International Soccer
 
                  === Choi tabbed as new South Korea coach ===
 
 Seoul,  South Korea  (Sports Network) - South Korea named Choi Kang-hee as its
 new  coach  on Wednesday despite the  fact that Choi initially turned down the
 offer.
 
 Choi replaces Cho Kwang-rae, who was sacked earlier this month following a 2-1
 defeat to Lebanon.
 
 After  leading K-League  side Jeonbuk  Motors to  the league  title this  past
 season, Choi will now be charged with helping South Korea qualify for the 2014
 World Cup.
 
 His  first test will come February 29 in a World Cup qualifier against Kuwait,
 with   South  Korea  needing  a  point  to  advance  to  the  final  round  of
 qualification.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 12/21 12:20:16 ET

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