SEOUL, South Korea -- K-league officials say South Korea forward Kang Soo-il has failed a doping test.
The 27-year-old Kang was due to make his international debut in a friendly against United Arab Emirates in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday but was left out of the lineup by coach Uli Stielike following the news.
League officials said the Jeju United star's "A" sample taken in May tested positive for an anabolic steroid, methyltestosterone. He is facing a K-League ban of 15 games.
Cesc Fabregas scored one goal and set up another to lead Spain's 2-1 comeback win over Costa Rica in a friendly on Thursday.
Johan Venegas put Costa Rica ahead in the fifth minute, but Fabregas passed for Paco Alcacer to level two minutes later. Fabregas scored Spain's second goal on the half-hour mark.
Aleix Vidal played a part in Fabregas' goal in his international debut, but Barcelona's new signing was substituted at half-time after Costa Rica defender Giancarlo Gonzalez landed on his left ankle...
ZURICH -- FIFA says Afghanistan will host its first 2018 World Cup qualifying match in Iran, and Myanmar chose Thailand as its home venue.
FIFA had ruled Afghanistan unsafe to stage World Cup matches for security reasons. FIFA has confirmed that Afghanistan will play Syria on June 11 at the Samen Stadium in Mashhad, near Iran's border with Afghanistan.
Myanmar is barred from hosting qualifiers by a FIFA disciplinary decision after crowd violence in a 2014 World Cup preliminary round match at Yangon.