New KFA Technical Advisor Looks to Bring Stability
3 weeks 2 days ago

South Korea has gone through three head coaches on its senior national football team since late 2011, a sign of volatility not lost on the sport's new technical chief. 

Lee Yong-soo, the incoming head of the technical committee at the Korea Football Association (KFA), said in his inaugural press conference Monday that he wants to bring a sense of greater stability at the top. 

South Korea has been seeking a new head coach since Hong Myung-bo resigned from the post on July 10, taking...

Pohang Defeats IPark 2-0
4 weeks 2 days ago

The Busan IPark's dismal second half continued Sunday after dropping a 2-0 decision to table leaders Pohang at the Pohang Steelyard Sunday evening.

Kang Soo-il and Shin Gwang-hoon's second half goals sealed the three points for Pohang, who kept a two point lead in the table with 33 points after 16 matches.

The IPark remain tenth in the table with three wins, five draws and eight defeats for 14 points on the campaign.


South Korean Football Coach Resignation Rejected by KFA
6 weeks 5 days ago

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea's football governing body announced today it has rejected a resignation offer by men's national team head coach Hong Myung-bo in the wake of the country's winless FIFA World Cup in Brazil. 

At a press conference, Huh Jung-moo, vice president of the Korea Football Association, said that Coach Hong's resignation in light of the disappointing World Cup isn't the best solution. And that they have decided to trust him and support him going forward....

Football Legend Park Ji-sung Retires
13 weeks 6 days ago

SEOUL, South Korea -- Park Ji-sung, one of South Korea's biggest football icons, retired from the sport today at age 33, citing debilitating pain in his surgically repaired right knee. 

Park, former national team captain and the first South Korean to play in English Premier League, was the picture of composure, flashing an occasional smile as he wrapped up an illustrious career that included joining South Korea's historic run to the semifinals at the 2002 FIFA World Cup....

South Korea Draws Host Australia in 2015 AFC Cup
20 weeks 6 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- South Korea has drawn hosts Australia in the 2015 AFC Championships after the draw for next year’s finals was made at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday evening. Oman and Kuwait will round out the group.

In Group B, Uzbekistan is matched with Saudi Arabia, China and North Korea, while Group C sees Iran grouped with the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain.

Group D sees the toughest grouping with Japan, Jordan, Iraq and the AFC challenge winner which will be...

Lim's Huge Second Half Lifts IPark Past Pohang 3-1
22 weeks 3 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- A huge second half surge gave the Busan IPark their first win of the 2014 campaign with a 3-1 win over visiting Pohang at the Asiad World Cup Stadium Saturday afternoon.

After a back-and-forth battle around midfield in the first half, Pohang opened the scoring on the hour when Lee Myung-joo blasted home a shot in the left corner from just outside the penalty area.

Lim Sang-hyub scored the Iparks first goal of the year when he leveled the score...

K-League Classic Kicks Off This Weekend
24 weeks 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The top South Korean professional football league will kick off its new season at the weekend with some of the usual suspects ready to battle for supremacy once again. 

The 12-team K League Classic will open its 2014 season on Saturday with three matches, including the rematch of the last season's dramatic finale between the champ Pohang Steelers and the runner-up Ulsan Hyundai. 

Source: Busan eFM...

Park Jong-woo to Move to Guangzhuo
27 weeks 5 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Busan IPark midfielder Park Jong-woo is moving to the Guangzhou R&F in the Chinese Super League. 

The club said on Thursday, "Both sides have come to an agreement over Park's move on principle, so all that remains is for him to do a medical."




South Korea Selected Host of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup
36 weeks 5 days ago

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- South Korea was selected as the host of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup on Thursday. 

In a vote during FIFA's Executive Committee meeting in Brazil, South Korea edged out Azerbaijan for the right to host the world's premier youth football tournament. 

The U-20 World Cup will be the fourth FIFA-sanctioned competition that South Korea will stage, after the 2001 Confederations Cup; the 2002 World Cup, which it co-hosted with Japan; and the 2007 U-...

South Korea Seeks Football Friendlies With Mexico, Ecuador
40 weeks 4 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- South Korea is pushing to schedule football friendly matches against Mexico and Ecuador in the United States for early next year, officials here said today. 

An official with the Korea Football Association (KFA) said that the national team will train in Brazil and the United States for three weeks in January next year. He also said that during this time, they hope to schedule matches against Mexico and Ecuador. 

South Korean officials haven't...

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