Le tournoi qui a contribué à lancer les carrières de Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi et d'innombrables autres stars du football mondial arrive en République de Corée, et son calendrier vient juste d'être dévoilé.
FIFA.com propose la rétrospective du Championnat Féminin U-16 de l'AFC 2015, qui s'est soldé par la victoire de la RDP Corée sur le Japon en finale. Les deux finalistes sont qualifiés pour la Coupe du Monde Féminine U-17 de la FIFA, qui aura lieu l'an prochain en Jordanie.
FIFA.com fait un tour d'horizon de la prochaine journée des qualifications asiatiques pour la Coupe du Monde de la FIFA. Alors qu'une hiérarchie commence à s'établir, quelques outsiders défient les poids lourds.
Ce jeudi 12 novembre, la Thaïlande et la République de Corée ont fait un pas important vers la qualification lors de la septième journée des préliminaires asiatiques pour la Coupe du Monde de la FIFA, Russie 2018™ qui a vu l'Iran, les Émirats Arabes Unis, l'Australie et la RP Chine renouer avec le succès.
La consécration du Nigeria pour la cinquième fois de son histoire a été le principal enseignement de la Coupe du Monde U-17 de la FIFA, Chili 2015. Mais pas le seul. Avec la deuxième place décrochée par le Mali, on a assisté pour la deuxième fois dans l'histoire de l'épreuve à une finale entre deux équipes d'une même confédération. Ainsi, le slogan "la fête sur notre terrain" que le Chili avait choisi pour le tournoi s'est transformé en une fête africaine.
Un nouveau nom vient d'être gravé sur la Copa Libertadores, une compétition sur laquelle le Brésil continue de régner. Le parfum brésilien s'est diffusé jusqu'en République de Corée, où une saison remarquable vient de prendre fin. Final somptueux également au Japon tandis qu'en Nouvelle-Zélande, les attaquantes ont été à l'honneur.
Les joueurs des différentes sélections ayant pris part à la Coupe du Monde U-17 de la FIFA, Chili 2015 ont été actifs sur les réseaux sociaux. Nous en profitons pour nous intéresser aux tweets consacrés au pays hôte et à son hospitalité, ainsi qu'aux divers points de vue exprimés au sujet du tournoi.
L'édition de novembre 2015 du Classement mondial FIFA/Coca-Cola voit la Belgique (plus 2) prendre la tête du classement devant l’Allemagne (2e, inchangé) et surtout l’Argentine (3e, moins 2).
Comme chaque dimanche, FIFA.com revient sur le parcours de célébrités du ballon rond qui souffleront leurs bougies cette semaine, à l'image d'Enner Valencia ou encore Jozy Altidore.
Anciens lauréats de l'épreuve, le Brésil, le Mexique et le Nigeria se sont offert un bain de jouvence en s'imposant en huitièmes de finale de la Coupe du Monde U-17 de la FIFA. La Belgique les accompagnera au tour suivant.
La Belgique a brillé de mille feux face à la meilleure défense de la Coupe du Monde U-17 de la FIFA 2015. Ils prennent rendez-vous en quart de finale face au vainqueur de Costa Rica-France, le 2 novembre à Concepcion.
La République de Corée et la Belgique, qui ont rendez-vous en huitième de finale à La Serena, sont les deux pires attaques présentes au second tour de Chili 2015. Mais les Guerriers Taeguk sont la meilleure attaque et comptent bien le rester.
Le Brésil et la Croatie ont rejoint la République de Corée et le Nigeria en huitièmes, alors que le Chili, pays organisateur, devra attendre pour savoir s’il fait partie des meilleurs troisièmes.
Face à la République de Corée, l'Angleterre n'a pas réussi à remporter sa première victoire dans le Groupe B, ce vendredi 23 octobre à Coquimbo. Dans le même temps, à Vina del Mar, le Brésil a validé son ticket pour le second tour en battant la Guinée. Les Trois Lions devront donc patienter pour connaitre leur sort, et espérer se qualifier parmi les meilleurs troisièmes.
La deuxième journée des Groupes A et B de la Coupe du Monde U-17 de la FIFA, Chili 2015 a été marquée par la qualification du Nigeria et de la République de Corée, qui ouvrent le casting des huitièmes de finale. Le tournoi a aussi connu sa première réalisation sur coup franc et le but le plus rapide inscrit jusqu'ici. FIFA.com résume les temps forts.
La République de Corée s'est qualifiée pour le second tour de Chili 2015 en engrangeant une deuxième victoire face à la Guinée, grâce à un superbe but dans les arrêts de jeu signé Oh Sehun.
FIFA.com a rencontre le prodige sud-coréen Lee Seung-Woo après sa prestation inspirée et prometteuse contre le Brésil, que les Asiatiques ont battu pour leur entrée en lice dans la Coupe du Monde U-17 de la FIFA, Chili 2015.
La première journée de la Coupe du Monde U-17 de la FIFA, Chili 2015 a vu l'Asie entrer dans l'histoire, le Nigeria entamer de manière impressionnante la défense de son titre et le pays hôte inscrire un but mémorable.
Le Brésil a mal commencé sa campagne avec une défaite face à la République de Corée, qui s'est montrée plus inspirée et créative et prend la tête du Groupe B.
"Une fête sur notre terrain", voici le slogan qu’a choisi le Chili pour accueillir ses invités venus des quatre coins du monde. Au total, 24 équipes s’apprêtent à concourir pour remporter la 16ème édition de la Coupe du Monde U-17 de la FIFA, qui se déroulera du 17 octobre au 8 novembre.
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The tournament that helped launch the careers of Maradona, Messi and countless others is coming to Korea Republic, and the Match Schedule has just been unveiled.
FIFA.com reviews the 2015 AFC U-16 Women's Championship, which concluded on Sunday with Korea DPR edging Japan to the continental title and sent the two finalists to next year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan.
Thursday's 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying matchday in Asia saw Thailand and Korea Republic close on progression with victories.
FIFA.com looks back on a memorable FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, which brought joy for Nigeria and breakthrough successes for the likes of Mali and Belgium, as well as heralding the arrival of several new stars.
FIFA.com’s weekly look at women’s club football visits three continents where there was no shortage of excitement as silverware was handed out.
With a number of players active on social media during the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, we take a look at some of the tweets that showcased the host country and its hospitality, as well as getting some reflections on the tournament.
Belgium have leapt to the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking summit for the first time in history, while Chile and Austria have risen to personal-best positions of fifth and tenth respectively.
We feature a pair of German FIFA World Cup finalists, a Japanese defender who stepped out at the Canada 2015 Final and a pair who featured at Brazil 2014.
Former champions Brazil, Mexico and Nigeria rolled back the years by emerging victorious in their respective FIFA U-17 World Cup Round of 16 matches, and they were joined by Belgium in completing the first half of Chile 2015's quarter-finalists.
Belgium won their first ever FIFA U-17 World Cup knockout game, defeating Korea Republic 2-0 in a straightforward victory that booked the European side a date with the victors of Costa Rica and France's clash in Puerto Montt.
FIFA.com spoke to Korea Republic captain Lee Sangmin and coach Choi Jincheul ahead of the Taegu Warriors' Round of 16 clash at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 against Belgium about their side's ability to keep a cleansheet, the cultural significance of respect and much more.
Brazil and Croatia joined Korea Republic and Nigeria in the Round of 16, with hosts Chile facing an anxious wait to see the ranking of third-placed sides finalised on Sunday.
Korea Republic sealed top spot in Group B with a goalless draw against England in Coquimbo which saw both sides fail to create many chances of note.
Tuesday signalled the beginning of the second round of group-stage matches of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, from which Nigeria and Korea Republic emerged as the first qualifiers for the knockout stages.
An injury-time winner from substitute Oh Sehun has given Korea Republic an eleventh hour win over Guinea and progress to the Round of 16 from FIFA U-17 World Cup Group B after two wins out of two.
Korea Republic starlet Lee Seungwoo spoke to FIFA.com following his side's impressive win over Brazil, with the Barcelona youngster particularly pleased to get the better of A Seleção after tasting defeat to them twice recently.
We review an enthralling opening day at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, as history was made for Asia by Korea Republic and Nigeria made an imperious start to their title defence before the hosts grabbed a goal to remember.
Korea Republic opened their FIFA U-17 World Cup account with a victory against ten-man Brazil. Jang Jaewon's winner, ten minutes from time, saw Choi Jincheul's side to the top of Group B after the first round of games.
Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-Min will miss Saturday's English Premier League clash with Liverpool and could be sidelined for several more weeks.
FIFA.com looks ahead to the world's best U-17 players strutting their stuff in a country flying high following a spate of recent football success stories.
Cahill has now scored 45 goals in 88 international games since making his Australia debut in 2004. Australia's record-scorer Tim Cahill grabbed a first half hat trick as the Asian champions eased to a 4-0 victory over Bangladesh in an AFC 2018 World Cup qualifier in Dhaka on Tuesday night. Cahill took his Socceroos' tally to 45 goals in 88 international matches as he opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a simple header before adding to his account in the 32nd and 38th minutes. Captain Mile Jedinak grabbed Australia's fourth goal two minutes before half-time before a more resilient defensive...
ESPN FC's John Wilkinson and Dez Corkhill assess Japan's convincing 3-0 win over Singapore in WCQ. Thailand moved closer to securing their place in the third round of qualifying after defeating Chinese Taipei 4-2. Australian captain Mile Jedinak gave the Socceroos the lead from the penalty spot in the 40th minute. Captain Mile Jedinak helped Australia get their AFC World Cup qualifying campaign back on track with a first-half penalty in his comeback from injury in the 3-0 victory over Kyrgyzstan in Canberra. Referee Kim Sang-woo pointed to the spot in the 39th minute after the jinking run of substitute Nathan Burns was met by a clumsy challenge from midfielder Islam Shamshiev. Jedinak, playing his 60th international, placed his spot kick into the top right hand corner past goalkeeper Pavel Matiash in his...
Though the team did not make it to the knockout round, Japan's squad at the Rugby World Cup could be a model for Asian footballing nations. Japan's efforts at the 2015 Rugby World Cup were heroic, and it is cruel indeed when a team wins three out of four matches and still goes home at the end of the group stage. Yet there were plenty of lessons that Asian football teams can learn from Japanese exploits in England over the past few weeks. Here are five things Asian football can learn from their rugby-playing counterparts in Japan: 1. Be aggressive, even against the very best Fortune favoured the Brave Blossoms late in the game in a win...
The United States lost their third consecutive game at home for the first time since 1997 in an international friendly against Costa Rica. Jamaica's Errol Stevens, top, fights for the ball with South Korea's Lee Jae-sung. South Korea won a friendly on Tuesday while Iran and Japan played to a draw as some of Asia's biggest teams had the day off from World Cup qualifying. South Korea eased to a 3-0 win over Jamaica. Ji Dong-won opened the scoring in the 35th minute with a header following a corner kick. Ki Sung-yueng's penalty gave South Korea a 2-0 lead in the second half, and Hwang Ui-jo put the game out of reach. Iran held Japan to a 1-1 draw in Tehran. Mehdi Torabi scored for the hosts just before half-time, pouncing...
South Korea continued their fine form in 2015 with a slim 1-0 win in Kuwait. After another round of 2018 World Cup qualification, recent results suggest that Iran might be the continent's top team, according to FIFA's rankings. Or maybe that distinction belongs to continental champions Australia. Yet when it really comes down to it, overall in 2015, South Korea have been Asia's number one. The Taeguk Warriors, who started the year by reaching the final of the Asian Cup, have been going from strength to strength, as their 1-0 victory in Kuwait on Thursday in a vital qualifier...
Australia were downed 2-0 by Jordan in Amman on Thursday night. The halfway stage of the second round of qualification for the 2018 World Cup was all about the big boys from East Asia -- Japan, South Korea, China -- and beyond (Australia) travelling significant distances to face mid-level West Asian teams away from home. Two won and two lost in an exciting night of Asian football. There was little to smile about in Amman for Australia as the men in green and gold lost in their second successive visit. The Socceroos crashed in Jordan in qualification for the...
ESPN FC's Janusz Michallik questions whether Australia might have been a bit complacent heading into in their AFC World Cup qualifying loss against Jordan. Jordan scored twice in the second half to upset continental champions Australia 2-0 on Thursday and move to the top of Group B in the second round of Asian qualifying for the World Cup. The result, in front of a passionate home crowd in Amman, gave Jordan a one point lead over the Socceroos with four games remaining. Jordan's pace troubled the Asian Cup winners for most of the game and the hosts took the lead two minutes into the second half when Hassan Abdel Fattah blasted a penalty high into...
Korean billionaire and FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-joon has refused to say whether he promised Prince William over a glass of whisky that he would back England's bid for the 2018 World Cup. England's bid leaders accused Chung of reneging on his promise after the vote in 2010, and also told FIFA's ethics investigators that the Korean had promised to trade his vote in return for England's FIFA vice-president Geoff Thompson voting for Korea's 2022 bid. Chung confirmed that he had met Prince...
ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes previews Bayern Munich's match vs. Augsburg, as Augsburg are the only side to defeat Pep Guardiola's side twice. Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl and his team face champions Bayern Munich at the weekend as they try to turn around their poor form. The club, who confounded expectations by finishing fifth in the Bundesliga last season, have lost their first two home games of the season. Their only point of the campaign so far has come away to Frankfurt, leaving them one place outside the relegation zone in the early-season table. "We are aware that Augsburg are a small club which has played above its limits in...
Tottenham Hotspur's new signing Son Heung-Min scored a hat trick as South Korea recorded an emphatic 8-0 win over Laos in Asian World Cup qualifying Group G. Son, who signed for Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen last week, was joined on the scoresheet by Lee Chung-Yong, Lee Jae-sung, Chang-Hoon Kwon (two) and Hyun-Jun Suk to make it two wins from as many games. Also in Group G, Kuwait cruised to a 9-0 win over Myanmar. The hosts already led 6-0 when Zaw Aung was sent off in the 68th minute, and Bader...
Koo Ja-Cheol has changed Bundesliga teams to sign with Augsburg. Augsburg have signed South Korea international Koo Ja-Cheol from Mainz on a two-year contract. Koo, now 26, scored eight goals in 36 games for Augsburg while on loan from Wolfsburg during the 2012-13 season and returns on a permanent basis. "After he left Augsburg we remained in regular contact," director of sport Stefan Reuter told his club's official website. "When this opportunity to sign him arose, we seized it. "He knows the club, the surroundings, as well as the coach and the team, so Koo...
HAMBURG, Germany -- South Korea youth international Seo Young-Jae has joined Hamburg from Seoul-based side Hanyang University on a busy day for the Bundesliga club. Hamburg say the 20-year-old Seo has signed a three-year-deal, to 2018, after impressing coach Bruno Labbadia in a trial, and that he will initially join their under-23 team. Seo, a left-back, has played for South Korea's under-19 and under-21 sides. Der Südkoreaner Young-Jae Seo hat einen 3-Jahres-Vertrag unterschrieben& soll über...
Chung Mong-joon has told L'Equipe fellow FIFA presidential candidate Michel Platini should have done more to tackle corruption within global football's governing body. Chung, 63, has declared he will stand against Platini, 60, in the election to succeed Sepp Blatter at the head of FIFA in February. The South Korean claimed the UEFA president missed an opportunity to deal with the climate of corruption within FIFA when Platini worked closely with Blatter, 79, in the late '90s. FIFA CRISIS - Prince Ali confirms intention to run for FIFA president - FIFA not credible with Blatter - Ali | Investigation - Chung slams Platini | Platini announces candidacy - Marcotti: Carrard talks Blatter-style nonsense - Blatter resigns | What you need to know | Social - FIFA officials arrested at dawn in Zurich | The defendants - Munson: The legal implications | What has been said - Explainer: FIFA's ugly game | Timeline of corruption "It's very fashionable...
FIFA presidential aspirant Chung Mong-joon says Michel Platini isn't the right person to usher in a new era of football. South Korea's former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon has criticised the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for endorsing fellow presidential aspirant and UEFA president Michel Platini, whom he says isn't the right person to usher in a new era of football. Chung, a prominent Korean businessman, is contemplating formally announcing his candidature for FIFA presidency in Paris on Aug. 17. Speaking to Malaysian newspaper The Star, 61-year-old Chung questioned the decision of AFC president Sheikh...
China are the hosts for the East Asian Cup and are seeking their their third title. The East Asian Cup is an unusual tournament. The trophy itself doesn't really matter; few fans would be able to describe what it looks like much less name the nations to have lifted it since it came into existence in 2003 (China and South Korea have won it twice and Japan have one win). Yet, lose the three games against close, in all senses of the word, rivals and coaches may find that their positions are not as secure as they think. And if you asked fans in South Korea, Japan, China and North Korea...
Chung Mong-Joon has confirmed he plans to run for the FIFA presidency at next year's election, saying Michel Platini is not the right man for the job. The South Korean, a former FIFA vice-president, said earlier this month that a non-European leader would help breathe "new wind" into world football's governing body. UEFA president Platini has also confirmed that he plans to challenge for the position when Sepp Blatter's reign comes to an end at the election on Feb. 26. Chung told the BBC's...
Former MLS boss Martin Rennie took charge of Korean second tier side Seoul E-Land last year and is dreaming big. Seoul 1988. Members of the international media were enjoying a few beers around the US military base in the Korean capital when word started to spread of a huge story. Calls were made, mouths were dropped and copies were written as one of the biggest scandals in Olympic history came to light. 27 years later the biggest sports story coming out of the huge stadium on the south bank of the mighty Han River is not a steroid-taking Ben Johnson but Martin Rennie and Seoul E-Land FC. The Scot is building...
ESPN FC's Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes give their thoughts on today's FIFA Executive Committee News Conference and discuss the best person to replace Sepp Blatter. The Highly Questionable crew debate whether Simon Budnik's antics towards Sepp Blatter was worth it. South Korean powerbroker Chung Mong-joon is leaning toward running for the FIFA presidency as a replacement for Sepp Blatter, telling The Associated Press that a non-European leader would help breathe "new wind" into football's international governing body. A former FIFA vice president, Chung also criticised the decision this week to allow Blatter to remain as president until the election on Feb. 26, despite calls for him to immediately step down amid mounting pressure to reform as U.S. and Swiss...
Seventeen-year-old South Korean Lee Seung-woo looks set to be promoted to Barca B, the path many legends, including Lionel Messi, have taken before making the first team. Photo credit: Lee Seung-woo Just five years ago South Korea fell out with Barcelona in a big way when the arrival of the Catalan giants provoked a furious reaction on a sultry summer's night. The perceived attitude, the lack of interest in the country and a prematch media conference from Pep Guardiola -- one that would have been seen as frosty had it come the night before a title-deciding Clasico instead of what was supposed to be a brand-building, fan-attracting exercise -- all left something of bad taste in the mouth. It...
Jong Tae-Se returns to Japan after a prolific spell with Kawasaki Frontale between 2006 and 2010. North Korea striker Jong Tae-Se -- dubbed "the People's Wayne Rooney" -- has signed for Japan's Shimizu S-Pulse. Jong, 31, who was born in Nagoya, Japan to Korean parents and holds a North Korean passport, completed a move from South Korea's Suwon Bluewings to the J-League side. "I would like to dedicate myself from here on to Shimizu S-Pulse," Jong said following the transfer. "I will sacrifice myself and advance as one with the team. "I want to carve the words 'history' and 'honour' into my heart...
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.