All posts tagged "Russia"

  • Koreans are hoping their prayers get answered on Thursday. (Korea Times file)
    Koreatown gathers to watch Korea v. Russia

    By Tae Hong Enthusiastic soccer fans crowded hotspots in Los Angeles’ Koreatown Tuesday afternoon, clad in devil-red T-shirts and ready to cheer on the Korean national team playing its first World Cup match of the games against...

    • Posted June 17, 2014
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  • Russia's goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev gets embarrassed as the ball, kicked by South Korea's Lee Keun-ho, bounces off his head into the goal during the group H World Cup soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
    The one that got away

    Korea settles for 1-1 tie as Russia overcomes GK blunder to get off the hook By Lee Kyutae Russia gift-wrapped one for South Korea, but the South Koreans could only keep it the bag for six minutes....

    • Posted June 17, 2014
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  • It's unusual for Korea's manager Hong Myung-bo, left, to smile as much did on Monday.  Fabio Capello, head coach for Russia, said it wasn't important to know Korean players' names, as long as his players knew their opponents' characteristics.  (Yonhap)
    Korean coach hints at conservative approach vs. Russia

    (Yonhap) Korean head coach Hong Myung-bo on Monday hinted at a conservative approach against Russia in the upcoming World Cup showdown, saying his team should “play not to lose.” Korea’s long-awaited opening match will begin at 3 p.m....

    • Posted June 17, 2014
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  • Russia's Aleksei Kozlov, center, and Slovakia's Vladimir Weiss, right, during a friendly soccer match between Russia and Slovakia in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, May 26, 2014. Russia won 1-0. (AP)
    Understanding Russian

    South Korea focuses on their opening World Cup match MIAMI (Yonhap) — Fully aware of the importance of the opening group match at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, South Korea is closely studying Russia in the...

    • Posted June 3, 2014
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  • Belgium's Romelu Lukaku picked up a hat trick against Luxembourg and scored another against Sweden last week. (AP)
    S. Korea’s World Cup opponents peaking at the right time

    Belgium, Russia and Algeria combined for 4-0-1 record last week (Yonhap) — South Korea’s Group H opponents at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil have collectively gone undefeated in their prep matches for the big tournament,...

    • Posted June 1, 2014
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  • Brazil Soccer WCup Draw
    No easy opponent in Group H for South Korea

              By Yoo Jee-ho / Yonhap When South Korea drew Algeria, Belgium and Russia in Group H at the World Cup draw held in December in Brazil, you could almost hear sighs of...

    • Posted May 12, 2014
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  • Korea’s leads Um Min-ji, left, and Lee Suel-bee react after their teammate’s shot missed a target during their bronze medal game against Russia at the World Women’s Curling Championships in Saint John, New Brunswick, last Sunday. (Yonhap)
    Curling team misses podium

    By Jung Min-ho Korea’s women curlers reached the world championship semifinals for the second time ever but failed to mount the podium after a 7-6 loss to Russia, Monday (KST). At the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship...

    • Posted March 24, 2014
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