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Korea Republic
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Taegeuk Jeonsa (Taegeuk Warriors) (태극전사 / 太極戰士), Tigers of Asia, Red Devils
Association KFA
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach South Korea Huh Jung-Moo
Captain Park Ji-Sung
Most caps Hong Myung-Bo (136)
Top scorer Cha Bum-Kun (55)
Home stadium Seoul World Cup Stadium
FIFA code KOR
FIFA ranking 53
Highest FIFA ranking 17 (December 1998)
Lowest FIFA ranking 56 (February 1996)
Elo ranking 32
Highest Elo ranking 15 (Sep 1980, Jun 2002)
Lowest Elo ranking 59 (August 1967)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
South Korea South Korea 5 - 1 Hong Kong Hong Kong
(Hong Kong, U.K.; July 6, 1948)
Biggest win
South Korea South Korea 16 - 0 Nepal Nepal
(Incheon, South Korea; September 29, 2003)
Biggest defeat
Sweden Sweden 12 - 0 South Korea South Korea
(London, England; August 5, 1948)
World Cup
Appearances 8 (First in 1954)
Best result Fourth Place, 2002
Asian Cup
Appearances 11 (First in 1956)
Best result Winners, 1956, 1960
Confederations Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2001)
Best result 1st Round, 2001

The Korea Republic national football team (Korean:대한민국 축구 국가대표팀 / Daehanminguk Chukgu Gukgadaepyo-Team) represents the Republic of Korea in international football competitions. The team, also known as South Korea, is recognized as Korea Republic by FIFA. It is often considered Asia's most successful national team, since it made its debut at the 1948 Summer Olympics.

Being a two-time straight AFC Asian Cup champion, South Korea has participated in seven World Cup final tournaments and became the first and only Asian team to reach the semi-finals, doing so when it co-hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup with Japan. It recently qualified for its eighth World Cup final tournament, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. It is the only Asian team to have qualified for the World Cup for seven times consecutively and currently holds the best FIFA World Cup record in Asia. They were the only unbeaten team during the AFC Qualification for the 2010 World Cup, and qualified with ease.[1]

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World Cup history

Since the 1950s, South Korea has emerged as a major football power in Asia, winning several prestigious Asian football championships, including the first two Asian Cup tournaments. The South Korean national team has also played in six consecutive World Cup finals from 1986, making a total of seven World Cup finals in all. It recently qualified for its eighth World Cup finals by qualifying for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

In their first World Cup finals tournament, the 1954 World Cup, South Korea played games against Hungary and Turkey losing 0-9 and 0-7, respectively. The South Korean team was inexperienced and had a long and complicated flight schedule prior to arriving at the tournament which helped contribute to their big losses.

It took 32 years before South Korea was again able to participate in the World Cup finals when they qualified for the 1986 World Cup held in Mexico City. They lost 3-1 to Argentina, held Bulgaria 1-1, and narrowly lost to Italy 3-2.

Until the 2002 FIFA World Cup, which it co-hosted with Japan, the South Korean team was unable to garner a single win at any of the tournaments. Despite spirited play and good effort, South Korea has lost or drawn all of its matches except for in the last two tournaments which were held in 2002 and 2006.

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2002 World Cup

The 2002 FIFA World Cup was hosted jointly with Japan. Led by Dutch coach Guus Hiddink and assistant coach Pim Verbeek, South Korea defeated Portugal as well as European powerhouses Italy and Spain. The relative skill shown by the Korea Republic national football team in the 2002 FIFA World Cup brought fame and drew the attention of many different countries worldwide, which further led to scouting from several European Premier Leagues. The Koreans went on to become the first Asian national team to reach the World Cup semi-finals, going one step further than their North Korean counterparts who reached the quarter-finals at the 1966 FIFA World Cup in England.

Road to Germany 2006

On June 8, 2005, South Korea qualified for their seventh World Cup by beating Kuwait 4-0 in Kuwait City.

The enthusiasm of the red-clad supporters, known as the "Red Devils", also made a huge impression on viewers worldwide. After the team success, football had an explosion of popularity in the country, where the game had traditionally been less popular than other games, such as baseball, formerly the most popular spectator sport in the country.

2006 World Cup

During the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, South Korea achieved their first World Cup victory outside of Asia by beating Togo 2-1 in Frankfurt on June 13. Against France, the team managed a late equalizer from Park Ji-Sung to end up with a 1-1 tie and this put them tied with Switzerland on top of their group. However, they were knocked out of the tournament after a 2-0 loss against Switzerland, while France advanced with a 2-0 win against Togo.

2010 World Cup qualifying

In the final round of South Africa 2010 World Cup qualifying, South Korea won the Group B with 16 points and qualified for the tournament finals.

South Korea's first match was another showdown with North Korea, whom they met in the previous qualifying round. For the third time in a row, the match ended in a draw. Hong Yong-Jo converted a penalty to put the North Koreans ahead in the 63rd minute, but Ki Sung-Yeung equalised five minutes later at a neutral venue in Shanghai.

In their second match, Korea Republic crushed the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 4-1 at home. The South Koreans took the lead in the 19th minute when Daegu FC's Lee took a pass from Lee Chung-Yong and deflected shot off a defender that flew over the shoulder of goalkeeper Majed Naser. Park doubled the scoreline six minutes later when he stole a ball from a defender and blasted a shot into the upper right corner of the net. The lone goal for the UAE came from second-half substitute Ismail Al Hammadi who took advantage of a defensive lapse to slide in a shot in the 71st minute. Lee then struck again nine minutes later and Kwak Tae-hwi had the final score.

South Korea scored a shock away win with a 2-0 defeat of Saudi Arabia, which was their first win against Saudi Arabia in 19 years. Lee Keun Ho scored the first goal in the 77th minute, rounding off a move that saw the ball passed all around the park before Saudi hopes were buried when AS Monaco striker Park Chu-Young rattled in a second one minute into injury time of the second-half after catching the hosts on the counter-attack. Their fourth match against Iran ended with a 1-1 draw at Tehran. Javad Nekounam, who plays for Spanish side Osasuna, sent more than 80,000 home fans wild when he fired home a close range free kick for Iran on the hour mark. However, Manchester United's Park Ji-Sung helped Korea Republic to a share of the spoils. Park pounced with a decisive header in the 81st minute when Iranian goalkeeper Mehdi Rahmati managed to only punch out an incoming free kick.

On June 6, 2009, South Korea qualified for their eighth World Cup finals by beating the UAE 2-0 in a home match. It is the seventh consecutive time that the South Koreans have qualified for the tournament. A few days later, South Korea drew 0-0 at home with Saudi Arabia, a team who at the time were still in the running for qualification. A 1-1 draw of their final match against Iran meant that South Korea was the only team unbeaten throughout the whole AFC qualifying campaign, with 7 wins and 7 draws in total. It also extended South Korea's unbeaten streak to 24 games, since losing to Peru by 0-1 in a friendly match on January 30, 2008. It also defeated Australia 3-1 in a friendly match soon after. They were currently undefeated for 27 matches but the record was currently broken by Serbia. South Korea dominated the Asian 2009/2010 award ceremony, winning national team of the year, coach of the year for the country's Huh Jung Moo and club of the year for the Pohang Steelers.

Recent and forthcoming matches

Date Opponent Result Score Goals Venue Competition
March 28, 2009  Iraq W 2:1 (0:0) 49' Hwang Jae-Won (o.g.) (KOR)
54' Kim Chi-Woo (KOR)
70' Lee Keun-Ho (pen.) (KOR)
Suwon, Korea Friendly
April 1, 2009  Korea DPR W 1:0 (0:0) 88' Kim Chi-Woo (KOR) Seoul, Korea 2010 World Cup Qualifier
June 2, 2009  Oman D 0:0 (0:0) Dubai, UAE Friendly
June 6, 2009  United Arab Emirates W 2:0 (2:0) 5' Park Chu-Young (KOR)
37' Ki Sung-Yong (KOR)
Abu Dhabi, UAE 2010 World Cup Qualifier
June 10, 2009  Saudi Arabia D 0:0 (0:0) Seoul, Korea 2010 World Cup Qualifier
June 17, 2009  Iran D 1:1 (0:0) 51' Masoud Shojaei (IRN)
81' Park Ji-Sung (KOR)
Seoul, Korea 2010 World Cup Qualifier
August 12, 2009  Paraguay W 1:0 (0:0) 83' Park Chu-Young (KOR) Seoul, Korea Friendly
September 5, 2009  Australia W 3:1 (2:1) 5' Park Chu-Young (KOR)
20' Lee Jung-Soo (KOR)
34' Patrick Kisnorbo (AUS)
86' Seol Ki-hyeon (KOR)
Seoul, Korea Friendly
October 14, 2009  Senegal W 2:0 (1:0) 42' Ki Sung-Yong (KOR)
81' Oh Beom-Seok (KOR)
Seoul, Korea Friendly
November 14, 2009  Denmark D 0:0 (0:0) Esbjerg, Denmark Friendly
November 18, 2009  Serbia L 0:1 (0:1) 6' Nikola Žigić (SER) London, England Friendly
January 9, 2010  Zambia L 2:4 (1:2) 6' Christopher Katongo (ZAM)
14' Rainford Kalaba (ZAM)
35' Kim Jung-Woo (KOR)
58' James Chamanga (ZAM)
72' Noah Kibuta (ZAM)
83' Gu Ja-Cheol (KOR)
Johannesburg, South Africa Friendly
January 18, 2010  Finland W 2:0 (1:0) 39' Oh Beom-Seok (KOR)
61' Lee Jung-Soo (KOR)
Malaga, Spain Friendly
January 22, 2010  Latvia W 1:0 (0:0) 55' Kim Jae-Sung (KOR)
Malaga, Spain Friendly
February 7, 2010  Hong Kong W 5:0 (4:0) 10' Kim Jung-Woo (KOR)
24' Gu Ja-Cheol (KOR)
32' Lee Dong-Gook (KOR)
37' Lee Seung-Ryul (KOR)
92' No Byung-Jun (KOR)
Tokyo, Japan 2010 East Asian Football Championship
February 10, 2010  China PR L 0:3 (0:2) 5' Yu Hai (CHN)
27' Gao Lin (CHN)
60' Deng Zhuoxiang (CHN)
Tokyo, Japan 2010 East Asian Football Championship
February 14, 2010  Japan W 3:1 (2:1) 23' Yasuhito Endo (JPN)
32' Lee Dong-Gook (KOR)
38' Lee Seung-Ryul (KOR)
70' Kim Jae-Sung (KOR)
Tokyo, Japan 2010 East Asian Football Championship
March 3, 2010  Côte d'Ivoire W 2:0 (1:0) 4' Lee Dong-Gook (KOR)
90+2' Kwak Tae-Hwi (KOR)
London, England Friendly
May 16, 2010  Ecuador Seoul, Korea Friendly
May 24, 2010  Japan Saitama, Japan Friendly
May 30, 2010  Russia or  Slovakia Innsbruck, Austria Friendly
June 3, 2010  Spain Innsbruck, Austria Friendly
June 12, 2010  Greece Port Elizabeth, South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup
June 17, 2010  Argentina Johannesburg, South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup
June 22, 2010  Nigeria Durban, South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup
October 12, 2010  Japan Seoul, Korea Friendly

World Cup record

World Cup Finals World Cup Qualifications
Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA GP W D* L GS GA
1930 to 1950 Did not enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Switzerland 1954 Round 1 16 2 0 0 2 0 16 2 1 1 0 7 3
Sweden 1958 Entry not accepted by FIFA - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Chile 1962 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 4 2 0 2 6 9
England 1966 Did not enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mexico 1970 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 4 1 2 1 6 5
West Germany 1974 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 8 3 4 1 10 4
Argentina 1978 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 12 5 6 1 16 9
Spain 1982 Did not qualify - - - - - - - 3 2 0 1 7 4
Mexico 1986 Round 1 20 3 0 1 2 4 7 8 7 0 1 17 3
Italy 1990 Round 1 22 3 0 0 3 1 6 11 9 2 0 30 1
United States 1994 Round 1 20 3 0 2 1 4 5 13 9 3 1 32 5
France 1998 Round 1 30 3 0 1 2 2 9 12 9 2 1 28 8
South KoreaJapan 2002 Fourth Place 4 7 3 2 2 8 6 Host Nation
Germany 2006 Round 1 17 3 1 1 1 3 4 12 7 3 2 18 7
South Africa 2010 Qualified - - - - - - - 14 7 7 0 22 7
Total 8/19 24 4 7 13 22 53 103 62 30 11 199 65
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

FIFA Confederations Cup record

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
1992 to 1999 Did not qualify - - - - - -
South KoreaJapan 2001 Round 1 3 2 0 1 3 6
2003 to 2009 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Total 1/8 3 2 0 1 3 6

Asian Cup record

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
Hong Kong 1956 Champions 3 2 1 0 9 6
South Korea 1960 Champions 3 3 0 0 9 1
Israel 1964 Third Place 3 1 0 2 2 4
Iran 1968 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Thailand 1972 Runners-up 5 1 2 2 7 6
Iran 1976 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Kuwait 1980 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 12 6
Singapore 1984 Round 1 4 0 2 2 1 3
Qatar 1988 Runners-up 6 5 1 0 11 3
Japan 1992 Did not qualify - - - - - -
United Arab Emirates 1996 Quarter-finals 4 1 1 2 7 11
Lebanon 2000 Third Place 6 3 1 2 9 6
People's Republic of China 2004 Quarter-finals 4 2 1 1 9 4
IndonesiaMalaysiaThailandVietnam 2007 Third Place 6 1 4 1 3 3
Qatar 2011 Qualified
Total 12/15 50 23 14 13 79 53
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

East Asian Football Championship record

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
Japan 2003 Champions 3 2 1 0 4 1
South Korea 2005 Fourth Place 3 0 2 1 1 2
People's Republic of China 2008 Champions 3 1 2 0 5 4
Japan 2010 Runners-up 3 2 0 1 8 4
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Summer Olympics record

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
United Kingdom 1948 Quarterfinals 2 1 0 1 5 15
Japan 1964 First Round 3 0 0 3 1 20
South Korea 1988 First Round 3 0 2 1 1 2
Spain 1992 First Round 3 0 3 0 2 2
United States 1996 First Round 3 1 1 1 2 2
Australia 2000 First Round 3 2 0 1 2 3
Greece 2004 Quarterfinals 4 1 2 1 8 8
People's Republic of China 2008 First Round 3 1 1 1 2 4
United Kingdom 2012
Brazil 2016
Total 8/16 24 6 9 9 23 56
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Current squad

Squad called up for friendly match against Côte d'Ivoire on 3 March 2010.[2].

No. Name DoB (Age) Club Caps Goals Debut
Goalkeepers
1
Lee Woon-Jae 26 April 1973 (1973-04-26) (age 36) South Korea Suwon Bluewings
129
0
vs  United States, 2 March 1994 (Friendly)
18
Jung Sung-Ryong 4 January 1985 (1985-01-04) (age 25) South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa
13
0
vs  Chile, 30 January 2008 (Friendly)
21
Kim Young-Kwang 28 June 1983 (1983-06-28) (age 26) South Korea Ulsan Horang-i
14
0
vs  Oman, 14 February 2004 (Friendly)
Defenders
2
Oh Beom-Seok 29 July 1984 (1984-07-29) (age 25) South Korea Ulsan Horang-i
35
2
vs  Colombia, 16 January 2005 (Friendly)
3
Kim Hyung-Il 27 April 1984 (1984-04-27) (age 25) South Korea Pohang Steelers
2
0
vs  Saudi Arabia, 10 June 2009 (2010 WCQ)
4
Cho Yong-Hyung 3 November 1983 (1983-11-03) (age 26) South Korea Jeju United
29
0
vs  Chile, 30 January 2008 (Friendly)
12
Lee Young-Pyo 23 April 1977 (1977-04-23) (age 32) Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
111
5
vs  Mexico, 12 June 1999 (1999 Korea Cup)
14
Lee Jung-Soo 8 January 1980 (1980-01-08) (age 30) Japan Kashima Antlers
22
2
vs  Korea DPR, 26 March 2008 (2010 WCQ)
15
Kim Dong-Jin 29 January 1982 (1982-01-29) (age 28) South Korea Ulsan Horang-i
59
2
vs  Hong Kong, 4 December 2003 (2003 EAFFC)
22
Cha Du-Ri 25 July 1980 (1980-07-25) (age 29) Germany SC Freiburg
43
4
vs  Senegal, 8 November 2001 (Friendly)
23
Kwak Tae-Hwi 8 July 1981 (1981-07-08) (age 28) Japan Kyoto Sanga
11
4
vs  Chile, 30 January 2008 (Friendly)
Midfielders
5
Kim Nam-Il 14 March 1977 (1977-03-14) (age 33) Russia Tom Tomsk
90
2
vs  Vietnam, 4 December 1998 (1998 AG)
6
Shin Hyung-Min 18 July 1986 (1986-07-18) (age 23) South Korea Pohang Steelers
3
0
vs  Finland, 18 January 2010 (Friendly)
7
Park Ji-Sung Captain sports.svg 25 February 1981 (1981-02-25) (age 29) England Manchester United
85
11
vs  Laos, 5 April 2000 (2000 ACQ)
8
Kim Jung-Woo 9 May 1982 (1982-05-09) (age 27) South Korea Gwangju Phoenix
54
4
vs  Vietnam, 19 October 2003 (2004 ACQ)
13
Kim Jae-Sung 3 October 1983 (1983-10-03) (age 26) South Korea Pohang Steelers
5
2
vs  Zambia, 9 January 2010 (Friendly)
16
Ki Sung-Yong 24 January 1989 (1989-01-24) (age 21) Scotland Celtic
18
4
vs  Jordan, 5 September 2008 (Friendly)
17
Lee Chung-Yong 2 July 1988 (1988-07-02) (age 21) England Bolton Wanderers
20
2
vs  Jordan, 31 May 2008 (2010 WCQ)
19
Kim Bo-Kyung 6 October 1989 (1989-10-06) (age 20) Japan Oita Trinita
4
0
vs  Zambia, 9 January 2010 (Friendly)
Forwards
9
Ahn Jung-Hwan 27 January 1976 (1976-01-27) (age 34) People's Republic of China Dalian Shide
69
17
vs  China PR, 23 April 1997 (Friendly)
10
Lee Seung-Ryul 6 March 1989 (1989-03-06) (age 21) South Korea FC Seoul
5
2
vs  Zambia, 9 January 2010 (Friendly)
11
Lee Keun-Ho 11 April 1985 (1985-04-11) (age 24) Japan Júbilo Iwata
30
8
vs  Iraq, 29 June 2007 (Friendly)
20
Lee Dong-Gook 29 April 1979 (1979-04-29) (age 30) South Korea Jeonbuk Motors
82
25
vs  Jamaica, 16 May 1998 (Friendly)

Recent Call Ups

The following players have also been called up to the Korea Republic squad within the last twelve months.

Name DoB (Age) Club Caps Goals Debut Latest callup
Goalkeepers
No players
Defenders
Hwang Jae-Won 13 April 1981 (1981-04-13) (age 28) South Korea Pohang Steelers
3
0
vs  Chile, 30 Jan 2008 (Friendly) vs  Korea DPR, 1 Apr 2009 (WCQ)
Kim Chang-Soo 12 September 1985 (1985-09-12) (age 24) South Korea Busan I'Park
2
0
vs  Syria, 1 Feb 2009 (Friendly) vs  Oman, 3 Jun 2009 (Friendly)2
Choi Hyo-Jin 18 August 1983 (1983-08-18) (age 26) South Korea FC Seoul
6
0
vs  Turkmenistan, 14 Jun 2008 (WCQ) vs  Paraguay, 12 Aug 2009 (Friendly)1
Choi Chul-Soon 8 February 1987 (1987-02-08) (age 23) South Korea Jeonbuk Motors
1
0
vs  Zambia, 9 Jan 2010 (Friendly) vs  Latvia, 22 Jan 2010 (Friendly)1
Kang Min-Soo 14 February 1986 (1986-02-14) (age 24) South Korea Suwon Bluewings
31
0
vs  Netherlands, 2 Jun 2007 (Friendly) vs  Japan, 14 Feb 2010 (EAFC)
Lee Gyu-Ro 20 August 1988 (1988-08-20) (age 21) South Korea FC Seoul
2
0
vs  Zambia, 9 Jan 2010 (Friendly) vs  Japan, 14 Feb 2010 (EAFC)1
Park Joo-Ho 16 January 1987 (1987-01-16) (age 23) Japan Júbilo Iwata
5
0
vs  Finland, 18 Jan 2010 (Friendly) vs  Japan, 14 Feb 2010 (EAFC)
Midfielders
Choi Tae-Uk 13 March 1981 (1981-03-13) (age 29) South Korea Jeonbuk Motors
29
4
vs  Mongolia, 7 Apr 2000 (ACQ) vs  Oman, 3 Jun 2009 (Friendly)2
Ko Yo-Han 7 March 1988 (1988-03-07) (age 22) South Korea FC Seoul
1
0
vs  Senegal, 14 Oct 2009 (Friendly) vs  Senegal, 14 Oct 2009 (Friendly)
Kim Chi-Woo 3 November 1983 (1983-11-03) (age 26) South Korea FC Seoul
23
2
vs  Ghana, 8 Oct 2006 (Friendly) vs  Denmark, 14 Nov 2009 (Friendly)
Cho Won-Hee 17 April 1983 (1983-04-17) (age 26) South Korea Suwon Bluewings
36
1
vs  Iran, 12 Oct 2005 (Friendly) vs  Serbia, 18 Nov 2009 (Friendly)
Yeom Ki-Hoon Injury 30 March 1983 (1983-03-30) (age 26) South Korea Suwon Bluewings
30
3
vs  Ghana, 8 Oct 2006 (Friendly) vs  Latvia, 22 Jan 2010 (Friendly)
Kim Do-Heon 14 July 1982 (1982-07-14) (age 27) South Korea Suwon Bluewings
58
11
vs  Japan, 16 Apr 2003 (Friendly) vs  Japan, 14 Feb 2010 (EAFC)1
Oh Jang-Eun 24 July 1985 (1985-07-24) (age 24) South Korea Ulsan Horang-i
14
0
vs  Ghana, 8 Oct 2006 (Friendly) vs  Japan, 14 Feb 2010 (EAFC)
Gu Ja-Cheol 27 February 1989 (1989-02-27) (age 21) South Korea Jeju United
8
2
vs  China PR, 17 Feb 2008 (EAFC) vs  Japan, 14 Feb 2010 (EAFC)
Lee Seung-Hyun 25 July 1985 (1985-07-25) (age 24) South Korea Busan I'Park
3
0
vs  Paraguay, 12 Aug 2009 (Friendly) vs  Japan, 14 Feb 2010 (EAFC)
Forwards
Bae Ki-Jong 26 May 1983 (1983-05-26) (age 26) South Korea Jeju United
2
0
vs  Iraq, 28 Mar 2009 (Friendly) vs  United Arab Emirates, 6 Jun 2009 (WCQ)
Yang Dong-Hyun 28 March 1986 (1986-03-28) (age 23) South Korea Busan I'Park
2
0
vs  Oman, 3 Jun 2009 (Friendly)2 vs  Saudi Arabia, 10 Jun 2009 (WCQ)
Cho Dong-Keon 16 April 1986 (1986-04-16) (age 23) South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa
1
0
vs  Paraguay, 12 Aug 2009 (Friendly) vs  Paraguay, 12 Aug 2009 (Friendly)
Park Chu-Young Injury 10 July 1985 (1985-07-10) (age 24) France Monaco
39
13
vs  Uzbekistan, 3 Jun 2005 (WCQ) vs  Senegal, 14 Oct 2009 (Friendly)
Seol Ki-Hyeon 8 January 1979 (1979-01-08) (age 31) South Korea Pohang Steelers
83
19
vs  New Zealand, 23 Jan 2000 (Friendly) vs  Serbia, 18 Nov 2009 (Friendly)
Kim Shin-Wook 14 April 1988 (1988-04-14) (age 21) South Korea Ulsan Horang-i
2
0
vs  Zambia, 9 Jan 2010 (Friendly) vs  Latvia, 22 Jan 2010 (Friendly)
No Byung-Jun 29 September 1979 (1979-09-29) (age 30) South Korea Pohang Steelers
6
1
vs  Egypt, 9 Jun 2000 (LG Cup (Friendly)) vs  Japan, 14 Feb 2010 (EAFC)1

^ Did not play but was part of the squad.
^ This match was not recognized A-match by FIFA.

Korea in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, group B

Korea Republic is in Group B of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Korea Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Greece 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

All times local (UTC+2)


12 June 2010
13:30
Korea Republic  v  Greece Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

17 June 2010
13:30
Argentina  v  Korea Republic Soccer City, Johannesburg

22 June 2010
20:30
Nigeria  v  Korea Republic Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

National team record

FIFA World Cup captains

# Player FIFA World Cup Caps
1 Park Kyu-Chong Switzerland 1954 unknown
2 Park Chang-Seon Mexico 1986 unknown
3 Chung Yong-Hwan Italy 1990 unknown
4 Choi In-Young USA 1994 48
5 Choi Young-Il France 1998 55
6 Hong Myung-Bo Korea/Japan 2002 135
7 Lee Woon-Jae Germany 2006 100
8 South Africa 2010

Current and Former Coaches

Name Win Loss Draw winning rate (%) Start End
South Korea Huh Jung-Moo 18 4 14 48.6 December 7, 2007 Present
Netherlands Pim Verbeek 8 6 3 47.1 July 1, 2006 July 25, 2007
Netherlands Dick Advocaat 9 5 5 47.3 October 1, 2005 June 30, 2006
Netherlands Jo Bonfrere 11 6 8 44.0 June 24, 2004 August 23, 2005
South Korea Park Seong-Hwa (tem.) 1 1 2 25.0 April 20, 2004 June 15, 2004
Portugal Humberto Coelho 9 6 3 50.0 February 3, 2003 April 19, 2004
South Korea Kim Ho-Gon (tem.) 0 0 1 00.0 November 18, 2002 December 20, 2002
Netherlands Guus Hiddink 16 11 11 42.1 January 1, 2001 June 30, 2002
South Korea Huh Jung-Moo 18 11 5 52.9 October 14, 1998 November 13, 2000
South Korea Kim Pyung-Seok (tem.) 0 1 0 00.0 June 22, 1998 June 25, 1998
South Korea Cha Bum-Kun 22 11 8 53.7 January 8, 1997 June 21, 1998
South Korea Park Jong-Hwan 8 3 5 50.0 February 15, 1996 January 7, 1997
South Korea Ko Jae-Wook 0 1 0 00.0 October 20, 1995 October 30, 1995
South Korea Jeong Byeong-Tak 0 0 0 00.0 September 16, 1995 September 30, 1995
South Korea Huh Jung-Moo 0 0 1 00.0 August 1, 1995 August 12, 1995
South Korea Park Jong-Hwan 1 0 1 50.0 April 26, 1995 July 31, 1995
Russia Anatoliy Byshovets 8 4 4 50.0 July 24, 1994 February 26, 1995
South Korea Kim Ho 14 16 8 36.8 July 8, 1992 July 23, 1994
South Korea Ko Jae-Wook 3 3 0 50.0 May 22, 1991 July 27, 1991
South Korea Park Jong-Hwan 8 0 2 80.0 August 9, 1990 October 23, 1991
South Korea Lee Cha-Man 3 1 0 75.0 July 3, 1990 August 8, 1990
South Korea Lee Hoi-Taek 19 6 5 63.3 October 6, 1988 July 2, 1990
South Korea Kim Jung-Nam 2 0 0 100.0 July 6, 1988 October 5, 1988
South Korea Park Jong-Hwan 4 4 1 44.4 November 20, 1986 July 5, 1988
South Korea Kim Jung-Nam 15 4 7 57.7 March 19, 1985 November 19, 1986
South Korea Mun Jeong-Sik 4 3 3 40.0 July 3, 1984 March 18, 1985
South Korea Park Jong-Hwan 1 0 1 50.0 August 23, 1983 July 2, 1984
South Korea Cho Yoon-Ohk 4 2 0 66.7 January 29, 1983 August 22, 1983
South Korea Kim Jung-Nam 1 0 2 33.3 October 31, 1982 January 28, 1983
South Korea Choi Eun-Taek 0 0 0 00.0 June 19, 1982 October 30, 1982
South Korea Kim Jung-Nam (tem.) 23 8 4 65.7 May 4, 1980 June 18, 1982
South Korea Jang Kyung-Hwan 7 0 1 87.5 March 29, 1979 May 3, 1980
South Korea Ham Heung-Cheol 18 2 1 85.7 March 2, 1978 March 28, 1979
South Korea Kim Jung-Nam (tem.) 2 3 0 40.0 September 17, 1977 December 18, 1977
South Korea Choi Jung-Min 14 6 1 66.7 January 1, 1977 September 16, 1977
South Korea Mun Jeong-Sik 8 4 2 57.1 May 14, 1976 December 31, 1976
South Korea Ham Heung-Cheol 22 2 5 75.9 November 17, 1974 May 13, 1976
South Korea Choi Young-Keun 3 1 5 33.3 January 1974 November 17, 1974
South Korea Min Byung-Dae 10 5 2 58.8 December 21, 1972 December 1973
South Korea Ham Heung-Cheol 11 5 3 57.9 June 16, 1972 December 20, 1972
South Korea Park Byung-Seok 1 2 2 20.0 December 7, 1971 June 15, 1972
South Korea Hong Deok-Young 1 3 0 25.0 November 1971
South Korea Han Hong-Ki 17 8 2 63.0 February 13, 1970 October 6, 1971
South Korea Kang Jun-Young 4 1 0 80.0 November 1969 December 1969
South Korea Kim Yong-Sik 1 2 1 25.0 January 1969 October 1969
South Korea Park Il-Gap 4 0 2 66.7 August 1968 December 1968
South Korea Jang Kyung-Hwan 10 2 3 66.7 July 1967 November 1967
South Korea Min Byung-Dae 5 0 3 62.5 June 1966 December 1966
South Korea Hong Keon-Pyo 3 2 1 50.0 August 1965
South Korea Jeong Kook-Jin 0 0 0 00.0 September 1964
South Korea Min Byung-Dae March 1962
South Korea Lee Jong-Gap October 1961
South Korea Lee Yoo-Hyung March 1961
South Korea Wi Hye-Deok October 1960
South Korea Kim Yong-Sik March 1960
South Korea Jeong Kook-Jin July 1959
South Korea Kim Keun-Chan April 1958
South Korea Lee Yoo-Hyung August 1956
South Korea Park Jung-Hwi December 1955
South Korea Kim Yong-Sik June 1954
South Korea Lee Yoo-Hyung March 1954
South Korea Kim Hwa-Jip April 1952 February 1954
South Korea Park Jung-Hwi December 1948 April 1950
South Korea Lee Young-Min June 1948
South Korea Park Jung-Hwi May 1948

Kit sponsorship

Perid Sponsors Notes
1980–1983 Germany Adidas[3]
1984–1988 South Korea Weekend[4] Sports Fashion Brand of Samsung C&T Corporation
1988–1995 South Korea Rapido[5] Sports Fashion Brand of Samsung C&T Corporation
1996–present United States Nike[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Korean derby takes centre stage". Fifa.com. 2008-01-20. http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/asia/standings/group=250439/analysis.html. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  2. ^ "Team Squad (For Friendly Match vs. Cote d’Ivoire -03.03.2010)". Korea Football Association. http://www.kfa.or.kr/eng_kfa/koreateam/km_player_list.asp?k_unique=201022591637&k_team_type=1. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  3. ^ "대표선수도 국제경기서 버젓이 서독 아디다스, 일본 미즈노등 외제 스포츠용품 국내시장 석권". Kyunghyang Newspaper. 1981-02-27. http://dna.naver.com/viewer/index.nhn?editNo=2&printCount=1&publishDate=1981-02-07&officeId=00032&pageNo=8&printNo=10879&publishType=00020&articleId=1981020700329208014. (Korean)
  4. ^ "필승!위크엔드스포츠-멕시코월드컵에서 대표팀과 함께 뜁니다". Kyunghyang Newspaper. 1986-05-30. http://dna.naver.com/viewer/index.nhn?editNo=2&printCount=1&publishDate=1986-05-30&officeId=00032&pageNo=9&printNo=12515&publishType=00020&articleId=1986053000329209013. (Korean)
  5. ^ "월드컵 상혼 장외서 뜨거운 "광고전쟁"". Kyunghyang Newspaper. 1990-06-20. http://dna.naver.com/viewer/index.nhn?editNo=3&printCount=1&publishDate=1990-06-20&officeId=00032&pageNo=20&printNo=13764&publishType=00020&articleId=1990062000329220001. (Korean)
  6. ^ "대표팀 유니폼, 96년 이후 12년간‘나이키 천하’". Daily Sports. 2007-08-28. http://blog.naver.com/keny2040?Redirect=Log&logNo=110021592653. (Korean)

External links

Titles

Preceded by
Inaugural Champion
Asian Champions
1956 (First title)
1960 (Second title)
Succeeded by
1964 Israel 
Preceded by
1964 Myanmar 
Asian Games Champions
1970 (First title)
Succeeded by
1974 Iran 
Preceded by
1974 Iran 
Asian Games Champions
1978 (Second title)
Succeeded by
1982 Iraq 
Preceded by
1982 Iraq 
Asian Games Champions
1986 (Third title)
Succeeded by
1990 Iran 
Preceded by
Inaugural Champion
EAFF Champions
2003 (First title)
Succeeded by
2005 China PR 
Preceded by
2005 China PR 
EAFF Champions
2008 (Second title)
Succeeded by
Incumbent

Simple English

Korea Republic
Association Korea Football Association
Confederation AFC
Coach Huh Jung-Moo
Most caps Hong Myung-Bo (136)
Top scorer Cha Bum-kun (55)
World Cup
Appearances 8
First Apps 1954
Best result 4th (2002)

Korea Republic national football team is the national football team of Korea Republic.

Most appearances

PosPlayerAppsGoalsCareer
1Hong Myung-Bo136101990-2002
2Yoo Sang-Chul123181994-2005
3Cha Bum-Kun121551972-1986
4Lee Woon-Jae11201994-present
5Kim Tae-Young10431992-2004
6Hwang Seon-Hong103501903-2002
7Lee Young-Pyo10051999-present
8Choi Soon-Hoo95301980-1991
8Ha Seok-Joo95231991-2001
10Cho Young-Jeung9221975-1986

Top scorers

PosPlayerGoalsAppsCareer
1Cha Bum-Kun551211972-1986
2Hwang Seon-Hong501031993-2002
3Choi Soon-Hoo30951980-1991
4Huh Jung-Moo291974-1986
4Kim Do-Hoon291994-2003
6Choi Yong-Soo271995-2003
6Lee Tae-Hoo271980-1991
8Lee Young-Moo241974-1982
8Park Sung-Hwa241974-1984
10Ha Seok-Joo23951991-2001


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