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South Korea Out After 5-0 Shelling by Netherlands
South Korea got crushed by the Netherlands, 5-0, on June 20, extinguishing any possible hopes of making the second round. The Koreans, who will co-host the 2002 World Cup with Japan, became the second team to be elinimated, after Saudi Arabia. They still haven't won a game in five appearances.


From AP

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World Cup Highlights

 Four appearances in World Cup finals
 Asian Cup winners in 1956, 1960; runners-up in 1972, 1980 and 1988
 Asian Games winners in 1978 and 1986


First-Round Results

Date Result Site
Saturday, June 13 Mexico 3, South Korea 1 Lyon
Saturday, June 20 Netherlands 5, South Korea 0 Marseille
Friday, June 26 Belgium 1, South Korea 1 Paris

Complete First-Round Results


Roster

Pos. Name Age Club
GK Seo Dong Myung 23 Sangmoo
GK Kim Byung-Ji 28 Ulsan Hyundai
D Sang Hun Lee 22 Anyang LG
D Dae Il Jang 23 Chunan Ilhwa
D Hyung Seok Jang 25 Ulsan Hyundai
D Myung Bo Hung 29 Bellmare Hiratsuka
D Min Sung Lee 25 Ulsan Hyundai
D Tae Yong Kim 27 Chunnam Dragons
D Young Il Choi 32 Ulsan Hyundai
D Sang Chul Yoo 26 Ulsan Hyundai
D Lim Saeng Lee 26 Puchon SK
M Do Keun Kim 26 Chunnam Dragons
M Jong Soo Ko 19 Suwon Samsung
M Sung Yong Choi 22 Sangmoo
M Sang Yoon Lee 29 Chunan Ilhwa
M Seok Ju Ha 30 Cerezo Osaka
M Jung Yoon Noh 27 NAC Breda
F Sun Hong Hwang 29 Pohang Steelers
F Jung Won Seo 28 Strasbourg
F Do Hoon Kim 27 Vissel Kobe
F Yong Soo Choi 24 Sangmoo
  Dong Gook Lee 19 Pohang Steelers


Road to France

Won Lost Tied GF GA
9 1 2 28 8
How Qualified: First place in AFC Group B
DateResult
AFC Second Round — Group B
Nov. 9, 1997United Arab Emirates 1, South Korea 3
Nov. 1, 1997South Korea 0, Japan 2
Oct. 18, 1997 Uzbekistan 1, South Korea 5
Oct. 11, 1997 Kazakhstan 1, South Korea 1
Oct. 4, 1997 South Korea 3, United Arab Emirates 0
Sept. 28, 1997Japan 1, South Korea 2
Sept. 12, 1997 South Korea 2, Uzbekistan 1
Sept. 6, 1997 South Korea 3, Kazakhstan 0
AFC First Round — Group 6
June 1, 1997 South Korea 0, Thailand 0
May 28, 1997 South Korea 4, Hong Kong 0
March 2, 1997 Thailand 1, South Korea 3
Feb. 22, 1997 Hong Kong 0, South Korea 2

Facts and Figures

Knight-Ridder/Tribune
Location: Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea, south of North Korea
Population: 45.6 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Seoul
Comparative area: Slightly larger than Indiana
Religions: Christianity 48.6 percent, Buddhism 47.4 percent, Confucianism 3 percent, pervasive folk religion (Shamanism), Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way) 0.2 percent
Landscape: Mostly hills and mountains; wide coastal plains in west and south


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