All posts tagged "fifa"

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    Bring the heat

    Hong says Korea squad for Brazil World Cup nearly complete By Kim Tong-hyung After spending the past six months fast-tracking the rebuilding of Korea’s national football team, Hong Myung-bo seems anxious to declare the process complete. Talking...

    • Posted January 1, 2014
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  • Groups E through H are seen on the screen during the draw ceremony for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Costa do Sauipe near Salvador, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
    Luck of the (World Cup) Draw

    Koreans are smiling, but  Americans are not By Lee Kyutae Korean soccer fans are smiling, but the Americans are not after the FIFA World Cup drawing on Friday. At a Brazilian resort town, Korea drew  Belgium, Algeria...

    • Posted December 6, 2013
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  • FIFA and its president Sepp Blatter has selected S. Korea as the host for 2017 U-20 World Cup .  Korean Football Association head Jung Mong-gyu, right, led the effort. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea selected as host of 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup

    COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil, Dec. 5 (Yonhap) – South Korea was selected as the host of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup here on Thursday. In a vote held during FIFA’s Executive Committee meeting in Brazil, South...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Korean soccer fans in Los Angeles will get to see Hong Jung-ho, left, and Kim Shin-wook in action upclose early next year.
    “Coming to America”

    By Lee Kyutae Korean soccer is coming to America. The Brazil-bound Korean men’s national team will face Mexico on January 29, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas, and then the United States on Feb. 1 in Carson, California,...

    • Posted December 3, 2013
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  • North Korean soccer is getting a lot of attention. (Yonhap)
    FIFA funds improvements for N. Korean soccer academy

    (Yonhap) International soccer’s governing body FIFA has provided funds worth $500,000 to build infrastructure to update a soccer academy in Pyongyang, a media outlet reported Thursday. The International School of Football opened earlier this year and has...

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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  • Korean national team's manager Hong Myung-Bo, who doesn't have whole lot to smile about these days, left to England on Friday to check up on Park Chu-Young and Ki Sung-yueung.
    ‘The Hong Myung-Bo Effect’

    Korean Soccer’s FIFA World Ranking Drops to 58th After Another Loss Korea’s Current Ranking is Lowest in More Than 6 Years Korea dropped another two spots to No. 58 in September’s FIFA world rankings, the lowest the...

    • Posted September 12, 2013
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