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South Korean City Begins Sales of “Drone Soccer Balls”

South Korean City Begins Sales of “Drone Soccer Balls”

JEONJU, South Korea, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Making further progress to market its ambitious fusion sport, the South Korean city of Jeonju will begin sales of “drone soccer balls” starting in April.  The idea was first announced in September of last year when city officials said they would present a new sport dubbed ‘drone [...]

Amid Growing Tensions, China to Dispatch 10,000 Police Officers for Soccer Match Between Korea and China

Amid Growing Tensions, China to Dispatch 10,000 Police Officers for Soccer Match Between Korea and China

CHANGSHA, China, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Ten thousand Chinese police officers will be present at a football stadium here for security reasons when South Korea and China play their World Cup qualifying match this week, the national football governing body said Wednesday. The Korea Football Association (KFA) said the Chinese authorities have decided to [...]

Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min Named Top Premier Leaguer for Sept.

Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min Named Top Premier Leaguer for Sept.

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean star Son Heung-min was named the Premier League’s Player of the Month for September on Friday, becoming the first Asian winner of the honors.  The league announced on its website that Son beat out Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana, Everton striker [...]

Shinsegae Releases Son Heung-min Brand ‘H.M SON’

Shinsegae Releases Son Heung-min Brand ‘H.M SON’

SEOUL, June 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Shinsegae Group’s integrated online shopping mall, SSG.com, announced Tuesday the launch of H.M SON, a new brand named after top Korean soccer star Son Heung-min. The brand title H.M SON was taken directly from the Tottenham striker’s English initials, and the brand’s logo was inspired by the pentagons on soccer [...]

N. Korea Appoint Foreigner to Lead National Football Team

N. Korea Appoint Foreigner to Lead National Football Team

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korea have reportedly appointed former Bundesliga top scorer Jorn Andersen to lead their national football team, Norwegian media reported on Wednesday (local time). According to Norway’s state broadcaster NRK, Andersen signed a one-year contract with North Korea. His family told NRK that the 53-year-old coach had been in the [...]