South Korea were only the second Asian team to compete at a World Cup after the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), and the first fully-independent Asian nation to do so. South Korea lost their only two games by heavy margins: 9–0 against Hungary (the joint-heaviest defeat in World Cup history) and 7–0 against Turkey.
The Korea Football Association was reinstated in 1948, following the establishment of the Republic of Korea. The KFA became a member of FIFA, the international football governing body, in 1948. The same year, the South Korea national football team made its international debut at the Olympic Games in London.
South Korea is the only Asian team to ever win a team award at a FIFA World Cup when they were voted the Most Entertaining Team in 2002 after finishing in fourth place. In the same year, Hong Myung-bo and Yoo Sang-chul were voted members of the All Star Team. They are the only two Asians ever to be named in an All-Star Team.
South Korea Kit History. Olympics Nike. Nike since 1996. Rapido 1990-1994. Weekend until 1986.
The Iran and South Korea men's national football teams are sporting rivals and have played against each other officially since 1958, totalling 31 matches as of June 2019, including nine World Cup qualifiers. These two teams were among the strongest Asian national football teams during the 1960s and 1970s.
The Japan–South Korea football rivalry, between the Japan and South Korea national football teams, is one of many sports rivalries contested between Japan and South Korea. The two have played each other officially since 1954. They have had 80 matches so far with 42 South Korean wins, 23 draws, and 15 Japanese wins. The match between the two countries is often shorten as nikkansen or haniljeon in their respective languages. The highest level of matches which the two nations could contest ...
South Korea holds U.S. women’s soccer team to scoreless tie, snapping 22-game home win streak The Americans were one win away from matching the longest home streak in team history, set from April 1993 to February 1996.
History 1949–2002: The beginning. Less than a year after the government of the Republic of Korea was established in 1948, the first official women's football matches were held in Seoul on 28 and 29 June 1949, as a part of the National Girls' and Women's Sport Games.
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