The Korean National Team is one of the earliest established football associations in Asia and one of the first members of Asia to join FIFA. It is known as "Tai Chi Tiger" and "Asian Tiger" in Asia.
South Korea’s national team is the team with the best record in Asia and the team with the most number of advancements to the World Cup finals in Asia. As of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, South Korea has participated in 10 World Cups and has never been absent since 1986. The best result was in the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup with the advantage of the host to reach the semi-finals, creating the best record of an Asian team.
In the 2018 Russia World Cup, the Korea national team did not qualify for the group, but defeated Germany 2-0 in the final round of the group stage. This victory is not only a victory for the South Korean team, but also a victory for Asian football. They proved to the outside world that Asian teams can defeat European teams.
Attached Korea National Team previous World Cup record:
1954 World Cup in Switzerland: South Korea lost to the bottom of the group stage
1986 World Cup in Mexico: South Korea is out of the group stage of this World Cup with 1 win and 2 losses
1990 World Cup in Italy: Lost all three games in the group stage, scoring only one goal
1994 U.S. World Cup: two draws and one loss in the group stage
1998 World Cup in France: South Korea participated in the World Cup for three consecutive times, but the final result was still a group elimination
2002 Korea-Japan World Cup: Although this World Cup is full of controversy, South Korea has set a history to reach the semi-finals
2006 World Cup in Germany: 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss in the group stage, the group did not qualify
2010 World Cup in South Africa: 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss in the group stage, advance to the top 16
2014 World Cup in Brazil: 1 draw and 2 losses in the group stage, and the group ended last.
2018 Russia World Cup: 1 win and 2 losses in the group stage, the group is out