soccer

South Korea Draws Host Australia in 2015 AFC Cup
3 weeks 2 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
4 weeks 6 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
10 weeks 11 hours 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."


 

 

 

Female Footballer Embroiled in Gender Controversy
23 weeks 5 hours ago

 


SEOUL, South Korea -- It's rare that the domestic women's soccer league makes the sports headlines, however a scandal over a female player's gender has brought the league into the spotlight this week.

Park Eun-sun, a 26-year-old striker for the Seoul City Amazones has been accused by six coaches of being a man, with the rivals going...

IPark Survive Fagner Red, Beat Chunnam 2-1
39 weeks 2 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan IPark held on for dear life to manage a 2-1 victory over Chunnam Tuesday evening at the Asiad World Cup Stadium.

Brazilian Fagner opened the scoring seven minutes into the match before midfielder Park Jong-woo doubled the lead for Busan in the 48th minute. All seemed in control until Fagner saw red in the 67th minute, which lead to Lim Jong-eun's 85th minute strike to cut the lead in half.

The IPark managed to thwart Chunnam's...

IPark, Ulsan Draw 0-0
1 year 5 days ago

ULSAN, South Korea -- The Busan IPark and Ulsan shared the spoils Saturday afternoon after an entertaining 0-0 draw at Munsu Stadium.

Busan's Rodrigo was superb but failed to connect past Ulsan goalkeeper Kim Seung-kyu as he came close on a few occasions in the first half. Midfielder Jung Seok-hwa nearly gave the IPark the go-ahead goal in the 83rd minute but his shot just went wide of the right post.

The IPark survived a scare in the 92nd after midfielder Lee Jong-wan saw...

William Leads IPark Past Seongnam
1 year 1 week ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan IPark dominated Seongnam for most of the game, and were rewarded with a 2-0 victory over Seongnam for their second victory of the season.

Brazilian import William's beautiful left-footed shot gave the IPark the early lead in the 18th minute after a crisp give-and-go just inside the box from fellow countryman Rodrigo.

The IPark doubled their lead in the 71st minute when Park Jong-woo's free kick was mistakenly headed in by Seongnam defender...

IPark Fall Again at Home 1-0
1 year 27 weeks ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan IPark fell 1-0 to Suwon Blue Wings Saturday evening at the Busan Asiad World Cup Stadium.

An own goal in the 33rd minute by Busan was the only goal in a sluggish game played by both clubs. The IPark managed only three shots on net, while Suwon only managed seven.

The IPark take a much needed rest to regroup before their next match in Pohang on October 24th.


IPark Draw With Jeonbuk
1 year 28 weeks ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan IPark missed a golden chance at three points by giving up a late goal and drawing with Jeonbuk 2-2 Wednesday evening at the Busan Asiad World Cup Stadium.

Bang Seung-hwan opened the scoring in the fifth minute on a penalty kick, only to have Jeonbuk's Lee Dong-gook equalize on a penalty kick as well in the 20th.

Han Ji-ho gave IPark the advantage on the half hour when he swiftly netted a 10 meter kick past Kwon Soon-tae.

The IPark...

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