Coach: Huh Jung-moo
World Ranking: 47
Key player: Park Ji-sung
World Cup Record: 7 World Cup appearances
Group B Schedule:
12 June – South Korea v Greece
17 June – Argentina v South Korea
22 June – Nigeria v South Korea
Park Ji-sung has been the focal point of South Korean soccer since his breakthrough at the 2002 World Cup, but he finally has strong team mates to share the load.
The burgeoning potential of Lee Chung-yong, Ki Sung-yong and Park Chu-young has blossomed in Europe and given the South Koreans the cutting edge they have lacked for years. Whether coach Huh Jung-moo will boldly play to his side's attacking strengths remains to be seen.
Goalkeepers: Lee Woon-jae, Kim Young-kwang, Jung Sung-ryong.
Defenders: Lee Young-pyo, Cha Du-ri, Cho Yong-hyung, Oh Beom-seok, Lee Jung-soo, Kim Hyung-il, Kang Min-soo, Kim Dong-jin.
Midfielders: Lee Chung-yong, Park Ji-sung, Kim Jung-woo, Kim Jae-sung, Kim Bo-kyung, Kim Nam-il, Ki Sung-yong.
Forwards: Lee Dong-guk, Lee Seung-ryul, Park Chu-young, Ahn Jung-whan, Yeom Ki-hun.