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Stielike, Seoul, Struggles - September in South Korea

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This has been one crazy summer and most in Korean football are glad to see the back of it. The events of the World Cup are well-known. What comes next remains to be seen.
The search for Stielike
When the KFA reluctantly accepted the resignation of Hong Myung-bo in early July, they had no idea as to the identity of his replacement.

K-League Gets Temperatures Rising Already

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The winter was not a fierce one by Korean standards, except for one week in early February that saw Seoul temperatures plummet to minus 20, and the 2012 K-League certainly did not take long to warm up.

The excitement and controversy were getting going even before the big kick-off. 24 hours ahead of the opening game, Daejeon Citizen were in the headlines for letting veteran, and we are talking Dino Zoff style, goalkeeper Choi Eun-sung go.

Korean Transfer Window Well And Truly Open

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The turn of the year has seen the transfer market in the K-League gather momentum. Players and coaches have returned from their end of season vacations and teams are starting their winter training camps.

The first week of 2012 saw two big deals involving midfielders who may not be quite automatic starters for the national team but are never too far from the first eleven.

Jeonbuk Motors Win Deserved Title

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It didn't come as a surprise. Jeonbuk Motors led the K-league from early in the season and were the best team for most of it. Choi Kang-hee's men should have won the Asian title too but had to make do with the domestic title to add to the 2009 crown.

The inevitable came to pass on December 4 in the second leg of the Championship play-off final against Ulsan Horangi.

Korea 100% In Asia But Could Do Better

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You can't do much better than 100 percent. South Korea's quartet of teams that started the 2010 Asian Champions League back in February have all survived the first round intact. China have lost at least three of theirs and it could be all four while Japan will see at least one and probably two fall by the wayside.

AFC Champions League 2010

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Group E
Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (KOR), Melbourne Victory (AUS), Beijing Guoan (CHN), Kawasaki Frontale (JPN)

Group F
Kashima Antlers (JPN), Jeonbuk Motors (KOR), Persipura Jayapura (IDN), Changchun Yatai (CHN)

Group G

Henan Jianye (CHN), Gamba Osaka (JPN), Suwon Bluewings (KOR), Play-off East winners

Group H

Adelaide United (AUS), Shandong Luneng (CHN), Cup winners (JPN), Pohang Steelers (KOR)

Play-off draw

SF1 - Singapore Armed Forces (SIN) v Sriwijaya (IDN)
SF2 - Da Nang (VIE) v Muang Thong United (THA)
Final - Winner SF1 v Winner SF2 East winner goes to ACL.

FC Seoul Are Out And Senol Gunes Is Off

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With the benefit of hindsight it was written in the stars that FC Seoul's season would end last Saturday after losing to Chunnam Dragons in the first round of the K-league's championship play-offs.

Seoul thought they shouldn't have needed to play the match at all. The capital club spent the whole season slugging it out with Jeonbuk Motors at the top of the K-League and expected to go straight to the final, or at least, the semi-final.

Korea Gears Up For Play-Offs

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With most attention on the exploits of Pohang Steelers in the Asian Champions League and the national team's friendly matches in Europe against Denmark and Serbia, the fact that the K-League is about to embark upon its championship play-off series has almost gone unnoticed.

Six teams are still in with a chance of the domestic title.

Al Ittihad Stand In Way Of Pohang's Asian Dream

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Pohang Steelers are just 90 minutes away from making soccer history. On Saturday night, the team from Gyeongsang province could become the most successful club in Asia – ever.

The South Koreans meet Saudi Arabia's Al Ittihad in Tokyo in the final of the Asian Champions League. The opposition also has two wins under its belt.

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Progress made on all fronts in Korea

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Tight at top and bottom The Korean season is coming to a close but the final week or so promises to be full of action at both bottom and top, even if quite a few of those in between are starting to dream of, or dread, 2014. Ulsan Horangi took the 2012 Asian Champions League title but have benefitted domestically after not qualifying for the 2013 version of the continental competition.

When Citizens Attack: K-League Season Gathering Pace

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Six down, 38 to go, the K-League season may have a long way to go but the first month has been action-packed with shocks, hooliganism, full and empty stadiums and mascots getting attacked.

That happened at Incheon United. It was only the second ever game at the brand spanking new Sungui Arena.

Motors Driving Towards Success In Korea

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It has been a topsy-turvy season in the K-League so far. Asian champions Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma have been kept off the bottom of the standings only thanks to the dreadful form of Gangwon FC. Suwon Bluewings find themselves in one of their annual slumps in form while champions FC Seoul have improved since earlier in the season but still can't quite break free of the middle level.

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September Split in South Korea

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The K League Classic Divides

The first day of September marks the end of summer in South Korea and the end of the league as we know it. From now, until the end of the season, the K-League's 14 teams will be split into two Known simply as Group A and Group B, the top half will fight it out for the title while those downstairs will be hoping to avoid relegation.

Finally Some Football For South Korea

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It has been a strange few weeks for Korean football and the fact that the final round of qualification for the 2014 World Cup is about to start has almost been forgotten. National team head coach Choi Kang-hee has been one of the most successful coaches in Korea and Asia over the last few years but increasingly in recent weeks he has been looking stressed.

Lion King Still Reigns In Korea

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It is true to say that in football, the strikers are the ones who get the goals and get the headlines. Goalkeepers can play fantastically well for a full 89 minutes out of a fantastic match but one mistake and all know what the internet and newspapers will focus on.

Lee Dong-guk is one of the biggest stars in the league.

Jeonbuk Motors: Speeding down Asian football’s fast lane

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Jeonbuk Motors: Speeding down Asian football's fast lane is a post from: Just Football

With the 2011 Asian Champions League knockout phase kicking off this week, Mehdi Rahnama takes a look at one of the teams to keep an eye on in his debut article for Just Football:

The group stages of the 2011 Asian Champions League is over and it concluded with a number of surprises, as some teams unexpectedly made it through at the expense of bigger names knocked out early in the competition.

Edu Shows There's Life After K-League

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Players come and go in the K-League, especially those from overseas. There is an incredibly high turnover of playing staff in South Korea, teams can virtually change their entire starting elevens from season to season.

Hiring players is not, of course, an exact science. Some succeed and some don't for a variety of reasons.

Lion King Set For Revival?

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East Asia has long struggled to produce prolific goalscorers and most clubs import attackers from Brazil, Africa and Eastern Europe.

It is a chicken-and-egg situation. Do clubs buy foreign forwards because there isn't enough local talent or is there not enough local talent because clubs pack their offensive lines with overseas stars?

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Al Sadd Defy Odds To Take Asian Crown

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"I think I am not in the best condition to analyse it. At this moment, my feeling is stronger than my reason."

Those were the words of Jorge Fossati, the coach of newly-crowned Asian Champions Al Sadd, deep in the bowels of Jeonju World Cup Stadium on Saturday evening. The Uruguayan had just watched a fantastic final in which his team overcame favourites and host Jeonbuk Motors thanks to a penalty shootout.

Where's The Famous Aremania?

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They won the league last year with a spectacular 5-1 victory at the Bung Karno Stadium in front of 45,000 of their travelling supporters. They have been frquently crowned best supporters in the country. But now, when things ain't going so well what has happened to the famous Aremania? Check out their recent attendances with the most home games at the top.

Enough's Enough

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Arema's Sinagporean pair, Noh Alam Shah and M Riduan, are threatening to quit the club if they don't start getting paid on time.
Hardly the best preparation ahead of their AFC Champions League game against Jeonbuk Motors on Wednesday.
M Fachruddin has already left the club for the same reason.

Swelling the AFC's coffers

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Hats off to Indonesian football. The FA and clubs have decided to fund football development in less well off parts of Asia by ingnoring existing rules and regulations thereby incurring fines to be paid to the AFC. Fair play says I.

AFC Asian Cup 2011 Qualifiers: The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) has been fined USD 11,000 for liability for spectator conduct when plastic bottles were thrown onto the pitch and pitch invasion by spectators during the match against Oman on 6 January, 2010.

If it's gift-wrapped, the Reds don't want it ...

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Urawa Reds manager Holger Osieck remains optimistic about his side's chances of advancing to the semifinals of the Asian Champions League despite losing hold of a stranglehold on the home-and-away quarterfinal clash against Jeonbuk Motors on Wednesday night.
The Reds outclassed the reigning ACL champions from start to finish and were up 2-0 heading into the waning moments of the match at Saitama Stadium when Jeonbuk defender Choi Jin-cheul blazed home through a maze of players to take the glean off a terrific showing by the home side.

Coréia do Sul

Definidos os confrontos das quartas de final da LC da Ásia

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Postado em 7/6/2011 Ã s 12:02 por Equipe

No sorteio das quartas de final da Liga dos Campeões da Ásia, realizado nesta terça-feira, destaque para o confronto entre o Jeonbuk Motors, da Coreia do Sul, e o Cerezo Osaka, do Japão.

O Jeonbuk eliminou o Tianjin Teda, da China, nas oitavas de final com uma vitória por 3 a 0, enquanto o Cerezo Osaka, do técnico brasileiro Levir Culpi, superou o rival Gamba Osaka, vencendo por 1 a 0.

Jogo 0256/2011 - Amistoso - China 3x0 Honduras

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 29/03/2011, na cidade de Wuhan-CHN, no Wuhan Sports Center Stadium, onde jogaram as seleções da China (76º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção de Honduras (38º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
2006Guangzhou 12/02/2006 CHN0:1 (0:0)HON

O árbitro desse jogo, foi: Maasaki Iemoto-JAP

O primeiro gol do jogo, foi de Huang Bowen, aos 17 minutos do primeiro tempo, ele que é jogador do Jeonbuk Motors-KOR, que marcou seu segundo gol pela seleção nacional.

Jogo 0120/2010 - Amistoso - Costa do Marfim 0x2 Coréia do Sul

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Jogaram em Londres no dia 03/03/2010, amistosamente, as seleções da Costa do Marfim (22º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Coréia do Sul (53º no ranking da FIFA). O jogo foi no Loftus Road.

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Mundial Sub-17

Jogo 0076/2010 - Copa do Leste Asiático - Coréia do Sul 5x0 Hong Kong

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O segundo jogo da Copa do Leste Asiático, foi disputado no dia 07-02-2010, na cidade de Tóquio, no Estádio Nacional, com um público de 2.728 pessoas e com uma temperatura de 5ºC, reunindo as seleções da Coréia do Sul (49º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção de Hong Kong (137º no ranking da FIFA).

Mundial Sub-20 - Coréia do Sul 1x1 Alemanha

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O 17º jogo do Mundial Sub-20, foi realizado na cidade de Suez, no estádio Mubarak Stadium, com uma temperatura de 27º C.

Jogaram as seleções da Coréia do Sul (49º no ranking da FIFA) e Alemanha (4º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
27/06/1994 - Alemanha 3x2 Coréia do Sul (Copa do Mundo)
25/06/2002 - Alemanha 1x0 Coréia do Sul (Copa do Mundo)
29/11/2003 - Coréia do Sul 2x0 Alemanha (Mundial Sub-20)
19/12/2004 - Coréia do Sul 3x1 Alemanha (Amistoso)

A seleção da Coréia do Sul deu 7 chutes a gol e ficou com 58% de posse de bola e a Alemanha deu 5 chutes a gol com 32% de posse de bola.

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Jeonbuk Race Away With First Title

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The 2009 K-League season was a special one for a certain southwestern region as Jeolla Province welcomed the golden championship trophy for the first time ever. No longer can Jeonbuk Motors claim to be the only team on the continent to have won the Asian title without ever winning the domestic prize.

Full Moon Spells Quarter Doom For Jeonbuk

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The Korean thanksgiving holiday is a time to spend with family and pay respects to ancestors that have passed away. What it is not, is a time to do any unnecessary travel. More than half the nation moves around the southern half of the peninsula to visit hometowns. The nightly television news programs all start by broadcasting the same pictures with relish.

The Rest

South Korean goalkeeper scores deliberate own goal after his side ‘accidentally’ scored at other end

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South Korean K League rivals Jeonbuk Motors were 2-1 down to Seongnam on Wednesday evening when a Seongnam player went down injured in his own box. After the stoppage, former Middlesbrough striker Lee Dong-Gook attempted to return the ball to the Seongnam keeper, but struck it a little too hard and ended up planting a long-range screamer in the top-right corner.

Festeja Fosatti: Al Sadd campeón de Asia.

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06.11.2011 - Atestado y dispuesto para los festejos locales, el estadio Jeonju (SudCorea) (42.000 plazas) vivió una jornada agónica de pobre y sorpresivo final en la definición de la AFC (Champions Asia): El Jeonbuk Motors, flamante campeón surcoreano, terminó bajo la inesperada sombra del qatarí Al Sadd.

Results 16/03

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AFC Champions League
Arema v Jeonbuk Motors 0-4 27,910
Persipura v East Bengal 4-1 (Boas Solossa, Stevie Bonsapia, Lukas Mandowen, Titus John) 700 TSW Pegasus v Sriwijaya 1-2 (Kayamba, Dos Santos) 1,385Tampines Rovers v Muang Thong United 1-1 (Duric; Phitchitipong) 1,975Chonburi v South China 3-0 (Nattapong, Therdsak, Arthit) 6,500
Divisi Utama
Persikab v Persemalra 5-2

Seongnam Hungry For Domestic Success Too

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The K-League championship play-offs have reached that stage when it becomes a little easier to explain to non-followers what is going on. And Wednesday's clash between Jeonbuk Motors and Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma at Jeonju World Cup Stadium should be one to excite even the vaguest of soccer supporters.

It is a big game in its own right but there are a number of side plots that add to the drama.

No Big Korea Moves In Transfer Window - Yet

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For most people in Europe, January with its long and cold nights is a quiet time after the excesses of Christmas and New Year Holidays. Football is different however as the January transfer window may not always ensure activity but it at least delivers thousands of reports and rumours about possible deals and moves.