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Angolan Supporters Angolan football supporters and the Palancas Negras (The Black Antelopes) have succeeded in the placing the name of Angola on the football map since 1982. Since their apperance in the World Cup (Germany 2006) Angola is gradually emerging as a promising side.
Nigerian Football Team Football fans will not forget nostalic memories of Nigeria's glorious days when the Eagles boasted of the mesmorising talent of Austin Jayjay Okocha and the defence barrier provided by Sunday Oliseh Rashidi Yekini as the scoring machine upfront.
Egyptian Football Team The pharaoh of Egypt, the African cup holder are the most successful team (6 titles) that the continental competition has ever recorded. Regrettably Pharaohs' failed to qualify for South Africa 2010. This lack of form questione their readiness.
Ghanian Fans Ghanaian football fans are the fact that Black stars have given a good account of themselves in matches. Stars have been enjoying massive support from fans. By all account, the soccer fever sweeping the nation surpasses even the heydays of Ghanaian football.
Cameroun Football Team Cameroun emerges as a football force in Africa and has been able to set a number of records at the World Cup. The Indomitable Lions particpated in the World Cup 5 times (1982, 1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002); and first African team to reach the quarter finals.

South Korea is often considered Asia's most successful national team, since it made its debut at the 1948 Summer Olympics.

Being a two-time straight AFC Asian Cup champion, South Korea has participated in seven World Cup final tournaments and became the first and only Asian team to reach the semi-finals, doing so when it co-hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup with Japan. In their first World Cup finals tournament, the 1954 World Cup, South Korea played games against Hungary and Turkey losing 0-9 and 0-7, respectively. The South Korean team was inexperienced and had a long and complicated flight schedule prior to arriving at the tournament which helped contribute to their big losses. It took 32 years before South Korea was again able to participate in the World Cup finals when they qualified for the 1986 World Cup held in Mexico City. They lost 3-1 to Argentina, held Bulgaria 1-1, and narrowly lost to Italy 3-2.
Until the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the South Korean team was unable to get a single win at any of the tournaments. Despite spirited play and good effort, South Korea has lost or drawn all of its matches except for in the last two tournaments which were held in 2002 and 2006.
 It recently qualified for its eighth World Cup final tournament, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. It is the only Asian team to have qualified for the World Cup for seven times consecutively and currently holds the best FIFA World Cup record in Asia. They were the only unbeaten team during the AFC Qualification for the 2010 World Cup, and qualified with ease.
In the final round of South Africa 2010 World Cup qualifying, South Korea won the Group B with 16 points and qualified for the tournament finals. South Korea's first match was another showdown with North Korea, whom they met in the previous qualifying round. For the third time in a row, the match ended in a draw in a neutral ground in Shanghai. On June 6, 2009, South Korea qualified for their eighth World Cup finals by beating the UAE 2-0 in a home match.
South Korea dominated the Asian 2009/2010 award ceremony, winning national team of the year, coach of the year for the country's Huh Jung Moo and club of the year for the Pohang Steelers.
COACH: Huh Jung Moo
KEY PLAYERS:
Park Ji-sung (Manchester United): Aged 28 and plays in the midfield Midfielder. South Korean skipper Park burst onto the world stage in 2002 and has gone from strength-to-strength since joing Manchester United from PSV Eindhoven in 2005. Nicknamed "Three-lunged Park", has boundless energy and terrier-like tenacity.

Park Chu-young (Monaco): Aged 24 and plays Forward.At one time deemed too frail to make the grade, Park has blossomed in French soccer. Dead ball specialist with blinding pace, Park has 13 goals in 38 appearances for the national team.
Lee Woon-jae (Suwon): Aged 36 and is the Goalkeeper. Known as 'Spider Hands,' Lee broke Spanish hearts in the 2002 World Cup quarterfinals with a string of remarkable saves. Excellent shot stopper and few better in penalty shootouts.
Prospects:
Finally emerging from the shadow of their sensational semi-final run on home soil in 2002, South Korea have a number of players impressing in Europe again and should have the quality to advance past the first round. Skipper Park Ji-sung's influence will be crucial if the young squad are to sink or swim on the biggest stage.

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