Korean FA Cup 2016 quarter final fixtures bannerThe 2016 Korean FA Cup (fa컵) started back at beginning of March with sides from across the country entering the 20th anniversary competition. There are only K League Classic and one K League Challenge side (Bucheon 1995) remaining at this stages of the competition. The winners win a place in the 2017 Asian Champions League Group Stage, so it’s an important competition.

Korean FA Cup 2016 Quarter Final Fixtures

Korean FA Cup 2016 quarter final fixtures - Wednesday July 13thThere are 4 ties in this round of the competition with 7 K League Classic and 1 K League side remaining at this stage, as already mentioned.

The standout games are; firstly K League Classic leaders and 2 time defending league champions Jeonbuk Hyundai who host Challenge Side Bucheon 1995. Bucheon knocked Pohang Steelers out a couple of rounds ago and are the dark horses of the competition.

Secondly we have Ulsan Hyundai and Incheon United, both sides are in form in the league (although Incheon didn’t start strongly) and both will be looking at the cup as their best (or only) way of reaching the Asian Champions League. Incheon are also last seasons runners-up.

Korean FA Cup Quarter Final Previews and Predictions

All of the game take place on Wednesday evening, and if level after 90mins will continue with extra-time and penalties. Sides might rotate a few players, but for the most part they will be full strength elevens;

Jeonbuk Hyundai vs. Bucheon 1995 (7pm)
Firstly ever meeting between these sides, Jeonbuk will be heavy favorites at home and a division above.
Prediction: Jeonbuk Hyundai 2 – 1 Bucheon 1995

FC Seoul vs. Jeonnam Dragons (7.30pm)
FC Seoul have the edge between these sides this season 1 win, 1 draw. They are also defending champions. Close game but Seoul should win.
Prediction: FC Seoul 1 – 0 Jeonnam Dragons

Suwon Bluewings vs. Seongnam FC (7.30pm)
These sides will play again this coming Sunday, similar form in the league. Looks like a close one, but we see Seongnam winning after extra time.
Prediction: Suwon Bluewings 1 – 2 (AET) Seongnam FC

Ulsan Hyundai vs. Incheon United (7.30pm)
Ulsan have had a better league season so far than Incheon, although Incheon have improved recently. Incheon finished runners up last season, but have a derby coming up this weekend. Ulsan will be favorites and a single goal will likely be the difference.
Prediction: Ulsan Hyundai 1 – 0 Incheon United

Korean FA Cup 2016 Quarter Final Results

Korean FA Cup 2016 BannerWednesday July 13th 2016:

Jeonbuk Hyundai 2 – 3 Bucheon 1995
Ulsan Hyundai 4 – 1 Incheon United
FC Seoul 0 – 0 (4-3 Pens) Jeonnam Dragons
Suwon Bluewings 1 – 1 (4-3 Pens) Seongnam FC

FC Seoul, Suwon Bluewings and Ulsan Hyundai of the K League Classic and Bucheon 1995 of the K League Challenge progress to the Semi-Finals of the 2016 Korean FA Cup.Jeonbuk Hyundai v Bucheon FA Cup Jeonbuk Hyundai v Bucheon FA Cup (1) Jeonbuk Hyundai v Bucheon FA Cup (2) Jeonbuk Hyundai v Bucheon FA Cup (3) Jeonbuk Hyundai v Bucheon FA Cup (4) Suwon Bluewings v Seongnam FC FA Cup Suwon Bluewings v Seongnam FC FA Cup (1) Suwon Bluewings v Seongnam FC FA Cup (2) Ulsan Hyundai v Incheon United FA Cup Ulsan Hyundai v Incheon United FA Cup (1)

Finally

For information on the all of our previous FA Cup Updates and K League Round by Round Previews and More: CLICK HERE

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Tim
Modern Seoul
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