East Asian powerhouse South Korea enter this summer's World Cup in improving shape. There have been promising recent wins over Greece and Switzerland, albeit tempered by defeat to Russia, that suggest Hong Myung-bo may just be finding the right formula.
Hong has only been in the job a year, with Korea having opted to change manager post-qualification. The former international captain has opted for a young side based upon his former Olympic charges, many of whom are now Europe-based.
Korea have recent pedigree when it comes to reaching the knockout stages of the World Cup, having done so on two of the past three occasions. That will be their minimum expectation once more.
So, what do Korea have to offer this time around?