South Korea Draws Host Australia in 2015 AFC Cup
3 weeks 1 day 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
4 weeks 5 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
6 weeks 3 days 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
9 weeks 6 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
19 weeks 14 hours 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
22 weeks 6 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...

South Korea to Take on Russia in Men's Football Friendly
23 weeks 2 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- South Korea’s national soccer team will face Russia for the first time in 25 years. The Korea Football Association (KFA) said on yesterday that South Korea and Russia will hold a friendly match in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on November 19th. 

The planned match will be the two countries’ first since the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul. The match ended in a scoreless draw. 

Russia, which finished 19th in the FIFA World Rankings, is led by...

South Korea to Face Switzerland in November Friendly
24 weeks 2 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- South Korea will host Switzerland in a football friendly next month, officials said Monday. 

The Korea Football Association said South Korea, 58th in the FIFA rankings, will bring the world No. 7 Switzerland to Seoul World Cup Stadium on November 15th. 

The two countries last met in international competition during the Olympics when Switzerland's Michel Morganella referred to the South Korean soccer team as a 'bunch...

IPark Fall to Jeju
33 weeks 20 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea --  Luis Carlos dos Santos Martins scored  two goals in four minutes to give Jeju a 2-1 victory over the IPark at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium.

Kim Ik-hyun gave the hosts a 1-0 lead in the 36th minute, but Jeju’s Brazilian forward struck an equalizer in the 56th and netted the winner in the 60th. 

The loss leaves the IPark with a one point advantage to the elite round heading into Sunday's huge clash with table leaders Pohang.

National Football Team Heads to Lebanon for WC Qualifier
46 weeks 2 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The South Korean men's national football team left the country today for a crucial World Cup qualifier against Lebanon, vowing to make a triumphant return home. 

Led by head coach Choi Kang-hee, the team departed for Dubai to set up an early training camp, before landing in Beirut this weekend. In the final Asian qualification round for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, South Korea will face Lebanon on June 4 at 8:30 p.m. local time, which will be 2:30 a....

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