South Korea at the 2018 World Cup: Scores, schedule, complete squad, TV and live stream, players to watch

The 2018 World Cup is underway. CBS Sports will have you covered for each game, all the important news and more, as well as profiles of all of the teams.

South Korea is heading home from the 2018 World Cup with its heads held high after knocking off the defending world champions in their final group stage match. South Korea earned its only points of the tournament with a pair of goals in injury time against the Germans to send them home as well. Despite poor showings against Sweden and Mexico to start their World Cup, the South Korean team will have plenty to look forward to coming into qualifying for the 2022 version of the tournament.

Competition history

World Cup appearances: 10
Best finish: Fourth place in 2002
Last World Cup: Group stage


Monday, June 18: Sweden 1, South Korea 0         
Saturday, June 23: Mexico 2, South Korea 1 
Wednesday, June 27: South Korea 2, Germany 0


South Korea has some proven players from the Premier League that have to lead these team. Getty Images

Goalkeepers: Kim Seung-gyu (Vissel Kobe), Kim Jin-hyeon (Cerezo Osaka), Cho Hyun-woo (Daegu FC)

Defenders: Kim Young-gwon (Guangzhou Evergrande), Jang Hyun-soo (FC Tokyo), Jung Seung-hyun (Sagan Tosu), Yun Yong-sun (Seongnam FC), Oh Ban-suk (Jeju United), Kim Min-woo (Sangju Sangmu), Park Joo-ho (Ulsan Hyundai), Hong Chul (Sangju Sangmu), Go Yo-han (FC Seoul), Lee Yong (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors)

Midfielders: Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City), Jung Woo-young (Vissel Kobe), Ju Se-jong (Asan Mugunghwa FC), Koo Ja-cheol (FC Augsburg), Lee Jae-sung (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Lee Seung-woo (Hellas Verona), Moon Seon-min (Incheon United)

Forwards: Kim Shin-wook (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), Hwang Hee-chan (FC Red Bull Salzburg)

Best Player

Son Heung-min of Tottenham. The 25-year-old striker is a fantastic, improving player that has made a splash in the Premier League since arriving from Leverkusen in 2015. Not a full-time starter, he's got 47 goals in 139 matches for the club, scoring 21 in 2016-17 and 18 goals last season. And he's no poacher. He can create for himself, has fine speed and can finish from the toughest of angles. He's a potential breakout star this summer.

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