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WORLD CUP: Third-place game preview
June 28th, 2002 11:53AM



June 29 in Daegu at 7 a.m. ET Third-Place Game: SOUTH KOREA vs. TURKEY (TV: Live, Univision, 7 am; Delay, ABC, 1:30 pm ET (East feed), 3 pm PT (West feed), Telefutura, noon ET/PT, 11 am CT/MT, Galavision, 7:30 pm ET/PT) Third-place games usually have little appeal, but co-host South Korea will look to go out with another victory over a European team when it hosts Turkey in Daegu. The Koreans have already beaten four European powers -- Poland, Portugal, Italy and Spain -- so why not a fifth? Playing in a third-place game is a remarkable achievement for both teams. Entering the 2002 tournament, South Korea was winless in 14 games. Turkey's only previous came in 1954. PAST WORLD CUP MEETINGS: None. TALE OF THE TAPE: Average height: South Korea -- 5-11; Turkey -- 5-11. Average weight: South Korea -- 159 pounds; Turkey -- 164 pounds. Average age: South Korea -- 26.7; Turkey -- 27.6. ROSTERS: South Korea 1 LEE Woon Jae, 2 HYUN Young Min, 3 CHOI Sung Yong, 4 CHOI Jin Cheul, 5 KIM Nam Il, 6 YOO Sang Chul, 7 KIM Tae Young, 8 CHOI Tae Uk, 9 SEOL Ki Hyeon, 10 LEE Young Pyo, 11 CHOI Yong Soo, 12 KIM Byung Ji, 13 LEE Eul Yong, 14 LEE Chun Soo, 15 LEE Min Sung, 16 CHA Doo Ri, 17 YOON Jong Hwan, 18 HWANG Sun Hong, 19 AHN Jung Hwan, 20 HONG Myung Bo, 21 PARK Ji Sung, 22 SONG Chong Gug, 23 CHOI Eun Sung. Turkey 1 RECBER Rustu, 2 ASIK Emre, 3 KORKMAZ Bulent, 4 AKYEL Fatih, 5 OZALAN Alpay, 6 ERDEM Arif, 7 BURUK Okan, 8 KERIMOGLU Tugay, 9 SUKUR Hakan, 10 BASTURK Yildiray, 11 SAS Hasan, 12 CATKIC Omer, 13 IZZET Muzzy, 14 HAVUTCU Tayfur, 15 KAHVECI Nihat, 16 OZAT Umit, 17 MANSIZ Ilhan, 18 PENBE Ergun, 19 ERCAN Abdullah, 20 UNSAL Hakan, 21 BELOZOGLU Emre, 22 DAVALA Umit, 23 OZGULTEKIN Zafer. REFEREE: Saad Mane (Kuwait). QUOTABLE: ''We have to swallow our defeat and lift ourselves for the next match.'' -- South Korea coach Guus Hiddink, trying to motivate his players for the third-place game after the 1-0 loss to Germany.

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