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Olympic footballers kick off training in Brazil

The Korean men’s Olympic football team have started training in Brazil for the Rio de Janeiro Summer Games.The Korea Football Association said the Olympic team had tactical training and other exercises at a football field near Bourbon Atibaia Resort in Sao Paulo on Wednesday (local time)....

Updated : 2016.07.21 17:41

Chung Mong-gyu elected to 2nd term as football chief

Korean business executive Chung Mong-gyu has been re-elected as the national football chief.The Korea Football Association said Thursday that Chung was elected to a second term as its president by a u...

Updated : 2016.07.21 15:24

Jeonbuk re-sign Brazilian striker

Korean football club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on Thursday announced they have re-acquired former striker Eduardo Goncalves de Oliveira, better known as Edu, from the Chinese side Hebei China Fortune FC....

Updated : 2016.07.21 13:12

Korean football's oldest player retires at 46

Goalkeeper Kim Byung-ji, the oldest player ever in South Korean professional football, will finally hang up his boots.Kim, 46, announced his retirement via Facebook on Tuesday, saying he wants to put his 35-year playing career into his memory bank."I was really a happy player," Kim wrote. ...

Updated : 2016.07.19 22:05

Olympic football team to work on defense in Brazil

Korean Olympic football team boss Shin Tae-yong on Monday said his players will focus on enhancing their defensive play when they arrive in Brazil for the Summer Games.Korea have been paired in Group ...

Updated : 2016.07.18 13:51

Ki Sung-yueng to rejoin Swansea after military training

South Korean midfielder Ki Sung-yueng will return to his Welsh club this month following the completion of his basic military training, his Seoul-based agency said Friday. C2 Global said Ki will go back to the English Premier League club Swansea City and join their team training in Britain...

Updated : 2016.07.15 16:55

Football coach gives up vacation to prep for World Cup qualifier

South Korean men's football team head coach Uli Stielike will not take a vacation this summer as he decided to prepare for the FIFA World Cup qualification starting in September, an official at the national football governing body said Wednesday. A Korea Football Association official said ...

Updated : 2016.07.15 13:59

Korean defender joins Chinese club coached by compatriot

South Korean defender Hong Jeong-ho has left the German Bundesliga to join a Chinese football club managed by his compatriot.Jiangsu Suning, currently second in the Chinese Super League, said on Thursday night via Weibo -- China's largest social networking service -- that they signed Hong ...

Updated : 2016.07.15 13:32

FC Seoul to acquire veteran defender Kwak Tae-hwi

Korean football club FC Seoul said Thursday they are set to sign veteran center back Kwak Tae-hwi to boost their defense.Seoul -- currently second in the top-flight K League Classic with nine wins, th...

Updated : 2016.07.07 16:59

FC Seoul looking for 1st win after coaching change

Korean football club FC Seoul will try to get their first win this week following a recent coaching change, though they will have to do so without their top scorer.Seoul are on a three-match losing streak in the first-tier K League Classic since head coach Choi Yong-soo left for Chinese cl...

Updated : 2016.07.04 17:31

Football league delays meting out punishment on club over bribery scandal

The national pro football league said Thursday it will delay meting out punishment on Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors over a bribery scandal.The K League had been scheduled to discuss penalties for Jeonbuk on Friday, but it will do so after mid-August instead, according to Cho Nam-don, who heads th...

Updated : 2016.06.30 17:31

Jeonnam Dragons acquire Brazilian forward

Korean football club the Jeonnam Dragons said Thursday they have signed Brazilian forward Jair Eduardo Britto da Silva. Jeonnam -- currently 10th in the top-flight K League Classic with three wins, si...

Updated : 2016.06.30 16:11

Jeonnam Dragons sign Aussie-born defender

Korean football club Jeonnam Dragons said Tuesday they are set to sign defender Tomislav Mrcela from Croatian club NK Lokomotiva Zagreb.Jeonnam, currently 10th in the top-flight K League Classic, said...

Updated : 2016.06.28 16:32

Messi's retirement from Argentina could hurt his legacy

Lionel Messi's surprising decision to stop playing for Argentina could damage his legacy with the national team and fans back home.If Messi sticks to his announcement, made in the heat of the moment s...

Updated : 2016.06.27 21:09

Versatility key to Olympic football squad: coach

When assembling the Korean team for the men's Olympic football tournament in Rio de Janeiro, versatility was the most important criterion for head coach Shin Tae-yong.On Monday, Korea unveiled their 1...

Updated : 2016.06.27 16:59