The nation's Olympic footballers beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Sunday to top Group A in the final round of Asian qualifiers for the 2012 London Games.
Led by coach Hong Myung-bo, the team added three precious points to keep its Olympic dreams alive halfway through regional qualifying. It now has seven points from two wins and one draw, while Saudi Arabia is bottom of the table with one point.
Korea has three games to go, including an away match against Saudi Arabia on Feb. 5, another away fixture against Oman on Feb. 22 and a home game against Qatar on March 14. Only the top team in the group will automatically advance to London.