Sunday, July 29, 2007

South Korean coach resigns after winning 3/4 Final

South Korea is looking for a new coach following the resignation of Dutchman Pim Verbeek after Saturday's Asian Cup 3rd/4th place playoff against Japan. A spokesman for the Korean Football Association told Reuters that officials were already discussing a possible successor but had not yet made a decision. Verbeek announced his resignation at a news conference in Palembang after South Korea had beaten Japan 6-5 on penalties after the match ended goalless. The victory assured South Korea an automatic place in the AFC Asian Cup 2011 to be held in Qatar.

"I have decided to resign ... It's time for a new challenge," Verbeek said. "I have asked the KFA before today's match to terminate my contract which was for 2008 and they agreed with that."

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