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S. Korean football ends 2016 ranked 37th

South Korean football has ended the year ranked No. 37 in the world. South Korea remained at the same spot as the previous month in the latest FIFA rankings announced Thursday.Iran topped all Asian Football Confederation (AFC) members at No. 29, followed by South Korea, Japan (No. 45), Aus...

Updated : 2016.12.22 20:24

Asian champions Jeonbuk take 5th place at FIFA Club World Cup

The Asian club football champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors took fifth place at the FIFA Club World Cup after defeating South African side the Mamelodi Sundowns 4-1 on Wednesday.Kim Bo-kyung, Lee Jong-ho and Kim Shin-wook each scored one goal to help Jeonbuk, the winners of the Asian Football...

Updated : 2016.12.14 19:26

David Villa launches football academy in Korea

Spanish football star David Villa launched his football academy in South Korea on Tuesday.Villa announced the inauguration of his DV7 Soccer Academy, which aims to help young children develop personal values through football. The prolific goal scorer, now with New York City FC in Major Lea...

Updated : 2016.12.13 13:05

Towering striker feels weight of football club

When Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won the Asian Football Confederation Champions League last month, Kim Shin-wook was happy and relieved. The towering striker knew he had just proved he is worth the money he is paid. "After winning the AFC Champions League, I told our general manager Lee Chul-ge...

Updated : 2016.12.02 14:52

Coach of Asian club football champs wins continental honors

Choi Kang-hee, who led South Korean football squad Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors to the Asian club championship, has been named the continent's top coach of 2016.Choi won the 2016 Asian Football Confederation Men's Coach of the Year at the AFC Annual Awards in Abu Dhabi on Thursday (local time).H...

Updated : 2016.12.02 10:57

S. Korea's Jeonbuk crowned Asian club football champions

South Korean giants Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won the Asian Football Confederation Champions League title on Saturday.Jeonbuk played to a 1-1 draw against Al Ain FC in the second leg of the AFC Champions League final at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain, the United Arab Emirates. The result w...

Updated : 2016.11.27 09:31

Towering striker serving as reliable attacking option for nat'l team

South Korean striker Kim Shin-wook may not be the first attacking option for the national team, but that doesn't mean he is merely a bench member.As a second-half substitute, Kim was instrumental in S...

Updated : 2016.11.16 10:33

Football coach claims 'deserving victory' vs. Uzbekistan

South Korea head coach Uli Stielike said Tuesday his side produced a deserving victory against Uzbekistan in a World Cup qualifier at home.South Korea beat Uzbekistan 2-1 in their fifth match in the f...

Updated : 2016.11.16 09:48

Korea face Uzbekistan in crucial FIFA World Cup qualifier

South Korea face Uzbekistan this week in a crucial match on their road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.South Korea will be the host at Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The two countries will play their fifth match in the final Asian qualifying round for the World Cup.Both So...

Updated : 2016.11.14 09:26

Korean coach nominated for top Asian football award

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors boss Choi Kang-hee has been nominated for the top Asian football coach award. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Friday announced nominees for its annual awards and Choi was shortlisted for the AFC Coach of the Year honor.The 57-year-old South Korean is up aga...

Updated : 2016.11.11 20:12

S. Korean football starlet in fine form ahead of nat'l team duty

South Korean starlet Hwang Hee-chan showed he is in fine form as the young striker grabbed a brace at a second-tier European cup competition ahead of his national team duty next week. Hwang scored both goals in FC Red Bull Salzburg's 2-0 victory against OGC Nice at the UEFA Europa League G...

Updated : 2016.11.04 11:31

Korea up 3 spots to No. 44 in latest FIFA rankings

South Korea jumped three spots to No. 44 in the latest FIFA rankings despite their loss to Iran earlier this month. FIFA, the world football body headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, announced its October world rankings on Thursday (local time). The rankings showed South Korea remained as...

Updated : 2016.10.21 10:15

Tottenham's Son Heung-min named top Premier Leaguer for Sept.

Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean star Son Heung-min was named the Premier League's Player of the Month for September on Friday, becoming the first Asian winner of the honors.The league announced on it...

Updated : 2016.10.14 20:52

Korea thoroughly outplayed by Iran, as Tehran curse lives on

South Korea traveled to Tehran to face Iran in an Asian World Cup qualifying match Tuesday, with an eye on ending a winless drought that has last for more than four decades.South Korea instead suffered a 1-0 loss at Azadi Stadium, dropping to two draws and five defeats in the Iranian capit...

Updated : 2016.10.12 09:32

Suspended defender replaced on World Cup squad

Suspended defensive back Hong Jeong-ho has been replaced on the national men's football team.The Korea Football Association said Kim Min-hyeok of Japanese club Sagan Tosu will take Hong's spot on the 23-man roster in the Asian qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Hong was sent off on two...

Updated : 2016.10.07 09:49