Stadiu...

Updated : 2015.01.29 20:37

New star Lee puts team ahead of personal goals

SYDNEY (Yonhap) ― South Korea has made an impressive run to the championship final at the AFC Asian Cup this month, with little-known forward Lee Jeong-hyeop having emerged as an unlikely source of o...

Updated : 2015.01.28 21:05

Koreans tough enough for Aussies, says captain Ki

 South Korea could thrive in the role of underdogs when they face hosts Australia in the Asian Cup final this weekend, says skipper Ki Sung-Yueng.Having reached the final for the first time in 27 years battered, bruised and held together by team spirit and sheer bloody-mindedness, the Swa...

Updated : 2015.01.28 20:04

Diamond in the rough

SYDNEY (Yonhap) ― The improbable success story of South Korean forward Lee Jeong-hyeop became even more so on Monday at the AFC Asian Cup, as the 23-year-old forward scored his second goal of the tou...

Updated : 2015.01.27 20:32

S. Korea defeats Iraq 2-0 to reach AFC Asian Cup final

South Korea defeated Iraq 2-0 to reach the final of the AFC Asian Cup on Monday.Forward Lee Jeong-hyeop and defensive back Kim Young-gwon scored a goal apiece in each half to put South Korea on the path to its first Asian Cup title since 1960. South Korea will make its first appearance in ...

Updated : 2015.01.26 20:04

S. Korea coach praises players' mental toughness after extra-time victory

South Korea head coach Uli Stielike on Thursday praised his players' mental toughness after his squad defeated Uzbekistan 2-0 in extra time to reach the semifinals at the AFC Asian Cup.Son Heung-min scored both goals in extra time to send South Korea into the final four at the third straig...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:02

Messi scores late in Copa

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) ― Lionel Messi finished off his own missed penalty with five minutes left to give Barcelona a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal on...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:02

Tottenham edges Sheffield United

LONDON (AP) ― Tottenham relied on Andros Townsend’s penalty to gain a slender advantage over third-tier side Sheffield United in the League Cup on Wednesday, taking only a 1-0 lead into the second leg of their semifinal.Composed and disciplined at White Hart Lane, United had successfully...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:01

Son Heung-min picks perfect time to end scoring drought

South Korean winger Son Heung-min picked the perfect time to end his international scoringdrought on Thursday, scoring both goals in the team's 2-0 extra-time win over Uzbekistan to send South Korea into the semifinals at the AFC Asian Cup.Son scored the first goal on a diving header in th...

Updated : 2015.01.22 20:57