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Surprise pick for Asian Cup football tourney shocked at his own selection

When the South Korean men's football team for the AFC Asian Cup tournament was unveiled on Monday, Lee Jeong-hyeop, a virtually unknown forward, was easily the biggest surprise.Hours after the announcement, the 23-year-old player for the domestic military club Sangju Sangmu said he was tak...

Updated : 2014.12.22 15:28

Injuries, inconsistency cost World Cup members spots on Asian Cup squad

Injuries and inconsistent performances have proven costly for veterans of the South Korean World Cup squad, as they were left off the 23-man roster for the AFC Asian Cup announced on Monday.Head coach Uli Stielike unveiled the squad for the Jan. 9-31 continental tournament at a press confe...

Updated : 2014.12.22 13:30

Few surprises as S. Korea announces roster for Asian Cup football tourney

There were few surprises as South Korea on Monday announced its 23-man roster for the AFC Asian Cup, the continent's largest football tournament scheduled to kick off next month in Australia.Head coach Uli Stielike, who once said he could make some picks that could catch people off guard, ...

Updated : 2014.12.22 12:55

S. Korea to take on Saudi Arabia in final tune-up before Asian Cup

South Korea will take on Saudi Arabia in its final tune-up match before the AFC Asian Cup football tournament next month, officials said Thursday.   The 2015 Asian Cup will kick off Jan. 9 in Australia. The Korea Football Association (KFA) said South Korea will play Saudi Arabia on Jan....

Updated : 2014.12.18 16:06

1998 World Cup winner Thierry Henry retires

Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a 20-year career in which he earned a place in the pantheon of modern greats. The 37-year-old Henry, a member of the France teams that won the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship, was link...

Updated : 2014.12.16 18:40

Torino completes Italian Europa sweep

ROME (AP) ― The entire Italian league stands to benefit after Torino came back to beat nine-man Copenhagen 5-1 Thursday and complete a clean sweep with all four Serie A clubs advancing from the group...

Updated : 2014.12.12 20:17

‘Big 4’ will be hard to topple in Champions League

MANCHESTER, England (AP) ― With nine different winners in the last 11 years, no one could ever accuse the Champions League of being predictable. It does appear, however, that an established “Big 4” has been created in Europe’s premier club competition ― and this year’s group stage ba...

Updated : 2014.12.12 20:17

Man City, Schalke advance

MANCHESTER, England (AP) ― Manchester City and Schalke grabbed the final spots on offer in the knockout stage of the Champions League on Wednesday, while Lionel Messi helped Barcelona secure first pl...

Updated : 2014.12.11 20:02

Asian football governing body disciplines NK player, coach for misconduct during match

A North Korean football player and team coach have been suspended from six to 12 months for their misconduct during an Asian Games match in South Korea, according to the Web site of the Asian football governing body on Sunday.The disciplinary committee of the Asian Football Confederation (...

Updated : 2014.12.07 11:12

Man United, Liverpool win

LONDON (AP) ― Manchester United’s revival gathered pace with a fourth successive victory in the Premier League against Stoke on Tuesday, and captain Steven Gerrard came to Liverpool’s rescue agains...

Updated : 2014.12.03 20:13

New head coach for Ulsan Hyundai vows to build 'feared' team

Yoon Jung-hwan, freshly minted as head coach of the football club Ulsan Hyundai, said Wednesday he will try to reshape the underachieving team into a "feared" one next season.Yoon was named as the new bench boss for the K League Classic side on Monday, replacing Jo Min-gook. Ulsan finished...

Updated : 2014.12.03 15:50

Jeju United coach Park Kyung-hoon retires for personal reasons

Park Kyung-hoon, head coach of the South Korean football club Jeju United, stepped down on Wednesday with one year left in his contract, citing personal reasons.The K League Classic club announced that Park informed the team president, Jang Seok-soo, on Monday that he wanted to leave the b...

Updated : 2014.12.03 10:37

Football club owner defies comment ban on officiating

Lee Jae-myung, owner of the South Korean football club Seongnam FC, was defiant on Tuesday in the face of possible punishment over his public criticism of officiating.Lee is also the mayor of Seongnam, located just south of Seoul, where the local government owns the K League Classic club. ...

Updated : 2014.12.02 14:33

Top of his game

Veteran striker Lee Dong-gook of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors was voted the MVP of South Korean professional football on Monday.The 35-year-old garnered 101 out of 112 votes to claim the top individual awar...

Updated : 2014.12.01 20:19

Top football league to retain same format for 2015

The national governing body of professional football said Monday it will retain the same structure for the top-flight competition next season, with clubs to be divided into two tiers in the fall.The K League said the 12 teams in the first-division K League Classic will each play 38 matches...

Updated : 2014.12.01 17:30