South Korea were only the second Asian team to compete at a World Cup after the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), and the first fully-independent Asian nation to do so. South Korea lost their only two games by heavy margins: 9–0 against Hungary (the joint-heaviest defeat in World Cup history) and 7–0 against Turkey.
The Korea Football Association was reinstated in 1948, following the establishment of the Republic of Korea. The KFA became a member of FIFA, the international football governing body, in 1948. The same year, the South Korea national football team made its international debut at the Olympic Games in London.
Overview of South Korea at the FIFA World Cup. This is a record of the South Korea's results at the FIFA World Cup. South Korea have appeared in the FIFA World Cup on ten occasions. The team made their debut appearance in 1954, and appeared consecutively in every edition since 1986. South Korea's best ever performance is a fourth place in the 2002 tournament, which they co-hosted with Japan, thus becoming the first team outside Europe and the Americas to reach the semi-finals.
South Korea won their first-ever medal in Olympic football after defeating Japan 2–0, and the medalists were exempted from mandatory military service according to the laws of the country. They were called the "London Generation" in South Korea, and most of them played for the senior team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
South Korea Kit History. Olympics Nike. Nike since 1996. Rapido 1990-1994. Weekend until 1986.
The Japan–South Korea football rivalry, between the Japan and South Korea national football teams, is one of many sports rivalries contested between Japan and South Korea. The two have played each other officially since 1954. They have had 80 matches so far with 42 South Korean wins, 23 draws, and 15 Japanese wins. The match between the two countries is often shorten as nikkansen or haniljeon in their respective languages. The highest level of matches which the two nations could contest ...
South Korea made its World Cup in debut in 2003 and then qualified again in both 2015 and 2019. Its best result came in 2015, when Korea Republic beat Spain, 2-1, in the final group stage match to...
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