FIFA.com revient sur le parcours de célébrités du ballon rond qui souffleront leurs bougies durant la semaine à venir, à l'image de Luca Toni qui fêtera ses 39 ans dans quelques jours.
À un an du coup d’envoi de la Coupe du Monde U-20 de la FIFA, République de Corée 2017, Ahn Junghwan et Park Jisung prodiguent quelques conseils à leurs jeunes compatriotes : prendre du plaisir et ne pas avoir peur de se tromper.
Lee Chungyong, milieu de terrain de la République de Corée et de Crystal Palace, évoque pour FIFA.com la Coupe du Monde U-20 de la FIFA 2017 qui débutera dans son pays dans un an, jour pour jour.
Chaque semaine jusqu'à Russie 2018, FIFA.com présente une image légendaire de la Coupe du Monde de la FIFA™. Ce jeudi 19 mai, nous revenons sur le formidable soutien populaire dont a bénéficié la République de Corée en 2002.
À l'occasion des huitièmes de finale aller de la Ligue des champions de l'AFC 2016, les traditionnels poids lourds du continent ont connu des fortunes diverses. FIFA.com revient sur l'actualité du moment en Asie.
Sept équipes ont validé leurs billets pour les huitièmes de finale à l'issue de la dernière journée de la phase de groupes de la Ligue des champions de l'AFC 2016 : le Lokomotiv Tachkent, Al Nasr, Al Hilal, Al Ain, Jeonbuk Motors, le FC Tokyo et Melbourne Victory.
Le Président de la FIFA Gianni Infantino a rencontré des représentants de Hyundai Motor Group, Partenaire FIFA, et de la Fédération sud-coréenne de football, le 27 avril à Séoul.
Le Président de la FIFA Gianni Infantino se rend en République de Corée et en Thaïlande cette semaine. Il doit atterrir à Séoul mercredi où il tiendra des réunions avec les Partenaires de la FIFA Hyundai/Kia Motors et avec les responsables de la Fédération sud-coréenne de football, afin d'aborder l'organisation de la Coupe du Monde U-20 de la FIFA 2017.
Quatre ans après Londres 2012, la performance historique de la République de Corée est toujours bien présente à l'esprit des supporters des Guerriers Taeguk, qui espèrent bien que l'équipe dirigée par Shin Taeyong sera capable de réaliser un exploit du même acabit à Rio 2016. FIFA.com a rencontré l'un des ses joueurs les plus prometteurs, Kwon Changhoon.
À une journée du terme de la phase de groupes, huit équipes ont déjà validé leur billet pour les huitièmes de finale de la Ligue des champions de l'AFC 2016. Le tenant du trophée, Guangzhou Evergrande, sera absent pour la première fois de la phase des matches à élimination directe. FIFA.com revient sur cette avant-dernière journée.
FIFA.com vous présente une nouvelle série de célébrités mondiales du ballon rond qui souffleront leurs bougies ces prochains jours. A l'honneur cette semaine : Charles Aranguiz, Martina Müller ou encore Rivaldo.
Le Groupe A du troisième tour des préliminaires asiatiques pour la Coupe du Monde de la FIFA, Russie 2018™ propose un mélange d'expérience et de nouveauté. Trois équipes en quête d'une première qualification chercheront à bousculer l'ordre établi.
Plus d’un an après le début des qualifications de la zone Asie pour la Coupe du Monde de la FIFA, Russie 2018™ et suite à plus de 160 matches disputés au cours des deux premiers tours, le tirage au sort du troisième tour s’est déroulé le 12 avril 2016 à Kuala Lumpur.
Sous la houlette d'Uli Stielike, la République de Corée s'est invitée en finale de la dernière Coupe d'Asie des Nations de l'AFC, perdue face à l'Australie, pays hôte. Cette tendance à la hausse s'est par la suite confirmée dans les qualifications pour Russie 2018. À la veille du tirage au sort du troisième tour des préliminaires asiatiques, le 12 avril à Kuala Lumpur, FIFA.com a rencontré le sélectionneur allemand.
Les qualifications pour la Coupe du Monde de la FIFA 2018™ entrent dans une phase décisive en Asie, où seuls 12 pays sont encore en lice afin de décrocher l'un des billets pour la Russie, où l'épreuve mondiale débutera dans un peu plus de deux ans.
Le tirage au sort des Tournois Olympiques de Football, Rio 2016 aura lieu le 14 avril 2016 au Maracanã. FIFA.com vous détaille les mécanismes de cette cérémonie très attendue.
FIFA.com revient sur la quatrième journée de la Ligue des champions de l'AFC 2016, à l'issue de laquelle El Jaish est devenue la première équipe à se qualifier pour les huitièmes de finale.
L'UEFA EURO 2016 en France approche à grands pas. Les poids lourds européens ont profité des premiers matches amicaux de l'année - et les derniers avant l'annonce des listes - pour faire des tests, des réglages, ou marquer les esprits. FIFA.com revient sur les résultats des dernières affiches européennes et fait un petit détour par l'Asie, où deux pays ont délaissé les qualifications pour l'épreuve mondiale le temps d'un match amical.
La dernière revue statistique de FIFA.com s'arrête sur un show de Michael Jackson en Asie, une folle série argentine, une machine à buts au Portugal et la fin d'une série aux Pays-Bas.
Le Qatar et la République de Corée ont validé leur billet pour le tour suivant il y a déjà quatre mois. À l'issue des deux prochaines journées, ils vont être rejoints par six autres vainqueurs de poule et quatre meilleurs deuxièmes, dans ce qui sera le tour final des qualifications asiatiques pour la Coupe du Monde de la FIFA, Russie 2018™.
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In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.
Welcome to FIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football - from the hotly contested title race in Russia to the first New York derby of the Major League Soccer season.
A year ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017, Taeguk Warrior icons Ahn Junghwan and Park Jisung advised their young compatriots to have fun and not be afraid to make mistakes.
Korea Republic and Crystal Palace midfielder Lee Chungyong speaks to FIFA.com about the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2017 taking place in his home country, which kicks off exactly one year from today.
Every week in the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting a classic FIFA World Cup image. This week's takes us back to 2002 and the remarkable gatherings of South Korean supporters.
Traditional powerhouses were in mixed moods following their contrasting performances in the Round of 16 first leg matches of the AFC Champions League 2016. FIFA.com reviews all the action across Asia.
Welcome to FIFA.com’s rolling round-up of the weekend’s action, where we will keep you in the loop on the major happenings across world football.
The weekend's rolling round-up of action, keeps you in the loop as the yearly flood of titles looks set to begin, with some of the potential recipients more surprising than others.
FIFA President Infantino held meetings with FIFA Partners Hyundai Motor Group and with the Korean Football Association in Seoul.
Gianni Infantino will go to Seoul and Bangkok this week as he continues his journey around the globe.
Eight sides advanced to the Round of 16 of the AFC Champions League 2016 with a game to spare, while holders Guangzhou Evergrande missed out on the knockout phase for the first time. FIFA.com reviews the penultimate matchday.
In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.
Mexico's Jacqueline Crowther is looking forward to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup as it gives her and some of her team-mates a chance to make amends after a frustrating exit in the same tournament two years ago.
A perfect blend of experience and hope meets in Group A of Asia’s third round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying as three potential debutants look to cause an upset.
The draw for the third round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia took place on 12 April 2016 in Kuala Lumpur with Asian champions Australia pitted against Japan in a tough looking Group B.
We caught up with Korea Republic coach Uli Stielike to discuss his expectations for Russia 2018 qualifying, his 18 months at the helm, where the Taeguk Warriors stand in regards to their Asian rivals and his plans for the future.
Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is reaching its final throes in Asia and just 12 nations from the world's most populous continent remain in the hunt for a spot at the global extravaganza that will kick off in just over two years' time.
The draw for the Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 will be held at the Maracana on 14 April 2016 and FIFA.com is here to guide you through the nuts and bolts of the draw process.
FIFA.com reviews all the action from AFC Champions League 2016 Matchday 4 as El Jaish became the first side to advance to the Round of 16.
Despite a late consolation goal by Besart Berisha, Melbourne Victory came up short in Korea. Jeonbuk Motors Melbourne Victory 2 1 FT Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 2 Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Two goals from Brazilian maestro Leonardo ended the campaign of Melbourne Victory in the 2016 Asian Champions League on Wednesday as Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors won the second leg of the second round 2-1, to take the tie 3-2 on aggregate. A week after the two teams drew 1-1 in Australia, Jeonbuk deserved the win in front of their home fans and move into the quarterfinals but were made to sweat as Besart Berisha's late strike gave the visitors a chance. That goal meant that had Melbourne scored again,...
Son Heung-Min scored four Premier League goals this season. Son Heung-Min is eager to play in this summer's Olympic Games and the Tottenham Hotspur forward met South Korea's Olympics head coach on Friday, a source has told ESPN FC. The source said Son and Shin Tae-Yong, South Korea's assistant manager and coach of their under-23 team, met in a Seoul hotel, where the Spurs player expressed an interest in playing in Rio de Janeiro. Yong has previously said he would have "no hesitation" to pick Son for the Games, although the player was reluctant to discuss...
Kwon Kyung-won has drawn the attention of top clubs in England, a source says. A number of Premier League clubs are tracking highly-rated South Korean midfielder Kwon Kyung-won, a source close to the player has told ESPN FC. Kwon has earned himself a reputation as one of the brightest young prospects in Asian football after catching the eye in the last 12 months. The likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool have all sent scouts to watch Kwon in action and Kwon's talents and commercial opportunities in Asia make him an attractive proposition to his Premier League suitors. The...
Son Heung-Min could miss the start of the season if he plays. LONDON -- South Korea forward Son Heung-Min says he would like to play in this summer's Olympic Games but insists Tottenham are yet decide if they will release him for the tournament. Korea's head coach Uli Stielike said he had agreed not to select Son for the March internationals in order to boost Tottenham's Premier League title bid, but only in the hope Spurs would release Son for the summer Olympics in Rio in return. Olympic squads are restricted to players aged under 23, with three overage...
During his visit to Seoul, South Korea FIFA president Gianni Infantino shared his new vision for FIFA. FIFA president Gianni Infantino pressed his case for an expanded World Cup to a friendly audience on Wednesday during a stop in Seoul, South Korea. The Swiss wants to see the current field of 32 teams increased to 40, which could add more guaranteed slots for Asia. Asia currently has four automatic spots at the World Cup with a fifth available through an inter-confederation playoff. Infantino has said that number could increase to at least six slots in an expanded tournament. "I believe it is important...
During his visit to Seoul, South Korea FIFA president Gianni Infantino shared his new vision for FIFA.
Mexico take gold in London four years ago. Defending Olympic champions Mexico have been drawn against Germany, Fiji and South Korea in the Group C of the men's football tournament this summer. Mexico, who beat Brazil 2-1 in the 2012 final at Wembley Stadium in London to win their first-ever football gold at the Olympics, won the CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship to reach Rio -- along with fellow finalists Honduras. The draw was made on Thursday at the Maracana stadium in Rio, which hosted the final of the World Cup two years...
South Korea manager Uli Stielike assesses his side's draw in the third round of AFC World Cup Qualifying. Now that the draw for the 2018 AFC World Cup final qualifying round is out, it is time to take a closer look into which of the region's top players will be up against one another as the games play out. There will be some fascinating matchups over the coming months, as the best teams on the continent fight it out over the course of 10 games. Only four Asian nations will be guaranteed World Cup spots, with another two facing more playoffs for a chance to make it to Russia 2018. The matches begin in...
ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and David Mitchell look ahead to Thailand's upcoming AFC World Cup qualifying campaign. Thailand's head coach Kiatisuk 'Zico' Senamuang insists his side are ready to spring a surprise despite being drawn in a tough group B for the final phase of AFC qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Thais have been placed in what looks the more difficult of the two qualifying groups, facing Asian champions Australia, regular World Cup finalists Japan and Middle Eastern heavyweights Saudi Arabia. They also have to play Iraq again -- having faced them in the previous round -- and the United...
ESPN FC's Jason Dasey speaks with Park Ji-sung as South Korea are set to face Iran and China in WCQ. KUALA LUMPUR -- It's been half a dozen years since he played in his third and final World Cup, yet a lean and mean Park Ji-sung still looks like he could captain South Korea and, indeed, do a job in midfield for struggling Manchester United. The former Red Devil, now 35, is wandering around the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the Malaysian capital, happy to pose for photographs and mingle with AFC officials after Tuesday's final round draw for the 2018 World Cup. The Taeguk Warriors were handed a difficult...
South Korea manager Uli Stielike assesses his side's draw in the third round of AFC World Cup Qualifying.
ESPN FC's Jason Dasey speaks with Park Ji-sung as South Korea are set to face Iran and China in WCQ.
ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and David Mitchell look ahead to Thailand's upcoming AFC World Cup qualifying campaign. Thailand will face Asian giants Australia and Japan in the final round of qualification for the 2018 World Cup. The War Elephants were placed in Group B at the draw held in Malaysia on Tuesday, with the two heavyweights, as well as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Iraq. Kiatisuk Senamuang's men kick-off their first final round campaign since 2002 on Sept. 1 at Saudi Arabia before hosting four-time Asian champions Japan five days later. "We always knew it was going to be a tough draw for us,"...
ESPN FC's Jason Dasey and David Mitchell break down the AFC World Cup qualifying draw, with Australia finding themselves in a tough group. Australia and Japan will meet in the final round of 2018 AFC World Cup qualification for the third successive time following the draw made in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday afternoon. The Samurai Blue and the Socceroos developed a major rivalry after clashes at the 2006 World Cup, qualification for the 2010 and 2014 global tournaments and the 2011 Asian Cup final which Japan won 1-0. Both will be hoping to finish in the top two spots in Group B and qualify automatically for Russia. #AFCWCQ | Group B Australia Japan Saudi...
Uli Stielike's South Korea have kept eight clean sheets in a row. South Korea set a new record for clean sheets as they beat Thailand 1-0 in a friendly on Sunday. Striker Suk Hyun-jun secured the victory when he scored an outstanding goal to break the deadlock in Bangkok before half-time. The Porto player took advantage of a slip by the defender in front of him to fire a spectacular strike into the roof of the net from outside the area. But the defenders took the plaudits as, despite a couple of scares after the break, they notched an eighth clean sheet in succession. That...
Tom Rogic and Nathan Burns both scored doubles as the Socceroos thrashed Tajikistan 7-0 in Adelaide. Australia hammered Tajikistan 7-0 in AFC World Cup qualifying in Ange Postecoglou's biggest win as head coach on Thursday. The Socceroos went ahead through Massimo Luongo in the second minute, then Mile Jedinak slotted home a penalty in the 13th and went into the break at 2-0. However, the floodgates opened in the second half as another penalty from Mark Milligan made it 3-0 in the 57th minute and Nathan Burns and Tomas Rogic both netted braces in the latter stages to put a gloss on the scoreline. Australia...
Son Heung-min will be hoping to write his name into Tottenham folklore as a Premier League winner this season. He took South Korea to the brink of Asian Cup glory last year, yet Son Heung-min is still struggling to establish himself at Tottenham Hotspur, left out of this week's international matches so he can concentrate on his club responsibilities. It denied Asian fans a chance to see the former Bundesliga star, with the Taeguk Warriors hosting Lebanon in an AFC World Cup qualifier on Thursday before a high-profile friendly in Thailand next week. The omission is effectively a tactical move as South Korea...
Kuwait will not play their two World Cup qualifiers scheduled for March. FIFA has cancelled Kuwait's two scheduled World Cup qualifying matches this month and opened a disciplinary case against the country's football federation. Kuwait have been suspended by FIFA since October because of government interference in how the federation is run. The national team also failed to play a previous World Cup qualifier in November. That match was forfeited as a 3-0 win for Myanmar. Kuwait were scheduled to play Laos on March 24 and complete their program against group leaders South...
ESPN FC's Craig Burley reacts to Tottenham's comprehensive victory over lowly Aston Villa. Tottenham attacker Son Heung-Min has been left out of the South Korea squad for this month's internationals in the hope that Spurs will allow him to represent his country at the Olympics. South Korea head coach Uli Stielike has agreed not to select Son for a World Cup qualifier against Lebanon on March 24 or the friendly against Thailand three days later in order to boost the London club's Premier League title bid. Aston Villa Tottenham Hotspur 0 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Stielike hopes that Spurs will agree allow Son to represent South Korea as a wild...
Penang head coach Jacksen Tiago hopes his side can cope with the extra demands of the Malaysia Super League. PENANG -- This popular tourist destination may be famous around the world for the quality of its street eats, but the food available outside the old city stadium is still mostly standard football fare: burgers and kebabs. Those wanting Laksa, Char Kway Teow or a Nyonya curry may be disappointed, but the fans were just here for the football. A recent preseason friendly with Kuala Lumpur FA was an appetiser for the main course -- a first season back in the Malaysia Super League (MSL) -- so with the...
National military service in South Korea means Ki Sung-yueng will miss Swansea City's final game of the Premier League season.
Hong Myung-bo quits as coach of South Korea after a disappointing World Cup campaign in Brazil.
Ten-man Belgium beat South Korea to finish top of their World Cup group and set up a last-16 tie against USA.
Algeria move up to second in Fifa World Cup Group H as they overcome South Korea in Porto Alegre.
Fabio Capello's Russia come from behind to earn a draw with South Korea in Group H thanks to an Aleksandr Kerzhakov goal.
Jordan Ayew scores a hat-trick after coming off the bench as Ghana sweep aside South Korea 4-0 in a World Cup warm-up.
Cardiff's Kim Bo-kyong and Sunderland's on-loan midfielder Ki Sung-yeung are named in South Korea's World Cup squad.
Former Manchester United and South Korea midfielder Park Ji-Sung retires from football at the age of 33.
Fifa's Jerome Valcke says there is a chance infrastructure may not be "totally ready" for the start of the World Cup.
A mayor in southern Brazil says his city may drop out of June's football World Cup if the state assembly does not pass key legislation this week.
Spain will open their defence of the World Cup against 2010 finalists Netherlands at next year's tournament in Brazil.