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Group G

SOUTH KOREA

south korea

World Cup participations: 6
Greatest World Cup achievement: semi-final (2002)

After the huge success at the world cup in their own country four years ago it could only go downwards with South Korea and the qualification for Germany was already quite mixed. But still they got through as second behind Saudi Arabia.

After coaching legend Guus Hiddink left, Korea hired another experienced Dutchman - Dick Advocaat. The current star in his team is Man United's Ji-Sung Park. Further strong players are Young-Pyo Lee of Tottenham, teenie-shoal Jung Hwan Ahn of Metz, Ki-Hyeun Seol of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Du-Ri Cha of Eintracht Frankfurt.

In total a very young team with potential that plays well forward. But after the world cup 2002 experienced defenders around Myong-Bo Hong retired since that the defence is a bit insecure.

The chances at the world cup are difficult to estimate - ranging from the 2nd place behind France to dropping out without a point everything seems possible.

The odds on South Korea as world cup winner were certainly very high
- 151.0 at Betandwin.
For a bet on group winner South Korea you get 10.0.

South Korea 

Nickname Asian Tiger, Taeguk Warriors 
Association Korea Football Association 
Coach Johannes Bonfrere (2003-) 
Most caps Hong Myung-Bo, (135) 
Top scorer Cha Bum-Kun, (55) 

First International
South Korea 5 - 3 Mexico
(London, England; August 2 1948) 

Largest win
South Korea 16 - 0 Nepal
(Incheon, Rep.of Korea; September 29 2003) 

Worst defeat
Sweden 12 - 0 South Korea
(London, England; August 5 1948) 

World Cup 
Appearances 7 (First in 1954) 
Best result Fourth place, 2002 

AFC Asian Cup 
Appearances 10 (First in 1956) 
Best result Winners, 1956 and 1960




World Cup Squad South Korea



This is the official world cup squad -
you can find here all the world cup players for South Korea


Goalkeepers
Lee Woon-Jae
Kim Yong-Dae
Kim Young-Kwang

Defenders
Lee Young-Pyo
Kim Sang-Shik
Kim Dong-Jin
Cho Won-Hee
Song Chong-Gug
Choi Jin-Cheul
Kim Jin-Kyu
Kim Young-Chul

Midfielders
Park Ji-Sung
Kim Do-Heon
Kim Nam-Il
Lee Eul-Yong
Lee Ho
Baek Ji-Hoon

Strikers
Ahn Jung-Hwan
Cho Jae-Jin
Park Chu-Young
Seol Ki-Hyeon
Lee Chun-Soo
Chung Kyung-Ho

On stand-by:
Kim Byung-Ji, Jang Hak-Young, Yoo Kyoung-Ryul, Kim Jung-Woo, Cha Du-Ri




Other World Cup Teams

Group A  Germany  Costa Rica  Poland  Ecuador
Group B  England  Paraguay  Trinidad and Tobago  Sweden
Group C  Argentina  Cote d'Ivoire  Serbia and Montenegro  Netherlands
Group D  Mexico  Iran  Angola  Portugal
Group E  Italy  Ghana  USA  Czech Republic
Group F  Brazil  Croatia  Australia  Japan
Group G  France  Switzerland  Korea Republic  Togo
Group H  Spain  Ukraine  Tunisia  Saudi Arabia



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