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5 investigated over FIFA World Cup bid corruption

GENEVA (AP) ― Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups....

Updated : 2014.11.28 20:31

Tottenham advances in Europa League

MANCHESTER, England (AP) ― Tottenham was among nine teams to qualify for the knockout stage of the Europa League on Thursday after beating Partizan Belgrade 1-0 in a match that was briefly suspended because of three separate pitch invasions.Inter Milan and Napoli also advanced to ensure t...

Updated : 2014.11.28 20:30

Pele denies rumors of serious ill health

SAO PAULO (AP) ― Brazilian great Pele said Thursday he is not seriously ill, easing fears that his health deteriorated while being treated for a urinary tract infection.The 74-year-old Pele used his official Twitter account to deny widespread reports that said his condition worsened and t...

Updated : 2014.11.28 20:30

Arsenal into knockout round

Arsenal reached the knockout stage of the Champions League for the 15th straight season with a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night, and Liverpool put itself in position to advance if it ...

Updated : 2014.11.27 20:45

Germany struggles after title

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) ― From one red carpet to the other, Germany is still celebrating the World Cup title.On the field, however, Germany is looking far from being the best team in the world.As yea...

Updated : 2014.11.18 20:43

Korea looks to solve Iran

TEHRAN (Yonhap) ― South Korea will try to end its winless streak versus Iran when the two rivals clash in a friendly match in Tehran on Tuesday.The kickoff will be 4:25 p.m. Tuesday at Azadi Stadium ...

Updated : 2014.11.16 20:45

FIFA under fire after report on Qatar, Russia

FIFA President Joseph Blatter speaks during a ceremony held at the Saudi Football Federation on the night of the 22nd Gulf Cup football tournament in Riyadh on Thursday. (AFP-Yonhap)GENEVA (AP) ― A l...

Updated : 2014.11.14 20:40

S. Korea to be without two key attackers in football friendly vs. Jordan

South Korea is expected to be missing two key attackers when it faces Jordan in the first of its two football friendlies in the Middle East on Friday.   After Bayer Leverkusen winger Son Heung-min was ruled out with right quadriceps fatigue, El Jaish forward Lee Keun-ho joined him in the...

Updated : 2014.11.14 09:46

Retired football icon Park Ji-sung to help Manchester United

Park Ji-sung, the recently retired football star from South Korea, said Thursday he is looking forward to taking on new responsibilities as an ambassador for his former English club, Manchester United, as they look to expand their presence in Asia.Park, who was appointed the English Premie...

Updated : 2014.11.13 13:47

S. Korea to kick off Middle East trip with friendly vs. Jordan

The South Korean men's national football team will seek to end its final road trip of the year on a winning note, when it faces Jordan in Amman on Friday.The kickoff will be 4:30 p.m. local time, or 11:30 p.m. Korean time, at King Abdulla Stadium in Jordan's capital.South Korea is ranked 6...

Updated : 2014.11.13 09:50

Men’s soccer team heads to Middle East for friendlies

The South Korean men’s national soccer team departed for the Middle East for upcoming friendly matches against Jordan and Iran.These two matches will be the final friendlies of the year for South Kor...

Updated : 2014.11.10 19:14

Son doubles down

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) ― Son Heung-min scored twice to give Bayer Leverkusen a 2-1 win at Zenit St. Petersburg in the Champions League on Tuesday, putting the German team on the brink of qualify...

Updated : 2014.11.05 20:29

Korea, France bid for 2019 women’s World Cup

ZURICH (AP) ― Football delegates from France and South Korea have handed over their bid documents to FIFA for the 2019 women’s World Cup. France and South Korea are also bidding for the 2018 under-20 women’s World Cup, with FIFA’s executive committee to decide on one winner for both co...

Updated : 2014.10.31 20:10

Celtic player Tonev banned for 7 games for racial abuse

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) ― Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev was banned for seven games on Thursday for using racist language toward an opponent during a Scottish league match. Celtic said Tonev will appeal against the ban. The Bulgarian international, who is on loan at Celtic from English Pre...

Updated : 2014.10.31 20:07

S. Korea set to greet N. Korea's youth footballers

The South Korean government on Friday approved a visit by North Korea's teenage football players next week to join an international competition to be held in a border town in the South. A group of 32 athletes and officials is scheduled to arrive here on Sunday via Beijing and participate ...

Updated : 2014.10.31 13:21