World Cup 2018: South Korea team profile
Last Updated: 11/06/18 2:29pm
From fixtures and fun facts to the key men, all you need to know about South Korea ahead of this summer's World Cup.
Manager: Shin Tae-Yong
Star man: Heung-Min Son - The forward has shone for Tottenham this season, and scored seven goals for his country in the qualifying campaign.
How they qualified: Group A runners-up in Asian qualifying, finishing seven points behind Iran, but crucially two clear of third-place Syria.
History: Ever-presents at the World Cup since 1986, South Korea first reached the finals in 1954. A run to the semi-finals as hosts in 2002 ended with a 1-0 loss to Germany.
Fun fact: With South Korea set to feature at their 10th World Cup, no Asian nation has featured more times at the tournament.
Best World Cup moment: Ahn Jung-hwan's golden-goal winner against giants Italy in the last 16 in 2002. It goes down as a controversial 2-1 victory for hosts South Korea, with an outraged Italy believing they were victims of poor decisions from Ecuadorian referee Byron Moreno, who awarded South Korea a debatable early penalty, disallowed a Damiano Tomassi goal and sent off Francesco Totti for diving in extra time.
Player you've never heard of: Ja-cheol Koo - Scored four goals in qualifying, currently playing club football for FC Augsburg in Germany.
Kit: Home - red; Away - white.
Group F fixtures: Sweden (1pm, June 18, Nizhny Novgorod), Mexico (4pm, June 23, Rostov-On-Don), Germany (3pm, June 27, Kazan)