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Son Heung-min set to carry out national service in South Korea during shutdown

Spurs forward faces mandatory four-week military serviceSon recovering from broken arm and flew home last week The Tottenham forward Son Heung-min is hoping to carry out his mandatory four-week national service in South Korea during football’s coronavi…

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‘No games, nothing to do’: coronavirus wreaks havoc with Asian football

Coronavirus has brought a halt to the J-League, the K-League and the CSL, with the Olympics weighing heavily on mindsMuch of football was unhappy when the 2022 World Cup was moved to winter but those extra five months may yet be appreciated. This is es…

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Olyroos miss first chance to qualify for Tokyo Olympics, losing to South Korea 2-0

Australia can still qualify for the 2020 Olympics if they beat Uzbekistan in the third place playoff on SaturdayA marauding South Korean frontline lead by Kim Dae-won has cut strips through a timid Olyroos defence to seal a 2-0 victory in their AFC U-2…

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‘It was like war’: North Korea v South Korea ends in goalless draw – video report

It was the first time that the teams had met in North Korea for 30 years, although the game was played out with no fans, no media and sadly no goals. The game in Pyongyang ended in a 0-0 draw. Speaking after returning to South Korea, captain and Totten…

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North Korea played like it was ‘waging war’ in Pyongyang match, says South

South considering complaint over match, played in empty stadium amid media blackoutNorth Korea’s football team played like it was “waging a war” during a World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang against South Korea, the South’s manager has said.The two nationa…

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When the North and South Korean hockey teams met for the first time

In an extract from his book on Korea’s first unified Olympic ice hockey team, Seth Berkman recalls when the players from the North and the South met for the first timeOn January 25, a bus carrying the North Korean hockey players crossed into South Kore…

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No fans, no media and no goals as Koreas play out World Cup qualifier in empty stadium

North meets South in Pyongyang amid blackoutBoth national anthems played and flags displayedLong-time foes North and South Korea played a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, their first football match in the North in 30 years, but no fans were allowed in t…

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South Korea make historic North Korea visit but without their fans

World Cup qualifier is teams’ first competitive men’s game in the country and pits Tottenham’s Son against ‘North’s Ronaldo’The two Koreas meet on Tuesday in Pyongyang, where officials will hope that this World Cup qualifier ends in a better fashion th…

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K-League angrily hits out at Juventus over Ronaldo’s absence from friendly

• Forward was rested for pre-season match in Seoul• League accuses club of ‘deception’ over kick-off delayThe K-League, South Korea’s domestic league, has said it feels “indignation and disappointment” after Juventus refused to apologise for leaving Cr…

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South Korea: world championship swimmers injured in fatal balcony collapse

Nightclub balcony falls, killing two South Koreans and injuring athletes from the US, New Zealand, Netherlands, Italy and BrazilTwo South Koreans have died and several others, including athletes attending world aquatic championships, have been injured …

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Inexperienced Socceroos fall to defeat in South Korea

Australia again draw blank in defeat in BusanHwang Ui-jo breaks deadlock in 76th minute An inexperienced Socceroos side have been beaten 1-0 by South Korea despite dominating large periods of their friendly international in Busan.Australia were unbeate…

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Women’s World Cup will be best ever but is it because of or despite Fifa? | Kieran Pender

Over 45,000 fans loved the opening ceremony as France kicked off the event in style but will it be enough for the French public to overcome a reticence regarding the women’s game?The Parisian weather failed to dampen a colourful opening to the Women’s …

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Brandon Neill gets nod in unfamiliar Socceroos squad to face South Korea

Midfielder joined by five other new facesTwenty-year-old Harry Souttar also includedBrandon O’Neill’s sterling domestic from this season has been recognised with a first international call-up into the Socceroos squad for their friendly against South Ko…

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Son Heung-min: ‘My father says I shouldn’t marry until I retire and I agree’

The Spurs forward talks about gruelling four-hour keepy-uppy sessions as a child, his desire to repay his family and why marriage can waitThe way that Son Heung-min tells it, he was 10 years old and squabbling with his older brother, Heung-yun. Then so…

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North and South Korea to launch joint bid to host 2032 summer Olympics

Seoul’s mayor calls Games a chance ‘to change the fate of the Korean peninsula’Seoul is hoping to “change the fate of the Korean peninsula” with the launch of a bid to jointly host the 2032 Olympic Games with North Korea.Representatives from both Korea…

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Son Heung-min heading back to Spurs as Qatar shock South Korea at Asian Cup

South Korea 0-1 Qatar (Abdulaziz Hatem 78’)Australia play UAE in Friday’s other quarter-finalQatar’s Abdulaziz Hatem scored with a stunning late strike to send the 2022 World Cup hosts to their first Asian Cup semi-final – and hand Mauricio Pochet…

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Son Heung-min heading back to Spurs as Qatar shock South Korea at Asian Cup

South Korea 0-1 Qatar (Abdulaziz Hatem 78’)Australia play UAE in Friday’s other quarter-finalQatar’s Abdulaziz Hatem scored with a stunning late strike to send the 2022 World Cup hosts to their first Asian Cup semi-final – and hand Mauricio Pochet…

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South Korea unveils biggest ever investigation into abuse in sport

Human rights commission to interview possibly thousands of adults and children in wake of allegationsSouth Korea’s human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wav…

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Socceroos face a possession problem when it comes to unlocking defences

The figures show Australia created 22 shots against South Korea, yet 14 of them were from outside the penalty areaIn an international calendar that UEFA has transformed through the Nations League, Australia’s 1-1 draw with South Korea on Saturday was f…

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Australia snatch late draw against South Korea amid controversy

Australia 1–1 South KoreaMassimo Luongo scores a disputed equaliserAustralia have snatched a late draw with a controversial goal in the dying seconds of their friendly clash with South Korea in Brisbane.Massimo Luongo poked home with almost the last ki…