Japan’s Shimizu S-Pulse have signed marauding North Korea striker Jong Tae-Se in a bid to arrest their nose-diving form, the J-League club said on Thursday. Jong, 31, dubbed “the People’s Wayne Rooney” after helping North Korea reach the 2010 World Cup finals, previously played for Japan’s Kawasaki Frontale and has had spells at German sides Cologne and Bochum in a colourful career. “I would like to dedicate myself from here on to Shimizu S-Pulse,” Jong said after completing his move from South Korea’s Suwon Bluewings. “I will sacrifice myself and advance as one with the team. I want to carve the words ‘history’ and ‘honour’ into my heart and the hearts of the supporters.” Jong, who was born in Nagoya to Korean parents and issued with a North Korean passport by the communist state’s de facto embassy in Japan, scored 46 goals in 112 games after joining Kawasaki in 2006. He was less prolific in Germany but his goals and […]
We move to Day 11 of the World Cup at South Africa as Christiano Ronaldo's Portugal entertain Korea DPR in the first match of the day. Chile and Switzerland will compete in the next match which will potentially be a table-deciding encounter in their group. And finally, bruised title-contenders Spain will take on the under-dogs Honduras to complete Day 11 outings. THT's Somnath brings you the Day Preview.