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Ulsan storm into Champions League last 16 on good night for Korea, China

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Hong Kong (AFP) – South Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai FC powered into the knockout stages of the AFC Champions League Wednesday with a 6-2 demolition of Melbourne Victory, who crashed out.

Ulsan will finish second in Group F behind Shanghai SIPG, who drew 1-1 at home to Kawasaki Frontale.

Ulsan storm into Champions League last 16 on good night for Korea, China

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Hong Kong (AFP) – South Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai FC powered into the knockout stages of the AFC Champions League Wednesday with a 6-2 demolition of Melbourne Victory, who crashed out.

Ulsan will finish second in Group F behind Shanghai SIPG, who drew 1-1 at home to Kawasaki Frontale.

Six-shooters Ulsan storm into Champions League last 16

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Hong Kong (AFP) – South Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai FC powered into the knockout stages of the AFC Champions League Wednesday with a 6-2 demolition of Melbourne Victory, who crashed out.

Ulsan joined the already qualified Shanghai SIPG in the knockout stages from Group F after the Australian side conceded a comical goal to open the floodgates.

Six-shooters Ulsan storm into Champions League last 16

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Hong Kong (AFP) – South Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai FC powered into the knockout stages of the AFC Champions League Wednesday with a 6-2 demolition of Melbourne Victory, who crashed out.

Ulsan joined the already qualified Shanghai SIPG in the knockout stages from Group F after the Australian side conceded a comical goal to open the floodgates.

Son’s hot-streak boosts case to be Asia’s all-time best

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London (AFP) – South Korea’s Son Heung-min is already staking a claim to be considered the greatest player Asia has ever produced thanks to his stunning form for Tottenham Hotspur.

The free-scoring Son, 25, already has 18 goals in all competitions this season, including seven in his last five games, and is well on course to beat his own record of 21 for goals by a Korean in a European league.

South Korea win East Asia title as North restore pride

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Tokyo (AFP) – Beanpole striker Kim Shin-Wook fired a quick-fire double as South Korea thrashed fierce rivals Japan 4-1 to capture a fourth East Asian championship title in Tokyo on Saturday.

Japan football chief Kozo Tashima ripped into the home side after an embarrassing defeat.

“It’s not just that they lost, it’s a deeper issue,” he told local media.

South Korea win East Asia title as North restore pride

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Tokyo (AFP) – Beanpole striker Kim Shin-Wook fired a quick-fire double as South Korea thrashed fierce rivals Japan 4-1 to capture a fourth East Asian championship title in Tokyo on Saturday.

Japan football chief Kozo Tashima ripped into the home side after an embarrassing defeat.

“It’s not just that they lost, it’s a deeper issue,” he told local media.

Korean scores own-goal double in Russia friendly win

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Moscow (AFP) – Kim Joo-Young scored two own goals in two minutes as Russia beat South Korea 4-2 in Moscow on Saturday in their first game since the Confederations Cup.

Krasnodar forward Fedor Smolov and Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Alexei Miranchuk also scored for the 2018 World Cup hosts, who put in a much-improved display after their group-stage exit from the Confederations Cup in June.

Korean scores own-goal double in Russia friendly win

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Moscow (AFP) – Kim Joo-Young scored two own goals in two minutes as Russia beat South Korea 4-2 in Moscow on Saturday in their first game since the Confederations Cup.

Krasnodar forward Fedor Smolov and Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Alexei Miranchuk also scored for the 2018 World Cup hosts, who put in a much-improved display after their group-stage exit from the Confederations Cup in June.

Stielike takes over at Chinese strugglers Tianjin Teda

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Shanghai (AFP) – Uli Stielike has been tasked with saving Tianjin Teda from relegation out of the Chinese Super League (CSL), three months after the German was axed as coach of South Korea.

Underlining the challenge facing the 62-year-old, Tianjin lost 3-1 at second-placed Shanghai SIPG on Saturday and sit one place off the bottom of the CSL with seven games left.

Stielike takes over at Chinese strugglers Tianjin Teda

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Shanghai (AFP) – Uli Stielike has been tasked with saving Tianjin Teda from relegation out of the Chinese Super League (CSL), three months after the German was axed as coach of South Korea.

Underlining the challenge facing the 62-year-old, Tianjin lost 3-1 at second-placed Shanghai SIPG on Saturday and sit one place off the bottom of the CSL with seven games left.

Korea reach World Cup, Syria into play-offs

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Tehran (AFP) – Omar Al Soma’s stoppage-time equaliser extended war-torn Syria’s World Cup fairytale on Tuesday, as South Korea booked their spot to reach the tournament for the ninth straight time.

Syria were 2-1 down against Iran and heading out, but in the third added minute Mardek Mardkian slid a pass to Al Soma, who finished through goalkeeper Alireza Salimi’s legs.

Korea reach World Cup, Syria into play-offs

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Tehran (AFP) – Omar Al Soma’s stoppage-time equaliser extended war-torn Syria’s World Cup fairytale on Tuesday, as South Korea booked their spot to reach the tournament for the ninth straight time.

Syria were 2-1 down against Iran and heading out, but in the third added minute Mardek Mardkian slid a pass to Al Soma, who finished through goalkeeper Alireza Salimi’s legs.

South Korea reach World Cup, Syria into play-offs

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Hong Kong (AFP) – South Korea squeezed unconvincingly into their ninth straight World Cup on Tuesday, as war-torn Syria scored a stoppage-time equaliser to secure a shock spot in the Asian play-offs.

South Korea ground out a 0-0 draw against Uzbekistan to lock up second place in Group A, while Omar Al Soma’s 93rd-minute goal gave Syria a 2-2 draw with Iran to finish third.

South Korea reach World Cup, Syria into play-offs

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Hong Kong (AFP) – South Korea squeezed unconvincingly into their ninth straight World Cup on Tuesday, as war-torn Syria scored a stoppage-time equaliser to secure a shock spot in the Asian play-offs.

South Korea ground out a 0-0 draw against Uzbekistan to lock up second place in Group A, while Omar Al Soma’s 93rd-minute goal gave Syria a 2-2 draw with Iran to finish third.

South Korea coach promises World Cup qualifier victory in Tashkent

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Seoul (AFP) – Under-fire coach Shin Tae-Yong has promised South Korea will “beef up their mental strength” and go all out for the victory against Uzbekistan Tuesday that would secure World Cup qualification for a ninth successive time.

“We’ll return home with victory no matter what,” vowed Shin ahead of the final Asian zone Group A encounter in Tashkent.

South Korea coach promises World Cup qualifier victory in Tashkent

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Seoul (AFP) – Under-fire coach Shin Tae-Yong has promised South Korea will “beef up their mental strength” and go all out for the victory against Uzbekistan Tuesday that would secure World Cup qualification for a ninth successive time.

“We’ll return home with victory no matter what,” vowed Shin ahead of the final Asian zone Group A encounter in Tashkent.

Japan into World Cup as China, Syria stay alive

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – Japan beat Australia Thursday to qualify for their sixth successive World Cup but South Korea missed a golden opportunity to join them in Russia when they could only draw against 10-man Iran.

The goalless draw in Seoul means South Korea’s hopes of qualifying from Group A for their ninth successive finals were left hanging in the balance when a win would have booked their ticket to Russia.

Japan into World Cup as China, Syria stay alive

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – Japan beat Australia Thursday to qualify for their sixth successive World Cup but South Korea missed a golden opportunity to join them in Russia when they could only draw against 10-man Iran.

The goalless draw in Seoul means South Korea’s hopes of qualifying from Group A for their ninth successive finals were left hanging in the balance when a win would have booked their ticket to Russia.

South Korea World Cup hopes hit by 10-man Iran

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Seoul (AFP) – South Korea’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup were left hanging in the balance after a 0-0 draw against 10-man Iran in Seoul Thursday when a win would have booked their ticket for Russia 2018.

Syria’s 3-1 victory over Qatar coupled with China’s 1-0 win over Uzbekistan in Thursday’s other Group A matches means a defeat for the Koreans in their final match in Tashkent on Tuesday could see them fail to qualify for the finals for the first time since 1982.

Pitch battle ahead of Korea vs Iran World Cup clash

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Seoul (AFP) – Iran have sparked a war of words in South Korea after complaining about the state of their training pitch ahead of Thursday’s crucial World Cup Asia zone qualifier.

With the visitors already having secured their place as Group A winners and only the runner-up sure to join them in Russia, the heat is all on the Koreans who could face a potential winner-takes-all clash in their final match against third-placed Uzbekistan in Tashkent next week.

Pitch battle ahead of Korea vs Iran World Cup clash

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Seoul (AFP) – Iran have sparked a war of words in South Korea after complaining about the state of their training pitch ahead of Thursday’s crucial World Cup Asia zone qualifier.

With the visitors already having secured their place as Group A winners and only the runner-up sure to join them in Russia, the heat is all on the Koreans who could face a potential winner-takes-all clash in their final match against third-placed Uzbekistan in Tashkent next week.

Shin gets nod as new South Korea coach

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Seoul (AFP) – Former under-20 boss Shin Tae-Yong was given the task of rescuing South Korea’s teetering World Cup qualifying campaign when he was named as the country’s new national team boss on Tuesday.

Shin replaces Uli Stielike, 62, South Korea’s longest-serving coach, who was axed last month after a shock defeat to Qatar left them in danger of missing direct qualification to Russia 2018.

Shin gets nod as new South Korea coach

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Seoul (AFP) – Former under-20 boss Shin Tae-Yong was given the task of rescuing South Korea’s teetering World Cup qualifying campaign when he was named as the country’s new national team boss on Tuesday.

Shin replaces Uli Stielike, 62, South Korea’s longest-serving coach, who was axed last month after a shock defeat to Qatar left them in danger of missing direct qualification to Russia 2018.

Tottenham striker Son has ‘successful’ op on broken arm

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Seoul (AFP) – Tottenham striker Son Heung-Min underwent successful surgery on his broken right arm on Friday and will take about a month to recover, the Korean Football Association said.

“The operation was successful,” KFA Spokesman Cho Jun-Heon told AFP, adding that Son will stay in South Korea to focus on his recovery.

Tottenham star Son Heung-Min set for surgery on arm

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London (AFP) – Son Heung-Min could miss the start of Tottenham’s pre-season preparations after his club revealed the South Korea forward will have surgery on his fractured arm on Friday.

Son suffered the injury after landing awkwardly following an aerial challenge during South Korea’s World Cup qualifying defeat with Qatar on Tuesday.

Tottenham star Son Heung-Min set for surgery on arm

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London (AFP) – Son Heung-Min could miss the start of Tottenham’s pre-season preparations after his club revealed the South Korea forward will have surgery on his fractured arm on Friday.

Son suffered the injury after landing awkwardly following an aerial challenge during South Korea’s World Cup qualifying defeat with Qatar on Tuesday.

South Korea axe coach Uli Stielike after Qatar shock

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Seoul (AFP) – South Korea axed coach Uli Stielike on Thursday after a shock defeat to Qatar left their World Cup qualification hanging in the balance.

Stielike, who has been in charge since 2014, paid the price for a run of poor results including qualifying defeats to China and Iran.

‘Big crisis’ leaves South Korea football coach facing axe

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Seoul (AFP) – South Korea coach Uli Stielike was facing the axe after a turbulent World Cup qualifying defeat to Qatar plunged the team into a “big crisis” on Wednesday.

The Taeguk Warriors weren’t the only team to drop points in Tuesday’s qualifiers, with Japan also conceding a late equaliser in their 1-1 draw with Iraq.

‘Big crisis’ leaves South Korea football coach facing axe

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Seoul (AFP) – South Korea coach Uli Stielike was facing the axe after a turbulent World Cup qualifying defeat to Qatar plunged the team into a “big crisis” on Wednesday.

The Taeguk Warriors weren’t the only team to drop points in Tuesday’s qualifiers, with Japan also conceding a late equaliser in their 1-1 draw with Iraq.

Qatar keep FIFA World Cup hopes alive after defeating South Korea

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Doha (AFP) – World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar improbably kept alive their slim hopes of qualifying for next year’s tournament in Russia with a thrilling victory over South Korea on Tuesday.

On a politically charged night in Doha, a Hasan Al-Haydos goal, his second of the match, secured a 3-2 win after Qatar had squandered a two-goal lead and looked to be heading out of the competition.

Qatar keep FIFA World Cup hopes alive after defeating South Korea

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Doha (AFP) – World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar improbably kept alive their slim hopes of qualifying for next year’s tournament in Russia with a thrilling victory over South Korea on Tuesday.

On a politically charged night in Doha, a Hasan Al-Haydos goal, his second of the match, secured a 3-2 win after Qatar had squandered a two-goal lead and looked to be heading out of the competition.

Late blows jolt China, Qatar shock South Korea

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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Ahmad Al Salih’s late strike dealt a body blow to China’s faltering quest to reach a second World Cup on Tuesday, as blockaded Qatar kept their slimmest of hopes alive with a shock 3-2 victory over South Korea.

Marcello Lippi’s China were within reach of only their second win in Group A when Al Salih curled home a free-kick in injury time to leave the scores at 2-2 in their Group A match.

Late blows jolt China, Qatar shock South Korea

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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Ahmad Al Salih’s late strike dealt a body blow to China’s faltering quest to reach a second World Cup on Tuesday, as blockaded Qatar kept their slimmest of hopes alive with a shock 3-2 victory over South Korea.

Marcello Lippi’s China were within reach of only their second win in Group A when Al Salih curled home a free-kick in injury time to leave the scores at 2-2 in their Group A match.

Qatar keep World Cup hopes alive

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Doha (AFP) – World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar improbably kept alive their slim hopes of qualifying for next year’s tournament in Russia with a thrilling victory over South Korea on Tuesday.

On a politically charged night in Doha, a Hasan Al-Haydos goal, his second of the match, secured a 3-2 win after Qatar had squandered a two goal lead and looked to be heading out of the competition.

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USWNT scores six in victory over South Korea

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The U.S. Women's National Team recorded another one of their big wins, blasting six past South Korea at Sahlen's Stadium in Cary, North Carolina.

The scoring came early and it came often, starting with a third minute goal from Samantha Mewis, followed by another goal in the 20th minute. For the second, Lindsey Horan put a ball into the box and it ended up at the feet of Mewis, who scored from close range at the stadium where she plays with her club, North Carolina Courage.

Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe leads USWNT to victory over South Korea

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Led by several veterans, the U.S. Women's National Team put together an impressive effort on Thursday night.

The USWNT recorded yet another victory, this time beating South Korea, 3-1, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Thursday.

The reigning world champions got their scoring started after 23 minutes, with Julie Ertz scoring off a header.

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‘He’s Very Small, But Has A Huge Heart’ – Northern Ireland Boss Michael O’Neill Praises Match Winner Paul Smyth After Victory Over South Korea (Video)

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Paul Smyth marked his Northern Ireland debut with a late winner against South Korea at Windsor Park on Saturday.

South Korea, with Premier League stalwartsSon Heung-min and Ki Sung-yueng both in the starting line-up, took the lead on seven minutes, courtesy of a fine finish from Kwon Chang-hoon.

RFK memories, Bill Hamid’s D.C. United exit, and more: Freedom Kicks for October 19, 2017

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The USWNT face South Korea tonight too!

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Jason is interviewed here in an otherwise great piece about RFK. Seriously, it's quite good and you should read it.

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Mallory Pugh on USWNT roster for South Korea friendlies

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Jill Ellis is bringing in 22 players for upcoming friendlies in New Orleans and North Carolina

Jill Ellis has named 22 players to her roster for the USWNT's upcoming friendlies. The United States will face South Korea in New Orleans on October 19, and again on October 22 in Cary, NC. Washington Spirit attacker Mallory Pugh is in the group, as is Virginia native Andi Sullivan, who is seen as a favorite to be picked first overall in the upcoming NWSL draft.