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Ex-FIFA VP Chung wants change

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Son Heung-Min nets hat trick for South Korea, Shinji Kagawa seals Japan win

Son Heung-Min tallied a hat-trick as Korea Republic defeat Laos 8-0 in their World Cup qualifier.

Tottenham Hotspur's new signing Son Heung-Min scored a hat trick as South Korea recorded an emphatic 8-0 win over Laos in Asian World Cup qualifying Group G.

Son, who signed for Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen last week, was joined on the scoresheet by Lee Chung-Yong, Lee Jae-sung, Chang-Hoon Kwon (two) and Hyun-Jun Suk to make it two wins from as many games.

Also in Group G, Kuwait cruised to a 9-0 win over Myanmar. The hosts already led 6-0 when Zaw Aung was sent off in the 68th minute, and Bader...

Koo Ja-Cheol leaves Mainz to join Augsburg

Koo Ja-Cheol has changed Bundesliga teams to sign with Augsburg.

Augsburg have signed South Korea international Koo Ja-Cheol from Mainz on a two-year contract.

Koo, now 26, scored eight goals in 36 games for Augsburg while on loan from Wolfsburg during the 2012-13 season and returns on a permanent basis.

"After he left Augsburg we remained in regular contact," director of sport Stefan Reuter told his club's official website.

"When this opportunity to sign him arose, we seized it.

"He knows the club, the surroundings, as well as the coach and the team, so Koo...

South Korea youth international Seo Young-Jae joins Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany -- South Korea youth international Seo Young-Jae has joined Hamburg from Seoul-based side Hanyang University on a busy day for the Bundesliga club.

Hamburg say the 20-year-old Seo has signed a three-year-deal, to 2018, after impressing coach Bruno Labbadia in a trial, and that he will initially join their under-23 team.

Seo, a left-back, has played for South Korea's under-19 and under-21 sides.

 By Ian Holyman

Chung Mong-joon blasts FIFA rival Michel Platini

Former South Korean FA president Chung Mong-joon has vowed to fix "corrupt" FIFA after formally announcing his bid to replace Sepp Blatter at the helm of world football's governing body.
Carlos Queiroz spoke ahead of next month's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at the inaugural National Coaches Conference held by the AFC.
The Chinese Football Association (CFA) - the country's governing body of the sport - has now been officially separated from government organisations.
Former South Korean FA president Chung Mong-joon has vowed to fix 'corrupt' FIFA after formally announcing his bid to replace Sepp Blatter at the helm of world football's governing body.
FIFA honorary vice-president Chung Mong-Joon announced his candidacy for the presidency of world football's governing body.
Former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb has faced a pre-trial hearing in the United States, where a prosecutor told the judge that negotiations are ongoing to extradite more officials connected to the bribery scandal.
The former French international captain is favoured by many to take over as FIFA president after Blatter steps down. His former French international teammate, Luis Fernandez, speaks his praises and supports his decision to run for the position.

Chung Mong-joon has told L'Equipe fellow FIFA presidential candidate Michel Platini should have done more to tackle corruption within global football's governing body.

Chung, 63, has declared he will stand against Platini, 60, in the election to succeed Sepp Blatter at the head of FIFA in February.

The South Korean claimed the UEFA president missed an opportunity to deal with the climate of corruption within FIFA when Platini worked closely with Blatter, 79, in the late '90s.

"It's very fashionable...