World Cup Appearance: 9th
Best Performance: Third Place (2002)
Key Players: Ji Dong-Won, Koo Ja-Cheol, Lee Keun-Ho
South Korea will count themselves lucky to have qualified for next year's World Cup after they just finished ahead of Uzbekistan by one goal.
They have a string of Premier League talent lining their squad but talisman Park Chu-Young has been missing since his troubles getting into the Arsenal squad. But could return provided he gets his long sought after move away from London.
Wolfsburg midfielder Ja-Cheol and veteran striker Lee Keun-Ho have been crucial for the Asian side during qualifying and will no doubt be the ones to lead the charge come the start of the World Cup.