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At times, the football on display at a drenched Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was sloppy and lacked control, as expected on a soaked surface. But one moment of absolute genius proved to be enough to put two-time winners Uruguay into a very winnable quarter-final against Ghana; and that moment came from Ajax hotshot Luis Suarez.
Korean coach Huh Jung-Moo selected the side that was expected to be announced, continuing with the formidable attacking partnership of Park Ji-Sung, Park Chu-Young, and Lee Chung-Yong. Oscar Tabarez also named his expected starting XI, and …

When Uruguay face South Korea in the last sixteen of the World Cup, both teams will know a victory would put them into a good position to progress to the semi-final, with either Ghana or USA awaiting the winners. Uruguay will be the favourites for the match, having won Group A without conceding a single goal, upsetting the hosts along the way.
South Korea’s path to the knockout stages was somewhat trickier. But for some woeful finishing from Nigeria in their final group match, they may not have accompanied Argentina in …

When South Korea shocked the world by reaching the semi-finals back in ’02, many put their feat down to home advantage and the skillful management of Guus Hiddink. However, these are luxuries that the Asian side can no longer rely on in their quest to prove that they are a force to be reckoned with – thousands of miles from home with the relatively unknown Huh Jung-Moo at the helm.
Standing in their way are the impressive Uruguayan’s, part of the resurgence of South American football. Oscar Tabarez’s side comfortably qualified …

With a draw guaranteed to take both sides through, Mexico and Uruguay surprised many people by playing out an exciting, end-to-end game. When Luis Suarez scored the decisive goal to give La Celeste the lead, it was evident from the players’ reactions that both teams wanted the win and to top the group, and the conspiracy theories were promptly shown the door.

Many expected a dull stalemate, but were given an exciting encounter
Mexico were the ones who needed a win to top the group and avoid a tricky clash with Argentina, and …

Argentina have all but secured their place in the last sixteen following a convincing 4-1 victory over South Korea.  Building on the foundations laid against Nigeria, La Albiceleste once again exhibited some fantastic attacking play, including a hat trick for Gonzalo Higuain, and have a laid down a serious marker for the other favourites in the competition.

The starting eleven was unchanged except for the inclusion of Maxi Rodriguez, in place of the injured Juan Sebastian Veron.  La Selección started in positive fashion, Angel Di Maria shooting narrowly wide after just three minutes. Keeping …

 

Following Saturday’s comfortable victory over Nigeria, Argentina travel to Soccer City to face the Tigers of Asia, South Korea.  With three points already secured La Albiceleste will be expecting another victory to ensure passage into the last 16.  However following their impressive 2-0 victory over Greece, the Koreans are likely to be anything but a walk in the park (pardon the pun!).
History
Thursday’s clash will be just the third time these sides have locked horns, and history favours Argentina who came out victorious in both previous encounters.  The only previous World Cup meeting of  La Selección and the Tigers …

Asian qualifiers South Korea have revealed their new home shirt that they will wear during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The 2002 co-hosts qualified relatively comfortably from the Asian qualification section after winning four and drawing four matches to top their group ahead of rivals North Korea. The team have been drawn in a tricky qualification group alongside Argentina, Nigeria and Greece. They will hope to take advantage of Nigeria’s underachieving squad and Greece’s inexperience at this level to sneak 2nd place in the group.

The new South Korea 2010 home shirt …

Coach Huh Jung-moo has announced his first squad for this summer’s World Cup, which includes just two english based players, Park Ji-Sung and Lee Chung-Yong. Chung-Yong plays on the wing for Bolton Wanderers whilst Ji-Sung plays for Manchester United. Monaco’s Park Chu-Young, is the only other European based player in the squad.

Seol Ki-Hyeon out of World Cup due to injury
Missing out is ex-Fulham and Reading striker Seol Ki-Hyeon, who is still recovering from knee surgery. South Korea will play Ecuador on 16 May as a World Cup warm-up and the …

GROUP B
Argentina
South Korea
Nigeria
Greece
 
Since a stunning performance at the 2002 World Cup, which they co hosted, South Korea have struggled to replicate the form that saw them reach the semi finals of the tournament. During 2006, they managed to secure an impressive draw with France but ultimately went out during the group stage. The team comfortably qualified for the 2010 tournament but it remains to be seen if they can perform outside of Asia.
The team have been drawn into a competitive group but will still harbour hopes of qualification. Argentina will be …

Asian nation South Korea have officially revealed their new away shirt that they will wear at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The 2002 co-hosts qualified relatively comfortably from the Asian qualification section after winning four and drawing four matches to top their group ahead of rivals North Korea. The team have been drawn in a tricky qualification group alongside Argentina, Nigeria and Greece. They will hope to take advantage of Nigeria’s managerial problems and Greece’s inexperience at this level to sneak 2nd place in the group.

The new South Korea 2010 …