Known for their swiftness on the pitch, the Korean team is known for their supreme physical fitness and an exceptional penalty corner conversion rate.
A recent entrant to the league of hockey superpowers after making their World Cup debut in 1994, the man that opened their World Cup scoring account is Korea’s head coach, Seok-Kyo Shin
Jong-Hyun Jang and his understudy Hyun-Woo Nam are the specialist penalty corner experts. With ace striker Jong-Ho Seo, counted amongst world's best Seo in their ranks, Korea, like always, remains a force to be reckoned with.
At the previous World Cup at Mönchengladbach in 2006, they came fourth.
Without ever having won a major competition yet, Korea has the reputation of one of the most dangerous opponents in world hockey today. Never the bride, always the bridesmaid, closest Korea came clinch a trophy at a major tournament was when they finished runners-up in the 1999 Champions Trophy and the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
First Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 11:18