Team Profile: South Korea
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.
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.