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Korea Republic National Football Team, World Cup 2018

Sports by Published on Updated on 06 May, 2018

Synopsis

The Korea Republic national football team (Korean: 대한민국 축구 국가대표팀) represents South Korea in international association football and is controlled by the Korea Football Association. FIFA has ranked the country in 59th position.

Emerged as a major football power in Asia since the 1960s, South Korea is the most successful Asian football team having participated in nine consecutive World Cups.

South Korea has co-hosted the 2002 World Cup with Japan. South Korea became the first and currently only Asian team to reach semi-final stages at the time.

Cha Bum-kun is the most capped player with 138 caps and is also the top scorer with 59 goals.

Shin Tae-Yong, The Head Coach

Head Coach, Shin Tae-Yong currently manages the national team. He became the coach of the South Korean national team in June 2017.

CAPTION: Shin Taeyong SOURCE: FIFA

Tae-Yong is a former football player who played as an attacking midfielder. He has played for a Korean club, Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma and an Australian club, Queensland Roar.

Honors

Player
Club

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma

  • K League 1 (6): 1993, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2002, and 2003
  • FA Cup (1): 1999
  • League Cup (3): 1992, 2002, 2004
  • AFC Champions League (1): 1995
  • Asian Super Cup (1): 1996
  • A3 Champions Cup (1): 2004
Manager
Club

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma

  • AFC Champions League (1): 2010
  • FA Cup (1): 2011
  • Lunar New Year Cup (1): 2012
International
South Korea
  • EAFF East Asian Cup (1): 2017

Ki Sung-yueng, The Star

Ki Sung-yueng is a South Korean professional player, currently plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club, Swansea City and captains the South Korean national team.

CAPTION: Ki Sung-yueng SOURCE: Sky Sports

Ki is best known for his vision, technique, long-range passing, and shooting, along with his good set-pieces. He was voted as Swansea City Player of the Year after scoring eight goals in 33 appearances.

Honors

Celtic
  • Scottish Premier League: 2011–12
  • Scottish Cup: 2010–11
  • Swansea City
  • League Cup: 2012–13
  • Sunderland
  • League Cup Runners-up: 2013–14
International
  • South Korea U-23
  • Summer Olympics
  • Bronze: 2012
  • South Korea
  • AFC Asian Cup
  • Runners-up: 2015
Individual
  • K League Best XI: 2008, 2009
  • Asian Young Footballer of the Year: 2009
  • SPL Young Player of the Month: 2010–11 October
  • Scottish Cup Final Man of the Match: 2011
  • Swansea City Player of the Year: 2014–15
  • KFA Footballer of the Year: 2011, 2012
  • AFC Asian Cup Dream Team: 2015

World Cup 2018

Korea Republic has made nine FIFA appearances to date. Korea has booked their place for the 2018 World Cup.

The Korea Republic will be playing against Sweden, Mexico, and Germany in the Group stage matches. Also, have a look at this schedule for more details regarding the matches.

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