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  1. South Korea 2-0 Greece
    Saturday, 12 June Match report
  2. Argentina 4-1 South Korea
    Thursday, 17 June Match report
  3. Nigeria 2-2 South Korea
    Tuesday, 22 June Match report
  4. Uruguay 2-1 South Korea
    Saturday, 26 June Match report

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Games played Shots on target | off target
4 Total South Korea
30|26 Total South Korea
Goals Assists
6 Total South Korea
2 Total South Korea
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
52|56 Total South Korea
6|0 Total South Korea

Team profile

For the first time since 1998, South Korea go into a World Cup without a high-profile foreign boss at the helm. Huh Jung Moo, who only got the nod after Gerard Houllier and Mick McCarthy turned the job down, will hope to fare better than Cha Bum Kun, who was sacked midway through France '98 after a 5-0 thrashing from the Netherlands.

Guus Hiddink led Korea to the semi-finals on home turf in 2002 but that is the only time they have gone beyond the group stages. They went Dutch again in 2006, but Dick Advocaat's side were eliminated by Switzerland after holding France and beating Togo. Advocaat later bemoaned an injury to Manchester United's Park Ji-Sung which left the key midfielder short of fitness in Germany. Korean fans will hope history does not repeat itself this year, with star striker Park Chu Young missing the end of the French season due to a thigh problem.

Squad List

NO POS PLAYER CLUB AGE CAPS
1 GK Lee Woon Jae Suwon Bluewings 37 131
2 DF Oh Beom Seok Ulsan Horang-I 25 39
3 DF Kim Hyung Il Pohang Steelers 26 2
4 DF Cho Yong Hyung Jeju United 26 35
5 MF Kim Nam Il FC Tom Tomsk 33 95
6 MF Kim Bo Kyung Oita Trinita 20 6
7 MF Park Ji Sung Man Utd 29 91
8 MF Kim Jung Woo Gwangju Sangmu 28 60
9 FW Ahn Jung Hwan Dalian Haichang 34 69
10 FW Park Chu Young Monaco 24 44
11 FW Lee Seung Yeoul FC Seoul 21 9
12 DF Lee Young Pyo Al Hilal 33 118
13 MF Kim Jae Sung Pohang Steelers 26 10
14 DF Lee Jung Soo Kashima Antlers 30 28
15 DF Kim Dong Jin Ulsan Horang-I 28 61
16 MF Ki Sung Yueng Celtic 21 25
17 MF Lee Chung Yong Bolton 21 30
18 GK Jung Sung Ryong Seongnam Chunma 25 19
19 FW Yeom Ki Hun Suwon Bluewings 27 38
20 FW Lee Dong Gook Jeonbuk Motors 31 85
21 GK Kim Young Kwang Ulsan Horang-I 27 14
22 DF Cha Du Ri SC Freiburg 29 28
23 DF Kang Min Soo Suwon Bluewings 24 31

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Group A Teams W D L GD PTS
Uruguay 2 1 0 4 7
Mexico 1 1 1 1 4
South Africa 1 1 1 -2 4
France 0 1 2 -3 1
Group B Teams W D L GD PTS
Argentina 3 0 0 6 9
South Korea 1 1 1 -1 4
Greece 1 0 2 -3 3
Nigeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group C Teams W D L GD PTS
USA 1 2 0 1 5
England 1 2 0 1 5
Slovenia 1 1 1 0 4
Algeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group D Teams W D L GD PTS
Germany 2 0 1 4 6
Ghana 1 1 1 0 4
Australia 1 1 1 -3 4
Serbia 1 0 2 -1 3
Group E Teams W D L GD PTS
Netherlands 3 0 0 4 9
Japan 2 0 1 2 6
Denmark 1 0 2 -3 3
Cameroon 0 0 3 -3 0
Group F Teams W D L GD PTS
Paraguay 1 2 0 2 5
Slovakia 1 1 1 -1 4
New Zealand 0 3 0 0 3
Italy 0 2 1 -1 2
Group G Teams W D L GD PTS
Brazil 2 1 0 3 7
Portugal 1 2 0 7 5
Ivory Coast 1 1 1 1 4
North Korea 0 0 3 -11 0
Group H Teams W D L GD PTS
Spain 2 0 1 2 6
Chile 2 0 1 1 6
Switzerland 1 1 1 0 4
Honduras 0 1 2 -3 1

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