Our readers pick South Korea for World Cup honours

Asia’s best chance of reaching the World Cup final lies with South Korea, but New Zealand will be lucky to score.
The South Korean squad
The South Korean squad

South Korea will do Asian football fans proud at the World Cup in South Africa this month, according to respondents to our most recent web poll.

Almost half our readers picked the South Koreans to outperform other Asian rivals -- Australia, Japan, New Zealand and North Korea -- at the finals, which kick off this Friday when hosts South Africa take on Mexico. The Koreans are favourites among the Asian teams at the bookmakers too, but the bookies don't fancy them to make it to the quarter-finals thanks to a tricky draw that pits them against previous champions Argentina, former European champions Greece and African favourites Nigeria.

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