South Korea World Cup
South Korea World Cup 2018: Stage of Elimination
South Korea Top Team Goalscorer
South Korea will be playing for the nineth time in a row at World football cup. South Korea has played draw in Uzbekistan, where the match ended without a goal, which was enough for them to win the second place in the group and skip the barrage. The Koreans played in every Mundial since 1986, and this time they went to the World Cup although they only won four matches in the group. They managed to take place on the World Cup after they changed their coach to two matches to the end. The heavy task was entrusted to Shin Tae-Yong, but he managed to fulfill it. His predecessor was Uli Stielike the veteran German strategist who did not have much success in these qualifications.
South Korea took part in ten World Cups and is the only Asian team to reach the semifinals, which they did at the World Cup in 2002 when they were hosts along with Japan. For the first time in the World Cup, they participated in Switzerland in 1954. In 2002 as co-hosts and under the leadership of Guus Hiddink they have noticed the first win of the world championship against Poland with 2-0. They also defeated favored Portugal and played a draw with the United States and they managed to pass the group. In the playoffs they defeated Italy first and then Spain and become the first Asian team to reach the semifinals. They lost 1-0 against Germany in the semi-finals and they lost to Turkey with 3-2 in the third place match. In the end they ended up as the fourth that is their biggest success, and it makes them the best-placed Asian country in the World Cups. This team plays pretty fast and dynamic football. The team is made up of players who play in many different leagues. The Captain Ki Sung-yueng plays for Swansea City, Son Heung-min plays also in Premier league for Tottenham Hotspurs and Lee Chung-yong plays in Premier league for Crystal Palace. Koo Ja-cheol and Ji Dong-won are playing in German Bundes league for Augsburg football club. Other players play mostly in Asian countries such as China, Japan and the home championship. Although many doubt their quality, their successively participation in World championships is not a coincidence. They always surprise with fast football and offer new football stars to the world. Certainly their participation will only enrich this competition with their incredible fans. It will be interesting to see how this talented nation will be worn with the favorites because it is composed of young talents and experienced players.
Sweden v South Korea
South Korea 3.80
All odds quoted are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.