Soccer-New coach Hong vows to unite and play Korean way for 2014 (Reuters)

By Narae Kim and Courtney McKee PAJU, South Korea, June 25 (Reuters) – South Korea’s pool of talented individuals will be transformed into one formidable team ahead of the World Cup finals in Brazil next year, new coach Hong Myung-bo said on Tuesday after signing a two-year deal. Hong, who led the Koreans to a bronze at the London Olympics last year, took over on Monday from Choi Kang-hee, who stepped down last week after completing his mandate of guiding the side to their eighth consecutive World Cup finals. …

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