Photo by JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty ImagesBefore the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar we know that, on average, there have been 14.66 K League players named in the squads of the previous nine World Cups for Korea. We also knew that 60% of starters had been K League players, on average, over the previous nine World Cups, and 60% of substitutes made were K League players coming on. Four K League players were in the starting lineup, namely Kim Young-gwon, Kim Jin-su, Kim Moon-hwan, and Na Sang-ho to make up 36% of the total. USA '94 was the previous best with three goals scored by K League players to make 75% of the total. [READ: South Korea's Top K League Performers at 2022 World Cup]What else happened with K Leaguers at the 2022 World Cup?
K League : 20 Overseas : 0 Other : 2 Total : 22 % of starts by K League players : 88% % of substitute appearances by K League players : 83% % of goals by K League players : 100% (1)But the 1990 World Cup was even less successful for South Korea. K League : 18 Overseas : 1 Other : 3 Total : 22 % of starts by K League players : 82% % of substitute appearances by K League players : 66% % of goals by K League players : 75% (3)South Korea finished bottom of their group after picking up just one point, a 1-1 draw with Bulgaria in Mexico City. K League: 16Overseas: 7Other: 0Total: 23% of starts by K League players: 61%% of substitute appearances by K League players: 33%% of goals scored by K League players: 33% (1)2010 South AfricaJUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty ImagesIn 2010, South Korea were drawn into Group B with Argentina, Greece, and Nigeria. K League: 13Overseas: 10Other: 0Total: 23% of starts by K League players: 38%% of substitute appearances by K League players: 70%% of goals by K League players: 0%2014 BrazilFABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty ImagesLee Yong and Lee Keun-ho played in all three matches while Jung Sung-ryong and Kim Shin-wook made two appearances. K League: 12Overseas: 11Other: 0Total: 23% of starts by K League players: 51%% of substitute appearances by K League players: 44%% of goals by K League players: 0% In the last World Cup, South Korea were in Group F along with Germany, Mexico, and Sweden.2 months ago K League United
South Korea put on a spirited display in their opening match at this year's World Cup in Qatar, earning a hard-fought draw against Uruguay. Keeping a clean sheet in only his second World Cup appearance will do a spate of good for his confidence as well. While Korea fared well in several areas of the match, there are still things to improve on if they have the intention of getting all three points against Ghana. Will Bento give him his first full World Cup start? Will Bento give him his first full World Cup start?2 months ago K League United
In demand Jeonbuk star Cho Gue-sung and his agent are in talks with some European clubs, A few teams are in negotiations with the Green Warriors to sign the Korean national team forward but what are the pros and cons for Jeonbuk in selling the breakthrough star this January transfer window? With offers coming in for the K League 1 golden boot winner and Cho himself making it clear he would like to leave the club soon. Pros of selling Cho Gue-sung in January: Whether a Cho Gue-sung transfer can turn out well for the club depends on the transfer fee. Cons of selling Cho Gue-sung in January: 2017 K League 1 MVP Lee Jae-sung who now plays for Mainz was sold to Holstein Kiel from Jeonbuk in the summer of 2018 for approximately $1.5 million. If Jeonbuk sell Cho Gue-sung lower than what they hoped, then it reinforces the belief that K League players are cheap and therefore would make sales in the future harder to negotiate for a higher fee.26 days ago K League United
ITZY kicked off the North American leg of their first world tour Checkmate at the Youtube Theater in Inglewood, California on Wednesday, October 26. Since their last international tour in January 2020, ITZY Premiere Showcase Tour ITZY? In this stage, the girls’ sassy and confident stage presence was on full display. The members dedicated these last two songs as gifts to MIDZYs and thanked MIDZY for giving ITZY their wings. Yuna sweetly concluded that as long as ITZY is with MIDZYs, ITZY can do anything.2 months ago K-Pop Concerts
Ambassador Linda Thomas-GreenfieldU.S. Representative to the United NationsNew York, New YorkNovember 3, 2022AS DELIVEREDQUESTION: Joining me now is the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield. QUESTION: I want to talk to you about your efforts on Iran, to remove Iran from the UN Commission on the Status of Women. AMBASSADOR THOMAS-GREENFIELD: Well, let me just say again: we do condemn these actions. They have fired over 50 missiles in 2022 alone, and they are breaking multiple Security Council resolutions. These are resolutions, Andrea, that we and the Chinese and others worked together to put on the books against the DPRK.3 months ago United States Mission to the United Nations
Fast forward to 2022, and Ghotbi has officially been unveiled as the first head coach of Friend’s new Canadian Premier League club, Vancouver FC. As a head coach, he was in charge of the Iran team that made the quarter-finals of the 2011 Asian Cup. For me, it’s really touching and I want to be part of that.”All that said, Ghotbi isn’t here just to enjoy living in Vancouver. It’s a bit of a cliché, but Ghotbi can accurately be described as a student of the game. Ghotbi explained that he’s seen as many games as he could, and the level of play was higher than perhaps even he expected.3 months ago Canadian Premier League
It’s the first time for North Korea to publish the photo of Kim’s daughter. Observers say Kim observing a weapons launch with his family suggests that he was confident in its success. South Korean media reported he has three children born in 2010, 2013 and 2017 respectively. Choe was referring to U.S. President Joe Biden’s recent meeting with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts on the sidelines of a regional gathering in Cambodia. Biden reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to defend South Korea and Japan with a full range of capabilities, including nuclear weapons.2 months ago United News of Bangladesh