Ex-National Football Coach Pim Verbeek Loses Battle with Cancer

  • By Lee Tae-dong

    November 29, 2019 10:55

    Pim Verbeek /Newsis

    Former Korean national football coach Pim Verbeek died on Thursday after a battle with cancer. The Dutch coach was 63.

    Verbeek worked alongside head coach Guus Hiddink to help Korea reach the semifinals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup and under Dick Avocaat during the 2006 World Cup. He then took the helm of the national team and led Korea to a third-place finish at the 2007 Asian Cup.

    He also coached Australia and Oman. After Oman was eliminated in the round of 16 in the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup in January, he resigned to undergo treatment for the disease.

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