Coach Park talked about Korea’s miracle in the 2002 World Cup

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Coach Park talked about Korea's miracle in the 2002 World Cup 1
Coach Park talked about Korea's miracle in the 2002 World Cup 1

`It’s difficult for me to choose the most special moment in the 2002 World Cup, because the entire tournament is a memorable memory in my coaching career,` Coach Park said.

Coach Park Hang-seo worked as an assistant to Guus Hiddink on the Korean team at the 2002 World Cup.

Coach Park is one of two assistants to Guus Hiddink.

With a core team like Park Ji-sung, Ahn Jun-hwang, Choi Yong-soo and Hong Myung-bo, Korea unexpectedly beat Poland 2-0 in the first match of the group stage.

Coach Park talked about Korea's miracle in the 2002 World Cup

Journey of the Korean team at the 2002 World Cup

Journey of the Korean team at the 2002 World Cup.

The Koreans were aiming higher, but their opponent in the 1/8 round was Italy – the team that won the World Cup three times at that time.

Italy took an early lead thanks to Christian Vieri’s goal in the 18th minute, but South Korea did not give up.

Coach Park talked about Korea's miracle in the 2002 World Cup

Ahn Jung-hwan scored the Golden Goal to eliminate Italy.

Korean players were exhausted after four consecutive matches, and before them was Spain in the quarterfinals.

On the packed Gwangju World Cup stadium, Spain poured out all its strength to subdue the host.

`Hiddink chooses the most courageous players,` Coach Park said.

Coach Park talked about Korea's miracle in the 2002 World Cup

Coach Park applies Hiddink’s method to the Vietnamese team.

Korea’s fairy tale ended in the semi-finals, when they lost 0-1 to Germany, then lost 2-3 to Turkey in the third-place match.

Coach Park has applied the experience of learning from Hiddink to the Vietnamese team.

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