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FC Seoul coach confident of advancing in AFC Champions League

FC Seoul head coach Choi Yong-soo said Tuesday that he is confident of reaching the quarterfinals at the Asian Football Confederation Champions League despite dropping the opening leg in the round of 16.Seoul, which reached the AFC Champions League knockout stage as Group F winners, last w...

Updated : 2016.05.24 14:57

Korea unveil squad for friendlies vs. Spain, Czech Republic

Korea on Monday unveiled their 20-man squad for upcoming friendly matches against Spain and the Czech Republic, as some players who have been struggling with their European clubs were left out. Korea, 54th in FIFA world rankings, will take on No. 6 Spain on June 1 in Salzburg, Austria, and...

Updated : 2016.05.23 12:49

Korean roster set for Olympic football prep tourney

Korea on Monday announced their under-23 men's football roster for an Olympic prep tournament.Salzburg striker Hwang Hee-chan was one of 23 players named to the squad, as Korea are readying to host Nigeria, Honduras and Denmark early next month.Korea will be making their eighth straight Ol...

Updated : 2016.05.23 12:48

Two Korean clubs chasing quarterfinals berths at AFC Champions League

Two Korean clubs will be chasing quarterfinals berths at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League this week after failing to pick up victories in the opening legs of the round of 16.Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors will host Melbourne Victory at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Jeonju World Cup Stad...

Updated : 2016.05.23 10:46

Korea confirms schedule of int'l football event for Olympics

Korea will play Nigeria first in an international football tournament created as a warm-up for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, the national football governing body said Wednesday.The Korea Football Association (KFA) said that South Korea will host Nigeria at the four-nation invita...

Updated : 2016.05.18 16:26

Ex-World Cup stars named honorary ambassadors for U-20 tournament

Two former South Korean football stars were appointed honorary ambassadors for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup on Wednesday. The organizing committee of the U-20 World Cup unveiled Park Ji-sung and Ahn Jung-hwan as new goodwill ambassadors for South Korea's first hosting of the FIFA tournamen...

Updated : 2016.05.18 11:39

Korean footballers in Europe end seasons with regrets

South Korean footballers in Europe have wrapped up their seasons with regrets, as most of them failed to make strong impressions on their fans and coaches alike.The major European football leagues completed their 2015-16 campaigns over the weekend, and South Korean footballers in the Engli...

Updated : 2016.05.17 11:11

Two Korean Premier Leaguers boost national team hopes

Two South Korean footballers in the English Premier League (EPL) are boosting the country's hopes for upcoming matches, as they each notched a goal for their clubs over the weekend.Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur and Ki Sung-yueng of Swansea City are pulling their socks up ahead of the ...

Updated : 2016.05.09 17:17

Suwon eliminated from AFC Champions League despite win over Shanghai

South Korean club Suwon Samsung Bluewings were eliminated from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League Tuesday despite a 3-0 victory over Shanghai SIPG in their final group match.    In rainy and windy conditions at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, south of Seoul, the ho...

Updated : 2016.05.03 21:37

FIFA president to visit Korea next week

FIFA President Gianni Infantino will visit South Korea next week to meet with corporate sponsors of the international football governing body, a source close to the matter told Yonhap News Agency Friday.According to the source, Infantino will arrive in Seoul Wednesday and is expected to vi...

Updated : 2016.04.22 17:05

Korean footballer named to English league's Team of the Year

South Korean footballer Ji So-yun was named to the Team of the Year in the top English women's football league for the second time in a row Thursday (local time).The Professional Footballers' Association announced the best lineups in the 2015-2016 season of its pro football leagues and Ji,...

Updated : 2016.04.22 11:39

FC Seoul coach proud of players after sealing AFC knockout spot

FC Seoul head coach Choi Yong-soo said Wednesday he is proud of his players for clinching the Asian Football Confederation Champions League knockout berth as a group winner.Seoul sealed the top spot in Group F after beating Thai champions Buriram United 2-1 at Seoul World Cup Stadium. The ...

Updated : 2016.04.21 11:20

FC Seoul clinch AFC Champions League knockout berth

South Korean outfit FC Seoul clinched a knockout berth as the Group F winner at the Asian Football Confederation Champions League Wednesday with a 2-1 win over Buriram United at home.Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, another South Korean club in action Wednesday, aren't quite there yet, but they did...

Updated : 2016.04.21 11:18

Korea targeting top group spot in Olympic football: coach

South Korea will aim to collect two wins and a draw to win their group at the 2016 Olympic men's football tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, head coach Shin Tae-yong said on Wednesday.The 16 qualified nations have been divided into four groups of four and the top two nations from each g...

Updated : 2016.04.20 11:52

Suwon beat Osaka to stay alive in AFC Champions League

South Korean club Suwon Samsung Bluewings defeated Gamba Osaka 2-1 Tuesday to stay alive in the Asian Football Confederation Champions League.Another South Korean side, Pohang Steelers, lost to Guangzhou Evergrande 2-0 to drop to last place in their group, their hopes of reaching the knock...

Updated : 2016.04.20 11:16