South Korea

South Korea federation receives financing

The South Korea Football Federation has received a donation of $3.5 million from the CEO of Hyundai Chung Mong-Gyu in order to sign a quality head coach.

Indeed the South Korean team has failed to reach the knock-out stage of the recent World Cup in Russia and Chung Mong-Gyu believes that the money might help the Federation sign a foreign coach that will help bring the national team forward.


North and South Korea eased the age-long tension between them at the Olympic Village.

The North sent a powerful delegation of 46 people to Pyeongchang County, which is in Gangwon Province in the South. The North Korean delegation had 22 athletes for the Olympic games and the national flag of North Korea was raised at the Olympic Village in Gangneung on Thursday. The North’s anthem was also played – something is banned on a normal occasion.


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.


Asian football giant South Korea have announced the details of players that will be representing the country when they play World Cup qualifiers next month.

The list was unveiled on Monday ahead of the final round of Asian qualifiers for Russia 2018.

The 21-man squad contains five players who were in action in Rio Olympics. FC Red Bull Salzburg player Hwang Hee-chan, Guangzhou R&F defender Jang Hyun-soo, Spurs playmaker Son Heung-min and Suwon Samsung Bluewings player Kwon chag-hoon. The players put up quite an effort in Rio but they were knocked out by Honduras on a slim margin. They were impressive in the group stage and the football body decided to included them in the senior team squad.

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.

Nigeria, on the other hand, was glad to surrender possession to South Korea and to hit them on counter-attacks. Indeed, with an attack consisting of quick players such as TaiwoAwoniyi and UbongEkpai, Nigeria were quite dangerous throughout 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.