Football: S. Korea sack Klinsmann after Asian Cup disappointment

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Jurgen Klinsmann was fired as manager of the South Korean men’s national football team Friday in the wake of a disappointing exit from the Asian Cup in Qatar.

The Korea Football Association announced the sacking of the 59-year-old German barely a year into a tenure racked by criticism of his leadership.

South Korea arrived as one of the favorites for the Jan. 12 to Feb. 10 Asian Cup but lost 2-0 in the semifinals to rank underdogs Jordan without managing a shot on goal.

Reports have since emerged of a brawl between the team’s captain, Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung Min, and rising Paris Sain...

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