South Korea is often considered Asia's most successful national team, since it made its debut at the 1948 Summer Olympics.
Slovakia has never appeared in the World Cup as an independent nation. The team appeared 8 times as part of former Czechoslovakia which qualified in 1934 and 1962 and went right to the quarter finals in 1990.
Portugal has appeared on stage only four times and was third place in the 1966 World Cup.
Korea DPR popularly called North Korea seemingly came from nowhere to storm into the Asian Zone's final round of qualifying, where they defied sizeable odds to take one of the continent's four automatic spots at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.
New Zealand has not been a very good team as far as World cup is concerned and has appeared on stage only once in 1982 in Spain where they were eliminated at the group stage.
The country played its first match in 1992 after the split of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1991. Before that, Slovenian players played for the Yugoslavia national football team.
Both FIFA and UEFA consider the Serbia national team the direct descendant of the Serbia and Montenegro national football team and the SFR Yugoslavia national football team.
Paraguay is another South American giant that has taken part in the World cup seven times and went up to second round three times; 1986, 1998, 2002. They have never been able to win the trophy.
The Super eagles as they are known which have been on stage three times reached the World Cup for the first time in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
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