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Bordeaux striker Hwang Ui-jo eyes English Premier League options
It is not quite a transfer saga, but Hwang Ui-jo's situation has generated an increasing number of column inches. The South Korean striker has been looking to leave Bordeaux since the team was relegated to France's second tier at the end of last season, especially as the club is desperate to raise some funds. Like more and more players around the world, Hwang has been looking...
K League needs more variety
The K League season is entering the final third with the top two presenting a very familiar sight. Ulsan Horangi and Jeonbuk Motors drew 1-1 on Sunday. Um Won-sang gave Ulsan the lead with Modou Barrow earning the visitor a point. It means that Ulsan stays six points clear at the top though, as all know, that has often been the case in the past, but Jeonbuk usually finds a wa...
Japan leaves Korean national team looking for answers
South Korea is rightly proud of its record against Japan, winning 42 and losing just 16 of their 81 encounters. The first two victories came in 1954 as Korea qualified for the World Cup. The last two meetings however have ended in 3-0 defeats and while, on the face of it, those losses don't seem quite as important, they are concerning. Japan has looked to be at a different le...
Crucial season starts for Korea's Eurostars
The European season starts again soon, with most major leagues kicking off on the first weekend of August - earlier than usual as the World Cup will be held in November and December - and, once again, there are a number of South Korean players looking forward to showing what they can do.
Korea right to bid for AFC Asian Cup 2023
The World Cup kicks off in November but there is another major tournament not far over the horizon. The 2023 Asian Cup is scheduled for next summer and it could be coming to South Korea. The competition, which takes place every four years, was originally scheduled to be hosted by China but the country relinquished those hosting rights in May. Beijing felt that as it was still...
Korea warm up for Qatar in Japan
Next Tuesday sees the start of the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) Championships, a four-nation tournament that is part of South Korea's preparations for the World Cup and an interesting competition in its own right. The Taeguk Warriors will start against China before taking on Hong Kong and then Japan. It was all supposed to take place in China but was switched to Japa...
Top of K League 1 looking familiar
The 2022 K League 1 season reached the halfway stage at the weekend with a very familiar sight. Ulsan Horangi is top of the standings with Jeonbuk Motors in second. The problem for the former is that the positions have been reversed at the end of the last three seasons as Jeonbuk ended up winning, just as it has done in seven of the last eight championships. The Jeolla Provin...
2002 World Cup still fairy tale for Korean football
Thursday sees the 20th anniversary of the 2002 World Cup final in which Brazil, inspired by Ronaldo, defeated Germany 2-0 in Yokohama. Had things gone a little differently, then it could have been South Korea taking on the South Americans as the team made it all the way to the semifinal where it lost 1-0 to the Europeans.
Korean coaches take Indonesia, Malaysia back to El Dorado
Last Tuesday was a good one for South Korean soccer - and not just because the national team signed off June's preparations for the World Cup with a 4-1 victory over Egypt in Seoul. Indonesia and Malaysia qualified for the 2023 Asian Cup for the first time in some time and both have South Korean coaches to thank for the success.
Korea's results improve but questions remain
It is not easy to arrange four international games in the space of 12 days, and credit should be given to the Korea Football Association (KFA) for giving the South Korean national team a perfect start to its preparations for the World Cup. The tournament kicks off in November and Korea's group, which contains Uruguay, Portugal and Ghana, is one where Korea could finish as the...
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