The Korea Republic national football team (Korean: 대한민국 국가대표팀) represents the Republic of Korea in international football competitions.
The team, also known as South Korea.
South Korea has participated in eight World Cup final tournaments and became the first and only Asian team to reach the semi-finals, doing so when it co-hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup with Japan. South Korea is considered as one of the most successful international football teams in Asia. It has qualified for its eighth World Cup final tournament, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, having been the only unbeaten team during the AFC qualification tournament. It won the first two editions of the AFC Asian Cup.
- Nickname(s): Taegeuk Warriors (Korean: 태극전사), Tigers of Asia, Red Devils (Korean: 붉은 악마)
Association: Korea Football Association
Confederation: AFC (Asia)
Head coach: Cho Kwang-Rae
Captain: Park Ji-Sung
Most caps: Hong Myung-Bo (136)
Top scorer: Cha Bum-Kun (55)
Home stadium: Seoul World Cup Stadium
FIFA code: KOR
FIFA ranking: 29
Highest FIFA ranking: 17 (December 1998)
Lowest FIFA ranking: 56 (February 1996)
- AFC Asian Cup
- Winners: 1956, 1960
Runner-Ups: 1972, 1980, 1988
- Asian Games
- Gold medal: 1970, 1978, 1986
Silver medal: 1954, 1958, 1962
Bronze medal: 1990, 2010
- Asian Games (under-23)
- Bronze medal: 2002
- East Asian Football Championship
- Winners: 2003, 2008
- Dynasty Cup
- Winners: 1990
Runner-Ups: 1992, 1995
The Korea Republic national women's football team (Korean:대한민국 여자 축구 국가대표팀) represents Republic of Korea in international Women's football competitions. The team, also known as South Korea, is recognized as Korea Republic by FIFA.
- Nickname(s) : Taegeuk Nangja (Taegeuk Ladies, Korean: 태극 낭자)
Association : Korea Football Association
Confederation : AFC (Asia)
Head coach : Choi In-Chul
Most caps : Lee Myung-Hwa (81)
Top scorer : Cha Sung-Mi (29)
FIFA code : KOR
FIFA ranking : 16
Highest FIFA ranking : 16 (March 2011)
Lowest FIFA ranking : 26 (August 2004)
- Women's East Asian Cup
- Winner: 2005
4th place: 2008
3rd place: 2010
- Asian Games
- Bronze medal: 2010
South Korea growing up as a remarkable team in the world. Keep your eyes on this team.
Edited by Min, 24 March 2011 - 04:32 PM.