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Sung-Yueng Ki | Midfielder

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 165

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South Korea XI: XI: S G Kim, S Y Yun, Y G Kim, H M Son, Y Lee, J C Koo, K Y Han, S Y Ki, C Y Lee, S W Kim, J H Hong
South Korea are on the outs despite technically still alive in this World Cup. They will look to improve on their first two games though that will still probably not be enough to grab points. Jun 26 - 2:53 PM

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Despite a valiant effort to get back in the match in the 2nd half, three goals conceded by South Korea in the opening 45 minutes would prove to be too many as they fall to Algeria 2-4.

South Korea were completely steamrolled in the first half, allowing Algeria to zigzag their way through a soft defense and it cost them dearly. They were able to build up some momentum with a pair of 2nd half scores but a final tally by Algeria kept them out of arm's reach. The flow of goals in World Cup 2014 had begun to dry up a bit in recent days, and with both sides only needing a draw to stay in the hunt, it seemed we could have been in store for another tight affair. As the tourney has proved thus far however, the unpredictable is the new norm.
Jun 22 - 5:03 PM

Korea Republic XI: S R Jung, S Y Yun, Y G Kim, H M Son, C Y Park, Y Lee, J C Koo (c), K Y Han, S Y Ki, C Y Lee, J H Hong

Ki gets the start as expected. With Belgium's win over Russia, an outright win for Korea Republic would put them in the driver's seat to join Belgium in making it out of Group H. A draw would leave things wide open.
Jun 22 - 1:52 PM

On-loan midfielder Ki Sung-yueng is struggling to play any further part in Sunderland's battle for Premier League survival due to a knee injury.

Ki has missed the last three games, a spell which have seen Sunderland pick up seven points to move out of the relegation zone on goal difference, so his loss is not expected to be felt too heavily. The likes of Lee Cattermole, Jack Colback, Emanuele Giaccherini and Seb Larsson will be expected to continue in midfielder until the end of the season as the Black Cats look to complete an unlikely escape.

After trailing 2-0 during the second half, Gus Poyet turned to his bench for Adam Johnson and Sung-Yueng Ki, and the two would link up for the Black Cats only goal, but it was not enough in a 2-1 loss.

Sunderland had a chance to get earn a result against a less than optimal Liverpool side, but Gus Poyet decided to begin the match with a more defensive approach and kept Adamn Johnson as well as Ki on his bench. The move didnt help for the first 50 minutes as the Black Cats would inherit a two goal deficit before Poyet pulled the trigger. It is a wonder he didn't use them for the full 90, as Johnson corner met Ki's head to get them back in the game. An equalizer never materialized however. Sunderland must defeat West Ham next weekend to afford themselves a chance at avoiding relegation as their schedule gets murderous after that.
Mar 26 - 6:05 PM

We reported the rumors earlier that Sung-Yueng Ki could be recalled to Swansea but the deadline for him to be recalled has passed and Ki will remain with Sunderland for the rest of the season.

Next up for Ki and Sunderland is a Southampton defense that has regained health and confidence as of late but he has been instrumental in Sunderland's attack in recent weeks and can be an interesting option at a bargain price. Check out Steve's Free Kick for more on Ki.
Jan 15 - 3:29 PM

Swansea City have insisted they could still recall Ki Sung-yueng from his loan spell at Sunderland.

Ki moved to the Stadium of Light on a season-long deal in August, and has been in impressive form recently, so Sunderland manager Gus Poyet had been looking to make the deal permanent during the this transfer window having claimed Swansea had left it late to recall him. However, Swansea have injury problems in midfield and Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins is adamant that his club could bring Ki back before 31st January.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 15 - 4:42 AM

Sung-Yeung Ki scored from the penalty spot after being fouled in the box by Everton's Tim Howard, and the resulting man advantage helped Sunderland secure three massive points at Goodison Park in a 0-1 shocker.

In the 23rd minute, Leon Osman slipped while attempting a pass close to the Everton net and Ki was able to charge into the box unabated which led to Howard having no choice but to challenge him. Ki then converted the resulting penalty past newly inserted Joel Robles. Sunderland were then able to keep Everton out with the advantage, despite a flurry of chances late on as Vito Mannone made a few brilliant saves. Ki displayed some nice pace and creativity that the Black Cats desperately could use and with a kind schedule coming up, and could emerge as a decent budget midfield option, currently priced at 7.43m
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 12:14:00 PM

Gus Poyet will explore the possibility of turning Ki Sung-Yueng's season-long loan deal at Sunderland into a permanent transfer.

Ki, who cost Swansea £6million in the summer of 2012, has made the holding midfield role his own at Sunderland over recent weeks and has clearly impressed Poyet, with the new manager stating "he plays the type of football that I really admire". However, at the time of the loan Swansea were quick to point out at the time that they still considered Ki to be part of their future, so Sunderland may find a permanent deal difficult.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 04:46:00 AM

Sunderland are on the verge of finalising a season-long loan for Swansea midfielder Ki Song-Yeung.

Ki will become Sunderland’s 12th signing of the summer and will join international team-mate Ji Dong-won at the Stadium of Light. His capture will finally represent some success in Sunderland’s summer-long hunt for a creative central midfielder after the Black Cats missed out on Tom Huddlestone to newly-promoted Hull City.
Source: Daily Mail
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 03:55:00 AM