Korea made their seventh consecutive World Cup finals when they qualified for South Africa. Park Ji-Sung has played a key role in Korea Republic's two previous FIFA World Cup campaigns and established himself as the captain of his country in recent years. Playing in England for Manchester United, Park has grown as a player, playing for the club and in the international arena. He is a key man for the Korean side, an inspiration for the team. Korea also have Park Chu-Young who has been widely tipped as the one to score the all important goals for the Asian giants.
In their recent warm up matches, South Korea suffered a 1-0 loss to Spain and won their other game 2-0 against Japan.
Greece on the other side have not much experience in the big stage. They have just made a single experience in the history of Fifa World Cup in which they crashed out with zero points and zero goals. They were the winners of european championships in the year 2004. The team has been heavily criticized by critics for playing boring football and for being unable to score enough goals. But under the guidance of Otto Rehhagel who is known as 'King Otto", Greece will be looking out to shut the critics and get off to a good start when they clash against the South Koreans.
Greece have a prolific striker in the form of Theofanis Gekas who managed to score ten goals in the European Zone qualifying coming into the finals and the team would sure hope that he delivers again.
However, Greece have struggled in their warm matches losing both their warm up matches.
Players to watch out for:
South Korea: Park Ji-Sung, Park Chu-Young
Greece: Theofanis Gekas, Georgios Karagounis