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South Korea qualified for the 2006 World Cup Finals on June 8th, 2005.

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South Korea in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
Germany 2006 is South Korea's 7th appearance at the World Cup Finals.

South Korea 's Best World Cup Performance

South Korea came fourth in Korea-Japan 2002.

South Korea World Cup Preparations

South Korea Team Hotel

Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg - South Korea Team Hotel for the 2006 World Cup Finals.
Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg:
Kadettenstrasse, Bergisch Gladbach.
Good luck to the Asian Tigers. At least they're going to live like European Kings during the World Cup Finals. Built almost 300 years ago by Prince Jan Wellem and intended as a Maison de Retraite, this Baroque castle is situated on a hill in the center of Bensberg and offers a magnificent view of the city of Cologne, just 12km away. The Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg has 84 luxury rooms and 36 suites.

Schlosshotel Lerbach
Hotels in Bergisch Gladbach:
If you're coming from South Korea and can't get in at the Schloss Bensberg, you could always try the Schlosshotel Lerbach, where Brazil stayed during the Confederations Cup and will return when they play in Dortmund, between the 18th and 29th June.

Bergish Gladbach:
The town of Bergisch Gladbach and the Rheinisch-Bergisch district look forward to welcoming th players, journalists and fans from South Korea and Brazil.

South Korea Friendly Matches

Beat Angola (1:0), Wednesday 1st March. (Seoul)
Chu-Young Park (22).

Drew with Senegal (1:1), Tuesday 23rd May. (Seoul)
Do-Heon Kim (74). English-based players rested.

Beat Bosnia-Herzegovina (2:0), Friday 26th May. (Seoul)
Ki-Hyun Seol (50), Jae-Jin Cho (90).

Drew with Norway (0:0), Thursday 1st June. (Oslo)

Lost to Ghana (1:3), Sunday 4th June. (Glasgow)
Eul-Yong Lee (49).

South Korea in the 2006 World Cup

Korea Football Association
Group G

South Korea vs Togo in Frankfurt:
South Korea came back from a goal down, to beat ten-man Togo to sit on top of Group G.

France vs South Korea in Leipzig:
South Korea were behind for most of the game then equalised against France, with ten minutes remaining, to stay on top of the group.

Switzerland vs South Korea in Hannover:
Friday, 23rd June.

Knockout Stage

South Korea didn't make it out of the group stage.

South Korea World Cup Squad 2006

South Korea Football Kit
Asian Tigers

Goalkeepers:

1 Woon-Jae Lee (Suwon Bluewings)
20 Yong-Dae Kim (Seongnam Ilwha)
21 Young-Kwang Kim (Chunnam Dragons)

Defenders:

2 Young-Chul Kim (Seongnam Ilwha)
3 Dong-Jin Kim (FC Seoul)
4 Jin-Chul Choi (Chonbuk Motors)
6 Jin-Kyu Kim (Jubilo Iwata, Japan)
12 Young-Pyo Lee (Tottenham Hotspur, England)
22 Chong-Gug Song (Suwon Bluewings)
23 Won-hee Cho (Suwon Bluewings)

Midfielders:

5 Nam-Il Kim (Suwon Bluewings)
7 Park Ji-Sung (Manchester United, England)
8 Do-Heon Kim (Seongnam Ilwha)
13 Eul-Yong Lee (Trabzonspor)
15 Ji-hoon Baek (FC Seoul)
17 Ho Lee (Ulsan Tigers)
18 Sang-Sik Kim (Seongnam Ilwha)

Forwards:

9 Jung-Hwan Ahn (MSV Duisburg, Germany)
10 Chu-Young Park (FC Seoul)
11 Ki-Hyun Seol (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England)
14 Chun-Soo Lee (Ulsan Tigers)
16 Kyung-Ho Chung (Gwangju Sangmu)
19 Jae-Jin Cho (Shimizu S-Pulse, Japan)

Trainer:
Dick Advocaat (Holland).

Players to watch:
7 Ji-Sung Park (Manchester United, England)
12 Young-Pyo Lee (Tottenham Hotspur, England)

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