Attention shifts away from the K League on Wednesday to the only domestic cup in South Korea the Korean FA Cup. This is the Quarter Final stage and sides now have the final in their sights. Some sides will focus on the league and field weaken sides, whilst others can see a possible Champions League spot (apart from Sangju). All of the information you need on all of the games;
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Korean FA Cup 2017 Update
The Korean Cup started earlier this year with a mixture of K3 League, University and Amateur sides entering, they’ve been reduced down and are joined by the Professional sides from the Korean National League and K League Challenge joined during the 3rd round stage of the competition. The big boys from the K League Classic joined in the 4th round.
Korean FA Cup 2017 Quarter Finals Fixtures and Preview (Wednesday August 9th)
The Korean FA Cup 2017 3rd Round games are as follows;
Jeonnam Dragons vs. Busan I’Park – 7pm
The early game of the day is between Classic side Jeonnam Dragons and Challenge team Busan I’Park. Jeonnam have previous won the cup 3 times, however now of those recently. They’ve been average in the league, and are a little above the relegation battle. Busan I’Park have one FA Cup Title to their name and are playing well currently in the Challenge and are in 2nd place at the moment.
Prediction: Jeonnam Dragons 1-1 Busan I’Park (Jeonnam to win in Extra Time, maybe Pens)
Suwon Bluewings vs. Gwangju – 7.30pm
The first of two all K League Classic games as Suwon Bluewings host Gwangju. Suwon Bluewings have looked impressive recently in the league and have started to break into the title picture. Gwangju sadly aren’t doing so well and are currently bottom of the league. These sides played each other at the weekend with Suwon winning 1-0.
Prediction: Suwon Bluewings 2-1 Gwangju
Ulsan Hyundai vs. Sangju Sangmu – 7.30pm
The second all K League Classic match features Ulsan Hyundai and Sangju Sangmu. Ulsan are currently in the title race but would love to finally win the FA Cup, the only title they haven’t held. Sangju Sangmu have only won the Challenge before and a FA Cup title would be a shock, they’ve lost 7 from their last 8.
Prediction: Ulsan Hyundai 3-1 Sangju Sangmu
Seongnam FC vs. Mokpo City – 8pm
The Final game of the evening features K League Challenge side Seongnam FC and National League side Mokpo City. Two time cup winners Seongnam were relegated from the Classic last season, and after a poor start to the season have improved recently and are currently in the playoff places. Mokpo City hadn’t made it past the 3rd round before this season and have benefited from a kind draw, this being their first K League opposition so far.
Prediction: Seongnam FC 2-0 Mokpo City
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