South Korea World Cup visit to Pyongyang confirmed

first_imgHuge sinkhole swallows bus, kills six in China ‘People evacuated on their own’ View comments LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption FILE – North Korea’s fans celebrate during the World Cup Group H qualifying soccer match between North Korea and Lebanon at the Kim Il Sung Stadium in Pyongyang, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has confirmed that it will play its upcoming World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang, allaying concerns that the Oct. 15 game would be moved elsewhere.In an official announcement, the Korea Football Association (KFA) in Seoul said it had been informed by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) that North Korea will host the Group H game as scheduled.ADVERTISEMENT Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna It will be only the second visit by the South Korean men’s team to Pyongyang, following an international friendly that took place in 1990.The KFA says, “On Monday, an official of the AFC had a meeting with the vice-president of the North Korean Football Association in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The North Korean federation said they will treat our team just the same as the other teams in Group H.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4A first competitive meeting in Pyongyang would be symbolic as the two countries are still technically at war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.During qualification for the 2010 World Cup, North Korea chose to host games against South Korea in Shanghai. Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees East Asia League eyes home-and-away format Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea PLAY LIST 01:11Top Pentagon general: US maintains ‘high levels of readiness’ regarding N. Korea00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown North Korea sits on top of the group with two wins from its opening two games in the second round of Asian qualification, including a win in Pyongyang against Lebanon. South Korea has played only one game so far, winning 2-0 in Turkmenistan.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Finn Harps U19s lose out to Derry, but U17s claim 4-0 win

first_imgFAI National League Elite Northern SectionHarps 19s lose to DerryFinn Harps 1-2 Derry CityThe Finn Harps U19s suffered defeat at the hands of local rivals Derry City in Ballybofey this afternoon with all the goals coming in the first half when the home side did have the better of the exchanges.However, Joe Boyle’s side still trailed 2-1 at the interval and that’s the way it stayed until the final whistle. Striker Sean McBride gave the visitors an early lead but Harps responded quickly courtesy of an Alex Carolan equalizer.But entering the final ten minutes of the half the Candystripes regained the advantage when Daniel Devine scored. If Harps was the better side in the first half it was definitely Derry who dominated the second period though the home side did have an opportunity for an early equalizer when Gareth Doherty found himself through one-on-one with the Derry keeper but the midfielder lifted his effort over the crossbar.Still the hosts had to thank keeper Jamie Lee-McCarron who pulled off a couple of super saves to keep the visitors from adding to their two-goal tally. Near the end Harps did have a decent chance to get back on level terms but Doherty was unable to direct a header on goal from a B.J. Banda cross.Finn Harps – Jamie Lee McCarron; Evan McCroary, Shane Blaney, Ciaran Kelly, Luke Nelis; Alex Carolan, Ryan Finn, Gareth Doherty, Dylan McCroary; Liam Walsh, B.J. Banda. Subs used: Mark McAteer, Michael Doherty, Zac Brolly. Results and goal-scorers from the SSE Airtricity Under 19, Under 17 and Under 15 National Leagues this weekend.SSE Airtricity U19 National LeagueNorthern Elite DivisionBohemians 2 (Jamie Wilson, Eoghan Morgan) St Patrick’s Athletic 3 (Michael Cregan 3-1pen)Drogheda United 2 (Brian Caberly 2) Athlone Town 1 (Joe Carmody)Finn Harps 1 (Alex Cameron) Derry City 2 (Sean McBride, Dylan Devine)Longford Town 1 (Jerry Idahor) Dundalk 7 (Carlton Ubaezuono 2, Cian Flynn 2, Eric Whelan 2, Adam Kirwan)Monaghan United-Cavan FP 0 Shelbourne 3 (Jordan Adeyemo 2, Ross Coyle)Derry City 3 (Sean McBride, Stephen Duffy, Dylan Devine) Monaghan United-Cavan FP 1 (Alpha Ike)Dundalk 1 (Stephen Kinsella) Bohemians 4 (John Ross Wilson 2, Danny Grant, Cian Fay).Southern Elite DivisionShamrock Rovers 2 (Michael O’Connor 2) Cork City 2 (Cian Murphy, Conor Gleeson og).SSE Airtricity U17 National LeagueNorthern Elite DivisionAthlone Town 3 (Callum McKelvey 2, Nashir Ishola) Drogheda United 1 (Gavin Molloy)Derry City 0 Finn Harps 4 (Niall McGinley, Keelan McGill, Adam Duffy, Corrie Lee Bogan)Dundalk 6 (Daniel Bogdanov 3, Dylan Tighe, Mark Traynor, Chris McFadden) Longford Town 2 (Daniel Luczynski, Dylan Steward)Shelbourne 3 (Charlie Barry, Adam Maher, Dan Howlin) Monaghan United-Cavan FP 1 (Kamil Strachura).Southern Elite DivisionCabinteely FC 3 (Clayton Walsh 2-1 pen, Evan Caulfield) UCD 1 (Dylan Reilly)Cork City 0 Shamrock Rovers 4 (Dean Williams 2, Thomas Hannon, Evan Smithers)Galway United 1 (Cathal Coyne) Limerick FC 3 (Lee Devitt, Edmund O’Dwyer, Mikey Conlon)Kerry League 2 (Kevin Williams, Dillon Robinson) Wexford FC 0Waterford FC 4 (Jack Larkin 2, Adam Conway, Colm Whelan pen) Cobh Ramblers 2 (Jaze Kabia pen, Jack Ford).SSE Airitricity U15 National LeagueGroup OneLongford Town 0 Finn Harps 8 (Luke Rudden 3, Daniel Gildea 2, Conor Black, Stephen Black + og)Mayo League 0 Sligo Rovers 1 (Callum Lavelle)Group TwoBray Wanderers 4 (Ross Molloy, Stephen Sweeney, Panit O’Keeffe, James Furlong) Galway United 0Shamrock Rovers 1 (Dean McMenamy) St Kevin’s Boys 1 (Paddy Moore)UCD 1 (Sean Schutte) Athlone Town 3 (Dylan Gavin 3).Group ThreeCobh Ramblers 0 Waterford FC 4 (Kyle Cuddy 2, Robert Bulmer + og)Limerick FC 3 (Filip Mostowy 2, Ronan Geary) Kerry League 2 (Sean McGrath, Leo Gaxha)  Wexford FC 3 (Brody Murphy 3) Cork City 0.Group FourCabinteely FC 0 St Patrick’s Athletic 2 (Kenny Lee, Scott Darcy)Shelbourne 4 (Kian Doohan, James Cumiskey, Sean Cumiskey, Ethan Wynne) Drogheda United 1 (Robbie Dragusin) Fine win for Harps U17sThe Finn Harps U17s stay firmly on course for qualification for the knockout stages of the FAI National League after an excellent 4-0 win over Derry City at Wilton Park this afternoon. Declan Boyle’s team led 2-0 at the break and added two more in the second half. The scorers were Niall McGinley, Keelan McGill, Adam Duffy and Corrie Lee-Brogan.Joe Boyle, Lee McLaughlin, Keelan McGill, Keenan Diver, Odhran McGuinness, Stephen Doherty, Michael Gallagher, Corrie-Lee Bogan, Adam Duffy, Niall McGinley, Ryan Cunningham Subs used Brendan Barr, Jack Doherty, Corey McBride, Jack O’Donnell, Jamie Brownecenter_img Sligo Rovers U15s make it three wins from threeCallum Lavelle got the only goal of the game as Sligo Rovers’ U15 side kept up their 100 per cent start to the national league with a hard-earned defeat of the Mayo League in Castlebar’s Milebush on Saturday.last_img read more

Ishant Sharma becomes the fourth stand-by for the World Cup

first_imgAdvertisementIshant is the fourth standby player for the Indian team at the World CupThe Indian squad for the World Cup was announced on the 15th of April, and it came in with a couple of surprises. However, the bowling department was not one of them. The bowling unit was one which was predicted from the beginning itself.The exclusion of Rayudu and Rishabh Pant had created quite a stir post the selection. The selectors made up for this exclusion when they announced three back-up players for the World Cup. The three back-ups were Rishabh Pant, Ambati Rayudu, and pacer Navdeep Saini.On Monday, one more name was added to the stand-by players. Ishant Sharma is the fourth stand-by for the World Cup squad.The veteran Indian pacer has not played even a single World Cup till date, but he is included into this list based on the experience of bowling in the English squad in the recent years.“Saini is our No.1 choice while Ishant remains as a second option. He has the experience of bowling in the English conditions and has been bowling well,” a source from the board told TOI on Monday.In the league matches of the IPL, Ishant has bowled well, accounting for 10 wickets in as many games for the Delhi Capitals. His economy of 7.65 has also helped the cause of his team.As far as international white ball cricket is concerned, the tall fast-bowler has 115 wickets in 80 matches, and it has been a while since he last wore the Indian blues. However, he has been a consistent performer for the Indian test team in the past couple of years.Advertisementlast_img read more