Falcao gives Colombia win in Japan, SKorea beats Bolivia

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Colombia beat Japan 1-0 in Yokohama and South Korea beat Bolivia 1-0 in Ulsan in friendlies on Friday. Radamel Falcao converted a second-half penalty after ...

Son calls for patience as Koreans turn to youth for 2022

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The pressure is on in Asia as attention turns to qualification for the 2022 World Cup. Son Heung-min is among those players already calling for patience. Th...

Fellaini leading Chinese charge into Asian Champions League

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini has already started scoring in China and now the Belgian international is turning his attention to the Asian Champions League....

South Korea, Australia, Japan aiming to improve at Asian Cup

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — South Korea, defending champion Australia and Japan made it through to the Asian Cup quarterfinals knowing there is much room for improvement as the continental ...

Korea, Japan, Australia aiming to improve at Asian Cup

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — South Korea, Australia and Japan have all made it through to the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup knowing there is much room for improvement as the continental tou...

Yemeni players united for soccer to make tournament debut

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Civil war raging at home. Soccer players who struggle to play or get paid. A coach who never enters the country. ...

Crisis infects soccer tournament as Qatar faces Saudi Arabia

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Traveling to the Asian Cup should have been a simple flight lasting barely an hour for Qatar's soccer players. Instead, it involved a circuitous route to the Uni...

India striker overtakes Messi in national team scoring

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — His name is being mentioned in the same breath as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, even though it's a name few soccer fans are familiar with. ...

International coaching heavyweights seek Asian Cup success

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sven-Goran Eriksson and Marcello Lippi coached against each other in the Italian league more than 20 years ago. The famous tacticians are just two of a number of...

Ex-Korea international Jang gets life ban for match-fixing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ex-South Korea international Jang Hak-yong has received a lifetime ban from the Korea Football Association (KFA) after an attempt to fix a domestic league game. ...

South Korea soccer player questioned after fatal car crash

South Korea soccer international Lee Chang-min has been questioned by police after he was involved in a car crash that left one person dead and two injured. Lee, who has played seven...

Shanghai on brink of Chinese title after win at Guangzhou

A late Hulk penalty gave Shanghai SIPG a 5-4 win over defending champion Guangzhou Evergrande on Saturday to put his team on the brink of a first Chinese Super League title. The thri...

South Korea vs. Japan: A classic in Asian Champions League

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The second-leg semifinal of the Asian Champions League between Suwon Bluewings and Kashima Antlers offers a classic South Korea vs. Japan showdown. Kashima ...

Panama peg back South Korea to draw friendly 2-2

South Korea threw away a two-goal lead and ended up drawing with Panama 2-2 in a friendly in Cheonan on Tuesday. Just four days after defeating Uruguay 2-1, South Korea raced to a go...

Son misses penalty but South Korea beats Uruguay 2-1

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Despite Son Heung-min's penalty being saved, South Korea defeated Uruguay 2-1 for the first time in a friendly at sold-out Seoul World Cup Stadium on Friday. ...