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Star forwards spice up new football season

Familiar foreign strikers and local heavyweights are to battle for the top scoring title in South Korea's first division football league this season, but their closest rivals could lie within their c...

Updated : 2016.03.11 11:27

Former 2002 World Cup star to be national team goalkeeper coach

Lee Woon-jae, a member of the semifinalist South Korean team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, will join the country's senior national squad as a goalkeeper coach, the national football governing body said...

Updated : 2016.03.09 11:14

Emerging striker puts injury behind, ready for fresh start

With the 2016 K League Classic football season looming, Ulsan Hyundai FC forward Lee Jeong-hyeop says a devastating injury is now behind him and he's ready to contribute to his new club. Lee's solid...

Updated : 2016.03.08 11:24

Coach of football title favorites prefers spotlight on rivals

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors may be the prohibitive favorite to win their third straight championship in the top South Korean football league, but their head coach Choi Kang-hee said Monday he'd rather see...

Updated : 2016.03.07 15:46

Korean World Cup qualifier vs. Kuwait in limbo

South Korea may not play their last match of the second Asian qualifying round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup this month following their opponents' international suspension, the local football governing ...

Updated : 2016.03.07 15:01

Familiar faces expected back on top as new pro football season

It is increasingly sounding like a broken record: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors will enter the new K League Classic football season as the title favorite. Jeonbuk have won the past two championships in the...

Updated : 2016.03.07 10:33

Jeonbuk gunning for three-peat after busy winter

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors have won South Korea's top-tier football league the last two years, but that clearly didn't satisfy the club. After a busy offseason, Jeonbuk have come back much stronger this ...

Updated : 2016.03.07 10:31

Feisty Korean women keep Olympic football hopes alive

When South Korean women's football head coach Yoon Duk-yeo said last month his team could reach the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this year, local fans praised him for his confidenc...

Updated : 2016.03.03 15:26

Football chief likely to lead Korean delegation in Rio

Chung Mong-gyu, president of the Korea Football Association, is set to be named the head of the South Korean athletic delegation for the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a senior footb...

Updated : 2016.03.02 16:04

S. Korea hold N. Korea to 1-1 draw in women's Olympic football qualifier

South Korea held favored North Korea to a 1-1 draw at the final Asian women's Olympic football qualifying tournament Monday in Japan, a decent start to the quest for their maiden Summer Games appeara...

Updated : 2016.02.29 22:05

Suwon to utilize players from their youth academy

Suwon Samsung Bluewings were once one of the richest football clubs in South Korea being supported by local tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. But after Cheil Worldwide Inc., Samsung Group's advertis...

Updated : 2016.02.25 16:06

Korea women's football can qualify for Olympics: coach

The South Korean women's football team last year had a historic run at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, reaching the round of 16 for the first time. The ladies now aim for another milestone: go...

Updated : 2016.02.24 17:34

Jeonbuk seeks best combination of new and old players

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors last season had no problem defending their title in the top-tier K League Classic as they clinched their fourth domestic league title with two matches to spare. But that doesn...

Updated : 2016.02.24 10:21

Korean clubs on crash course with Chinese rivals at AFC Champions League

Four South Korean football teams start Asia's premier club competition this week with big-spending Chinese clubs presenting obstacles on their road to the title. With 3.5 slots at the Asian Football...

Updated : 2016.02.22 10:35

Korea unveil women's football roster for Olympic qualifiers

South Korea on Friday announced their women's football squad for the Asian qualifiers of the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, led by Chelsea Ladies FC attacker Ji So-yun. The Korea Football Associati...

Updated : 2016.02.19 13:49