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South Korea complains to FIFA over racist abuse of Hwang

AFP · 3 days ago

South Korea's football association has officially complained to the world body about an alleged racist remark directed at Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Hwang Hee-chan despite Italian club Como denying the accusations.

MLS St. Louis City dumps South Africa's Carnell as coach

AFP · 3 weeks ago

Bradley Carnell was fired as coach of St. Louis City on Monday after the second-year MLS club struggled to three wins in this season's first 20 matches.

Freed South Korean footballer Son Jun-ho to join top-tier club

AFP · 1 month ago

South Korean international footballer Son Jun-ho, who was detained in China for 10 months over a bribery case, is set to sign for Suwon FC, the top-tier K League club said Friday.

Lowly Rwanda, Sudan, Comoros steal World Cup show in Africa

AFP · 1 month ago

Rwanda, Sudan and Comoros, all fifth seeds in six-nation 2026 World Cup qualifying groups, were shock table toppers in Africa on Tuesday after matchday four.

Minnows Lesotho go top after draw between Nigeria and South Africa

AFP · 1 month ago

Football lightweights Lesotho stole the World Cup qualifying show in Africa on Friday, topping the table in a group including powerhouses South Africa and Nigeria.

Son tells South Korean football bosses not to rush coach search

AFP · 1 month ago

Son Heung-min told South Korean football chiefs not to rush their search for a permanent coach as Jurgen Klinsmann lashed out over his sacking in February.

Tottenham's Son scores twice as South Korea rout Singapore 7-0

AFP · 1 month ago

PSG's Lee Kang-in and Tottenham's Son Heung-min both scored twice as South Korea trounced Singapore 7-0 on Thursday to seal their passage into the final round of Asian qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

European club finals heroes adjust sights to World Cup in Africa

AFP · 1 month ago

European club finals match-winners Ademola Lookman and Ayoub el Kaabi turn their attention to 2026 World Cup qualifying in Africa from Wednesday with 52 fixtures scheduled over seven days.

Failed South Korea hunt for Klinsmann successor unmasks deeper issues

AFP · 2 months ago

South Korea began 2024 vowing to win the Asian Cup but they have endured a year of turmoil and are still without a coach three months after the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann.

North Africa football fans use stadium freedoms to back Palestinians

AFP · 2 months ago

In North Africa, where political speech is often harshly policed, football stadiums have long been an exception.

Crime deterring return of South American footballers

AFP · 2 months ago

A wave of crimes against South American footballers has underscored the risks faced by players loath to return home from overseas clubs to a region where they, or their loved ones, risk being kidnapped, blackmailed or targeted by gangs with a message to send.

South Korea's Son Jun-ho joins fifth-tier side after China release

AFP · 3 months ago

South Korean international footballer Son Jun-ho has joined an amateur fifth-tier club on his comeback from 10 months'

Nigeria women hold South Africa and qualify for Olympics

AFP · 3 months ago

Nigeria coach Randy Waldrum hailed his team after they drew 0-0 with South Africa in Pretoria on Tuesday to qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games women's football tournament.

Son scores as South Korea beat Thailand 3-0 in World Cup qualifying

AFP · 3 months ago

Son Heung-min scored as South Korea eased to a 3-0 win over Thailand on Tuesday, taking them closer to the next round of World Cup qualification in Asia.

Son scores but Thailand hold South Korea in World Cup qualifier

AFP · 4 months ago

Son Heung-min scored but South Korea were held 1-1 at home by Thailand in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday in their first match since the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann.

Asian Cup brawl brought South Korean team closer, says captain Son

AFP · 4 months ago

Son Heung-min said Wednesday that the Asian Cup bust-up with Lee Kang-in had brought the South Korean team closer, on the eve of a World Cup qualifier against Thailand.

Lee Kang-in named in South Korea squad following Son bust-up

AFP · 4 months ago

Lee Kang-in was named in South Korea's squad on Monday for World Cup qualifiers this month despite a bust-up with skipper Son Heung-min at the Asian Cup.

New US women's coach Hayes to debut against South Korea

AFP · 4 months ago

Emma Hayes will make her competitive debut as coach of the US women's national team in June when the Americans play host to South Korea, US Soccer announced on Tuesday.

South Korea name Hwang as interim coach to succeed Klinsmann

AFP · 4 months ago

South Korea have appointed Hwang Sun-hong as interim coach to succeed Jurgen Klinsmann, who was sacked following their Asian Cup semi-final exit and revelations about a bust-up between star players.

Coventry crush Maidstone to ruin non-league side's FA Cup fairytale

AFP · 4 months ago

Ellis Simms ruined Maidstone's FA Cup fairytale as his hat-trick inspired Coventry's 5-0 win against the non-league giant-killers in the fifth round on Monday.

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