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Koo Ja-cheol

Born: February 27, 1989 (age 32)

Height: 6' 0" (183cm)

Hometown: Chungju, South Korea
Nationality: Republic of Korea South Korean

Position: Central midfielder
Augsburg's Koo Ja-cheol and Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger battle for the ball on December 8, 2012
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Career History
Senior2011-2014Wolfsburg
→ 2012Augsburg (loan)
2014-2015Mainz 05
International2008-2009South Korea
Sports Mole has 32 articles about Koo Ja-cheol. Articles 1 to 32:
Mesut Ozil in action for Germany against Austria on June 2, 2018
Team News: Germany recall Mesut Ozil for group decider against South Korea
Germany recall Arsenal's Mesut Ozil for their World Cup group match against South Korea.
Jun 27, 13:57
Sweden manager Janne Andersson on November 13, 2017
Preview: Sweden vs. South Korea - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted XIs, team news and a full match preview for the World Cup Group F clash between Sweden and South Korea in Nizhny Novgorod.
Jun 17, 18:16
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Francisco Caiuby strikes late to earn win for Augsburg
Francisco Caiuby scores a late winner as Augsburg beat Schalke 04 2-1 to pull away from the relegation zone.
Dec 13, 16:24
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Augsburg too strong for Stuttgart
Augsburg move off the bottom of the Bundesliga by thrashing Stuttgart 4-0 at the Mercedez Benz Arena.
Nov 21, 17:29
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Yoshinori Muto hat-trick denies Augsburg
Yoshinori Muto completes his hat-trick in stoppage time as Mainz 05 force bottom club Augsburg to settle for a 3-3 draw.
Oct 31, 16:54
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Kevin Volland leads Hoffenheim to first win
Kevin Volland scores twice as Hoffenheim beat Augsburg 3-1 to claim their first Bundesliga win of the season.
Sep 26, 17:09
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Augsburg claim first Bundesliga win
Alexander Esswein's and Paul Verhaegh's first-half goals against Hannover give Augsburg their first win of the Bundesliga season.
Sep 20, 18:35
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Mario Gotze misses out for Bayern Munich
An injury keeps Mario Gotze out of the Bayern Munich squad for their Bundesliga clash with Augsburg.
Sep 12, 13:32
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Shinji Kagawa returns to Borussia Dortmund side against Mainz 05
Shinji Kagawa returns to the Borussia Dortmund team for the Bundesliga meeting with Mainz 05.
Sep 20, 17:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Mainz lose 10-goal German Cup thriller on penalties
Bundesliga outfit Mainz are knocked out in the German Cup first round after losing a 10-goal thriller with third-tier Chemnitzer FC on a penalty shootout.
Aug 15, 20:45
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Rampant Algeria see off South Korea
Algeria defeat South Korea 4-1 at the Estadio Beira-Rio to move up to second in the Group H standings.
Jun 22, 21:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Russia come from behind to draw with South Korea
Russia come from behind to rescue a point against South Korea in a 1-1 draw in Cuiaba.
Jun 18, 00:50
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Russia, South Korea goalless after cagey first period
Russia and South Korea go into the break in Cuiaba with the score level at 0-0.
Jun 17, 23:46
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Wolfsburg thrash Mainz 05 in 3-0 victory
Goals from Ricardo Rodriguez, Bas Dost and Luis Gustavo give Wolfsburg a comfortable 3-0 victory over Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga.
Feb 8, 16:37
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Mainz 05 see off Freiburg
Mainz beat Freiburg 2-0 in the Bundesliga to move up to seventh place in the table..
Feb 1, 16:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Mario Gotze only makes Bayern Munich bench
Mario Gotze is on the Bayern Munich bench, while Ivica Olic and Luiz Gustavo start against their old club.
Sep 28, 13:57
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Luiz Gustavo restored to Wolfsburg XI
Luiz Gustavo returns from suspension to start for Wolfsburg in their away clash at Bayer Leverkusen.
Sep 14, 13:54
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Ten-man Wolfsburg stutter to defeat
Wolfsburg lose to Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga, with goals coming from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Nicolai Muller.
Aug 24, 16:48
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Wolfsburg smash Schalke
Schalke 04 are defeated by a rampant Wolfsburg side in the Bundesliga.
Aug 17, 17:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Luiz Gustavo straight in for Wolfsburg
Luiz Gustavo goes straight into the Wolfsburg starting lineup for the clash against Schalke 04.
Aug 17, 17:21
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Hannover down nine-man Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg finish with nine men as Hannover open their Bundesliga campaign with a 2-0 home success.
Aug 10, 16:55
Augsburg's Koo Ja-cheol and Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger battle for the ball on December 8, 2012
Koo Ja-Cheol urges Augsburg to keep up their performances
Koo Ja-Cheol targets a late surge away from relegation danger this season.
Mar 21, 10:14
Augsburg's Daniel Baier in action on March 10, 2012
Result: Augsburg stun 10-man Hamburg
Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker's first-half goal is enough for Augsburg to defeat Hamburg 1-0 at the Imtech Arena in the Bundesliga.
Mar 16, 16:23
Augsburg's Daniel Baier in action on March 10, 2012
Result: Augsburg edge past Hoffenheim
Ji Dong-Won and Sascha Molders are on target for Augsburg in their 2-1 home win against Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.
Feb 23, 17:11
Leverkusen's Stefan Kiessling celebrates scoring the opener against Augsburg on February 16, 2013
Result: Bayer Leverkusen go second with Augsburg win
Goals from Stefan Kiessling and Lars Bender help Bayer Leverkusen carve out a 2-1 home win against Augsburg in the Bundesliga.
Feb 16, 16:23
Augsburg's Koo Ja-cheol and Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger battle for the ball on December 8, 2012
Team News: Koo Ja-Cheol recovers from knee injury to start for Augsburg
Koo Ja-Cheol recovers from a swollen knee to start for Augsburg against Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga today.
Feb 16, 14:10
Wolfsburg's Diego celebrates after converting a penalty on December 8, 2012
Result: All square between Wolfsburg, Augsburg
Wolfsburg and Augsburg share the spoils in their Bundesliga encounter, as the match ends in a 1-1 draw.
Feb 2, 17:35
Augsburg's Daniel Baier in action on March 10, 2012
Team News: Augsburg trio overcome injury scare
Koo Ja-Cheol, Ronny Philp and Daniel Baier all start for Augsburg against Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga this afternoon.
Feb 2, 14:35
Schalke's Julian Draxler is congratulated by team mates after scoring his team's second goal against Hannover on January 18, 2013
Result: All square in Augsburg
Augsburg earn a point at home against Schalke in the Bundesliga as they draw 0-0 with the Royal Blues.
Jan 26, 16:21
Ji Dong-Won
Ji Dong-Won joins Augsburg on loan
Sunderland's South Korean striker Ji Dong-Won joins Augsburg on loan for the rest of the season.
Jan 1, 17:19
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Augsburg vs. Fortuna Dusseldorf
Former Liverpool striker Andriy Voronin starts for Fortuna Dusseldorf against Augsburg in the Bundesliga.
Aug 25, 14:27
Giovani dos Santos
Preview: Mexico vs. South Korea
Sports Mole previews Mexico's Olympic opener against South Korea.
Jul 25, 18:58

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ChinaChina21131246
JapanJapan175830
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AustraliaAustralia1031427
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Saturday's key events


TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

SAILING
· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

TENNIS
· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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