South Korea got lucky during the draw by placing with Belgium, Russia, and Algeria, but the odds makers still have them listed as third in line to win the group.
The South Korean squad has made it to the round of 16 in both of the last two World Cups. Experts don’t believe this team will make it past the first round as they are not a great time-of-possession team.
How did South Korea qualify?
South Korea finished second in a weak Group A of the Asian Football Confederation qualification 2 points behind Iran, after winning four games, drawn two and lost two, with 13 goals scored and seven allowed. They had the same amount of points in group play as Uzbekistan, but South Korea advanced to Brazil because of a better goal differential.
What are South Korea Betting Odds in the 2014 World Cup?
- To Win The Tournament +30000
- To Reach the Final: +10000
- To Win Group H: +800
- To Qualify: +187
- Not To Qualify: -250
- To Finish Last In Group H: +200
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Tournament: +50000
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Group: +500
Who are South Korea opponents in the 2014 World Cup?
The Koreans are in group H listed +800 to finish in first place, and joined by Belgium (-137), Russia (+240), and Algeria (+800).
What is South Korea schedule For The 2014 World Cup?
South Korea (+450) opens against Russia (+110) on June 17 at the Arena Pantanal, in Cuiabá.
Their second game is on June 22 against Algeria (+310) where they are listed as favorites to win at +114 in the money line, in a game to be played at Estádio Beira-Rio, in Porto Alegre.
South Korea (450) closes the group stage against Belgium (-133) on June 26 at the Arena de São Paulo.
What’s South Korea Official Slogan For The 2014 World Cup?
"Enjoy It, Reds!"
South Korea’s Roster for the 2014 World Cup?
GOALKEEPERS : Jung Sung-ryeong (Suwon Bluewings), Kim Seung-gyu (Ulsan Horang-i), Lee Bom-young (Busan I’Park)
DEFENDERS : Kim Jin-soo (Albirex Niigata), Yun Suk-young (QPR), Kim Young-kwon (Guangzhou Evergrande), Hwang Seok-ho (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), Hong Jeong-ho (Augsburg), Kwak Tae-hwi (Al Hilal), Lee Yong (Ulsan Horang-i), Kim Chang-soo (Kashiwa Reysol)
MIDFIELDERS : Ki Seung-yeung (Sunderland), Ha Dae-sung (Beijing Guoan), Han Kook-young (Kashiwa Reysol), Park Jung-woo (Guangzhou R&F), Son Heung-min (Bayer Leverkusen), Kim Bo-kyoung (Cardiff City), Lee Chung-yong (Bolton), Ji Dong-won (Augsburg)
FORWARDS : Koo Ja-cheol (Mainz), Lee Keun-ho (Sangju Sangmu), Park Chu-young (Arsenal), Kim Shin-wook (Ulsan Horang-i).
What are South Korea Betting Trends For the 2014 World Cup?
- The South Koreas have been to nine World Cup and their best result was in 2002 when they made it to the semifinals as the host team.
- South Korea has only won five World Cup games, drawn eight and lost 15, while scoring 28 goals and allowing 61.
- South Korea’s only game against Russia is a 2-1 loss in a friendly game in 2013.
- South Korea beat Algeria 2-0 in the only game they played against each other, back in 1985.
- South Korea and Belgium had met twice in World Cup matches; in 1998, it ended in a 1-1 draw and 1990 Belgium won 2-0.
How far will South Korea go?
South Korea has a solid team and should go to the second round despite not having the faith of the World Cup odds makers.
Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup:
- Brazil 3/1
- Argentina 9/2
- Germany 11/2
- Spain 13/2
- Belgium 14/1
- France 20/1
- Italy 22/1
- Uruguay 22/1
- Colombia 25/1
- Netherlands 25/1
- England 28/1
- Portugal 28/1
- Chile 40/1
- Russia 66/1
- Mexico 100/1
- Switzerland 100/1
- USA 100/1
- Ecuador 125/1
- Ivory Coast 125/1
- Croatia 150/1
- Japan 150/1
- Bosnia-Herzegovina 200/1
- Ghana 200/1
- Greece 200/1
- Nigeria 250/1
- South Korea 300/1
- Australia 500/1
- Cameroon 500/1
- Algeria 1000/1
- Costa Rica 1000/1
- Honduras 1500/1
- Iran 1500/1