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Mon, December 4, 2023 | 18:25
Suwon's fall shocking but not surprising
It is shocking but not that surprising. On Saturday, Suwon Samsung Bluewings fell out of the K-League and dropped down to the second tier for the first time in its illustrious history. It is the biggest club to ever drop through the trapdoor — indeed few in Asia have suffered a similar fate.
Tough test in China awaits Korea and Klinsmann
One World Cup qualifier down, one to go. South Korea's national team has seen an interesting year, and if it can win in China on Tuesday, then it really will end on a high. It is the toughest test yet for head coach Jurgen Klinsmann since he arrived in Seoul.
Korea starts journey to 2026 World Cup against Singapore
The road to the 2026 World Cup starts in Seoul this Thursday as South Korea hosts Singapore in the opening game of the second round of qualification. On paper, this will be as easy as it gets for Jurgen Klinsmann, a home game against a team ranked 155 in the world, 131 places below. Not winning is not an option. This, therefore, will be important in order to set the right ton...
Hwang steps forward for Korea
By John Duerden
K League end of season drama at bottom, not top
By John Duerden
Hwang, Son shining at highest level
It was a fantastic weekend for the two South Korean forwards in the English Premier League with both Hwang Hee-chan and Son Heung-min making headlines by scoring against two of the best teams in the world.
Korea's Asian love affair continues
South Korea’s love affair with the Asian Champions League seems to be as passionate as ever. Teams from the K-League have lifted the crown a record 12 times. Japan comes next with eight and Saudi Arabia comes in third with six. The haul has been spread around a number of Korean clubs all lifting the trophy over the years: Suwon Bluewings, Pohang Steelers, Ulsan Horangi, Seong...
Korea's focus switches from Klinsmann to Lee
Another week, another issue in South Korean soccer. First, the controversy over Jurgen Klinsmann has died down a little. The national team coach had come under increasing criticism for poor results and spending more time outside the country than in it since his appointment in February.
Toothless Korea still searches for first win
On a steamy September night in Cardiff, South Korea were held to a goalless draw by Wales meaning that after five games in charge, Jurgen Klinsmann is still searching for a first win as head coach.
Saudi stars make Asia tougher for Korean clubs
It is not even four months since the last AFC Champions League finished but the draw for the group stage of the new edition has already taken place and it will all kick off next month. The last time that a Korean team lifted the trophy was 2020. And while that is not a long gap, in the past you might have expected Korean teams to continue to do well, as the country has been t...