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Come già anticipato quasi un anno e mezzo fa, è stata ufficializzata l’adesione dell’United Korean Football Association in Japan (UKFAJ) nel CONIFA, la Confederation of Independent Football Associations.

Pur confermando la nostra contrarietà a questa scelta, seguiremo come promesso l’andamento della nuova Associazione nelle manifestazioni, asiatiche e mondiali, del CONIFA. Una “sfida” in più per il nostro blog.

Di seguito riportiamo la notizia tratta dal sito del CONIFA

Again CONIFA grew substantially during the last weeks. A total of 5 (!) new members joined us recently:

The Asian Federations of Ryukyu, Tibet, United Koreans in Japan and Uyghur are now new full members of CONIFA and are very much looking forward to meet our other teams on the football ground soon!

In Europe Transnistria joined us and will, after 25 years of independence, finally enter the international football stage!

We are very proud and happy that more and more teams express their will to be affiliated with CONIFA. The interest of the teams surely is a great sign of our success and is a huge compliment for our work.

We will keep doing our best to serve our growing number of members in the very best and we are very much looking forward to see our new members playing their initial matches hopefully soon!


Both North and South Koreans, are part of this often discriminated diaspora minority. Most Koreans in Japan came to Japan in the early 20st century and are now living in Japan often in their 3rd or 4th generation. The approximately 900.000 “Zainichis” where, however, never assimilated, but are still considered “foreigners” in Japan.

Many Koreans in Japan speak a language that is neither South nor Northern Korean, but is often referred to as “Zainichi Korean”.

The United Korean Football Association in Japan (UKFAJ) was founded 2015 and is lead by Mr Chong Gyong Ri. The team is a “spin off” of the club “FC Korea”, that plays in the Japanese football league system and consists of only Korean players. Due to the fact that all players belong to the Korean minority in Japan, the club is not allowed to go further up in the League pyramid and thus is looking for a new challenge, which it found in CONIFA.

AFC CUP 2016

Non ci saranno le due squadre nordcoreana aventi diritto nella prossima edizione dell’Afc Cup 2016, in base a quanto deciso dalla Federazione di Pyongyang.

L’unico nordcoreano a calcare i campi della seconda competizione per club asiatica sarà quindi Kim Seng-Yong attaccante del Bengaluru che giocherà nel girone H:

1. Johor Darul Ta’zim (MAS) or Pahang FA (MAS)
2. JSW Bengaluru FC (IND)
3. Lao Toyota FC (LAO)
4. Ayeyawady United (MYA)

I risultati dei nostri Zainichi nella JLeague

JLeague 1

Ryang Yong-Gi – Vegalta Sendai, 33 presenze 3 reti
Il Vegalta Sendai si salva, raggiungendo il 14esimo posto con 35 punti

Jong Tae-Se – Shimizu S-Pulse, 13 presenze 4 reti (arrivato a metà stagione)
Lo Schimizu S-Pulse retrocede, penultimo posto

An Yong-Hak – Yokhoama FC, 7 presenze 1 rete
Lo Yokhoama FC chiude al quattordicesimo posto

Kim Song-Gi – Mito Hollyhock, 22 presenze
Il Mito Hollyhock chiude al diciannovesimo posto, salvo

An Byong-Jun – JEF United Chiba, 9 presenze (arrivato a metà stagione)
Il JEF United Chiba chiude al nono posto

Ri Yong-Jik – V-Varen Nagasaki, 27 presenzeIl V-Varen chiude al sesto posto, raggiungendo i playoff promozione. Eliminati in semifinale

Hwang Song-Su – Thespakusatsu Gunma, 31 presenze
Il Thespakusatsu Gunma chiude al diciottesimo posto

Yun Chang-Su – FC Gifu, 0 presenze
L’FC Gifu chiude al ventesimo posto, salvo


JLeague 3

Ri Han-Jae – Machida Zelvia, 36 presenze 4 reti
Il Machida Zelvia è arrivato secondo è ha vinto il playoff promozione

Park Ri-Ki – FC Ryūkyū, 17 presenze 2 reti
L’FC Ryūkyū ha raggiunto il nono posto

Kim Hong-Yeon, Fukushima United 34 presenze 6 reti
Il Fukushima United chiude al settimo posto

Park Il-Kyu – Fujyda MYFC, 33 presenze
Il Fujyda MYFC chiude al decimo posto


Football Tournament for Osandok Prize Sports Contest

Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) — The football event is included in the Osandok Prize Sports Contest, held in the DPRK in every December, from this year.
The premier football league for the Contest began at the May Day Stadium here on December 5.
It is unusual in the country to organize football matches in the contest and the inclusion of football event in the contest is aimed to raise the footballers’ physical and technical level and help them gain more experience, an official concerned told KCNA.
Taking part in the premier league are 14 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams, among them men’s teams of Ryongnamsan and Jebi and a women’s team from the Ministry of Light Industry.
Rimyongsu defeated Amnokgang 2:0 in the first-day men’s matches while Sobaeksu beat Amnokgang 4:2 in women’s matches. The women’s match between the Ministry of Light Industry and Kalmaegi teams ended in a draw 2:2.
The premier league will continue till December 24.
Meanwhile, the second-division football tournament for the Contest started at the Sosan Football Stadium on December 1.