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.
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.
Former South Korean international Park Ji sung has said that he has no chance of being in the World Cup 2014 despite rumours that he could be persuaded by the South Korean manager to come out of retirement.
Park Ji sung has been one of the best players for the national team for the last decade, but he has recently been on the decline. After leaving Manchester United a few years ago, he has now returned to Dutch football after a poor spell at QPR. He is now back at club PSV Eindhoven where he made his name.
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.
South Korean national team manager Myung-Bo Hong has said that Arsenal player Park Chu-young should decide to move away from the club and find a new club immediately if he is to feature for the national team in the World Cup.
Park Chu-young was a high-profile signing for Arsenal in 2011, but many predicted that he was brought into the club only to sell more shirts in Asia. It has proven to be right because he has rarely featured for the Arsenal first team. He is regarded as the country's number one striker, which has put Hong in a difficult position.
Chelsea are the popular choice among punters for the Premier League title as fans reminisce on Jose Mourinho’s former successes and believe the Special One – or Happy One, as he now likes to be known – is ready to do it all again. Mourinho won two titles plus the FA Cup during his reign at Stamford Bridge and few fans doubt he doesn’t have the ability and resources to repeat these feats.
South Korea has made its way into the quarter final round of the U-20 World Cup by defeating Colombia in a nail biting encounter yesterday at Huseyin Avni Aker Stadium. The match got decided through penalty shootouts.
It was really one cracker of a contest. Both the teams put in 100% effort on the ground and provided some great entertainment to the spectators who were out there in the stadium.
South Korea recently suffered a 1-0 defeat against Iran in the World Cup qualifying, which threatened to derail their hopes of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. However, they managed to get their campaign back on track with a 2-1 win over Qatar on Tuesday night.
There was a lot of pressure on the South Korea manager Kang-Hee Choi after the team had managed no wins in the last four matches. This includes two World Cup qualifying matches without a victory. However, this win over Qatar means that they are just one point behind leaders Uzbekistan.
South Korea have been going under a tough run of form, which has raised questions about the manager Choi Kang-hee. Korea have qualified for the World Cup in the last seven consecutive occasions.
However, they are in danger of failing to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil due to a bad run of form, which has seen them go without a victory in the last four matches. Even though two of them have been friendly matches against Australia and Croatia, there has been a lot of scepticism about the quality of the team.
Australia will be taking on South Korea in a friendly match on Wednesday night at Hwaseong. The Australian national team manager Holger Osieck has said that it will be an extremely important match for both teams given that it helps them gauge the level of performance against a very good opposition.