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It was only a few days ago that the Vietnamese national football team, enjoying a remarkable run of success in the Asian Games under their Korean coach Park Hang-seo, had ambitions of making it to the final. They were up against South Korea in the semis. Park’s success has been followed closely from Korea, [reported […]

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Eating yeot, or not

by Philip Gowman 1 July 2014
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Ask A Korean has a great post on the reason why a disgruntled fan might want to lob a few toffees at the returning Korean football team. He has a few explanations why “Eat Yeot” is considered an insult. The article promted an LKL reader to add a different story about eating yeot as a […]

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Watch the Red Devils in the 2014 World Cup in Central London

by Events Editor 31 May 2014
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All three group stage South Korea games will be screened at Tiger Tiger bar in Haymarket, Piccadilly Circus. The event is primarily for those living in London, who want to see the game with other Korea supporters but who might find it difficult to travel to New Malden, especially for the first game, which starts […]

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Amazon Adventure! – how will Korea perform in the 2014 World Cup?

by Aashish Gadhvi 19 May 2014
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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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The Good Friday transatlantic K-blog meetup

by Philip Gowman 29 March 2013
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9 o’clock in the morning on the Good Friday bank holiday at a Hammersmith coffee shop might not seem the likeliest place for a K-blog meetup. But Roy Ghim, from the Tavern of the Taekguk Warriors, a US-based Korean football site, had just arrived at Heathrow and was on his way into town. And as […]

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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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QPR launches new Twitter account for their Korean fans

by Philip Gowman 18 February 2013
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Queens Park Rangers has just launched a Korean-language Twitter account targeted at Korean fans, now that it has two high-profile Korean players. Park Ji-sung and Yun Suk-Young gave fans a welcome message on the club’s YouTube channel: The Twitter feed launched on Saturday, and 48 hours later it already has 1,700 followers. “The new @OfficialQPR_KR […]

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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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Follow South Korea v Croatia live on LKL’s Twitter feed!

by Philip Gowman 5 February 2013
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Ash is back! Aashish Ghadvi, LKL’s sports correspondent, is back on duty for South Korea’s friendly with Croatia at Craven Cottage tomorrow (Wed 6 Feb, kick-off 2pm GMT). Internet access in Fulham permitting, he’ll be tweeting live from the match on LKL’s Twitter feed (@lklinks), and there’ll be a full write up with interviews on […]

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South Korea play Croatia at Craven Cottage

by Events Editor 4 February 2013
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Fulham Football Club seems to be the favoured venue for South Korea’s friendly internationals. 2007 it was Greece (a 1-0 victory). 2009 was Serbia (another 1-0 victory). They moved to the QPR ground at Loftus Road for their 2-0 victory over Ivory Coast in 2010. This Wednesday, 6 February, at 2pm, they return to Craven […]

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Ramyun and the Dons: AFC Wimbledon announces Nongshim Noodle deal

by Philip Gowman 12 January 2013
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Noodle soup while watching the footie? Sounds great: AFC Wimbledon are pleased to announce the launch of a new commercial partnership with Nongshim, South Korea’s number one noodle manufacturer. The deal, which will run until the end of the season, will see the chance for Nongshim products to be sampled at the Cherry Red Records […]

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Ji Dong-won humbles Man City

by Philip Gowman 2 January 2012
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Ji Whizz – even the Telegraph resorts to feeble puns to celebrate Ji Dong-won’s last minute goal for Sunderland against top of the league Man City on 1 January. Ji was clearly off-side, but a great goal anyway. Keywords: General post tags: Football

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Park Chu-young’s stay at Arsenal won’t be long

by Philip Gowman 7 September 2011
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He Shoots! He Scores! He Leaves! Park Chu-young won’t be at Arsenal for long, says Wall Street Journal: military service beckons on.wsj.com/rtx89t Keywords: People: Park Chu-young Other tags: Football

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Park Chu-young signs for Arsenal

by Philip Gowman 30 August 2011
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Arsenal agree deal to sign Korea’s captain Chu Young Park http://t.co/xeMMLyn Would he have stopped the rout by Man Utd last weekend? # Keywords: People: Park Chu-young Other tags: Football

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Park Ji-sung renews his Manchester United contract

by Philip Gowman 18 August 2011
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Park Ji-sung will be staying at Manchester United for a bit; but earning rather less than Rooney. http://t.co/iIGD2Mn # Keywords: People: Park Ji-sung Other tags: Football

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Not drugs, but musk deer medicine, say North Koreans

by Philip Gowman 18 July 2011
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Five North Korean players have now tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid at the Women’s World Cup in Germany. The excuse: they were treated with traditional medicine from musk deer glands to treat injuries from a lightning strike. You couldn’t make it up. The last doping case at a World Cup was when Diego […]

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