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World Cup Fever Wanes as South Korea Loses Opening Match

World Cup Fever Wanes as South Korea Loses Opening Match

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — With the Korean national soccer team falling to Sweden in its first match at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, analysts have noted that marketing efforts in the food and beverage industry, which usually plays up the international event, haven’t gained much traction this time around. Although larger issues [...]

Convenience Stores’ Sales Soar as S. Korea Kicks Off World Cup Campaign

Convenience Stores’ Sales Soar as S. Korea Kicks Off World Cup Campaign

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Local convenience stores saw their sales jump as tens of thousands of South Koreans took to the streets to cheer on their national football team in the first game of its World Cup campaign, retailers here said Tuesday. BGF Retail Co., the operator of the country’s largest convenience store [...]

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 [...]