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With eight consecutive appearances in the FIFA World Cup , South Korea is still considered one of the brightest candidates in Asia to bring international glory to the continent .|
Along with Japan , they brought Asian football presence on the world map . And the Taegeuk Warriors have shown the superiority of being the first Asian team to go to the World Cup semifinals when they co- host ( with Japan ) in 2002 .
In particular tournament that year , they were voted the team or FIFA , although they only stand for fourth place .
During that period , South Korea can beat Poland and Portugal in the group stage , and victory over Italy . Ahn Jung Hwan has gone down in history with golden ball to beat Army for the team before they continue to win Spain in the semifinals .
He attacks their fairy ended when Germany lost 1-0 but they still make fans believe that they will continue to work magically in the next tournament .
In Asia , South Korea is known as the power team when they won the first two tournaments of the AFC Asian Cup , while finishing third in the last two tournaments in 2007 and 2011 .
They have also achieved success on the international stage in EAFF East Asian Cup championship in 2003 and 2008 , and finished second in 2010 and finished third in 2013 .
At the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers , South Korea is the same table with Iran , Uzbekistan , Qatar and Lebanon . With eight games and only have 2 tickets to go to in Group A , every game is important .
South Korea has a good start , winning the first two games before Qatar and Lebanon . They continue unbeaten run to three figures before the Uzbekistan 2-2 , before losing the final group winners Iran .
After the defeat , South Korea has bounced back and beat Qatar in the second leg 1-1 draw before Lebanon to maintain its position in the top 2 . Finally they beat Uzbekistan 1-0 and lost the match though Iran final before , they still have a better goal difference to win tickets to go straight to Brazil this year
At the World Cup finals next , South Korea will be in Group H , and will play against Algeria , Belgium and Russia to win a ticket to the knockout rounds . With strong competitors from Europe in this table , South Korea is not the candidate championship , but if they can make a excellent performance , very likely they will cause a further shock to fans tomb in the world .
World Cup 2014 South Korea National Team
World Cup 2014 South Korea Schedule Group H
South Korea is the 5th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil after having qualified on the 18th of June 2013. The decisive match was against Iran in the 4th round qualifications. The World Cup 2014 South Korea national team changed last minute positions in group A from number 1 to number 2 by losing to Iran (0-1). South Korea was lucky however, since Uzbekistan has beaten Qatar with ‘only’ 5-1. If Uzbekistan had scored 2 extra goals, they would go to the 2014 World Cup instead of South Korea. Both countries have 14 points, but South Korea won when it comes to goal difference with merely 1 goal.
World Cup 2014 South Korea Players
Players who will probably be selected for the World Cup 2014 South Korea national team are:
Head Coach: Hong Myung-Bo (South Korean)
South Korea World Cup History
How Many World Cups Played: 8
GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GF=Goals scored, GA=Goals against
Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
Did You Know South Korea:
World Cup Awards
2002 – Semi-Final: South Korea lost to Germany with 1-0.
1954 – Group stage: South Korea lost with 9-0 to Hungary and 7-0 to Turkey in group 2.
Curious which place FIFA gave South Korea in their official ranking? Find out now!
South Korea in Action
In a world before the year 2002, South Korea never reached the 2nd round in a Word Cup. 5 times they were eliminated from a World Cup in the first round. But then there was the 2002 World Cup, a memorable event for the South Korean players and country. They reached the Semi-Final by beating strong opponents such as Italy and Spain. See this very nice summary of the South Korea World cup 2002 matches.
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