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 Korail vs. Yeungnam University (July 11th) are being played on Wednesday July 16th and if scores remain even at full time, extra time and penalties are used to determine the winners.
KFA Korean FA Cup 2014 Round 4 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;
Gangwon vs. Ulsan Mipo Dolphins @ 4pm
Gangwon are currently 4th in the K League Challenge (2nd tier) and Ulsan Mipo are top of the National League (3rd tier).
Cheonan City vs. Sangju Sangmu @ 7pm
Cheonan City are currently 8th in the National League (3rd tier), whilst Sangju Sangmu are 8th in the K League Classic (1st tier).
Busan I’Park vs. Suwon City @ 7.30pm
Busan I’Park at the moment are 10th in the K League Classic (1st tier), whilst Suwon City are 6th in the K League Challenge (2nd tier).
Seongnam FC vs. Gwangju @ 7.30pm
Seongnam FC of the K League Classic (1st tier) where they are 9th take on Gwangju who are 8th at the moment in the K League Challenge (2nd tier).
FC Seoul vs. Pohang Steelers @ 7.30pm
Both currently play in the K League Classic, where FC Seoul current sit in 7th place and Pohang are the league leaders.
Ulsan Hyundai vs. Jeonbuk Hyundai @ 7.30pm
This is both a Hyundai derby and a K League Classic clash, Ulsan Hyundai are current in 6th place whilst Jeonbuk Hyundai are in 2nd.
Gangneung City vs. Pocheon @ 8pm
The final game features Gangneung City who are currently 5th in the National League (3rd tier) hosting Pocheon who are top of the Challenger League Group A (4th tier). Pocheon are the lowest ranked side left in the cup.
KFA Korean FA Cup 2014 Round 4 Results
Daejeon Korail 1 – 1 (4 – 5 pens) Yeungnam University
Gangwon 1 – 1 (3 – 2 pens) Ulsan Mipo Dolphins
Cheonan City 0 – 1 Sangju Sangmu
Busan I’Park 3 – 2 (AET) Suwon City
Seongnam FC 2 – 1 (AET) Gwangju
FC Seoul 2 – 2 (4 – 2 pens) Pohang Steelers
Ulsan Hyundai 1 – 2 Jeonbuk Hyundai
Gangneung City 1 – 0 Pocheon
KFA Korean FA Cup 2014 Round 5 Draw
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