They—dumb people—say that 2-0 is the most dangerous lead in soccer. This is wrong, and it is even wronger when the team leading 2-0 is styling on the other. In the first half of their World Cup round-of-16 match, right now, France are styling on South Korea.
Here’s everything you need to know about Group E.
In the year 2017 or 2019, we might be talking about South Korea as a darkhorse candidate to win the World Cup. But since it is 2015, this tournament will serve as a kind of measuring stick to size up the Taegeuk Ladies’s progress. South Korea have always existed in the awkward middle ground of Asian football, not a…
The 2002 World Cup hosted jointly by South Korea and Japan was already infamous for its horrendous refereeing, most notably two knockout stage match-ups involving South Korea. Today, one Italian paper has linked what was widely believed to be match-fixing behavior back then to this current FIFA scandal.
Thousands of South Koreans tune in daily to Muk-bang (eating broadcasts): Online live-stream channels where people eats large amounts of food on camera. Those people, called Broadcast Jockeys (BJ's), became real celebrities that could earn up to $9000 a month just by sharing meals with their lonely audience.
The King's Cup is a weird friendly tournament among a bunch of random teams that takes place annually—except for the years when it does not take place at all—in Thailand. Uzbekistan and South Korea's under-22 teams met on the first day of this year's competition, and the game ended in a 1-0 win for South Korea. But…
Yesterday, there was competition in Seoul. People competed to see who could space-out the most. Wait, what?
South Korea beat Chicago's Jackie Robinson West in the Little League World Series Championship 8-4 today. It featured a pretty solid bat flip from Dong Wan Sin (above) and also a really cool bit of sportsmanship after the game (below).
Bat flips for everyone! These are two little leaguers for the South Korea team bat-flipping their asses off against Puerto Rico today. The first one is a little more about the hands than bat flip, but the second one is textbook. They both happen to be on outs, but that doesn't matter, one of the all-time great bat…
Sung Woo Lee was born and raised in South Korea, and yet the poor guy somehow got roped into cheering for the Kansas City Royals. He's followed the team for something like two decades now but he has never visited the United States. This week, thanks to a group of nice fans, Sung Woo is getting an ambassador's welcome…
Humans fans? Ha, whatever! Nobody needs them anymore, especially when there are robots fans. Just ask South Korea.
In case you were wondering what former MLB player/birther Luke Scott was up to these days, there is word from East Asia: He's getting kicked off his South Korea baseball team for yelling at the manager.
Now that we've made it out of the Group of Death, we can sit back and watch the final matches of Group H, which will determine who the USMNT and Germany face in the World Cup's next round. C'mon South Korea and Algeria!
Portugal's last-second goal was heartbreaking for U.S. fans, but a glorious reprieve for the Portuguese. Here's our daily roundup of every goal scored, as heard by viewers or listeners in that country. Portugal's above, via RTP1 and Antena radio.
Few sides garnered less praise entering the World Cup than the Desert Foxes of Algeria. Most Americans will remember Algeria as the victims of Landon Donovan's 91st minute miracle goal in 2010. That Algeria side spent the vast majority of the game stifling an increasingly frustrated American attack. They were…
Every day, Deadspin compiles each World Cup goal as called on a broadcast in the country that scored it. See previous days here.
South Korea are one of Asia's traditional soccer powers. They and Japan have bossed the continent for decades now, coasting to World Cup to World Cup, where they've tried to prove that Asia's got real talent. In Brazil, South Korea have a chance to once again show that though Asia's a historically weak confederation,…
Russia came away with a bronze medal in the men's 1,500m short track speed skating event today, and you may have noticed that the guy who brought that medal home, Viktor Ahn, doesn't look very, um, Russian. We can explain.