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South Korea in the World Cup Finals

World Cup Appearances:
Korea-Japan 2002 was South Korea's 6th appearance in the World Cup Finals.

Best World Cup Performance:
Never previously made it past the first round.

South Korea in the 2002 World Cup

Korea Football Association
Group D

South Korea vs Poland

In this match, Poland looked totally disappointing and South Korea very inspired; thanks to great home support from their totally committed fans.

South Korea vs United States

The Koreans looked as though they wanted to win this game more than America and the United States can thank their heroic goalkeeper for the point.

Portugal vs South Korea

South Korea remain unbeaten and progress to the Second Round; knocking out Portugal in the process.

Knockout Stage

South Korea vs Italy (Second Round)

South Korea brought joy to the nation when they disposed of former World Cup winners Italy, in a tense period of extra-time.

Spain vs South Korea (Quarter-final)

South Korea delighted the home crowd by disposing of their third European nation; even if it was at the penalty shootout.

Germany vs South Korea (Semi-final)

So the conspiracy theories can end; although we all know South Korea didn't want to play in Yokohama and will enjoy the third-place match in Daegu.

South Korea vs Turkey (3rd Place Match)

Song Chong-Gug managed to stun Rustu; when his long-shot deflected off Cha Doo-Ri's bottom, in injury time, for a last consolation goal that ended the game on a slight high note for the home fans.

AFC:
Asian Football Confederation.

Korea Football Association.

South Korea World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers:

1 Lee Woon-Jae (Suwon Blue Wings)
12 Kim Byung Ji (Pohang Steelers)
23 Choi Eun-Sung (Taejon Citizen)

Defenders:

2 Hyun Young-Min (Ulsan Tigers)
4 Choi Jin-Cheul (Chonbuk Motors)
7 Kim Tae-Young (Chunnam Dragons)
15 Lee Min-Sung (Pusan I.cons)
20 Hong Myung-Bo (Pohang Steelers)

Midfielders:

3 Choi Sung-Young (Suwon Blue Wings)
5 Kim Nam-Il (Chunnam Dragons)
6 Yoo Sang-Chul (Kashiwa Reysol)
10 Lee Young-Pyo (Anyang Cheetahs)
13 Lee Eul-Young (Bucheon)
14 Lee Chun-Soo (Ulsan Tigers)
17 Yoon Jong-Hwan (Cerezo Osaka)
21 Park Ji-Sung (Kyoto Purple Sanga)
22 Song Chong-Gug (Pusan I.cons)

Forwards:

8 Choi Tae-Uk (Anyang Cheetahs)
9 Seol Ki-Hyun (Anderlecht)
11 Choi Yong-Soo (JEF United Ichihara)
16 Cha Doo-Ri (Korea University)
18 Hwang Sun-Hong (Kashiwa Reysol)
19 Ahn Jung-Hwan (Perugia)

Trainer:
Guus Hiddink.

Teams by Group

2002 FIFA World Cup matches in Korea
In Korea

Group A
Travel to Denmark Denmark, Travel to France France, Travel to Senegal Senegal, Travel to Uruguay Uruguay.

Group B
Travel to Paraguay Paraguay, Travel to Slovenia Slovenia, Travel to Spain Spain, Travel to South Africa South Africa.

Group C
Travel to Brazil Brazil, Travel to China China, Travel to Costa Rica Costa Rica, Travel to Turkey Turkey.

Group D
Travel to Poland Poland, Travel to Portugal Portugal, Travel to South Korea South Korea, Travel to USA United States.

Korea First Round Matches.

2002 FIFA World Cup matches in Japan
In Japan

Group E
Travel to Cameroon Cameroon, Travel to Germany Germany, Travel to Ireland Republic of Ireland, Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia.

Group F
Travel to Argentina Argentina, Travel to England England, Travel to Nigeria Nigeria, Travel to Sweden Sweden.

Group G
Travel to Croatia Croatia, Travel to Ecuador Ecuador, Travel to Italy Italy, Travel to Mexico Mexico.

Group H
Travel to Belgium Belgium, Travel to Japan Japan, Travel to Russia Russia, Travel to Tunisia Tunisia.

Japan First Round Matches.

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