South Korea Team is the Best Bet Among Asians at the FIFA World Cup 2010 : Korean Soccer Team

South Korea Team is the Best Bet Among Asians at the FIFA World Cup 2010

In world competitions like this, nations are gathered to cheer their own team and once more having that pride in themselves. In Asia, there are four teams in the continent which are included in the FIFA World Cup 2010.These are South Korea, Japan, North Korea and Australia. South Korea is the team to beat among the four Asian representatives at the FIFA World Cup 2010. That is the perceptions of many people including reporters and fans of football across Asia. But we never know, nobody can ever predict the winner.

South Korea is the team to beat. As a woman who loves to watch sports, I am fascinated by world competition. FIFA World Cup is an event where nations flaunt what they've got so to speak in the world of soccer/football. Some would even go to the extent of using it as a friendship gesture like what is happening in South Korea and North Korea, where politics don't agree but in sports, they support each other.

 The thing is that among all the Asians contenders in the World Cup only South Korea's team was able to beat the other three countries. South Korea team is the Best Bet Among Asians at the FIFA World Cup 2010.

South Korea Team is the Best Bet Among Asians at the FIFA World Cup 2010 -- South Korea team for the 2010 World Cup

The South Korea team for the 2010 World Cup are impressive this time as it includes :

  • English Premier League Park Ji-sung of Manchester United -- top scorer among the South Korea team and is very popular in South Korea
  • Bolton’s Lee Chung-yong
  • Monaco striker Park Chu-young
  • Glasgow Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-yong
  • former Tottenham defender Lee Young-pyo

Coach Huh Jung Moo is hopeful and he has a very good squad this time. Huh Jung Moo was a star defensive player scoring scoring 15 goals in his 77 matches. He was a was fitness trainer for South Korea and was an assistant coach at USA in 1994.

There are thirty South Korea provisional squad member listed in the FIFA World Cup website and this will be final come First of June 2010.

Lee Dong-Gook, a striker is able to play after their first game with Greece as he is still recuperating from hamstring injury.


South Korea team FIFA World Cup 2010

South Korea's Chances of Winning at the FIFA World Cup 2010

The question is, can the South Korea team repeat what happened in 2002 wherein they finished fourth overall. Hopes are high and qualifying for the second round is one of their biggest hopes. They are fighting with the group of winners like Argentina, Nigeria and Greece for the first round and these are good teams as well.

South Korea emerge as a winner among all Asians in the 2002 World Cup as they reached the semi finals and was declared fourth overall. That is a big feat and they are the only team in Asia to reach that. Furthermore they appeared eight times already (including this year) and continuously since 1986 at World Cup event.

The very famous Lee Young Pyo-- South Korean football player -- who is well famous for his speed and dribbling skills had this to say " ---- There will be no easy teams at the World Cup. I can't say we're pleased with the draw, but we accept it. It's difficult to rate our chances, but we can get wins against Greece and Nigeria. We have to qualify for the second round - that's our objective for this World Cup,'

South Korea never lost in any of its 14 qualification matches, so that is another thing to consider and reason to be hopeful.

Let us see who will win in their first two games schedule on the 12th and 17th of June 2010 that of South Korea against Argentina and Greece. And all fingers crossed across South Korea as they cheer their players to the 2010 FIFA World Cup 2010.

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Amber Allen 6 years ago

Hi Maita

I didn't realise you were a footie fan!


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dreamreachout 6 years ago

Japan is no less and to count out Australia would be foolish!! Perhaps only North Korea is bit behind and surprised everyone by qualifying at the behest of Saudi Arabia, Iran, U.A.E and others!! I think where Japan lags behind is in their mental strength otherwise on skill count they can be superior!! Lets see how it unfolds in South Africa!!

A very timely hub!!

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Miata, I didn't know you were such a sports fan. This is a very good hub with a wealth of information.

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sord87 6 years ago

I do not think south korea will make it to the quarter final,i bet for Japan this year-Good to know you are one of sports 'fan 'too!BTW how to bet?TQ

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Aha, now we got Maita getting the football fewer. I think South Korea is a very good team and should do well. I wish you all the success.

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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

I know nothing about this sport, but it was an interesting read, anyway!!

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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

Maita, you really know your sports! International sports can capture the interest of even non-sports fans and is always interesting to watch. I worked with a man who was not into sports but was still passionate about World Cup football. As you suggested in your first paragraph, international sports gives the world common faces and teams to root for, and similarities between people become more important than differences. The World Cup is getting ready to begin and should be interesting.


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Maita - good overview but have to go for Australia from Asia/Oceania. Could you imagine a North Korea v. South Korea match up?

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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Ate' Maita soccer is a fun game full of exercise. Do you also play a little? I know you have interest in sports.

KUYA Dave.

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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

After living in Seoul, over 3-4 years I became a big fan of all things Korean and soccer. They've had some great players.

A fun tour guide took us to one of the big stadiums and she saw one of those giant cardboard cutouts of one of their top (handsome) stars (don't remember the name) and she swooned all day. There wasn't even a game going on - but that big cardboard cutout did her in. She was wonderful.

Great hub and I wish S. Korea the best!

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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

South Korea Team is my favorite. This is great team from Asia. I hope they will show their power in World Cup 2010. Wonderful hub, Maita. I rate this Up!


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soccerbetting 6 years ago

yes i would agree with you on South Korea been the strongest contender from Asia but don't underestimate Japan.

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anglnwu 6 years ago

Maita, I would rather read than watch sports but soccer is one of the games I grew up with and spent many weekends with my brothers rooting for our favorite teams. I'm still partial to soccer and whenever I go home to Singapore in June, you'll find me watching or at least keeping tab. The soccer craze is crazy in Singapore to say the least and the fever is palpable whenever you go. Thanks for sharing--love it.

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andromida 6 years ago

My best wishes with South Korean team.They are consistently producing talented players and certainly the best Asian team.They have a good chance to reach quarter-finals.World cup football is all about Latin and European football.I guess African teams will also do well this world cup-they will play in their own continent with lots of support.Thanks Maita :)

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

I wish them well but I'm one of those A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N football fans!! What can I say?

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quinton9cherry 6 years ago

I truly believe that South Korea is the best asian team of asia. Out of all the countries that cover Asia, South Korea will reign over. I agree with you and I will be following you.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

I just hope somebody wins!

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WEBB Works 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

3 days until the World Cup!! I am counting the minutes until the first match.

I think you're probably right that South Korea has the best chance to advance of the 4 Asian nations (5 if you count New Zealand). North Korea has little chance to advance, so they are definitely out. Japan and Australia could conceivably pull off an upset, as they both have quality players.

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WFawad 6 years ago

I also think South Korea are the best all-round team to represent Asia this summer. Australia don't look good as solid as they once were (they are now in Asia when it comes to football) and Japan have looked quite underwhelming.

hannahding_koreathebest 6 years ago

Korea the best! they can do it and play

UNTIL FINAL! Him Nae Se Yo Han Kuk!!!

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jasonycc 6 years ago from South East Asia

Go Go Go South Korea. After today's match against Greece, I think they have what it takes to repeat their feat in 2002.

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samman 6 years ago

South Korea got a good team and they advanced to the "Round of 16" after their 2-2 against Nigeria.

Jaden 6 years ago

Korea did an awseome job making it to final 16th

Just hope that they'll survive till semi or quartar finals..

And yes they seem to be an outstanding team in Asia

Gary T. 6 years ago

Agree!! I honestly gotta admit those south Koreans are doing pretty good!

it's kind of cool to see that other nations are cheering for the Korean team!!!!!!

Torie 6 years ago

Hahaha... Yeah for sure the Koreans team are the best in Asia! I really want them to make it till the end like in 2002! I think that they do have the skills but I don't think they're doing their fullest out on the feild!! I totally support Korea! Go Korea!! I think that Korean team has the potential to reach it to the quarter finals again!!!!!!!

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Thanks guys, South Korea rock, and hope they will continue on, Maita

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Alison Puchert 6 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

Great article. I love writing on sporting events and this world cup was the best and a big plus for South Africa

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