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Olympic Football: South Korea’s Park Jong-Woo Denied Bronze Medal For Holding Political Slogan Aloft After Third-Place Game

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By Chris Wright

South Korea's Park Jong-Woo has been denied his bronze medal for the crime of holding aloft a political banner after his country's 2-0 victory in the Olympic third-place play-off game against Japan.

The banner reads "Dokdo is our Territory," referring to a group of largely uninhabited islands (known as 'Dokdo' in Korea and 'Takeshima' in Japan) which lie in an area of rich fishing grounds and natural gas deposits and over which both countries claim sovereignty.

Great Britain and South Korea Ready for Olympic Quarterfinal

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Great Britain football team's 1-0 win over Uruguay has given their confidence a major boost and they now seem determined to finish at least on the podium, if not as the gold medal winners.

They enter the knockout stage as the winners of Group A and their first opponents in the sudden death round are South Korea, with whom they will clash at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

Great Britain and South Korea Ready for Olympic Quarterfinal

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Great Britain football team's 1-0 win over Uruguay has given their confidence a major boost and they now seem determined to finish at least on the podium, if not as the gold medal winners.

They enter the knockout stage as the winners of Group A and their first opponents in the sudden death round are South Korea, with whom they will clash at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

Olympics: Great Britain 1-1 S Korea (4-5 Pens) – Team GB Spot-Kicked Out Of Competition In Cardiff (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Whilst the Team GB athletics team were (to coin a phrase of da yoof) 'smashing it' in east London and Daily Mail readers were choking on their own racist bile, Stuart Pearce's football side were struggling against a very decent South Korean side at the Millennium Stadium.

Environmental group wants frog juice drinker Park Ji-sung to help protect the frogs

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Though they won't come right out and say it, South Korean environmental group "Frogs' Friends" seem to blame Manchester United's Park Ji-sung for the increasing threat to frogs in his native South Korea. In 2006, Park wrote in his autobiography that his farther would give him frog juice to boost his stamina on the pitch.

Video: Korea Republic 3 – Uzbekistan 2 (AFC Asian Cup 2011 3rd Place Highlights)

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South Korea defeated Uzbekistan 3-2 to take third place in the AFC Asian Cup 2011 on Friday. The win secures an automatic place for the Koreans at the 2015 tournament in Australia. Korea went up 3-0 in the first-half on goals from Koo Ja-Cheo and Ji Dong-Won (2) before Uzbekistan fought back with goals on either [.

Asian Cup: Australia and Japan to contest final

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Australia have reached the 2011 AFC Asian Cup final in Qatar this weekend after crushing Uzbekistan by six goals to nil in yesterday's semi-final. Japan also went through but did it the hard way as Alberto Zaccherroni's men needed a penalty shoot out to get the better of arch-rivals South Korea.

There were six different scorers for the Socceroos as they put Uzbekistan to the sword in a game which was expected to be a lot closer than it was.

Asian Cup: Japan Through To Final After Penalty Drama

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Japan have beaten South Korea in a dramatic penalty shoot-out to reach the Finalof the Asian Cup in Qatar.

The game ended 1-1 in normal time, before Japan looked to have snatched victory in extra-time before the Koreans scored a minute from time in extra-time, however Japan didn't have to wait long, with victory in a dramatic penalty shoot-out.

Peak Moments of 2006

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These moments aren't in any order but a logo of how they enhanced the attractive game.

1. Togo's players celebrating their first aim in the world cup towards South Korea in their opening match. No one can guess that they don't seem to be being paid for playing on the planet cup.

2. Philip Lahm excellent goal against Costa Rica within the 6th minute led strategy to a high scoring World Cup.

AFC: Australia and South Korea through as expected

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In the latest round of 2011 AFC Asian Cup matches being played in Qatar there were no shocks to be had as Australia and South Korea confirmed their status as the two top teams in Group C and progressed to the quarter-finals of the tournament.

Australia finished top of the group when defeating Bahrain 1-0 in their final group match which was played today.

South Korea vs India Highlights 4-1 AFC Asian Cup Football

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South Korea vs India Asian Cup- Group C- January 18, 2011 Final result and full time score:- South Korea 4-1 India (Dong-Won Ji*2, Ja-Cheol Koo, Heung-Min Son/ Sunil Chhetri ) This South Korea vs India fixture saw the Koreans run out 4-1 winners and hand India their third successive defeat of the tournament.

Australia and S.Korea draw in battle of the big guns

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DOHA, Qatar — Australia and South Korea shared the spoils 1-1 in the battle of the big guns at the Asian Cup on Friday as both sides inched closer to the quarter-finals. The two Asian heavyweights are both seen as potential champions but neither could find the winner at the three-quarters full Al-Gharafa Stadium.

South Korea edge Bahrain in Asian Cup

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DOHA, Qatar — A brace from Koo Ja-Cheol earned South Korea a somewhat nervy 2-1 victory over a plucky Bahrain in their Asian Cup Group C opening match at the Al Gharafa Stadium on Monday. Koo struck either side of half-time as Cho Kwang-Rae's side, who are bidding to end a 51-year wait for Asian [.

Asian Games: Japan win maiden title; Koreans come third

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The Asian Games football tournament concluded in the Chinese city of Ghangzhou today with a tense final which was eventually settled by a late Yuki Saneto strike to give Japan a maiden title. In the third place play-off, which took place directly before the final, South Korea were minutes away from losing to Iran only for a late double strike from Dong Won-Ji to give the Koreans the bronze medal.

Asian Games: Traditional powers through to semi-finals

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Four of Asian football's heavyweight nations have qualified for the semi-finals of the Asian Games football tournament, currently taking place in the Chinese city of Ghangzhou.

Uzbekistan, fresh from knocking defending champions Qatar out of the competition in a game featuring "that miss" from Fahad Khalfan, were once again taken into extra-time.


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.

AFC Champions League: Seongnam are Asian champions

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South Korean representatives Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma have won the 2010 AFC Champions League after a pulsating final match played in Tokyo. They defeated Iranian side Zob Ahan by three goals to one to lift the title and are the second consecutive team from the K-League to become Asian club champions following the success of Pohang Steelers in 2009.

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North Korea lost at Women’s World Cup because players were ‘struck by lightning’

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Bolt from the blue The coach of North Korea's women's football team says the team lost their opening World Cup match against the USA because their players were struck by lightning during training. The Koreans slipped to a 2-0 defeat, but coach Kim Kwang-min came armed with a fantastic excuse for the loss.

FIFA: Congo upset the Dutch in U-17 Championship

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The FIFA Under-17 World Championship got under way in Mexico yesterday with the first four games taking place. The most outstanding result on the opening day undoubtedly came in Group A where Congo sealed a fantastic 1-0 win over the Netherlands to win their first game in the finals of this tournament for 20 years.

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Women's World Cup: The USA overcome DPR Korea 2-0

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The USA had to wait till the second half to get on the scoreboard and it all began deep in midfield when Carli Lloyd picked out Abby Wambach on the left with a long diagonal pass. The striker cut in winger like manner before lofting a cross towards the far post as Amy Rodriguez and Lauren Cheney waited in the box.

Women's World Cup: The USA meet a tough DPR Korea

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Abby Wambach will do battle with the North Korean defense

USA vs. Korea DPR
Rudolf-Harbig Stadium, Dresden, Germany

In a few hours, Abby Wambach and company finally get to open their World Cup account after a long hard journey that took them through the playoffs.

2011 Asian Cup

Exit North Korea without scoring a single goal

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DOHA, Qatar — Reigning champions Iraq set up a quarter-final clash with Australia after beating North Korea 1-0 Wednesday, condemning the Koreans to an early exit having failed to score in the tournament. The 2007 champions finished second in Group D behind Iran, but will be underdogs against an Australian team out for revenge after [.

Abdulatif nets four as Bahrain eliminate India

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DOHA, Qatar — Bahrain's Ismaeel Abdulatif scored a remarkable four goals as his side thrashed India 5-2 here on Friday to stay in contention for an Asian Cup last-eight berth and consign the Indians to elimination. The 24-year-old forward scored three times in just 19 minutes in a devastating first-half spell, after Faouzi Aaish's penalty [.

Australia v Korea Republic: Heart over head.....Aussies to win.

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Really looking forward to this mouth-watering clash as are the Koreans if you go by the numbers of Koreans posting on Aussie blogs!

Young fast and mobile with players, that's Korea, playing in big leagues in Europe against an Aussie team ageing and in decline.

Korea thumped Australia 3-1 earlier this year in Seoul and it could be a similar night tomorrow.

N. Korea and UAE in scoreless stalemate

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DOHA, Qatar — North Korea was forced to dig deep to salvage a point against a rampant United Arab Emirates as they opened their Asian Cup campaign in less than convincing fashion Tuesday. The Koreans, who made the World Cup in South Africa but lost all three games, withstood a barrage of UAE pressure throughout [.

Aussie depth exposed - but we won!

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Australia beat 142 ranked India 4-0 in the Asian Cup opener.

A rusty Asutralia relied on the old fellas, Tim Cahill (2), Harry Kewell (1), and Brett Emerton to create and score most of our goals. Brett Holman scored the other.

A comfortable win amd one which sets us up for the massive game with Korea on Friday.

The Rest

FIFA U-20 WWC: Where the Canadian Studs Fall to Tall Blondes

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That's right, you cover your face!What happened, Team of Choice? Sandra D'Angelo comes up huge with her penalty shot shutdown, and Jenna Richardson follows it up with a beautiful goal. This had the makings of a great victory over the Scandinavians!

Then I see, what, via FIFA.com highlight reel: a defense looking lackluster, a keeper nutmegged--Norway's goal.

Olympique Lyonnais signs sponsorship deal with Hyundai

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Olympique Lyonnais has sealed a two-year deal that sees Hyundai become the Ligue 1 giant's new shirt sponsor, and is an ample prove to justify the Koreans depth in football market

Olympics 2012 Soccer – N Koreans walk off after flag row

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The North Korean Women's football squad trample away the pitch at Hampden Park in Glasgow in a serration over flags. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/61813000/jpg/_61813864_official.jpg

Thought of Wisdom by Yazid...

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Yazid was the MOM for 2009 Singapore Cup
"It's really not how much you're getting paid, but how you manage your money..." Geylang United goalkeeper Yazid Yasin.
The former Lion City Cup winning custodian was recently saw himself being embroiled in a "that thing" case that saw two of his former teammates jailed.

Reds Welcome Korean Trialists

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Two Korean youngsters have today made their first tentative steps towards realizing their dream of playing for Liverpool FC.
Kim Yoon-Soo, 16, and Park Hyeon-Jim, 18, arrived in the city on Saturday ahead of a week-long trial at the club's Academy.
A meet and greet with first-team stars Dirk Kuyt and Andy Carroll was first on the agenda prior to a Monday morning training session with the reserves.

Alter Tweets About Qatar or, A Fart in the Wind

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The things you miss if you aren't on Twitter.

Like a respected Newsweek reporter casually dropping a Wile E. Coyote-style bomb, the kind that looks more like a bowling ball with a wick than something that might actually harm anyone, labelled "Qatar World Cup Bribes" into the laps of Twitter's ever-milling soccer writers, bloggers, and fans with not so much as a "how do you do.