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World Cup South Korea Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

South Korea Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

South Korea will take part in their ninth World Cup in a row but they don't have a strong side to make something big on this summer tournament. They will play in the tough Group F with Germany, Mexico and Sweden. Looks like they are underdogs in the Group, but for sure we expect from them to fight in each game. Here's everything you need to know about the team:

South Korea had difficult qualification campaign for the World Cup 2018 and all players are highly motivated to prove themselves on the major tournament. For their appearance on the World Cup a much will depend on a trio of English Premier League players. They have just several big names in the team but other players will play well organised and aggressive in defending.

FIFA Ranking: 21

South Korea World Cup 2018

South Korea Coach

SHIN TAE-YONG - He led national team from July 2017

South Korea Players

It is provisional squad and will be reduced to 23 players for the World Cup.

GOALKEPERS:
Kim Seung-gyu (Vissel Kobe), Kim Jin-hyeon (Cerezo Osaka), Cho Hyun-woo (Daegu FC)

DEFENDERS:
Kim young-gwon (Guangzhou Evergrande), Jang Hyun-soo (FC Tokyo), Jung Seung-hyun (Sagan Tosu), Yun Yong-sun (Seongnam FC), Kwon Kyung-won (Tianjin Quanjian), Oh Ban-suk (Jeju United), Kim Jin-su (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Kim Min-woo (Sangju Sangmu), Park Joo-ho (Ulsan Hyundai), Hong Chul (Sangju Sangmu), Go Yo-han (FC Seoul), Lee Yong (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors)

MIDFIELDERS:
Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City), Jung Woo-young (Vissel Kobe), Kwon Chang-hoon (Dijon FCO), Ju Se-jong (Asan Mugunghwa FC), Koo Ja-cheol (FC Augsburg), Lee Jae-sung (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Lee Seung-woo (Hellas Verona), Moon Seon-min (Incheon United), Lee Chung-yong (Crystal Palace)

FORWARDS:
Kim Shin-wook (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), Hwang Hee-chan (FC Red Bull Salzburg), Lee Keun-ho (Gangwon FC)

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South Korea Stats

Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)

South Korea
FORM(WON-DRAW-LOSS)4-2-4
GOALS SCORED11
SHOTS ON TARGET43
SHOTS OFF TARGET36
GOALS CONCEDED15
TOTAL GOALS26
OVER 1.5 GOALS7
OVER 2.5 GOALS5
OVER 3.5 GOALS4
UNDER 1.5 GOALS3
UNDER 2.5 GOALS5
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE5
CLEAN SHEETS4
CORNERS49
FOULS132
YELLOWS7
REDS0
OFFSIDES10

South Korea World Cup History

World Cup appearances: 9
Semifinals: 1
Best finish: 4th place on World Cup 2002
Last World Cup: 2014

South Korea World Cup 2018 Matches

June 18 - South Korea vs. Sweden
June 23 - South Korea vs. Mexico
June 27 - South Korea vs. Germany

South Korea Prediction and Expectations on World Cup 2018

Germany and Mexico are for sure clearly better then South Korean, but we expect from them to try to beat Sweden in the first round and to collect some points against Mexico. It will be a truly hard job to do and their the most important game on this tournament will be on Matchday 1. On this game we expect lots of midfield duels and fouls, and probably we will not see lot of goals.

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