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Park Ji-sung: the first nuclear-powered South Korean

Illustration by Federico Manasse For a man who was once described by Andrea Pirlo as “the first nuclear-powered South Korean”, South Korea’s Park Ji-Sung has made quite the name for himself for…

The K-League club with a ski jump for a stadium

As featured on Guardian Sport IN A WORLD OF IDENTIKIT PREFABRICATED STADIA, where a club’s identity has been sold in order to make room for a wedding hall and conference centre, there…

Son Heung-min and the challenge of South Korean military service

For most fans and players, football in the Olympics plays second fiddle to the World Cup and continental events like the European Championships. However, for South Koreans, including Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min,…