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SON DISCUSSES SOUTH KOREA OLYMPIC FAILURE

Son Heung-min has discussed the heartbreak he suffered during the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Son said it was a difficult time for him, but he came out stronger. The player moved from German side Bayer Leverkusen to Spurs for £22 million, but he struggled to show his best in Brazil in the colours of South Korea. When he joined he struggled to fit into the Spurs culture, and was almost set to return to Germany. Wolfsburg were particularly interested, but he remained.

South Korea reveal squad details for the World Cup qualifiers

National football teams are preparing themselves for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers which are right on the horizon as they will be kicking off on September and every single national side wants to be at their best in order to snatch positive results and book their qualification ticket for the 2018 edition of the worldwide football competition.

South Korea was pitted in group A where they will have to compete against: Iran, Uzbekistan, China PR, Qatar and Syria. The national sides that manage to secure the top spot and the 2nd place will be advancing through the next rounds and this is what all of the nations are aiming to seal.

South Korea beats Nigeria 1-0 in the Suwon tournament

In a tournament that will serve as a preparation for the Olympic football tournament, South Korea has beaten Nigeria 1-0.

The other two teams participating in the tournament are Danemark and Honduras. All the four teams are qualified for the Olympics football tournament.

The match started well for South Korea with their first shot on target coming only after 50 seconds. However, Lee Chang-min’s strike was off target, but the host country continued to keep control of the game.

South Korea set a new clean sheet record

South Korea has set a new record when it comes to clean sheet when they beat Thailand 1-0 in a friendly match. This is now the eight matches in a row that South Korea has not conceded a goal and would want to continue it in their next game.

The previous record which stands at seven matches in a row was achieved twice in 1978 and 1989.

South Korea entered in Semi Finals of Asian Cup

South Korea has entered the semi-finals of the Asian Cup thanks to two goals which was scored by the 22 year old attacker Son Heung-Min after the team of UliStielike defeated Uzbekistan in the quarter-finals match which was played at the AAMI Park in Australia.

Uzbekistan almost managed to score an early goal after OdilAhmedov delivered a cross over to his teammate LutfullaTuraev who just wasn’t able to connect with the ball as he failed to reach the ball.

Myung-Bo Disappointed In National Team

The manager of South Korea national football team, Hong Myung-bo, is not happy with the performance of his back line in the game against Algeria.

South Korea lost that game by a profound margin of 2-4 and they are now finding themselves very close to getting eliminated from the tournament. They have one more group game left i.e. against Belgium and even if they win that match; there is no guarantee of them advancing to the knockouts.

South Korea In Tough World Cup Group

South Korea have been given a tough draw at the upcoming World Cup after being grouped along with Kuwait, Oman, and Australia in the group stages. Australia have been put as the favourites to win the competition early on. South Korea’s manager Hong Myung-Bo has agreed that this is indeed a very tough draw for his team. Even though South Korea has managed to reach the finals of major tournaments in recent years, he says that this will be a tough test since they have to deal with a giant like Australia in the group stages itself.

LAST CHANCE

South Korea will play their last friendly match before the start of the 2014 World Cup on May 28 as they play against Tunisia in Seoul and then will be leaving for the final training days in Florida only 2 days later.

The head coach of the team Hong Myung-Bo revealed that he plans on making his choices on who will be getting into the team before heading to Florida for the final round of overseas training.

GOOD PERFORMANCE

South Korea manager Hong Myung-bo has revealed that he is happy with the performance of his players despite his team suffering a 2-1 defeat against Russia in a friendly match. This defeat means that South Korea have managed just four wins since July of this year.

This run of matches will undoubtedly put a lot of pressure on Hong Myung-bo, but he is staying confident. The match started in the best possible fashion for Korea after they took the lead in the sixth minute through Shin-Wook Kim.

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