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Nat’l Football Coach Says S. Korea’s World Cup Preparations Are on Track

Nat’l Football Coach Says S. Korea’s World Cup Preparations Are on Track

SEOUL, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) –  South Korea football coach Shin Tae-yong said Wednesday his team’s preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup are on track. South Korea will meet Germany, Sweden and Mexico in Group F at the World Cup in Russia, which is only about 50 days away. Shin admitted that they’re the underdogs but will not give up easily. “Frankly, none [...]

S. Korean Football Exec Hopes Nat’l Team Can Show Its ‘Fangs’ at World Cup

S. Korean Football Exec Hopes Nat’l Team Can Show Its ‘Fangs’ at World Cup

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Former South Korea football coach Hong Myun-bo said Thursday he wants to see the national players’ “fangs” at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Hong, who now works as the general secretary at the Korea Football Association (KFA), said he hopes the national team shows its fighting spirit like a tiger, the animal that symbolizes South Korean football and is engraved on the KFA crest. “South Korea are characterized [...]

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 [...]

S. Korean Embassy in China Issues Safety Warning to Football Fans Amid Pre-World Cup Qualifier Tension

S. Korean Embassy in China Issues Safety Warning to Football Fans Amid Pre-World Cup Qualifier Tension

BEIJING, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean embassy in Beijing has issued a safety warning to football fans planning to attend an upcoming World Cup qualifying match between the two countries, scheduled amid a wave of anti-Korean sentiment here over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system. According to sources privy to the [...]

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 [...]