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Flying start, but ending is still an open book
In a surprise to a lot of experts _ and a refutation of the odds against South Korea as well _ the national team claimed a comfortable 2-0 win over Greece in its opening match.
South Korea beats Greece 2-0 in 1st group match
Lee Jung-soo scored seven minutes into the first half, and Park Ji-sung added one more goal in the second half, as South Korea breezed into a 2-0 win over Greece in its first World Cup group match at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Saturday.
Curtain rises for World Cup
With the gates of Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg opening at 10 a.m., Friday, a month-long festival of football will kick off with the opening match between the host South Africa and Mexico.
Yu-na gets reply from Clinton
Korean Olympic skating champion Kim Yu-na started her days in Toronto with a huge surprise ― a letter from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The heat is on, the time is now
Some might say it's the most festive time, and others might see it as nothing more than a vulgar battlefield of swaggering nationalism. Some watch it for the beautiful skills of the footballers, and others to ridicule the irrational exuberance of fanfares and confetti.
Teenage sprinter breaks men’s 100-meter record
In September 1979, Seo Mal-ku set a new national record of 10.34 seconds in men's 100 meters at the Universiade games in Mexico City. But nobody predicted then that it would take more than three decades before a teenage athlete could better the record.
Hopes, woes after Spain game
The Taeguk Warriors held out against continuous threats from their Spanish counterparts for over 80 minutes, but came up just short of keeping a clean sheet, as they lost 1-0 to the European champions in their final warm-up before the World Cup.
Footballers to face Spain in final warm-up
Getting over the shock of a 1-0 loss to Belarus earlier this week, the South Korean football team will challenge Spain, one of the powerhouses at the upcoming World Cup, Thursday, in a tough warm-up for its second group-stage match against Argentina.
South Korea’s 23-man World Cup roster finalized
Veterans Lee Dong-gook and Ahn Jung-hwan have made it. Youngest striker Lee Seung-yeoul also stays. It's Lee Keun-ho, pivotal in the preliminary rounds, who misses out on a place among the forwards on South Korea's World Cup roster.
Shocking setback leaves Korea daunting task before World Cup
It was a painful setback in many ways for the South Korean footballers and manager Huh Jung-moo. They stumbled to a 1-0 defeat to Belarus in Sunday's friendly in Kufstein, Austria.
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