World Cup

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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North Korean football manager now a bricklayer

by Philip Gowman 31 July 2010
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North Korea's football manager Kim Jong-hun has been punished for his country’s World Cup flop by being made to work on a building site for up to 14 hours a day. Says The Sun: Kim Jong-Hun was being punished for “betraying the trust of Kim Jong-Un”. http://bit.ly/bVfZLx # Keywords: General post tags: Football | World […]

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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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DPRK in the Football World Cup

by Philip Gowman 27 June 2010
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“North Korea will receive at least US$10 million from FIFA for fielding its national team in the World Cup” says the Chosun Ilbo http://bit.ly/bccbuj. That should keep its nuke programme going for a while… # An amazing invention by the Dear Leader: the invisible mobile phone. http://bit.ly/cT9Aw8 # British blogger in Pyongyang reports on the […]

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Where to watch the World Cup

by Events Editor 6 June 2010
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I seem to be spending all my time responding to email requests and queries about Koreans in the World Cup. No time to write. # If anyone knows where all the London / New Malden Koreans will be gathering to watch the World Cup, let me know # Apparently some Koreans will be watching Korea-Spain […]

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What to expect from North Korea in the World Cup

by Philip Gowman 18 May 2010
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World Cup 2010 Special: Ten things to expect from North Korea in South Africa (from Goal.com), including dependable defence and swift counter-attacks. And maybe some strategic advice from the Dear Leader? http://bit.ly/bSeNhZ # Keywords: General post tags: Football | World Cup

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World Cup 2010 Qualifiers: A Tale of Two Koreas

by Aashish Gadhvi 29 July 2009
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by Aashish Gadhvi World Cup 2010 is just around the corner people, and I for one can’t wait! Another magnificent summer of the beautiful game is only a year away, which means that the first batch of teams have qualified. The way that the Asian Qualifiers are structured means that often the Asian teams are […]

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Korean banks gamble on world cup results

by Philip Gowman 12 June 2006

I know I promised that this site would be a world cup free zone. So I claim that this is a business story, not a sport story. Tom Coyner’s excellent Korean Economic Reader service sent me the following editorial from the Korea Herald a couple of days ago. As it was a sports story I […]

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Wake Up for the World Cup

by Philip Gowman 19 May 2006

Good luck to the Red Devils as they prepare for football’s ultimate tournament. May their metatarsals remain intact. To cheer them on their way, ZiNi has written a theme song. Just go to ZiNi’s blog to hear it. The song’s title, Wake up for the World Cup, reflects the fact that because of the time […]

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