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FIFA World Cup 2022: South Korea - World Cup Records and Stats

In this article, take a look at the South Korea World Cup Records and Stats. South Korea or Korea Republic is one of the popular AFC teams, which is ready for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 23.11.2022
South Korea World Cup Records and Stats

South Korea or Korea Republic is one of the popular AFC teams, which is ready for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

The only FIFA World Cup semi-finalists from the AFC, South Korea, have some great memories in the football WC history.

Before the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, let’s check out some crucial FIFA World Cup records and stats for South Korea or Korea Republic.

Note: All the records are till FIFA World Cup 2018

(Team Records)

Contents

  • Brief records

  • Hosts

  • Best Result

  • Final place in every edition

  • Last records

  • Match records (Top 3)

>  Biggest winning margin

>  Biggest losing margin


South Korea’s brief records in FIFA World Cup history

Participation

Matches

Won

Drawn*

Penalty shootout

Lost

Winning %*

Won

Lost

11/21

34

6

9

1

0

19

17.65

(Drawn: including penalty shootout matches; Winning %: excluding penalty shootouts)

Hosts: 2002 as the co-hosts with Japan (Fourth Place)

Best Result: Fourth Place (2002)


South Korea’s final place in every FIFA World Cup

Year

Host(s)

Last position

1930

Uruguay

Not a FIFA member

1934

Italy

Not a FIFA member

1938

France

Not a FIFA member

1950

Brazil

Did not enter

1954

Switzerland

Group Stage

1958

Sweden

FIFA didn’t accept Preliminary competition entry

1962

Chile

Did not qualify

1966

England

Did not enter

1970

Mexico

Did not qualify

1974

West Germany

Did not qualify

1978

Argentina

Did not qualify

1982

Spain

Did not qualify

1986

Mexico

Group Stage

1990

Italy

Group Stage

1994

USA

Group Stage

1998

France

Group Stage

2002

South Korea & Japan

Fourth Place

2006

Germany

Group Stage

2010

South Africa

Round of 16

2014

Brazil

Group Stage

2018

Russia

Group Stage

 

Last time in FIFA World Cup for South Korea:

Last Third Place: Never

Last Fourth Place: 2002

Last Semi-finals exit: 2002

Last Quarter-finals exit: Never

Last Round of 16 exit: 2010

Last Group Stage exit: 2018

Last Failed to Qualify: 1982


South Korea’s match records in FIFA World Cup (Top 3)

Biggest winning margin

Biggest losing margin

2-0 vs Poland in 2002

9-0 vs Hungary in 1954

2-0 vs Greece in 2010

7-0 vs Turkey in 1954

2-0 vs Germany in 2018

5-0 vs Netherlands in 1998


Also Read | FIFA World Cup 2022: Ghana - World Cup Records and Stats and FIFA World Cup 2022: Brazil - World Cup Records and Stats

 

(Players’ Records)

Contents

  • Most FIFA World Cup editions

  • Top 5 most appearances

  • Top 5 most goals

  • Awards (only official competition awards)


Most FIFA World Cup editions for South Korea

Hong Myung-bo played in four different FIFA World Cup editions (1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002).


Top 5 most appearances for South Korea in FIFA World Cup

Player

Appearances

Hong Myung-bo

16

Park Ji-sung

14

Lee Young-pyo

12

Lee Woon-jae

11

Kim Nam-il

11

 

Top 5 most goals for South Korea in FIFA World Cup

Player

Goals

Son Heung-min*

3

Ahn Jung-hwan

3

Park Ji-sung

3

Lee Jung-soo

2

Lee Chung-yong

2

*Still playing


South Korea’s FIFA World Cup Awards (only official competition awards)

Hong Myung-bo (Bronze Ball 2002)

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