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South Korea aims to summon '02 spirit

Updated: December 5, 2009, 9:45 PM ET
By Mark Young | Special to ESPN.com

One of the first teams to qualify for South Africa, South Korea was unbeaten in Asian qualifying, going 7-0-7 overall. In its two rounds of group play, South Korea topped Group 3 in Round 3 and qualified for South Africa by winning Group 2 in Round 4. In both qualifying rounds, South Korea was paired with North Korea: meaning that the neighbors, who are still technically at war having only signed a truce at the end of the Korean Conflict in 1953, played each other four times in the space of a ...

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