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World Cup Appearances:
France 1998 was South Korea's 5th appearance in the World Cup Finals.

Best World Cup Performance:
South Korea can often prove troublesome to the favourites as they battle on valiantly but have yet to get out of the Group Stage.

South Korea in the 1998 World Cup

Korea Football Association
Group E

13th June: vs. Mexico (1:3) in Lyon.

20th June: vs. Holland (0:5) in Marseilles.

25th June: vs. Belgium (1:1) in Paris.

The co-host of the next World Cup, in 2002, managed to earn a draw against Belgium in their last game; although they were already out of the tournament and had sacked their coach after the second defeat.

Sang Chul Yoo's 71st minute equaliser sent a siren through the Bay of Mexico. The Mexicans, who were losing 0-2 to the Dutch at the time, clawed back to earn themselves a draw and qualification ahead of Belgium.

Knockout Stage

South Korea failed to qualify for the Second Round.

Asian Football Confederation.

Korea Football Association.

South Korea World Cup Squad


1 Byung Ji Kim (Ulsan Hyundai)
22 Dong Myung Seo (Sangmoo)


3 Lim Saeng Lee (Puchon)
4 Young Il Choi (Pusan Daewoo)
5 Min Sung Lee (Pusan Daewoo)
12 Sang Hun Lee (Anyang LG)
13 Tae Young Kim (Chunnam Dragons)
16 Hyung Seok Jang (Ulsan Hyundai)
19 Dae Il Jang (Chunan Ilhwa)
20 Myung Bo Hong (Bellmare Hiratsuka)


2 Sung Yong Choi (Sangmoo)
6 Sang Chul Yoo (Ulsan Hyundai)
7 Do Keun Kim (Chunnam Dragons)
8 Jung Yoon Nac (Breda)
11 Jung Won Seo (Strasbourg)
14 Jong Soo Ko (Suwon Samsung)
15 Sang Yoon Lee (Chunan Ilhwa)
17 Seok Ju Ha (Cerezo Osaka)


9 Do Hoon Kim (Vissel Kobe)
10 Yong Soo Choi (Sangmoo)
18 Sun Hong Hwang (Pohang Steelers)
21 Dong Gook Lee (Pohang Steelers)

Bum Kun Cha.

Teams by Group

Group A
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Group B
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Group C
Travel to Denmark Denmark, Travel to France France, Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Travel to South Africa South Africa.

Group D
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Group E
Travel to Belgium Belgium, Travel to Holland Holland, Travel to Mexico Mexico, Travel to South Korea South Korea.

Group F
Travel to Germany Germany, Travel to Iran Iran, Travel to USA United States, Travel to Serbia Yugoslavia.

Group G
Travel to Colombia Colombia, Travel to England England, Travel to Romania Romania, Travel to Tunisia Tunisia.

Group H
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