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  1. Time for Park Chu-young to start scoring goals for South Korea

    John Duerden

    South Korea

    Blog | Conversation | November 08, 2014
  2. Asian nations already looking ahead to 2018 World Cup in Russia

    John Duerden

    The four teams that returned to Asia from Brazil earlier than all hoped are already thinking about doing better in 2018, but Australia, Japan, Iran and South Korea have to get to Russia first. There are plenty of rivals that have the next World Cup i...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  3. Three Points: Drab draw between Iran and Nigeria

    John Duerden

    Here are three reactions to the first draw of the 2014 World Cup, 0-0 between Iran and Nigeria. 1. Iran happy with first stalemate at World Cup In a tournament of excitement, goals and thrills, Iran were perfectly happy with the first goalless draw o...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  4. Ghana loss an ugly precursor for South Korea

    John Duerden

    South Korea

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  5. Ten Asian stars who could transfer to Europe

    John Duerden

    World Cup or no World Cup, football never stops. Plenty of players from Asia (some Brazil-bound) could find themselves in Europe by the time the new season kicks off in August. Here are just 10: Kim Shin-wook (Ulsan and South Korea) The giant S...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  6. South Korea banks on youth to make a run

    John Duerden

    SEOUL, South Korea -- Only Brazil, Italy, Germany, Argentina and Spain can beat South Korea's run of eight consecutive appearances at the World Cup. It's quite a record, but now the Asian giant is looking to climb up the rankings in terms of appearan...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  7. Celebrating the roots of Japan and South Korea's footballing hist...

    John Duerden

    Any meeting between South Korea and Japan is a big one, yet perhaps the most meaningful clash took place 60 years ago this week. It was a game that saw the continent's two biggest rivals -- and soon to be biggest powers -- meet on an equal footing fo...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  8. Celebrating Japan, South Korea's footballing history

    John Duerden

    Any meeting between South Korea and Japan is a big one, yet perhaps the most meaningful clash took place 60 years ago this week. It was a game that saw the continent's two biggest rivals -- and soon to be biggest powers -- meet on an equal footing fo...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  9. Top 10 Asian players of 2013

    John Duerden

    Now that 2013 is drawing to a close, it is time to select Asia's top 10 performers of the year. 10. Reza Ghoochannejhad (Iran and Standard Liege, Belgium) The fleet-footed forward only made his national team debut at the tail end of last year b...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  10. Top 10 Asian players of 2013

    John Duerden

    Now that 2013 is drawing to a close, it is time to select Asia's top 10 performers of the year. 10. Reza Ghoochannejhad (Iran and Standard Liege, Belgium) The fleet-footed forward only made his national team debut at the tail end of last year but h...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  11. World Cup could be Hong's launchpad to Europe

    John Duerden

    Outside, the mercury was plummeting faster than David Moyes' approval ratings, but inside the Seoul Grand Hyatt Hotel on Christmas Eve 2007, the atmosphere was red hot. Hong Myung-bo, captain of the 2002 World Cup team, was onstage and engaged in a f...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  12. Asia's eyes on dream World Cup draw

    John Duerden

    Just like fans everywhere, those in Asia are getting ready for the big draw -- probably running those addictive simulations like the one on ESPN FC -- and talking about which teams Australia, Iran, Japan and South Korea want to get when the balls com...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  13. Asia's eyes on dream FIFA 2014 World Cup draw

    John Duerden

    Just like fans everywhere, those in Asia are getting ready for the big draw -- probably running those addictive simulations like the one on ESPN FC -- and talking about which teams Australia, Iran, Japan and South Korea want to get when the balls com...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  14. Zheng Zhi favourite for top Asian honours

    John Duerden

    The attention of the international media may be more focused on the Ballon D'Or but this year's edition of the annual Asian awards ceremony offers considerable ammunition for pun-loving headline writers. If Zheng Zhi wins the Asian Player of the Year...

    Blog | November 23, 2013
  15. Zheng Zhi favourite for top Asian honours

    John Duerden

    The attention of the international media may be more focused on the Ballon D'Or but this year's edition of the annual Asian awards ceremony offers considerable ammunition for pun-loving headline writers. If Zheng Zhi wins the Asian Player of the Year...

    Blog | November 23, 2013
  16. Come for the popularity, stay for the results

    John Duerden

    It may have been confirmed last Monday but it was always a question of when and not if Hong Myung-bo became head coach of the South Korean national team. The only negative Korea Football Association (KFA) officials could think of when they considered...

    Blog | June 30, 2013