South Korea - AFC

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.

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