World Cup 2010: South Korea
World Cup 2010: SOUTH KOREA
FIFA ranking: 49
Overall World Cup record: 4-13-7
Coach: Huh Jung-Moo
Best performance: Fourth place, 2002
Overview: No Asian team has been to the World Cup more often than South Korea, which is making its eighth appearance this summer. But the South Koreans have made it out of the first round only once, in 2002. Coach Huh Jung-Moo, a former national team star who is retiring after this World Cup, will be counting heavily on Manchester United striker Park Ji-Sung and playmaker Park Chu-Young.
-- Kevin Baxter