FA Cup final
Incheon United at FC Seoul
1:30 p.m., Saturday, Seoul World Cup Stadium
FC Seoul was the runner-up in last year’s tournament, losing to Seongnam FC in a penalty shoot-out at home. Now, the team has got a chance to vindicate last year’s defeat against Incheon United.
Both teams are desperate for the title. Seoul hasn’t won the FA Cup since 1998, back when the club was known as Anyang LG Cheetahs. For Incheon, this is the first time they have reached the final in its franchise history.
The winner gets 200 million won ($175,200) as well as a ticket through to the AFC Champions League. The top three teams in the K-League earn a berth in the AFC Champions League, but Seoul currently sits fourth, while Incheon is in a lower group of the split system.
Seoul has been leading Incheon in the K-League Classic, with two wins and one draw. Both of the wins were at home.
Seoul coach Choi Yong-soo and Incheon coach Kim Do-hoon know each other well as both played together at Yonsei University and the national team.
They each predicted they will win with a 2-0 score.
V-League men’s division
OK Savings Bank Rush & Cash (4-1) at Hyundai Capital Skywalkers (4-1)
2 p.m., Saturday, Ryu Gwan-sun Gymnasium, Cheonan, South Chungcheong
Defending champions OK Savings Bank suffered a shock loss to last season’s worst team Woori Card Hansae on Saturday, but recovered confidence by beating Samsung Fire Bluefangs on Monday.
Hyundai Capital is coming off a four-game winning streak by edging Kepco Vixorm on Wednesday. Though they are playing at home, the key will be how quickly they recover their stamina.
It will be interesting to watch how the two Cubans face off against each other. OK Savings Bank’s Robertlandy Simon has scored 125 points in five games, while Oreol Camejo has 124 points. They are the two top ranked players in attacking.
Seoul Economic Daily-Munyoung Queens Park Ladies Classic
Friday-Sunday, Debeach Golf Club, Geoje, South Gyeongsang
With only three events left, Chun In-gee will try to cement her No.1 status in the KLPGA Tour with this event that offers a prize of 100 million won.
Chun, 21, collected her fifth win of the season last week by winning the KB Financial Star Championship. She has collected more than 910 million won this season, far ahead of No. 2 Park Sung-hyun who has 642 million won.
Park can technically edge Chun, but only if she can win all of the remaining events.
For the first round, the two golfers are paired with No.3 Lee Jung-min who is chasing Chun in MVP points and scoring average.
Other top rankers Cho Yoon-ji and Ko Jin-young are also playing in the event.
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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