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German Uli Stielike named new head coach of S. Korean men's football team

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Published : 2014-09-05 09:48
Updated : 2014-09-05 09:48

Former German national team player Uli Stielike has been named the new head coach of the South Korean men's football team, officials said Friday.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) said the 59-year-old is signed through the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Stielike fills the vacancy at the football coaching position here left by Hong Myung-bo, who resigned in early July after South Korea crashed out of the World Cup in Brazil with one draw and two losses.

The KFA said Stielike will arrive in South Korea on Monday and will attend South Korea's friendly match against Uruguay later that day.

South Korea will host Venezuela in a friendly match later Friday with three assistant coaches on the bench.  (Yonhap)

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