With seven straight appearances in the finals the South Koreans certainly have the upper hand over their northern cousins. The Taeguk Warriors surpassed the North’s proud record of reaching the quarters in 1966 by going one further in 2002. And their last meeting ended in a victory when the North let in a late goal.
Of course the gloating is kept to a minimum because of that nuclear annihilation issue. And probably because, despite their recent exploits, the South has yet to have its most famous footballing sons immortalised on the silver screen.
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