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 By John Duerden

Premier League flop Lee Dong-Gook, 38, dreams of 2018 World Cup

From Premier League flop to South Korean record-breaker, the career of Lee Dong-Gook has reached such lows and highs that it deserves its own ride at the Everland theme park, just south of Seoul.

A legend in Asia and freshly crowned 2017 K-League champion, the man known as the Lion King due to an early hairstyle, never rebuilt his reputation in England after a disappointing spell in the top flight with Middlesbrough.

He arrived on Teesside in Jan. 2007 and told local media that he wanted to "have...

CAS upholds Jeonbuk Motors' ban from Asian Champions League

Lee Dong-Gook
Jeonbuk Motors lost their appeal before the CAS to defend their ACL title.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The Court of Arbitration for Sport has blocked Asian Champions League winners Jeonbuk Motors from defending their title because of a bribery scandal.

CAS says it dismissed the South Korean club's request for an interim order to freeze the ban imposed by the Asian Football Confederation.

The order was issued on Friday, four days before playoff matches involving another Korean club who replaced Jeonbuk Motors.

The AFC says "it is the utmost priority for the AFC to protect...

Jeonbuk disqualified from Asian Champions League due to bribery

Jeonbuk Motors won the 2016 Asian Champions League title by defeating Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates.

Jeonbuk Motors will not be able to defend the Asian Champions League title they won last year after being disqualified for the 2017 edition due to a bribery scandal.

The South Korean club defeated Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates in November to take a second continental crown but has been ejected from the 2017 competition after a club scout was found guilty of bribing referees in 2014.

The decision was taken by the Entry Control Body, a committee independent of the Asian Football Confederation...

 By Paul Murphy

Muang Thong United sign Korean midfielder Lee Ho for 2017 ACL

Lee Ho of Muang Thong United
Lee Ho, left, played in the 2006 World Cup and has appeared in the Europa League for Zenit St Petersburg.

Thai champions Muang Thong United have stepped up preparations for this year's AFC Champions League (ACL) campaign by signing veteran South Korean midfielder Lee Ho from Asian champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.

Lee's experience could prove invaluable as the Kirins get set to take on Japanese champions Kashima Antlers, and two other teams, when they return to the ACL group stage for the first time since 2013. And the former South Korean international will be hoping to relaunch a career that has stalled...

Adelaide face champions Jeonbuk in 2017 AFC Champions League

Jeonbuk Motors have been drawn into Group H for the 2017 AFC Champions League tournament.

A-League giants Adelaide United face a tough road to the 2017 AFC Champions League knockout stages after being placed in Group H where they will come up against reigning champions Jeonbuk Motors of South Korea.

In the draw held on Tuesday afternoon in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Guillermo Amor's charges were placed in a tough group which comprised Jeonbuk along with Chinese Super League giants Jiangsu FC. The fourth team to complete the group will be winners of the second playoff between one of...