December 4, 2009

Both Korean Teams To Face Tough Group Stage Games in 2010 World Cup

Koreans were thrilled that both sides of Korea qualified (the first time that both teams qualified together) for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. [Top photo shows the South Korean team and the bottom photo shows the North Korean team. (Yonhap News)] Now it looks like both teams will face strong teams in the group stages. North Korea was placed in a "Group of Death," with Brazil, Ivory Coast, and, ironically with, Portugal -- the team that eliminated North Korea in the 1966 World Cup quarterfinal game. South Korea goes against strong teams Argentina, Nigeria and Greece.

The Group Draw results:
GROUP A: South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France
GROUP B: Argentina, Nigeria, South Korea, Greece
GROUP C: England, United States, Algeria, Slovenia
GROUP D: Germany, Australia, Serbia, Ghana
GROUP E: Netherlands, Denmark, Japan, Cameroon
GROUP F: Italy, Paraguay, New Zealand, Slovakia
GROUP G: Brazil, North Korea, Ivory Coast, Portugal
GROUP H: Spain, Switzerland, Honduras, Chile

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