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EAFF Men’s 2015 East Asian Cup

The EAFF Men’s East Asian Cup is held every 2 years and the hosting duties rotate around the larger footballing nations. This competition will be held in Wuhan, China with all 6 games being played at the 54,000 capacity Wuhan Sports Center Stadium (plus the 6 women’s games). 12 games in a week maybe a little much for the pitch and time will tell if that plays a factor in the outcome of the tournament.
The sides involved in this tournament are Japan, South Korea and North Korea. North Korea won the qualifying tournament. Also none of the squads contain any Europe based players or any players over the age of 30, is it by choice not a rule. The coaches in the past (and most likely again this year) use the tournament for trying out new players and giving a few peoples a chance to break into the team.

EAFF Men’s 2015 East Asian Cup Fixtures

EAFF Men's 2015 East Asian Cup Fixtures

The games start on Sunday August 1st and conclude a week later. All games are taking place in the evening and the local kick off times are UTC +8 so add 1 hour for the correct time for Korea / Japan. Here are the fixtures;

Sunday August 1st

North Korea vs. Japan @ 6.20pm
South Korea vs. China PR @ 9pm

Wednesday August 4th

South Korea vs. Japan @ 6.20pm
China PR vs. North Korea @ 9pm

Sunday August 8th

North Korea vs. South Korea @ 7.10pm
China PR vs. Japan @ 8.10pm

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South Korea Squad for the 2015 East Asian Cup

Goalkeepers
Kim Seung-Gyu (Ulsan Hyundai)
Gu Sung-Yun (Consadole Sapporo)
Lee Bum-young (Busan I’Park)

Defenders
Jeong Dong-Ho (Ulsan Hyundai)
Hong Chul (Suwon Bluewings)
Kim Ju-young (Shanghai SIPG)
Kim Kee-hee (Jeonbuk Hyundai)
Lee Ju-yong (Jeonbuk Hyundai)
Kim Min-Hyeok (Sagan Tosu)
Rim Chang-Woo (Ulsan Hyundai)
Kim Young-Gwon (Guangzhou Evergrande)

Midfielders
Jung Woo-Young (Vissel Kobe)
Kim Min-Woo (Sagan Tosu)
Ju Se-Jong (Busan I’Park)
Lee Jong-Ho (Jeonnam Dragons)
Lee Yong-Jae (V-Varen Nagasaki)
Kim Seung-Dae (Pohang Steelers)
Lee Chan-Dong (Gwangju FC)
Lee Jae-Sung (Jeonbuk Hyundai)
Jang Hyun-Soo (Guangzhou R&F)
Kwon Chang-Hoon (Suwon Bluewings)

Forwards
Kim Shin-Wook (Ulsan Hyundai)
Lee Jeong-Hyeop (Sangju Sangmu)

South Korea National Football Team Emblem

EAFF Men’s 2015 East Asian Cup Results

Here are the results from the 2015 East Asian Cup;

Sunday August 1st

North Korea 2 – 1 Japan
South Korea 2 – 0 China PR

Wednesday August 4th

South Korea 1 – 1 Japan
China PR 2 – 0 North Korea

Sunday August 8th

North Korea 0 – 0 South Korea
China PR 1 – 1 Japan

The final standings are:

1st – South Korea
2nd – North Korea
3rd – China
4th – Japan

South Korea won the tournament and their 3rd EAFF East Asian Cup. The next tournament will be hosted by Japan in 2015.

EAFF Women’s 2015 East Asian Cup

EAFF Women's 2015 East Asian Cup logo

As well as a Men’s competition there is a women’s competition which runs parallel. Just like the Men’s Competition it is being held in Wuhan China and all games at the Wuhan Sports Center Stadium. 3 of the 4 sides Japan, South Korea and China all played in this Summer Women’s World Cup and their squad for this tournament is a mixture of players from there but also raising stars. The other side involved is North Korea who were banned from the World Cup. Like in the men’s competition there was a short qualifying tournament with South Korea won easily to join their 3 East Asian neighbors.

EAFF Women’s 2015 East Asian Cup Fixtures

EAFF Women's 2015 East Asian Cup Fixtures

All of the games are being played in the evening and the kick off times are local (UTC +8), so for Korea or Japan add 1 hour. Here are the fixtures for the Women’s Tournament;

Saturday August 1st

North Korea vs. Japan @ 6.20pm
South Korea vs. China PR @ 9pm

Tuesday August 4th

South Korea vs. Japan @ 6.20pm
China PR vs. North Korea @ 9pm

Saturday August 8th

North Korea vs. South Korea @ 7.10pm
China PR vs. Japan @ 8.10pm

EAFF Women’s 2015 East Asian Cup Results

Here are the results from the 2015 Women’s East Asian Cup;

Saturday August 1st

North Korea 4 – 2 Japan
South Korea 1 – 0 China

Tuesday August 4th

South Korea 1 – 0 Japan
China PR 2 – 3 North Korea

Saturday August 8th

North Korea 2 – 0 South Korea
China PR 0 – 2 Japan

The Final Standings in the Women’s Tournament was:

1st – North Korea
2nd – South Korea
3rd – Japan
4th – China

North Korea retained their title, whilst hosts China lost all 3 of their games. Like the Men’s tournament the next hosts are Japan and it will be held in 2 years time in Japan.

South Korea vs. China
South Korea vs. China

Links for More Information on the EAFF 2015 East Asian Cup

* Facebook Page

* Official Website

* Soccerway Page

* Details on the Preview Tournament in 2013

Finally

As always if you have any questions on the East Asian Cup or anything you’d like to add please let us know. We will try and keep things updated as best as possible via Twitter (and little via Facebook).

Tim
Modern Seoul
tim@modernseoul.org

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