The South Koreans and La Albiceleste have been placed in the same group -- along with Nigeria and Greece - to compete for the top two group slots and advance to the last 16. "I can't find any flaws in the Argentine team," coach Huh Jung-Moo was quoted by Yonhap news agency as telling a news conference. "The team has been a little sluggish during regional preliminary rounds, but it is still one of the world's strongest football teams."
Huh, who played for Korea Republic when they lost 3-1 to Argentina during the 1986 tournament in Mexico, is determined there will be a different outcome this time. "I was a player at that time and now I'm leading a team," Huh said. "I don't want to crumble without making an effort to win."
Korea Republic's best FIFA World Cup showing saw them reach the semi-finals on home soil in 2002. They will take on Greece on 12 June in Port Elizabeth, Argentina on 17 June in Johannesburg and Nigeria on 22 June in Durban.