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South Korea surprise Poland

South Korea beat Poland 2-0 to seal their first World Cup finals victory at the 15th attempt.
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Joint hosts, South Korea have qualified five times in a row for the finals and six times in all, making them the most successful Asian soccer power. However, the country hasn't managed to win a single match in its World Cup campaigns.

Coached by Guus Hiddink, a Dutchman, the team has several overseas players, who have never had the opportunity to play together as a unit. Thus, the pressure will be on Hiddink and his wards to deliver and snatch at least that elusive victory in the finals.

Choi Eun-Sung, Kim Byung-Ji, Lee Woon-Jae.

Choi Jin-Chul, Hong Myung-Bo, Kim Tae-Young, Lee Min-Sung, Hyun Young-Min.

Choi Sung-Yong, Kim Nam-Il, Lee Eul-Yong, Lee Young-Pyo, Park Ji-Sung, Song Chong-Gug, Yoo Sang-Chul, Yoon Jong-Hwan.

Cha Doo-Ri, Choi Yong-Soo, Choi Tae-Uk, Hwang Sun-Hong, Lee Chun-Soo, Seol Ki-Hyeon

June 21, 2002

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