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 Korea Republic (KOR)
  • FIFA Trigramme: KOR
  • Country: Republic of Korea
  • Country (official name): Daehanminguk
  • Continent: Asia
  • Capital: Seoul
  • Major cities: Busan, Daegu, Incheon, Gwangju, Daejeon, Ulsan
  • Currency: Won
  • Official languages: Korean
  • Motto: Dynamic Korea
  Standings
 
Group G MP W D L GF GA Pts
SUI 3 2 1 0 4 0 7
FRA 3 1 2 0 3 1 5
KOR 3 1 1 1 3 4 4
TOG 3 0 0 3 1 6 0
Founded 1945
Affiliated 1948
WC participations 6 (1954, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002)
WC honours Semi-finals (2002)
Continental Titles Asian Cup twice (1956, 1960), Asian Games 3 times (1970 together with Burma, 1978 together with Korea DPR, 1986)
Facts
  • Korea Republic are Asia's most successful team in the FIFA World Cupô. The team first qualified for the finals in 1954 at the first attempt. They have competed at every tournament since 1986. Their first participation ended with heavy defeats to Hungary and Turkey.
     
  • 32 years later, they returned to football's biggest stage and made an instant impact, losing only narrowly against Italy. 1990 saw an early exit after three straight defeats. In 1994, Korea Republic managed a draw against Spain and lost narrowly to Germany.
     
  • They faced an uphill struggle in 1998 after finding themselves in a difficult group. However, in 2002 they would enjoy their greatest success. After sensational victories over Italy and Spain, their dream was ended by a 1-0 semi-final defeat to Germany.