[PORTRAIT] South Korea's 2-0 dismantling of Greece in its opening game was no fluke. It features one of the most exciting young wingers in the tournament in 21-year-old Lee Chung-Yong.
Lee, whose nickname is the "Green Dragon," should have been awarded with a penalty in the first half and came close to scoring in the second half against Greece.
Lee is coming off a sensational first season at English club Bolton Wanderers, where was named its Player of the Year.
Like Ki Sung-Yong, who signed with Celtic in January, Lee is a product of FC Seoul. He usually lines up on the right wing but can attack from anywhere on the field.
Lee credits the success Koreans have had in adapting quickly to European soccer in boosting the national team's chances in South Africa.
“Our ability has grown dramatically because we have a lot of European-based players now," he said. "Many more than we have had in the past."