Archive | June, 2013

Kim Ho-Gon: I will let Kim Shin-Wook Leave For A Good Offer

30 Jun

Ulsan Hyundai manager Kim Ho-Gon stated after Round 15 match against FC Seoul that he will let Kim Shin-Wook move if there is a good offer. Previously, Kim Shin-Wook had told the press that he will follow his manager’s decision on his transfer.

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“Kim Shin-Wook told me that he will follow my decisions regarding his transfer and he will concentrate on his game. I was so happy to hear that,” said Kim Ho-Gon after his team beat FC Seoul 2-0. “We haven’t received a good offer for him yet. He makes great contribution at our club. But because he showed me his faith, I will let him go anytime if an offer is made that can benefit both the team and the player.”

As a matter of fact, Kim Shin-Wook led his team to a meaningful victory against the reigning champion on this day, scoring the first goal of the match only fifty seconds after the kick-off.

Gangwon FC eyeing a South American international

29 Jun

Gangwon FC’s new chairwoman Lim Eun-Joo stated in an interview with KBS Chuncheon that Gangwon is keeping eye on a South American international player.

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Formerly South Korea’s first female international referee, Lim Eun-Joo also said that Gangwon is planning to strengthen its squad to ensure survival in the K-League Classic.

Ko Cha-Won and Im Kyung-Hyun on an exchange deal

29 Jun

Rumors have been suggesting that Chunnam Dragons and Suwon Samsung have agreed on an exchange deal that involves Ko Cha-Won moving to the Bluewings and Im Kyung-Hyun heading opposite direction.

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The exchange deal seems very likely as Ko Cha-Won added Suwon Samsung as a new workplace on his Facebook account.

South Korea vs Peru Fixture Scheduled on August 14

26 Jun

South Korean National Football Team, with the new manager Hong Myung-Bo on board, will play a friendly against Peru on August 14.

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Peru is on the 30th in the FIFA rankings, while South Korea is on the 40th.

It is the first match between the two nations in 42 years; two teams played a friendly in Lima, Peru in February 1971 and Peru won by 4-0 on that occasion.

Both time and place for the August match have not yet been decided.

Hong Myung-Bo: I am the one who wanted a 2-year contract

25 Jun

Newly appointed manager of South Korean National Football Team, Hong Myung-Bo answered firmly to the doubtful questions regarding his 2-year contract.

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“I could have signed on a longer contract,” said the 44 year old. “But shorter contract may be more effective for the national team. If the contract becomes longer, I can become slack.”

“So I am the one who chose a 2-year contract. Manager for the national team is not a permanent job. It was a decision to motivate myself.”

Hong Myung-Bo, who was the captain of the legendary team that reached the semi-final in the 2002 World Cup, seemed confident with his new job.

“It’s not an easy path. But I will do my best.”

[Official] Al Hilal’s Yoo Byung-Soo moves to FC Rostov

23 Jun

Al Hilal’s South Korean striker Yoo Byung-Soo has completed a move to FC Rostov, according to the official website of Al Hilal.

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The 25-year-old South Korean joined Al Hilal from Incheon United in the summer of 2011 and has spent two successful seasons at the Riyadh-based club. FC Rostov in the Russian Premier League has reportedly signed him, paying €0.9m for the transfer fee.

Park Ji-Sung: New stars can shine in the K-League

21 Jun

South Korean football superstar Park Ji-Sung attended Friday’s 2013 K-League All-Star Game and made comments about the league.

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“South Korean football’s development primarily lies in the K-League. New stars can shine in the league and head to Europe. I hope to see more players joining Europe after showing good performance in the K-League.”

Meanwhile, Park Ji-Sung also made a short comment on his recent revelation on him dating with Kim Min-Ji, SBS announcer. “I am thankful that so many people have been congratulating me,” said the 32 year old in a shy voice.