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KBO Korean Series begins at Gocheok Sky Dome
Updated: 2021-11-15 17:02:38 KST
And sticking with sports, it's time now for This Week in Sports and so joining us live in the studio is our sports editor Paul Neat.
Paul, as we just saw, Game Two between Doosan Bears and KT Wiz got underway a little earlier tonight but how did the two teams make it this far?

Well, KT Wiz won the KBO regular season and so advanced straight to the Korean Series.
For six-times champions Doosan Bears, while this is a record seventh consecutive Korean Series, getting there was a little less straight forward.
Doosan finished fourth and beat Kiwoom Heroes in the Wild Card games.
Up next was the semifinal playoff with Seoul rivals LG Twins winning 2-1.
Then last week Doosan overcame Samsung Lions 2-0 in the playoffs.
Game One of the Korean Series was played on Sunday and KT Wiz came out on top with a 4-2 win.
The game's standout performer was pitcher William Cuevas who held the Doosan Bears to just one run over seven and two thirds of an inning.
He allowed just seven hits and struck out eight without walking anyone.
There was variety in his strikeouts too: four curveballs, two two-seam fastballs and one cutter.
The Venezuelan has been with KT since 2019 and played in MLB with Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers.
Game Two is underway as we speak and the score is currently ?-?.

Switching to football now, South Korea's men's national football team is in action this week in a crucial World Cup qualifier.
Last week the team beat the UAE but what's the current state of play in terms of the group standings?

Well, South Korea sit second in Group A still following the win over UAE and Iran's win over Lebanon last Thursday.
This puts South Korea on 11 points, two points behind Iran but more importantly six clear of Lebanon.
Lebanon actually took the lead against Iran last Thursday which would have opened the door for Korea to move top.
But, an Iran win was better because it now means that Korea have a very comfortable lead over third.
The top two teams in each group qualify for the World Cup while third heads into a playoff.

Up next is Iraq on Tuesday night. Can fans expect more goals?
I know this is something which captain Son Heung-min and manager Paulo Bento have been talking about.

You'd like to think so.
In the 1-0 win over the UAE the game's only goal came from the penalty spot Hwang Hee-chan converting after Hwang In-beom was fouled in the box.
Korea had an expected goals of 2.8-5 according to sports data firm Wyscout, and hit the woodwork several times and so will have considered themselves unlucky.
Speaking to the media on Saturday, Son Heung-min said that he was "sorry" to his teammates and felt "terrible" for not being able to score despite having a handful of chances.
Manager Paulo Bento admitted that there should have been more goals.
Up next for Korea is Iraq in Qatar at midnight on Tuesday.
All of Iraq's home games are being held outside of the country due to security reasons.
Iraq are 72nd in the world rankings, 37 below Korea and are yet to win in this third round of qualifying and have drawn their last three.
Korea meanwhile are five unbeaten with three wins and two draws.
However, the last two meetings between Korea and Iraq have ended 0-0, including the most recent this September.
Nine countries so far have qualified for the 2022 World Cup.
Current champions France sealed their place with one game to spare after an 8-0 win over Kazakhstan over the weekend.
Serbia, meanwhile, beat Portugal 2-1 despite being a goal down to qualify and condemn Ronaldo and co to the playoffs.

Sticking with football just for the moment, I understand that Korea's women's team head coach Colin Bell has been hospitalized with COVID19.
What can you tell us?

Yes, according to the KFA on Saturday, Colin Bell tested positive for the virus and was later hospitalized.
The KFA said that Bell tested positive last Saturday, following his second test upon returning from the U.S. where his team had played two friendlies with the United States.
He had been isolating at home but on Thursday checked into hospital.
The team are due to host two friendly games with New Zealand on November 27th and 30th in preparation for the Women's Asian Cup in India next January.

And finally to basketball. There was a landmark win for a KBL coach over the weekend, what can you tell us about that?

That's right. Yoo Jae-hak, the manager of Hyundai Mobis, on Saturday became the first coach to win 700 KBL games.
The game which sealed it was an 80-61 win over Changwon LG.
Yoo has been a basketball coach since 1998 and began his career with Daewoo in Incheon.
Since then, with 700 wins, he has a win percentage of 57.five percent.
He took over at Hyundai Mobis in 2004 and has led the team to six championships and won five coach awards.
A legend of Korean basketball, Yoo became the first coach to win three straight championships and also coached the national team to a gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games.

Alright Paul, thank-you for that round-up. See you next week.
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