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S. Korean football team pushes for warm-up match with Ghana

SEOUL, April 13 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean men's national football team is pushing for a warm-up match with Ghana in June in its buildup to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer, officials said Sunday. The Korea Football Association (KFA) said it hopes to arrange a friendly match with Ghana on June 10 as the last warm-up match during the South Korean national team's pre-World Cup training camp in Miami. "We will announce the exact schedule and place once the friendly is confirmed," the KFA said.

Jeonbuk gets revenge, Pohang earns away win in AFC Champions League

SEOUL, April 3 (Yonhap) -- Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors got its revenge against a loathed rival, and Pohang Steelers picked up an away victory in China in group stage action at the AFC Champions League. On Wednesday at the top Asian club football competition, the K League Classic's Jeonbuk defeated the 2013 AFC champ Guangzhou Evergrande 1-0 in the Group G contest at home, avenging a 3-1 loss two weeks ago marred by controversial officiating. Jeonbuk and Guangzhou both have seven points, and Guangzhou remained in first place thanks to an edge in the goal difference tiebreaker.

Two S. Korean clubs go winless in AFC Champions League

SEOUL, April 2 (Yonhap) -- FC Seoul eked out a dramatic draw against a Japanese opponent, while undermanned Ulsan Hyundai blew an early lead and fell to a Chinese rival in the AFC Champions League play this week. FC Seoul scored a last-minute penalty for a 2-2 draw against Sanfrecce Hiroshima at home, while Ulsan fell to Guizhou Renhe 3-1 in an away match on Tuesday. Despite the winless performances, both K League Classic clubs remained in position to reach the knockout phase, open to the top two teams from each of the eight groups.

S. Korean teams back in AFC Champion League action this week

SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) -- After a short break, four South Korean clubs will return to action in the group stage at the AFC Champion League this week, hoping to take a step closer to a berth in the knockout phase. In perhaps the most anticipated match of the week involving K League Classic clubs, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors will host Guangzhou Evergrande of China, the defending AFC champ, on Wednesday in their Group G showdown.

FC Seoul off to winless, goalless start in K League Classic

SEOUL, March 25 (Yonhap) -- Three matches into the 2014 K League Classic football season, FC Seoul is still seeking its first victory and first goal. FC Seoul has two losses and one tie so far, and it's been a frustrating start to a club that hasn't fallen out of the top five since 2007 and won the league title just two years ago. FC Seoul lost to Chunnam Dragons at home 1-0 in the season opener and was held to a scoreless draw by Seongnam FC. Then on Sunday, FC Seoul fell to Busan IPark 1-0 at Seoul World Cup Stadium, suffering its first defeat to Busan at home in 12 years.

S. Korean clubs go winless in AFC Champions League

SEOUL, March 20 (Yonhap) -- After going undefeated in their first two matches, four South Korean football clubs went winless this week at the AFC Champions League. At the top annual Asian club competition on Wednesday, the K League Classic's Ulsan Hyundai, the 2012 AFC champ, played Guizhou Renhe of China to a 1-1 draw at home in Group H action. Ulsan remains in first place in the group with seven points.

Lanky striker stretches scoring streak as World Cup nears

SEOUL, March 17 (Yonhap) -- There are several South Korean footballers plying their trade in Europe and Asia, but the hottest player for the country today is based in the domestic league. Kim Shin-wook, a striker for Ulsan Hyundai in the top-flight K League Classic, scored in his fourth straight game on Sunday, helping his club to a 3-0 win over Gyeongnam FC at home and further improving his chances of making the South Korean team for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer.

Four S. Korean clubs remain undefeated in AFC Champions League

SEOUL, March 13 (Yonhap) -- With two matches apiece in the books, four South Korean football clubs at the top Asian competition remained undefeated this week. Ulsan Hyundai of the K League Classic picked up their second win in the group stage on Wednesday at this year's AFC Champions League, beating Kawasaki Frontale at home 2-0. Ulsan leads Group H with six points.

Football: Victory fight back for ACL draw with Jeonbuk

Australia's Melbourne Victory fought back for a 2-2 draw against South Korea's Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, in the AFC Champions League match in Melbourne Wednesday. A first-half header to Nick Ansell gave Victory a barely deserved half-time lead but they were undone in three second-half minutes by a brace from Jeonbuk skipper Lee Dong-Gook. With eight minutes of regular time left, New Zealander Kosta Barbarouses fired between the legs of Jeonbuk goalkeeper Choi Eun-Sung for the equaliser.

Football: AFC Champions League results

Results from group games in the AFC Champions League on Wednesday: Group G Melbourne Victory (AUS) 2 (Ansell 31, Barbarouses 82) Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (KOR) 2 (Dong-Gook 76, 79) afp
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