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Ex-K Leaguer joins Belgian club owned by S. Korean firm

A Belgian professional football club recently purchased by a South Korean marketing firm has signed its first player from the Asian country, officials said Friday.Sportizen, a Seoul-based sports marketing agency that recently acquired A.F.C. Tubize, said the second-division Belgian club ha...

Updated : 2014.08.29 10:54

Candidates for nat'l football coach narrowed down to 4 or 5: official

South Korea has narrowed down the candidates for its men's national team head coach to four or five, the sport's technical director said Wednesday.Lee Yong-soo, head of the technical committee at the Korea Football Association, told reporters that the goal is to fill the coaching vacancy w...

Updated : 2014.08.27 15:12

New pro football club to be named Seoul Eland FC

Seoul Eland FC's new football coach Martin Rennie. (Seoul Eland FC)The new professional football club set to join the nation's second division next year will be named Seoul Eland FC, officials announc...

Updated : 2014.08.26 14:12

Pro football governing body approves conglomerate Eland's proposal

The nation's governing body of professional football on Friday approved a proposal by a local business conglomerate to found a new club for next season.In its board meeting, the K League gave the green light to Eland to launch a new team to be based in Seoul.     Eland, which operates ...

Updated : 2014.08.22 20:46

S. Korea gets top seeds in Asiad soccer tournament

Host South Korea has received the top seeds in both men’s and women’s football tournament at the upcoming Asian Games, the sport’s national governing body said on Tuesday.The Korea Football Association said the men’s squad is one of eight countries to receive a seed for the Asian Games...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:12

Neymar, Suarez back on the pitch

BARCELONA (AP) ― Neymar and Luis Suarez played for the first time since their dramatic World Cup exits, with the Brazilian star scoring twice Monday and showing no signs of his devastating back injur...

Updated : 2014.08.19 20:11

S. Korea's negotiations with new football coach candidate break down

South Korea's negotiations with Bert van Marwijk, a former Dutch national head coach who had expressed interest in leading the South Korean national men's senior football team, have broken down due to a disagreement on salary and the length of his stay in the country, according to the loca...

Updated : 2014.08.17 15:32

Ronaldo’s double clinches Super Cup

CARDIFF (AP) ― Moving on from a frustrating World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo began the new season as the last one ended for Real Madrid ― with goals and a trophy.The Portugal forward netted both goals a...

Updated : 2014.08.13 21:28

Donovan says he’ll retire after season

CARSON, California (AP) ― Landon Donovan, widely considered as America’s best ever footballer, will retire at the end of the MLS season. The 32-year-old LA Galaxy forward is the top goalscorer in ML...

Updated : 2014.08.08 20:43

Korean sports marketing firm purchases Belgian football club

A South Korean sports marketing firm has purchased a Belgian football club.Sportizen, a Seoul-based sports marketing company, on Monday signed off on a deal to acquire the second-division Belgian club A.F.C Tubize.The company claimed it is the first South Korean firm to take over a Europea...

Updated : 2014.08.04 17:53

Neymar says back improving

TOKYO (AP) ― Brazil and Barcelona striker Neymar says he is almost back to full fitness after the serious back injury he sustained at the World Cup.The 22-year-old Neymar is on promotional trip to To...

Updated : 2014.08.01 20:39

New-look committee to meet over head coach

Technical director Lee Yong-soo (Yonhap)The new-look technical committee at the Korea Football Association will hold its inaugural meeting to go over candidates for the coaching vacancy on the men’s ...

Updated : 2014.07.30 20:40

Football icon Park Ji-sung bids adieu to Korean fans

Retiring South Korean football icon Park Ji-sung bid adieu to fans in style, scoring a goal in his final match on Friday while getting a hero's farwell.Park, a former South Korean captain who announce...

Updated : 2014.07.25 22:35

Suarez could make Barcelona debut against Madrid

MADRID (AP) ― Luis Suarez could make his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in October. The Spanish league announced its schedule for the 2014-15 season on Thursday,...

Updated : 2014.07.25 20:43

Pinto fails to agree on new contract, leaves Costa Rica

SAN JOSE (AP) ― Jorge Luis Pinto, who produced the surprise of the World Cup by coaching tiny Costa Rica to the quarterfinals, is leaving after failing to agree on a new contract. The Costa Rican federation announced Pinto’s departure on Thursday. Pinto said he was leaving because of dis...

Updated : 2014.07.25 20:41