South Korea at the FIFA World Cup

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This is a record of South Korea's results at the FIFA World Cup. South Korea have appeared in the finals of the FIFA World Cup on eight occasions in 1954 and 1986 to 2010. Their best ever performance is a fourth place in the 2002 tournament held in Korea and Japan.

Records[edit]

FIFA World Cup Finals Record
Year Result Position GP W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did Not Enter
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954 Group Stage 16th 2 0 0 2 0 16
Sweden 1958 Entry Denied[1]
Chile 1962 Did Not Qualify
England 1966 Did Not Enter
Mexico 1970 Did Not Qualify
West Germany 1974
Argentina 1978
Spain 1982
Mexico 1986 Group Stage 20th 3 0 1 2 4 7
Italy 1990 22nd 3 0 0 3 1 6
United States 1994 20th 3 0 2 1 4 5
France 1998 30th 3 0 1 2 2 9
South Korea Japan 2002 Fourth Place 4th 7 3 2 2 8 6
Germany 2006 Group Stage 17th 3 1 1 1 3 4
South Africa 2010 Round of 16 15th 4 1 1 2 6 8
Brazil 2014 Group Stage 27th 3 0 1 2 3 6
Russia 2018 To Be Determined
Qatar 2022
Total Fourth Place 9/20 30 5 9 16 31 66
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks

Switzerland 1954[edit]

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Hungary 2 2 0 0 17 3 4
 West Germany 2 1 0 1 7 9 2
 Turkey 2 1 0 1 8 4 2
 South Korea 2 0 0 2 0 16 0
17 June 1954
18:00 CET (UTC+01)
Hungary  9 – 0  South Korea
Puskás Goal 12'89'
Lantos Goal 18'
Kocsis Goal 24'36'50'
Czibor Goal 59'
Palotás Goal 75'83'
Report
Hardturm Stadium, Zürich
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Raymond Vincenti (France)

20 June 1954
17:00 CET (UTC+01)
Turkey  7 – 0  South Korea
Suat Goal 10'30'
Lefter Goal 24'
Burhan Goal 37'64'70'
Erol Goal 76'
Report
Charmilles Stadium, Geneva
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Esteban Marino (Uruguay)

Mexico 1986[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 5
 Italy 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 4
 Bulgaria 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
 South Korea 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3 1
2 June 1986
12:00 CST
Argentina  3 – 1  South Korea
Valdano Goal 6'46'
Ruggeri Goal 18'
(Report) Park Chang-Seon Goal 73'

5 June 1986
16:00 CST
Bulgaria  1 – 1  South Korea
Getov Goal 11' (Report) Kim Jong-Boo Goal 70'

10 June 1986
12:00 CST
Italy  3 – 2  South Korea
Altobelli Goal 17'73'
Cho Kwang-Rae Goal 82' (o.g.)
(Report) Choi Soon-Ho Goal 62'
Huh Jung-Moo Goal 83'
Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Puebla
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: David Socha (United States)

Italy 1990[edit]

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 5
 Belgium 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 4
 Uruguay 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 3
 South Korea 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

12 June 1990
17:00
Belgium  2 – 0  South Korea
Degryse Goal 53'
De Wolf Goal 64'
Report

17 June 1990
21:00
South Korea  1 – 3  Spain
Hwangbo Kwan Goal 42' Report Míchel Goal 22'61'81'
Stadio Friuli, Udine
Attendance: 32,733
Referee: Elías Jácome (Ecuador)

21 June 1990
17:00
South Korea  0 – 1  Uruguay
Report Fonseca Goal 90'
Stadio Friuli, Udine
Attendance: 29,039
Referee: Tullio Lanese (Italy)

United States 1994[edit]

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7
 Spain 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
 South Korea 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
 Bolivia 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
17 June 1994
18:35 CDT
Spain  2 – 2  South Korea
Salinas Goal 51'
Goikoetxea Goal 55'
Report Hong Myung-Bo Goal 85'
Seo Jung-Won Goal 90'
Cotton Bowl, Dallas
Attendance: 56,247
Referee: Peter Mikkelsen (Denmark)

23 June 1994
19:35 EDT
South Korea  0 – 0  Bolivia
Report
Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough
Attendance: 54,453
Referee: Leslie Mottram (Scotland)

27 June 1994
15:05 CDT
Germany  3 – 2  South Korea
Klinsmann Goal 12'37'
Riedle Goal 20'
Report Hwang Sun-Hong Goal 52'
Hong Myung-Bo Goal 63'
Cotton Bowl, Dallas
Attendance: 63,998
Referee: Joël Quiniou (France)

France 1998[edit]

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 3 1 2 0 7 2 +5 5
 Mexico 3 1 2 0 7 5 +2 5
 Belgium 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3
 South Korea 3 0 1 2 2 9 -7 1

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

13 June 1998
17:30
South Korea  1 – 3  Mexico
Ha Seok-Ju Goal 28' (Report) Peláez Goal 51'
Hernández Goal 74'84'
Stade Gerland, Lyon
Attendance: 39,133
Referee: Günter Benkö (Austria)

20 June 1998
21:00
Netherlands  5 – 0  South Korea
Cocu Goal 38'
Overmars Goal 42'
Bergkamp Goal 71'
van Hooijdonk Goal 80'
R. de Boer Goal 83'
(Report)
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Ryszard Wójcik (Poland)

25 June 1998
16:00
Belgium  1 – 1  South Korea
Nilis Goal 7' (Report) Yoo Sang-Chul Goal 71'

Korea/Japan 2002[edit]

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
 United States 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 4
 Portugal 3 1 0 2 6 4 +2 3
 Poland 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 3

All times local (UTC+9)

2002-06-04
20:30
South Korea  2 – 0  Poland
Hwang Sun-Hong Goal 26'
Yoo Sang-Chul Goal 53'
(Report)
Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Busan
Attendance: 48,760
Referee: Oscar Ruíz (Colombia)

2002-06-10
15:30
South Korea  1 – 1  United States
Ahn Jung-Hwan Goal 78' (Report) Mathis Goal 24'
Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu
Attendance: 60,778
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)

2002-06-14
20:30
Portugal  0 – 1  South Korea
(Report) Park Ji-Sung Goal 70'

Knockout Stage[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

18 June 2002
20:30
South Korea  2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Italy
Seol Ki-Hyeon Goal 88'
Ahn Jung-Hwan Golden goal in the 117th minute 117'
Report Vieri Goal 18'
Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon
Attendance: 38,588
Referee: Byron Moreno (Ecuador)

Quarter-finals[edit]


Semi-finals[edit]

25 June 2002
20:30
Germany  1 – 0  South Korea
Ballack Goal 75' Report
Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 65,256
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)

Third place[edit]

29 June 2002
20:00
South Korea  2 – 3  Turkey
Lee Eul-Yong Goal 9'
Song Chong-Gug Goal 90+3'
Report Hakan Şükür Goal 1'
İlhan Goal 13'32'
Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu
Attendance: 63,483
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

Germany 2006[edit]

Group G[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Switzerland 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7
 France 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
 South Korea 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
 Togo 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

13 June 2006
15:00
South Korea  2 – 1  Togo
Lee Chun-Soo Goal 54'
Ahn Jung-Hwan Goal 72'
(Report) Kader Goal 31'

18 June 2006
21:00
France  1 – 1  South Korea
Henry Goal 9' (Report) Park Ji-Sung Goal 81'
Zentralstadion, Leipzig
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)

23 June 2006
21:00
Switzerland   2 – 0  South Korea
Senderos Goal 23'
Frei Goal 77'
(Report)

South Africa 2010[edit]

Group B[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
 South Korea 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 4
 Greece 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
 Nigeria 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1


All times local (UTC+02)

12 June 2010
13:30
South Korea  2 – 0  Greece
Lee Jung-Soo Goal 7'
Park Ji-Sung Goal 52'
Report

17 June 2010
13:30
Argentina  4 – 1  South Korea
Park Chu-Young Goal 17' (o.g.)
Higuaín Goal 33'76'80'
Report Lee Chung-Yong Goal 45+1'
Soccer City, Johannesburg
Attendance: 82,174
Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)[3]

22 June 2010
20:30
Nigeria  2 – 2  South Korea
Uche Goal 12'
Yakubu Goal 69' (pen.)
Report Lee Jung-Soo Goal 38'
Park Chu-Young Goal 49'
Durban Stadium, Durban
Attendance: 61,874
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (Portugal)

Knockout Stage[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

26 June 2010
16:00
Uruguay  2 – 1  South Korea
Suárez Goal 8'80' Report Lee Chung-Yong Goal 68'

Brazil 2014[edit]

Group H[edit]

Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Belgium 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9
 Algeria 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
 Russia 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
 South Korea 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
17 June 2014
19:00
Russia  1–1  South Korea
Kerzhakov Goal 74' Report Lee Keun-ho Goal 68'
Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá
Attendance: 37,603
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)

22 June 2014
16:00 UTC−3
South Korea  2–4  Algeria
Son Heung-min Goal 50'
Koo Ja-cheol Goal 72'
Report Slimani Goal 26'
Halliche Goal 28'
Djabou Goal 38'
Brahimi Goal 62'

26 June 2014
17:00 UTC−3
South Korea  0–1  Belgium
Report Vertonghen Goal 78'
Arena Corinthians, São Paulo
Attendance: 61,397
Referee: Ben Williams (Australia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of the FIFA World Cup Preliminary Competition (by year)". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Referee designations for matches 1-16" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 5 June 2010. Retrieved 5 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Referee designations for matches 17-24" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 

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