South Korea like any footballing nation has an exciting cup. The FA Cup of Korea has been running since 1970 and has a proud history. Although most K League sides focus on the league and sadly cup games are renowned for their low attendances, they can produce some shocks and the interest is building. This year the competition started in March and had a record number of teams enter 72. Teams still in the competition include University sides and amateur teams.
All games apart from Daejeon Citizen vs. Pocheon (May 21st) are being played on Wednesday April 30th and if scores remain even at full time, extra time and penalties are used to determine the winners.
KFA Korean FA Cup 2014 Round 3 Fixtures & Previews
Of course due to the large number of games and range of sides full previews are very difficult, it’s also possible sides will use weakened teams;
Ajou University vs. Yeungnam University @ 3pm
Both University League Sides (U-League)
Changwon City vs. Daejeon Korail @ 3pm
Both National League, Changwon City are 10th and Daejeon Korail are 5th. They played each other a few weeks ago and Daejeon won 3-0.
Cheonan City vs. Hannam University @ 3pm
Cheonan City are currently 7th in the National League, whilst Hannam University play in the University League.
Gangwon vs. Hongik University @ 3pm
Gangwon are currently 9th in the K League Challenge, whilst Hongik University play in the University League.
Gwangju FC vs. Bucheon FC 1995 @ 7pm
Both are members of the K League Challenge, Bucheon 1995 are bottom whilst Gwangju are 5th. They played each other a month ago and Gwangju won 2-0.
Gangneung City vs. Gyeongnam @ 7pm
Gyeongnam are currently 9th in the K League Classic, whilst Gangneung City are 4th in the National League.
Jeju United vs. Suwon FC @ 7pm
Jeju United at the moment are 3rd in the K League Classic, whilst Suwon City are 7th in the K League Challenge.
Jeonnam Dragons vs. Jeonbuk Hyundai @ 7pm
Both sides play in the K League Classic, Jeonnam Dragons are 4th and Jeonbuk Hyundai are 2nd. They played each other last than 2 weeks ago and Jeonbuk won 2-0.
Sangju Sangmu vs. Suwon Bluewings @ 7pm
Both sides play in the K League Classic, Sangju Sangmu are currently 8th whilst Suwon Bluewings are 6th. They played each other earlier in the season and the game ended in 2-2.
Ulsan Mipo Dolphins vs. Gyeongju HNP @ 7pm
Both sides play in the National League, Ulsan Mipo Dolphins are 6th and Gyeongju HNP are 2nd. They played earlier in the season and Gyeongju won 2-0.
Busan I’Park vs. Jungnang Chorus Mustang @ 7.30pm
Busan I’Park at the moment are 6th in the K League Classic, whilst Jungnang are 5th in the Challenge League Group A (4th tier of Korean Football).
FC Seoul vs. Incheon United @ 7.30pm
Both compete in the K League Classic, FC Seoul are 10th and Incheon are 12th (bottom). They are also local rivals and will play again this coming Saturday in the league.
Seongnam FC vs. Daegu @ 7.30pm
Seongnam play in the K league Classic and are currently 11th, whilst Daegu are 4th in the K League Challenge. The last time these sides played it ended in a draw (November 2013).
Ulsan Hyundai vs. Soongsil University @ 7.30pm
Ulsan are currently 5th in the K League Classic, Soongsil University play in the University League (U-League).
FC Anyang vs. Pohang Steelers @ 8pm
The last game features FC Anyang who are 2nd in the K League Challenge and Pohang Steelers who are top of the K League Classic.
KFA Korean FA Cup 2014 Round 3 Results
Ajou University 1 – 2 Yeungnam University
Changwon City 0 – 1 Daejeon Korail – After Extra Time
Cheonan City 1 – 0 Hannam University – After Extra Time
Gangwon 3 – 2 Hongik University – After Extra Time
Gwangju FC 1 – 0 Bucheon FC 1995
Gangneung City 2 – 1 Gyeongnam
Jeju United 2 – 2 (4 – 5) Suwon FC – After Extra Time & Penalties
Jeonnam Dragons 1 – 3 Jeonbuk Hyundai
Sangju Sangmu 0 – 0 (4 – 3) Suwon Bluewings – After Extra Time & Penalties
Ulsan Mipo Dolphins 1 – 1 (5 – 4) Gyeongju HNP – After Extra Time & Penalties
Busan I’Park 1 – 1 (5 – 3) Jungnang Chorus Mustang – After Extra Time & Penalties
FC Seoul 3 – 2 Incheon United – After Extra Time
Seongnam FC 1 – 0 Daegu
Ulsan Hyundai 3 – 1 Soongsil University
FC Anyang 0 – 0 (3 – 4) Pohang Steelers – After Extra Time & Penalties
May 21st 2014:
Daejeon Citizen 1 – 2 Pocheon
At least Incheon United’s long wait for a goal is finally over as João Paulo scores a little before half time.
환상적인 중거리 슈팅으로 천금같은 동점골을 터트린 ‘복덩이’ 주앙파울로^^ pic.twitter.com/8NsiYYmr1Y
— 인천UTD 기자단 (@IUFC_PRESS) April 30, 2014
KFA Korean FA Cup 2014 Round 4 Draw
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