The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is interesting: in terms of AFC 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification processes, the AFC qualifiers are nearly as large an undertaking as the UEFA qualifiers. For the 2018 World Cup qualifying competition, UEFA will have 52 teams battling across seven groups of six and two groups of five. AFC, meanwhile, currently has 39 teams competing throughout seven groups of five and one group of four. There would be 40 teams playing, but Indonesia are currently suspended from FIFA, and were therefore disqualified.
However, despite the comparable size of these divisions, there are 13 slots available in the final tournament for UEFA teams, and only 4.5
Posted: May 28, 2014|Categories: South KoreaWhen the 2014 FIFA World Cup commences in Brazil this summer, it will officially be the 20th time that such an event has taken place. Out of those 20 tournaments, the red, blue, and white colors of the South Korea soccer jersey have appeared eight times before, with the ninth to come this summer. And the South Korea national football team, which is still riding high off its unexpectedly strong finishes in the 2002 and 2010 World Cups, is hoping that nine will prove to be a lucky number.Read more »
Current FIFA world rankings have the South Korea team slotted at 55, meaning that no one really expects the team to make much of an impression in Brazil come this summer. That fact hasn't daunted fans of the Asian team, however, who are flocking to the Soccer Box online store to purchase
Posted: April 19, 2014|Categories: South Korea
Soccer is widely beloved and followed throughout Europe, but teams from Asia are not traditionally thought of as World Cup contenders in the same way that teams like Spain, Italy, and England are. The South Korea national football team is one of the most notable exceptions to this rule, a successful soccer team that has made numerous appearances in the FIFA World Cup, and one that even managed to make it to the semifinals in 2002. Given that the 2002 World Cup was held in South Korea (as well as in Japan), it wasn't surprising when the stands filled with fans wearing South Korea football shirts.
With the FIFA World Cup once again on its way for this summer, it's time for South Korea fans to once again stock up on team regalia. With the event to be held in Brazil, South Korea won't have the home field advantage that brought along its best finish in history at the 2002 World Cup. Nevertheless, wearing a South Korea World Cup home jersey 2014 in the stands at the Brazil cup