Korea enter the Rabobank Hockey World Cup as the continental champions of Asia, a title that they claimed in Malaysia last year thanks to victory over India in the final of the Asia Cup in Ipoh. The team coached by Shin Seok Kyo recently returned to Malaysian soil and claimed another success, winning the Pahang Champions Challenge 1 event in Kuantan to secure their place in the 2016 edition of the elite Champions Trophy.

Korea enter the Rabobank Hockey World Cup
Korea enter the Rabobank Hockey World Cup

The team are currently riding high on a wave of confidence, making them a team to be feared in The Hague. The Korean squad contains a huge amount of international experience, with only four players having played less than 100 games for their country. The 18 member team have a combined total of over 2600 international appearances, which is an average of over 145 caps per player. Six players have surpassed the 200 caps mark – You Hyo Sik, Yoon Sung Hoon, Hong Eun Seong, Jang Jong Hyun, captain Lee Nam Yong and goalkeeper Lee Myung Ho.

Best World Cup results:
The men were 4th in 2002 (Kuala Lumpur) and 2006 (Mönchengladbach) and have taken part in 5 previous World Cups.

FIH World Ranking:

05-05-2014: This is Korea
18-08-2013: Korea joins qualifiers for the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014

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