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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

S. Korea to meet Venezuela in first A match after FIFA World Cup disappointment

South Korea's national football team is expected to take on Venezuela in its first A match since its early shutout in the Brazil FIFA World Cup, the country's governing body for the popular sport said Saturday.According to the Korea Football Association, the friendly versus the South Ameri...

Updated : 2014.07.19 16:36

South Koreans want foreigner to coach men's football team: poll

More than four in 10 South Koreans would rather have a foreign coach take over their men's national football team than a local figure, a poll showed Thursday.Gallup Korea said in its survey of 681 adults, 43 percent said they'd like to see a foreign national lead the football team, compare...

Updated : 2014.07.17 16:51

From Brazil to Russia: Countdown to 2018 World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) ― Brazil barely managed to get everything ready in time for the World Cup. Russia insists it won’t have any such problems in 2018, although the country faces other pressing issues ― inc...

Updated : 2014.07.16 20:31

[World Cup] World Cup a wakeup call for Korea’s youth development

RIO DE JANEIRO ― With the recent resignation of coach Hong Myung-bo and the exit of Luis Scolari after the utter destruction of his squad in the World Cup’s final stages, it’s been a dramatic few days both in Korea and Brazil as their football associations scramble for answers on how to...

Updated : 2014.07.15 19:52

[Graphic News] World Cup winners

Updated : 2014.07.14 21:23

[World Cup] Argentine World Cup celebration marred by violence

BUENOS AIRES (AP) ― Riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a group of rock-throwing vandals who disturbed a rally by Argentines celebrating their team’s gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup finals.Thousands of Argentines, saddened but proud, had g...

Updated : 2014.07.14 20:37

[World Cup] Messi’s World Cup ends on a bitter note

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) ― Lionel Messi’s final act in the 2014 World Cup was lifting a free kick high over the bar, wasting Argentina’s last chance to equalize in the final against Germany.It was far from a fitting finish for the four-time world player of the year.This was supposed to be Me...

Updated : 2014.07.14 20:37

[World Cup] Germany defeats Argentina 1-0 to win World Cup title

Germany's players celebrate with the World Cup trophy after winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup final football match between Germany and Argentina 1-0 following extra-time at the Maracana Stadium in Rio d...

Updated : 2014.07.14 07:02

[World Cup] Scolari says confederation to decide his coaching future

BRASILIA (AP) ― Luiz Felipe Scolari declined to make a decision on his future Saturday, saying it will be up to the Brazilian football confederation to decide whether he will continue as Brazil’s co...

Updated : 2014.07.13 20:00

[World Cup] Argentina must play the perfect match, coach says

RIO DE JANEIRO -- On the eve of the World Cup final, Argentina head coach Alejandro Sabella said his team would have to be focused, fast and cautious to play “the perfect match” against favorites Ge...

Updated : 2014.07.13 09:25