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Korea coach to return from vacation, begin prep for final World Cup qualifying stage

South Korea men's football head coach Uli Stielike is scheduled to return from his vacation next week to begin preparing for the final World Cup qualification stage, the sport's national governing body said Friday.According to the Korea Football Association (KFA), Stielike will arrive back...

Updated : 2016.02.12 16:24

Top domestic football league identifies illegal practice, mulls over punishment

The nation's top football league said Friday it is mulling over the appropriate punishment for an illegal economic practice banned by the sport's international governing body.An official with the K League said the league office has identified cases of third-party ownership, and that it may...

Updated : 2016.02.12 11:36

Long, winding trip ahead for Vietnamese football club competing in Korea

Vietnamese football side Hanoi T&T must complete a long and winding trip this weekend to South Korea before they will face a local team for a spot at Asia's top club competition, officials here said Thursday.Hanoi T&T will meet Pohang Steelers of the K League Classic in Pohang, North Gyeon...

Updated : 2016.02.04 15:05

Korean club Pohang to face Vietnamese side in AFC Champions League playoff

South Korean side Pohang Steelers will battle a Vietnamese team for a spot at Asia's top club football competition.Pohang, representing the first-division K League Classic, will take on Hanoi T&T in the final playoff for the Asian Football Confederation Champions League. Hanoi T&T defeated...

Updated : 2016.02.03 10:14

Korea lose to Japan to fall shy of Asian men's U-23

South Korea dropped to Japan 3-2 Saturday to come up short of the Asian men's under-23 football title in Doha.South Korea blew a 2-0 second-half lead in the final of the the 2016 Asian Football Confederation U-23 Championship, as Japan scored three unanswered goals in a 14-minute span at A...

Updated : 2016.01.31 09:32

Rising star eyes Olympic football glory

After enjoying a coming-out party at the Asian Olympic men's football qualification tournament, South Korean forward Hwang Hee-chan said he hopes to be part of the Summer Games, too.South Korea clinched their eighth consecutive Olympic berth by reaching the final of the Asian Football Conf...

Updated : 2016.01.28 12:55

Korea, Japan to renew football rivalry at continental championship

South Korea and Japan will renew their football rivalry at the continental under-23 championship on Saturday in Qatar.The two countries will meet in the final of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Championship at Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, or 11:45...

Updated : 2016.01.28 09:50

With Olympic football berth secured, focus shifts to 'wild-card' selection

Now that South Korea have secured an Olympic men's football berth, the focus will soon shift to the selection of overage players for the quadrennial competition.South Korea on Tuesday defeated Qatar 3-1 in the semifinals at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Championship in Doha.B...

Updated : 2016.01.27 17:24

Energetic offense carries Korea into 8th straight Olympics

An energetic offense, led by rising stars demonstrating ability to adapt on the fly, carried well-coached South Korea into their eighth consecutive Olympic men's football tournament.South Korea defeated host Qatar 3-1 in the semifinals of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Champio...

Updated : 2016.01.27 10:31

Korea clinch 8th straight Olympic football berth

South Korea clinched a record eighth straight Olympic men's football berth on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over Qatar at the Asian qualification tournament.Midfielder Kwon Chang-hoon broke the 1-1 tie i...

Updated : 2016.01.27 09:20

Key players on mend for Korea, Qatar in Olympic football

Key players for both South Korea and Qatar remain on the mend as they prepare for a crucial showdown at the regional Olympic qualifying tournament here later Tuesday.South Korea could be without forward Hwang Hee-chan and Qatar could be missing left back Abdelkarim Hassan, when the two cou...

Updated : 2016.01.26 11:26

Korea to clash with Qatar in search for Olympic football berth

South Korea will try to put their defensive headaches behind them as they take on Qatar on Tuesday in search for a berth in the Olympic men's football tournament.The semifinals showdown at the Asian Football Confederation(AFC) U-23 Championship will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jassim Bin Hamad...

Updated : 2016.01.25 13:09

Korea coach fires verbal salvo at opponent in Olympic football qualifying tourney

On the eve of his team's showdown against Jordan at the Olympic men's football qualifying tournament, South Korea head coach Shin Tae-yong fired verbal salvo at his opponent, calling on the Middle East team to play the game the right way.South Korea and Jordan on Saturday will clash in the...

Updated : 2016.01.22 18:15

Korean confident sitting 2 wins away from Olympic football berth

Two wins away from securing the country's eighth consecutive Olympic men's football berth, South Korea's under-23 squad remain a confident bunch in the Qatari capital.South Korea will take on Jordan in the quarterfinals at the Asian Football Confederation U-23 Championship in Doha on Satur...

Updated : 2016.01.21 11:01

Korea to face Jordan in quarterfinals at Olympic football qualifying tournament

South Korea will face Jordan in the quarterfinals of the Olympic men's football qualifying tournament on Saturday in Doha.South Korea had clinched the top spot in Group C at the Asian Football Confederation U-23 Championship after a 1-1 draw with Iraq in the Qatari capital on Tuesday, and ...

Updated : 2016.01.21 10:55