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World Cup mission accomplished, S. Korea faces more work ahead in women's football

On the surface, South Korea accomplished the goals it had set out to meet at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. The world's 18th-ranked team earned its maiden win at the quadrennial tournament and reached the knockout stage for the first time in the process.The success on paper, however...

Updated : 2015.06.22 10:42

S. Korea crashes out of FIFA Women's World Cup

South Korea crashed out of the FIFA Women's World Cup with a 3-0 loss to France in the round of 16 on Sunday.France scored twice in the first eight minutes en route to the rout at Olympic Stadium, as the flustered South Korea, ranked 18th in the world, found itself overmatched against the ...

Updated : 2015.06.22 09:27

S. Korea defeats UAE 3-0 in football friendly

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (Yonhap) -- With strong efforts on both ends, South Korea defeated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 3-0 on Thursday in its final football friendly before the start of the World Cup qualifiers.Former World Cup veteran Yeom Ki-hun, international rookie Lee Yong-jae and risi...

Updated : 2015.06.11 20:46

Chung considers FIFA candidacy

Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon said Wednesday that he would carefully consider running for the top job at the world’s football governing body.“I will decide on whether to participate in an election after consulting with officials in the global football community,” Chung said...

Updated : 2015.06.03 19:32

FIFA's Blatter slams US action, Europe 'hate' campaign

ZURICH, (AFP) - FIFA leader Sepp Blatter said Saturday he was "shocked" at the way the US judiciary has targeted football's world body and slammed what he called a "hate" campaign by Europe's football leaders.In an interview with Swiss television, Blatter said he suspected the arrest of se...

Updated : 2015.05.30 16:17

[Newsmaker] FIFA mired in $150 million bribery case

NEW YORK ― In accusing soccer federation leaders of tarnishing the sport by taking $150 million in bribes and payoffs, U.S. prosecutors laid out a sweeping corruption case that hinges on the testimon...

Updated : 2015.05.28 20:06

FC Seoul eliminated from AFC Champions League

South Korean club FC Seoul crashed out of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League following an away loss on Wednesday.The K League Classic club lost to Gamba Osaka 3-2 in Osaka in the second leg of their round of 16 series. The Japanese side reached the quarterfinals on the...

Updated : 2015.05.27 21:12

Former FIFA VP Temarii banned 8 years for taking money

ZURICH (AP) – FIFA has banned former vice president Reynald Temarii for eight years for taking Qatari powerbroker Mohamed bin Hammam's money to pay legal costs in a corruption case linked to the 2022 World Cup vote.FIFA says its ethics committee ruled that Temarii accepting 305,640 euros ...

Updated : 2015.05.13 21:39

S. Korea defeats Russia 1-0 in women's football friendly

South Korea edged out Russia 1-0 in the two countries' women's football friendly match at home on Sunday.Striker Ji So-yun scored in the dying moments of the match at Incheon Football Stadium, located just west of Seoul, to lift the home side over the visitors in a prep match ahead of this...

Updated : 2015.04.05 19:43

After 76 matches, football defender Cha Du-ri bids teary farewell to int'l football

South Korean footballer Cha Du-ri bid a teary farewell to international football on Tuesday, wrapping up a 14-year career that included appearances at two FIFA World Cups.Cha, 34, played in his 76th and final match for South Korea against New Zealand at Seoul World Cup Stadium. The right f...

Updated : 2015.03.31 21:24

Talented midfielder injured ahead of S. Korea's Olympic football qualification

South Korea lost one of its most gifted young players ahead of its early Olympic football qualification matches scheduled in Indonesia, officials announced Monday.The Korea Football Association said Ryu Seung-woo, a midfielder for the second-division German club Eintracht Braunschweig, has...

Updated : 2015.03.23 10:22

S. Korea loses to France in race to host 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

South Korea on Thursday came up short in a race to host the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.  At FIFA's Executive Board meeting in Zurich Thursday, South Korea lost out to France for the right to host the women's premier football event.  South Korea was aiming to become the first country t...

Updated : 2015.03.20 09:06

S. Korea jumps 15 spots to No. 54 in latest FIFA rankings

Buoyed by its runner-up finish at the AFC Asian Cup in January, South Korea jumped 15 spots to No. 54 in the latest FIFA rankings announced on Thursday.South Korea soared in the FIFA standings after staying at No. 69 -- its all-time low -- over the past three months.At the Asian Cup in Aus...

Updated : 2015.02.12 21:17

S. Korea's U-23 football coach quits with leukemia

Lee Kwang-jong, who coached South Korea's under-23 men's football team to the gold medal at last year's Asian Games, has stepped down to deal with leukemia, officials said.  The Korea Football Association said late Thursday it convened a technical committee meeting and named Shin Tae-yo...

Updated : 2015.02.06 09:16

S. Korea gets hero's welcome after runner-up finish

The South Korean men's national football team received a hero's welcome on Sunday upon returning home from the AFC Asian Cup in Australia, where it posted the country's best result in nearly three decades.Coached by Uli Stielike, South Korea finished second to Australia in the quadrennial ...

Updated : 2015.02.02 10:27