On Air

Rick Houghton

Korea Rupublic


18th June - 1pm
Sweden 1-0 Korea Republic

23rd June - 4pm
Korea Republic 1-2 Mexico

27th June - 3pm
Korea Republic 2-0 Germany


Flag: Taegukgi, as it’s called, has a white background and four black trigrams hovering around a red and blue yin and yang symbol.

Population: 51.25 million

Nickname: Try the unimaginative "Reds" or the slightly more menacing "Taegeuk Warriors". That’s more like it.

Manager: Shin Tae-yong. The 49-year- old won 23 caps for his national side, scoring three goals.  He’s also managed the country’s Under-20 and Under-23 sides too.

Captain: Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-yueng.

Star Man: Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min. He’s been exceptional for Tottenham this season and looks set to be one of the stars of the World Cup.

Rising Star: Big things are expected of the 23-year-old midfielder Kwon Chang-hoon, who plays for Dijon in France’s Ligue 1.