All posts tagged "soccer"

  • South Korean football player Son Heung-min poses in his new Tottenham Hotspur uniform in this photo released by the English Premier League club on Aug. 28, 2015. (Yonhap)
    ‘Sonaldo’ joins Tottenham in Premier League

    Aug. 28 (Yonhap) — Son Heung-min has signed with Tottenham Hotspur, the English Premier League club announced Friday, making him the 13th South Korean to play in the competition. Tottenham snatched the 23-year-old wing forward from Germany-based...

    • Posted August 28, 2015
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  • South Korea's Chung Mong-Joon gestures during a press conference in Paris, France, Monday Aug.17, 2015. Chung Mong-Joon announced his candidacy for the upcoming FIFA presidential elections. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
    ‘Change with Chung’: South Korean announces bid to run for FIFA president

    PARIS (AP) — Announcing his bid to run for FIFA president, Chung Mong-Joon pledged to help the governing body clean itself up if he gets elected. Speaking at a news conference in Paris on Monday, the South...

    • Posted August 17, 2015
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  • From left -- Ki Sung-yeung, Son Heung-min and Lee Chung-yong.
    S. Korean stars gear up for new football seasons in England, Germany

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — There will be countless sleepless nights for fans of South Korean players in European football leagues, as the competitions are set to get underway this month. The new English Premier League season will kick...

    • Posted August 6, 2015
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    Sepp Blatter deserves the Nobel Prize, Vladimir Putin says

    MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin and Sepp Blatter just can’t stop praising each other. The Russian president, speaking with Swiss TV on Monday, said the embattled head of FIFA deserves a Nobel Prize for his work. Two...

    • Posted July 28, 2015
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  • In this Wednesday, June 3, 2015, former FIFA Vice President Chung Mong-joon arrives to hold a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. Chung said Tuesday, July 21 he is leaning toward running for president of football's governing body at the Feb. 26 election to replace Sepp Blatter. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
    Chung to announce candidacy for FIFA presidency next month

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former FIFA Vice President Chung Mong-joon plans to officially announce his candidacy for president of soccer’s world governing body during a visit to Europe next month. FIFA has settled on Feb. 26...

    • Posted July 24, 2015
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  • The United States Women's National Team celebrates with the trophy after they defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
    US beats Japan 5-2 for record third Women’s World Cup title

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) –Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times. And with it came the Americans’ elusive third Women’s World Cup title. Lloyd scored a hat trick as the U.S. burst to a four-goal lead...

    • Posted July 5, 2015
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  • Ki Sung-yeung (AP Photo/David Davies)
    Ki Sung-yeung proud of ‘most impressive season’ of career

    INCHEON, May 22 (Yonhap) — Fresh off what he called “the most impressive season” of his football career, Ki Sung-yueng of Swansea City made a triumphant return home Friday. Ki scored eight goals for Swansea City to...

    • Posted May 22, 2015
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