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South Korea


Federation founded: 1928
FIFA member since: 1948
Confederation: AFC
Colours: Red and blue
Nicknames: Taegeuk Warriors, The Reds
World Cups qualified for: 9 (of 20)
Best results: 4th place 2002

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 31 W 5 D 9 L 17 GF 31 GA 67 Pts 24
South Korea are 26th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1930 Did not enter
1934 Did not enter
1938 Did not enter
1950 Did not enter
1954 First round 16 Squad Qualifiers
1958 Did not enter
1962 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1966 Did not enter
1970 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1974 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1978 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1982 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1986 First round 20 Squad Qualifiers
1990 First round 22 Squad Qualifiers
1994 First round 20 Squad Qualifiers
1998 First round 30 Squad Qualifiers
2002 Semifinal 4 Squad Hosts
2006 First round 17 Squad Qualifiers
2010 Round of 16 15 Squad Qualifiers
2014 First round 27 Squad Qualifiers

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) 2002
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) -
Biggest win 2-0 vs Poland 2002
2-0 vs Greece 2010
Biggest loss 0-9 vs Hungary 1954
Most wins in a row 2
Most losses in a row 4
Longest unbeaten run 6
Longest run without win 14
Longest run qualifying 8 (1986- )
Longest run not qualifying 7 (1958-82)
Penalty shoot-outs 1 win, 0 loss
KOR vs Europe W4 - D6 - L11
KOR vs South America W0 - D1 - L4
KOR vs Africa W1 - D1 - L1
KOR vs N/C America W0 - D1 - L1

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Myung-Bo Hong 16 1990-02
Ji-Sung Park 14 2002-10
Young-Pyo Lee 12 2002-10
Nam-Il Kim 11 2002-10
Woon-Jae Lee 11 1994-06

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Jung-Hwan Ahn 3 2002-06
Ji-Sung Park 3 2002-10
Myung-Bo Hong 2 1990-02
Sun-Hong Hwang 2 1990-02
Chung-Yong Lee 2 2010-14
Jung-Soo Lee 2 2010
Sang-Chul Yoo 2 1998-02


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1954 1R Hungary L 0-9 1R Turkey L 0-7 1986 1R Argentina L 1-3 1R Bulgaria D 1-1 1R Italy L 2-3 1990 1R Belgium L 0-2 1R Spain L 1-3 1R Uruguay L 0-1 1994 1R Spain D 2-2 1R Bolivia D 0-0 1R Germany L 2-3 1998 1R Mexico L 1-3 1R Netherlands L 0-5 1R Belgium D 1-1 2002 1R Poland W 2-0 1R United States D 1-1 1R Portugal W 1-0 2R Italy [gg] W 2-1 QF Spain [5-3 ap] D 0-0 SF Germany L 0-1 3/4 Turkey L 2-3 2006 1R Togo W 2-1 1R France D 1-1 1R Switzerland L 0-2 2010 1R Greece W 2-0 1R Argentina L 1-4 1R Nigeria D 2-2 2R Uruguay L 1-2 2014 1R Russia D 1-1 1R Algeria L 2-4 1R Belgium L 0-1



 

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