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The 2002 edition of the tournament was the first one to have more than one host. Japan and South Korea were the countries tasked with organizing the event. This meant that both of their respective national sides qualified automatically for the competition. The latter had its best performance ever in competitions of this kind. In general, these two nations perform quite well in their qualifiers, and the popular betting site in Bangladesh, 1xBet, is a great place to bet when they play.
The group stage
On paper, the group that was assigned to South Korea seemed to be quite difficult. The rivals they had included the United States, Portugal and Poland. People can win great when making a bet live with 1xbetbd.com/live/, which is available for all the matches of the FIFA World Cup.
At the end of the group stage, the two teams that seemed to have the most chances to qualify were eliminated – Portugal and Poland. South Korea and the USA advanced into the next phase of the competition.
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The knockout stage
South Korea had quite a difficult knockout stage. It eliminated Italy and Spain in the round of 16 and quarter-finals respectively. These two teams are highly competitive at , and placing bets on the offers the best possible odds.
Unfortunately for the South Koreans, their dream of World Cup glory ended in the semi-finals. They were defeated by Germany 1-0 on the 25th of June 2002 with a goal scored by Michael Ballack. The team needed to lick its wounds and try to make the best possible match in the third-place definition.
Their rival was Turkey. The match took place on the 29th of June 2002, and the visitors won 3-2. The goals were scored by:
- Lee Eul-yong;
- Song Chong-gug;
- Hakan Şükür;
- and İlhan Mansız.
Yet, despite their loss, everybody in South Korea was thrilled with their incredible fourth place. This is something that probably not even the most optimistic fan in the country imagined. Ironically, this team was coached by the Dutch Guus Hiddink. He coached the Netherlands team that destroyed South Korea 5-0 in the previous FIFA World Cup, in a match known as the tragedy of Marseille. South Korea continues to be a competitive side in its part of the world, and betting on 1xBet on it can bring great benefits.