Aashish Gadhvi

Aashish Gadhvi assesses Korea’s chances of success in Brazil The summer is here, the birds are chirping and it feels like an age since we went red with support for our favourite team south of the DMZ! It can only mean it’s World Cup time again! Brazil will this summer host another carnival of the […]

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Aashish Gadhvi assesses Korea’s poor performance against Croatia with the help of Ki Sung-yueng

by Aashish Gadhvi 5 March 2013
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South Korea were back in rainy old London Town to have their now annual friendly against Croatia at Craven Cottage, the home of Fulham FC. After previous visits to London to play Greece, Serbia and Ivory Coast, Korea has now made London a decent stop in their international calendar. Although some cynics would see these […]

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Korea’s training day, and interview with Lee Chung-yong

by Aashish Gadhvi 12 February 2013
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When I first found out Korea were again coming to London to play a friendly against Croatia I was determined to report the match for LKL in the way I had done for their previous friendlies. This also reminded me of the training session the team had prior to the Ivory Coast friendly which I […]

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Korea v Croatia – the live tweets

by Aashish Gadhvi 6 February 2013
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The as-it-happened commentary on South Korea’s defeat at the hands of Croatia, live on Twitter (Craven Cottage wi-fi permitting)… 2:09pm #koreaVcroatia kicks off… Come on Korea! 2:11pm A rainy but lively Craven Cottage: 2:14pm Son Heung min with a wide long shot which makes the crowd go wild! 2:14pm A narrow misses header from Ivica […]

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Oh Captain, My Captain – a farewell to Park Ji-sung

by Aashish Gadhvi 23 March 2011
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Aashish Gadhvi waves an emotional goodbye to the captain marvel, Park Ji-sung. The Asian Cup brought an end to many things. It brought an end to Korea’s hopes of claiming the Asian Cup for the first time since hosting the tournament in 1960. It brought about the end of legendary left back Lee Young-pyo’s career […]

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The Legend of Lee Young-pyo

by Aashish Gadhvi 7 February 2011
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Aashish Gadhvi waves a final goodbye to Lee Young-pyo This Asian Cup tournament has seen the retirement of two of South Korea’s greatest ever footballers from the international game. Lee Young-pyo and Park Ji-sung have both decided to call it a day and hang up their boots for their country. No country could ask for […]

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Asian Cup 2011: A Bittersweet Life – Part 2

by Aashish Gadhvi 2 February 2011
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Aashish Gadhvi sees history repeat itself in Qatar. My very first article for LKL was on the 2007 Asian Cup, a tournament in which South Korea were looking to break the long drought of not winning the tournament but were knocked out in heart-breaking fashion by the eventual winners: on penalties. Well here I am […]

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A look back at the Korean sporting year of 2010

by Aashish Gadhvi 3 January 2011
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Historical is a term often misused in this day and age. Yet I am about to use it in a context that I am going to try and justify. The year 2010 was a historical one for Korean sports, and I don’t use that term lightly. There have been many many highlights in the world […]

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Ki Sung-yueng and Racism in the British Game

by Aashish Gadhvi 29 November 2010
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A few weeks ago I was interviewed by a young talented Korea photographer – Daewoong Kim, studying here in London. Daewoong, being interested in photography and football wanted to discuss my experiences interviewing Korean footballers and working within BBC Sport. Needless to say this is the first (and probably last!) time I have been interviewed, […]

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Kim Ji-woon’s I Saw the Devil: more than just gore?

by Aashish Gadhvi 9 November 2010
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Aashish Gadhvi speaks on behalf of three LKL reviewers: Kim Ji-woon’s latest is a disappointment. Hype can be a film’s best friend or its worst enemy. In the case of some films it has worked (The Blair Witch Project) and in the case of others it has backfired spectacularly (Star Wars Prequels), but the fact […]

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Another top footballer interview: Cha Du-ri

by Aashish Gadhvi 18 August 2010
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Aashish Gadhvi gets another scoop: an interview with Celtic’s latest signing, Cha Du-ri. Aashish caught up with him during the Emirates Cup after Celtic’s 2-2 draw with Lyon on 31 July 2010. Thanks to Gideon Lee for the subtitling.

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Another interview with a top footballer: Celtic’s Ki Sung-yueng

by Aashish Gadhvi 3 August 2010
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Aashish Gadhvi is amassing an impressive collection of exclusive interviews with South Korea’s best footballers. He caught up with Ki Sung-yueng after scoring for Celtic against Arsenal in the Emirates Cup on 1 August 2010. Ki is on fine form: excellent English, and relaxed and informative. In fact he interviews much better than many English […]

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My Father’s Son – The resurrection of Cha Du-ri

by Aashish Gadhvi 26 July 2010
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Aashish Gadhvi rolls the red carpet out for the latest Korean footballer to his the British Isles. Glasgow Celtic have officially made themselves an unofficial Korea Town by signing their second Korean star in the form of right back Cha Du-ri. This is to add to their collection which already consisted of midfield dynamo Ki […]

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Asian Dawn!

by Aashish Gadhvi 2 July 2010
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Aashish Gadhvi reviews the rollercoaster World Cup campaigns from the Asian sides. Before the World Cup started I pictured myself sitting in front of a typewriter like Angela Lansbury in Murder She Wrote penning conspiracy theories and plans of deception at how South Korea were knocked out of the group stage yet again by the […]

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Beautiful Young Korean Girl…On Ice!

by Aashish Gadhvi 12 March 2010
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Aashish Gadhvi reviews the figure skating juggernaut that is Kim Yu-na At the recent South Korea v Ivory Coast match I managed to speak to many Korean journalists from television and from print media. Many of the journalists there only seem to have one thing to talk about. No, it wasn’t Park Ji-sung or Lee […]

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Aashish interviews Park Ji-sung and Lee Young-pyo

by Aashish Gadhvi 8 March 2010
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Aashish Gadhvi managed to interview two key members of the South Korean world cup squad after the match with Ivory Coast last week: Lee Young-pyo, formerly of Tottenham Hotspur: and probably Korea’s best known player, Park Ji-sung: No subtitles this time: both interviews are in English. This wraps up LKL’s coverage of the South Korea […]

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Ivory Coasted!

by Aashish Gadhvi 4 March 2010
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Aashish Gadhvi reviews South Korea’s resounding 2-0 victory over the Ivory Coast. With photos by Aashish and Saharial. Have you ever had a dream that was so perfect that the moment you wake up you try your very best to go back to sleep and experience it all over again? Well I had one of […]

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