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Stielike says composure will be key

SYDNEY (Yonhap) ― With his South Korean team set to take on host Australia in the AFC Asian Cup final on the weekend, coach Uli Stielike said Friday that composure will be the key to success.“Our te...

Updated : 2015.01.30 20:51

Focus on Australia’s holes

Australia, South Korea’s opponent in the upcoming AFC Asian Cup final, is a well-balanced team from top to bottom, but the team does have holes that can be exploited, analysts said Thursday.Kim Dae-gil, a commentator for the cable channel KBS N, noted that Australia has enjoyed a strong A...

Updated : 2015.01.29 20:38

Korea looks to end long cup drought

SYDNEY (Yonhap) ― Undefeated South Korea will look to cap off an improbable run at the AFC Asian Cup with a victory over the host Australia in the championship final on Saturday.The kickoff at Stadiu...

Updated : 2015.01.29 20:37

New star Lee puts team ahead of personal goals

SYDNEY (Yonhap) ― South Korea has made an impressive run to the championship final at the AFC Asian Cup this month, with little-known forward Lee Jeong-hyeop having emerged as an unlikely source of o...

Updated : 2015.01.28 21:05

Koreans tough enough for Aussies, says captain Ki

 South Korea could thrive in the role of underdogs when they face hosts Australia in the Asian Cup final this weekend, says skipper Ki Sung-Yueng.Having reached the final for the first time in 27 years battered, bruised and held together by team spirit and sheer bloody-mindedness, the Swa...

Updated : 2015.01.28 20:04

Diamond in the rough

SYDNEY (Yonhap) ― The improbable success story of South Korean forward Lee Jeong-hyeop became even more so on Monday at the AFC Asian Cup, as the 23-year-old forward scored his second goal of the tou...

Updated : 2015.01.27 20:32

S. Korea defeats Iraq 2-0 to reach AFC Asian Cup final

South Korea defeated Iraq 2-0 to reach the final of the AFC Asian Cup on Monday.Forward Lee Jeong-hyeop and defensive back Kim Young-gwon scored a goal apiece in each half to put South Korea on the path to its first Asian Cup title since 1960. South Korea will make its first appearance in ...

Updated : 2015.01.26 20:04

S. Korea coach praises players' mental toughness after extra-time victory

South Korea head coach Uli Stielike on Thursday praised his players' mental toughness after his squad defeated Uzbekistan 2-0 in extra time to reach the semifinals at the AFC Asian Cup.Son Heung-min scored both goals in extra time to send South Korea into the final four at the third straig...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:02

Messi scores late in Copa

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) ― Lionel Messi finished off his own missed penalty with five minutes left to give Barcelona a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal on...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:02

Tottenham edges Sheffield United

LONDON (AP) ― Tottenham relied on Andros Townsend’s penalty to gain a slender advantage over third-tier side Sheffield United in the League Cup on Wednesday, taking only a 1-0 lead into the second leg of their semifinal.Composed and disciplined at White Hart Lane, United had successfully...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:01

Son Heung-min picks perfect time to end scoring drought

South Korean winger Son Heung-min picked the perfect time to end his international scoringdrought on Thursday, scoring both goals in the team's 2-0 extra-time win over Uzbekistan to send South Korea into the semifinals at the AFC Asian Cup.Son scored the first goal on a diving header in th...

Updated : 2015.01.22 20:57

S. Korea to face Uzbekistan in first knockout match

South Korea's quest to end a 55-year title drought at the AFC Asian Cup will enter the knockout phase this week, as the country prepares to take on Uzbekistan in the quarterfinals.The kickoff at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium between the 69th-ranked South Korea and 71st-ranked Uzbekistan wi...

Updated : 2015.01.20 09:38

S. Korea set to travel to site of quarterfinals

With the top seed in Group A secured at the AFC Asian Cup, South Korea on Sunday is scheduled to travel to Melbourne, the site of its quarterfinals match later in the week.   South Korea defeated Australia 1-0 here on Saturday for its third consecutive victory by that identical score. So...

Updated : 2015.01.18 20:10

Stielike pleased with winning start

CANBERRA (Yonhap) ― The South Korean men’s football coach Uli Stielike voiced satisfaction Saturday with his team’s 1-0 victory over Oman to open the AFC Asian Cup, saying he preferred a narrow win...

Updated : 2015.01.11 20:32

Chelsea moves 2 points clear of City at top of EPL

LONDON (AP) ― Chelsea overcame a difficult start to beat Newcastle 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, moving two points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League after Manuel Pellegr...

Updated : 2015.01.11 20:29